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Michael Phillips, M.Ac.,L.Ac.

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Phone: 443-799-6644


As an acupuncture practitioner, I have spent over 30 years working with clients to provide insight and healing for their health and lifestyle issues.  A graduate of the Traditional Acupuncture Institute (currently the Tai Sophia Institute: considered by many to be the preeminent school of acupuncture in the United States), I have served that school variously as faculty, clinical supervisor, dean of students, dean of faculty and, currently, as a distinguished lecturer. I maintained my clinical practice at Tai Sophia from 1987 until moving back to Columbia in the summer of 2011. 


My undergraduate education was at Pomona College in Claremont, California, where I developed a love of theater, stories and myths as agents of transformation. This passion strongly influenced my desire to pursue work that explored healing and transformation. Fascination with the stories of our lives and those from other times and places has influenced how I practice, teach and continue to study. In addition to continuing acupuncture education over the years, I have studied regularly with mythologist, storyteller and social activist Michael Meade, who has profoundly contributed to how I hold the big picture of people’s lives in the treatment room and the classroom. 


One offshoot of these interests is that I offer regular workshops on dreams and how they may inform our paths, as well as story circles where participants discuss the impact of timeless tales on these times we find ourselves living in today. More information on these workshops can be found on my blog.


I look forward to the privilege of getting to know you, your history and dreams, and the concerns you bring with you. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns and to schedule your initial acupuncture experience.


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