Patrick William Piotrowski, M.S., LAc.
Having been raised by a family physician and seeing many lives touched through medicine, I’ve always had an interest in healing and helping people in their struggles. Originally a massage therapist specializing in Swedish and deep tissue techniques, and then a combat medic in the U.S. Army, I’d been able to help, but in a limited fashion. I needed to find a more complete, safe, and multifaceted system of medicine.
Traditional Chinese Medicine found me through two related routes. As an avid martial artist, my interest was piqued upon my first exposure to taiji. The unusual combination of it’s slow grace and obvious martial origin fascinated me almost as much as its deep theory of controlled breathing and movements to regulate qi and generate relaxed force, leading to better health. At the same time, though readings on Taoist philosophy and a semi-spontaneous trip to China, TCM crossed my path again, taking a hold hold of me for good.
During an intensive eleven semester program at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine learning TCM, Japanese acupuncture, and classical Five Element acupuncture, I trained with the most amazing instructors and practitioners I’ve had the good fortune to meet, earning myself a Masters Degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and a Diplomate of Oriental Medicine through the National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. My years of clinical experience include the Owen HIV/AIDS Clinic, the San Diego Cancer Center, and University of California San Diego’s RIMAC sports rehabilitation clinic, with additional training in two TCM hospitals in Beijing. Despite all this, nothing makes me more proud than to have my own clinic, helping the people of Oahu to awaken the innate healing capabilities within themselves through acupuncture.
Amy L. Suplee LAc. is the original founder of the Acupoint Community Wellness clinics and is owner of our Sister Clinic in Greenville, South Carolina. Amy is an Acupuncturist, Chinese Herbalist, Reiki Master, Counselor, Life Coach and motivational speaker. She is compassionate about her work and thrives on learning, teaching and helping others to have the best possible health and happiness in life.