Ricker, Philip R OMD
- General Info:
Philip Ricker is a graduate of The American College of Chinese Medicine in Santa Fe, NM and a Diplomat of the China Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Bei Jing, China and the Hei Long Jiang College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Harbin, China. Among his numerous teachers are the world renowned herbalist Dr. Huang Bing Shan and the internationally recognized expert on head trauma and spinal cord injuries, biomedical research engineer Dr. Y. King Liu. He received his Oriental Medical degree from the International Institute of Chinese Medicine where he studied with Drs. Michael and Nancy Zeng. He has been a long time student of the healing art known as Qi Gong. Phil has studied extensively in China and the United States for the past 27 years and is currently a student of fifth generation Qi Gong master, Dr. T. K. Shih. He has taught Qi Gong for the past 20 years and is a qualified Qi Gong therapist. He maintains a daily practice of Tai Qi Quan and Qi Gong. Phil is the second licensee in North Carolina. He is a past president of the Acupuncture Association of North Carolina and was a charter member of the North Carolina Acupuncture Licensing Board. He was a member of the small group of acupuncturists who worked to gain the legal status of acupuncture in the state. He was first licensed in New Mexico in 1985. In his 25 years of practice he has performed over 50,000 acupuncture treatments on all types of people with almost every conceivable complaint of all ages from infants to centenarians. He has been the owner/director of The Acupuncture Center of Asheville for the last 22 years.