Doc Earl

My Journey, by Dr. Glenn Earl.

To me, Oriental Medicine is more of an art than a science. Don't get me wrong, the science behind Oriental Medicine is solid. But what makes it truly effective—and occasionally transformative—is the intuitive nature that a dedicated practitioner develops through clinical experience.

I began my journey in the health profession by obtaining a B.S. degree in pre-med. My intention was to become a traditional M.D., but in mid-1970, as I was living in Big Sur, California, I became extremely ill. It was then that I received my first acupuncture treatment. The experience was so positive that I decided to pursue acupuncture as a vocation.

During my early education, it was my good fortune to apprentice with some of the most skilled Oriental Medicine Doctors in the world, including Dr. Tin Yao So, Dr. John Shen, and Dr. Ted Kaptachuck.

During that time I also lived as a Buddhist monk in a Korean Zen Center, and thus became fully immersed in the Asian lifestyle. I later received advanced training in both acupuncture and herbal medicine at the Long Wah Hospital in Shanghai, China.

I was also fortunate to be a founding board member of both the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and the American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.

As a founding board member, I was instrumental in writing the first national exam for both acupuncture and herbal medicine. During this time I received my Ph.D., writing my doctoral thesis on lupus and autoimmune deficiency disorders.

As an O.M.D. practicing Traditional Chinese Medicine, I am a family practitioner and treat a wide range of concerns. Some of the techniques that I use, in both diagnosis and treatment, are known by only a handful of practitioners in the United States. My practice consists of in-clinic acupuncture, enzymology, herbology, and anti-aging therapy. I also do long-distance consultations for Bio Design assessment and supplemental therapies.

It is my hope that I can be a part of your journey, assisting you on your path to optimal health and vitality.


Glenn L. Earl
O.M.D., Ph.D. Dipl.Ac. & Ch.Hrb., Lic.Ac.

Dr. Earl's Curriculum Vitae.

Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (O.M.D.)

Doctor of Philosophy in Oriental Medicine (Ph.D.)

National Board Certified Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology (NCCA)

Utah Licensed Acupuncturist

National Acupuncture Detoxification Certification (NADA)

Advanced education

Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center, Bronx, N.Y. Certified as an Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist (1990)

The American Foundation of Traditional Chinese Medicine, San Francisco, CA. Advanced Training in Scalp Acupuncture (June 1990)

Shanghai College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai, China. Certificate of Advanced Education in Chinese Herbal Medicine (April-May 1987)

SAMRA University, Los Angeles, CA (1983-85). Doctorate in Oriental Medicine (O.M.D.) Doctorate in Philosophy in Oriental Medicine (Ph.D.)

Shanghai College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai, China Certificate of Advanced Education in Acupuncture (May 1984)

New England School of Acupuncture, Watertown, MA. Certificate of Completion (1977-78)

Private Study with Dr. Ted Kaptchuk, C.A., Watertown, MA. Advanced Oriental Medicine (1977-78)

Institute of Oriental Medical Studies, Los Angeles, CA. Certificate of Completion (1976-77)

Korean Zen Center, Los Angeles, CA (1976-77)

Taoist Sanctuary, Hollywood, CA (1976)

Clinical experience

Wasatch Wellness Clinic, Salt Lake City, UT (1979-Present)

Private Practice

Longhua Hospital, Shanghai, China (April-May 1987)

Longhua Hospital, Shanghai, China (May 1984)

Dr. Yet Bun Ho, Boston, MA (1977-79)

Dr. John Shen, Oriental Acupuncture Center, Everett, MA (1977-78)

Dr. Ted Kaptchuk, Watertown, MA, (1977) Private Practice

Professional affiliations.

Utah Acupuncture Advisory Board, Chairman (1982-90)

National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncturists (NCCA). Founding Board Member (1983)

American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AAAOM) Founding Board Member (1982)

Utah Acupuncture Association, President (1982-85) (1997-98)


Acupuncturist of the Year Award, American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AAAOM) (1985)