Mitchell Lehman, L. Ac.
Mitchell Lehman had an interest in studying the healing arts early in his career. He began at the Sacramento City College Nursing program. Mitch has experience not only in nursing but also as an optician as well as a phlebotomist (blood drawing) at the VA hospital.
Mitch’s nursing career led him to meet the needs of the US military. A disabled First Gulf War Era Veteran, Mitch chose to attend Acupuncture School as vocational rehabilitation after his Honorable Discharge.
Mitch Lehman attended the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego which requires acupuncture students to log over 2800 hours of education. Additionally, Mitch spent 7,000 clinical hours in an apprenticeship with Dr. Joseph Lazzaro, L. Ac. the founder of Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. Mitch has also spent hours studying beside highly regarded acupuncturists: Dr. Richard Gold, Ph. D., Alex Tiberi, L. Ac., Erin Raskin, L. Ac., Matt Callison, L. Ac. Mitchell began practicing as an intern in 1995 and graduated in 1997.
During Mitch’s time with Dr. Lazzaro, he gained experience in working with a large population of HIV positive and AIDS patients. Other metabolic disorders Mitch has experience in treating include fibromyalgia, lupus, and cystic fibrosis. Much of the treatments involved encouraging patients to be compliant with their medicines; acupuncture can lessen or remove some of the worst medicinal side effects. The benefit of this style of treatment allows the medication to work on the body while the patient does not experience negative side effects.
Although no longer serving the military, Mitch continues to be a veteran’s advocate. Each year he heads up the alternative medicine tent (STARFISH) with a staff of around 50+ volunteers providing acupuncture, chiropractic, reflexology, hypnotherapy, massage, healing touch, and shamanic healing at no charge to members of the community.
Mitchell is a professor if Asian Studies at Mueller College of Holistic Studies. He teaches a variety of courses, mainly in the Asian Therapy Program. He has been a faculty member since 2005.
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