Eric Schmidt, L.Ac. Resume & Curriculum Vitae

Eric J Schmidt, L.Ac., Dipl. O.M. (NCCAOM)  


Bachelor of Science, Systems Engineering
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA. 9/1994-5/1998

Master of Science, Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine College (AIMC), Berkeley, CA. 4/2004-9/2007
Completed an accredited program of coursework and supervised practice in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Coursework included extensive exposure to various clinical issues involving 1000+ on-site and off-site clinical hours. This clinical training included a two week intensive study trip in Tokyo, Japan to study Japanese Meridian Therapy theory and various techniques with some of the top masters in the field (such as Shudo Denmei and Steven Brown).


California Licensed Acupuncturist (LAc). 2/2008

National Acupuncture Certification (Dipl. O.M. NCCAOM) – National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. 3/2008


Meridian Health Clinic – Santa Monica, CA. 6/2009 – Present

Manages the all aspects of Meridian Health Clinic, an acupuncture and herbal treatment center in Santa Monica, CA. Performs all the treatments, herbal prescriptions, patient intakes and duties of the head acupuncturist with 1 support staff member and 2 treatment rooms available.  An M.D. and Chiropractor also work in the same clinic space, so patients are easily referred back and forth for treatment.  In addition to running the clinical side of the business, marketing and accounting roles are also managed successfully.

Shiatsu Massage School of California – Santa Monica, CA. 9/2010 – Present

Teaches Traditional Chinese Medicine topics to Shiatsu Massage practitioners.  Classes include discussions on Traditional Chinese Medicine Theory and applied energetic techniques.  Emphasis is given to 5 Element treatment and diagnosis.

Urban Remedy Community Acupuncture – Venice, CA. 12/2009 – 3/2012

Performs community-style acupuncture treatments at Urban Remedy in Venice, CA.  Actively promotes the community acupuncture model in the Venice community and hopes to spread the word about it’s benefits throughout the local area.

SAGE Project SF – San Francisco, CA. 9/2009 – 12/2010

Active volunteer at SAGE Project’s trauma acupuncture clinic. The Standing Against Global Exploitation Project, or the SAGE Project, is a nonprofit organization with one primary aim: bringing an end to the commercial sexual exploitation of children and adults (CSE/CSEC). SAGE contributes to that goal by raising awareness about CSE/CSEC issues, and by providing outreach and services to CSE/CSEC survivors. Acupuncture treatments are an important and valued part of the services provided by the SAGE Project.

Barefoot Acupuncturists – Mumbai, India. 7/2009 – 8/2009
Managed the Barefoot Acupuncturists “Slum” Clinic for 1 month as the only acupuncturist present at the clinic. Performed all the treatments, patient intakes and duties of the head acupuncturist with 2 support staff members and 4 treatment tables. The clinic treated over 20 patients a day serving a poor “slum” area in central Mumbai (Bombay). Common patient conditions included diabetes, post-stroke paralysis, orthopedic imbalances, arthritis and gynecology issues. Taught scheduled classes to the clinic staff on various topics including acupuncture and TCM theory.

Yunnan Provincial Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine – Kunming, Yunnan, China. 3/2009 – 4/2009
Studied modern clinical TCM (Herbs and Acupuncture) at an intensive “Clinical Practicum” in Kunming, China. Located at Yunnan’s most famous traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital (with a university staff of 1225 faculty members), the program provided an extensive study of TCM practice in modern China. The training was focused mainly on TCM Herbology in a operating clinical setting with English translation provided. Herbologydepartments of high interest were: Dermatology, Nephrology, Cardiac/Lung, Gynecology, General Medicine, and Oncology.

Chinese Cultural Studies – China (various locations). 5/2009 – 6/2009
After the completion of a Clinical Study Program in Kunming, additional study in China was undertaken for the next 2 months at various locations in China. Study topics included Chinese Language, Tai Ji Chuan (YangShuo and Beijing), Chinese Calligraphy (Beijing) and further studies in Chinese Herbology (Beijing).

NADA Vietnam Cambodia Project – Vietnam & Cambodia. 2/2009 – 3/2009
Traveled through Vietnam and Cambodia with a group of American volunteers teaching the NADA ear protocol to local massage therapist and doctors. This project supports various groups and clinics in Southeast Asia who are treating patients with problems such as drug addiction and mental problems.

Yayasan Bumi Sehat (Healthy Earth Nonprofit) – Ubud, Bali, Indonesia. 1/2009-2/2009
Performed acupuncture and assisted in various procedures at a birthing clinic in Bali, Indonesia. The clinic’s health related activities include prenatal care & risk assessment, birth services, postpartum support and more. This clinical experience provided extensive experience in prenatal care and pediatric acupuncture techniques.

Penang and Wellesley Buddhist Free Clinic (MBFC) – Malaysian Buddhist Association (MBA) – Penang, Malaysia. 12/2008
Performed acupuncture treatments at a Buddhist Hospital (free-clinic) in Penang, Malaysia. This first-rate, modern hospital facility provides free medical services to those who cannot otherwise afford such care. The acupuncture treatment style was dominated by very modern TCM treatment techniques and modalities (limited diagnosis, extensive use of electro-stim, etc

Benchen Monastery Free Clinic – Kathmandu, Nepal. 8/2008-10/2008
Managed the Benchen Monastery Free Acupuncture Clinic for 2 months, seeing about 20 patients a day as the only Acupuncturist present for most of the duration. During this time, trainings in energetic acupuncture treatment principles were also given by Master Matthias Hunecke, a German Acupuncturist with a high degree of expertise in acupuncture and herbal medicine.

Acupuncture Institute and Free Community Clinic of Ananda Nagar (AIAN) – West Bengal, India. 3/2008-4/2008
Performed acupuncture treatments and diagnosis at a free-clinic in an extremely poor rural area of India for 6 weeks. Worked in an extremely challenging environment where the patient demand was high (up to 90 patients a day) and medical supplies were very limited. The clinic (run by an organization called AIAN) provides treatment for the local residents who are greatly in need of health care in rural India.


  • Taoist Qi Gong Program (David Twicken, LAc), 2010 – Present
  • Medical Qi Gong Practitioner Program – Modules I-III, 2006 – 2007
  • Tai Ji Chuan – Chen & Yang Styles – various teachers
  • Reiki Level I & II Certification
  • Kung Fu – Wushu & 8-Step Mantis – 3 years of training
  • Yoga Instructor & Practitioner – Hatha, Kundalini & Tantra Styles – 5+ years

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