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Graduate Profile of Jill Donberg, R.Ac.

  1. Date of graduation: Fall 2007
  2. Full-time or part-time practice: Full-time practice
  3. Current practice setting: Private practice 4 days per week. Cowell Cancer Center 1 day per week.
  4. Areas of practice specialization:
    • Type of patients: Veterans, prenatal care, oncology
    • Type of therapy used: Acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, dietary therapy
    • Principal conditions treated: Pain management, cancer recovery, labor preparation
  5. Postgraduate Education: None
  6. Most rewarding aspect of practice: The most rewarding aspect of practice is witnessing others lifted up through the modalities of East Asian Medicine. Second to this, is having been given the tools from my school to listen to another with my hands, mind, ears, eyes, and then bring about an action that opens, releases, nourishes, or soothes another being. It is the truest way of connecting I know.
  7. Most essential tips for other graduates desiring to establish a successful practice: A successful practice arises out of caring and curiosity. People can feel if your intentions are sincere and your words are genuine. Secondly, one must be a lifelong learner, continually sharpening your skills internally and externally. One must also strive to know the body inside and out. In the beginning, it is helpful to live in an area that is not saturated by other acupuncturists. One can ask other successful acupuncturists in the area from where long distance clients are driving.

Jill Donberg is a 2007 graduate of the Seattle Institute of East Asian Medicine, a CCAOM member institution. For a list of all CCAOM member colleges, see state list.