Michael Givens, MA, MSOM, L.Ac.

Michael Givens is a Licensed Acupuncturist and has an MS in Oriental Medicine from the National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM).  He also has an MA in Eastern Classics from St. John’s College, where he focused on classical Chinese language, and Yijing, Daoist and Confucian texts, as well as classical texts from India and Japan.   In addition, Michael studied directly in a traditional discipleship with Dr. Heiner Fruehauf.

After graduating from NCNM in 2009, he established the School of Ancient Medicine (Fang Shi Ye), a teaching and training center for the art and science of classical wisdom and medicine, and the Fang Shi Press.  He has written and published numerous books through the Fang Shi Press, and two books through Shenming Press (see Store / Fang Shi Press Publications for more on this).  He also began teaching at NCNM upon graduation and continues to teach formulas medicine at the college.

He has been in private practice since 2009 as well.  He is the co-founder (with his wife, Dr. Allison Givens, ND) of Radiant Heart Center for Wholeness, LLC, with offices at the Good Life Medicine Center (on NE Alberta in Portland, Oregon), and out in the Columbia River Gorge.  He also has practiced classical Chinese herbal medicine with the Anatara Group in San Francisco, California for the past two years.  He and his wife live in the windy woods of in the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon, where they are raising their two children, Kai and Umi in the Waldorf tradition.