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Will Foster, L.Ac.

Will Foster is...

...the owner of The Traditional Health Clinic & Salt Spa

...a licensed Acupuncturist in the state of Tennessee and a Doctor of Oriental Medicine in the state of New Mexico. He graduated with honors as a Master of Oriental Medicine from Southwest Acupuncture College in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1996 and went on to become a faculty member. He has done extensive continuing education in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and emphasizes The Balance Method of Richard Tan in his practice. He is certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).

...an Ayurvedic practitioner, incorporating the unique healing insights and techniques from India into his health practice. In 1991, he received certification from Dr. Vansant Lad's Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He became a faculty member at the Ayurvedic Institute for many years, teaching Sanskrit language and Ayurveda, as well as working in the herbal pharmacy. He continues to study both in India and the U.S. under the tutelage of his longtime mentor Swami Chandrashekharananda Sarswati, an adept yoga practitioner and traditional Ayurvedic physician.
...a practitioner of Functional Medicine who has completed a vast array of continuing education training over the past 20+ years.  A few of these trainings were with some of the most respected nutrition and functional medicine practitioners in the U.S. including Robert Crayhon, Michael Holick MD, Mark Hyman MD, Datis Kharrazian, Alex Vaquez ND, DC, DO, Robert Rountree MD, Ron Rosedale MD, and Donald Yance.

In 2012 he completed an intensive training with the Institute of Functional Medicine and is listed on their practitioner directory. Presenters at this training conference included: Kristi Hughes ND, David Perlmutter MD, Joel Evans MD, Bethany Hayes MD, David Jones MD, Patrick Hanaway MD, Michael Stone MD, David Musnick MD and others.

In 2013 he attended the first conference of The International College of Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine in Portland, Oregon, organized by Dr. Alex Vasquez. Speakers included: Jeffrey Bland PhD, Loren Cordain PhD and his international research team/presenters, Deanna Minich PhD, David Haase MD, James O'Keefe MD, Kenneth Citron MD, Dexter Weiss ND, Tom O'Bryan DC, Matthew Hirschey PhD, Garth Nicolson PhD, Jeffrey Smith, and others!

Acupuncture is one important modality used within Traditional Chinese Medicine to promote healing, improve functioning and prevent health problems.
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