a career in law, Martin returned to school and received his Oriental
Medicine training at Southwest Acupuncture College in Boulder, Colorado.
During school, Martin interned with Dr. Jeffrey Dann, an internationally
known expert in Japanese Meridian Acupuncture. After completing a four-year
program of study, he graduated in 2001 with a Master's degree in Science
and Oriental Medicine. He continued his education in Shanghai, China
at Shu Guang Hospital and the Shanghai Acupuncture and Meridian Research
Martin has practiced Tai Chi Chuan and other Chinese Internal Arts for
more than 20 years.
Martin is licensed by the Arkansas
State Board of Acupuncture and Related Techniques (ASBART) and nationally
certified in acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine by NCCAOM (See
"Is It Safe?") He was the staff acupuncturist
for the Mercy Center for Natural Health, an integrative medical clinic
in Hot Springs Village founded by St. Joseph's Hospital, which included
acupuncture, chiropractic, massage therapy, counseling and western medicine.
Martin utilizes Dr. Richard Tan's Balance Method and studies regularly
with Dr. Tan.
Since beginning his practice, Martin
has spoken for numerous groups including:
- 24th Annual Arkansas Conference on
- 18th Annual Arkansas Women's Conference
- University of Arkansas Medical School
- Continuing Medical Education (St.
Joseph's Mercy Hospital)
- Parkinson's Support Groups
- Numerous local community organizations