Jim's interest in Taoist Arts spans more than forty years. He has studied with several teachers. Formally in Wu family Tai Chi and Qigong for 30 years, and in Oriental Medicine for 25 years. Jim learned from Wu Kwang Ye in 1986 and began teaching with David Chui, 1st disciple to the head of the Wu family in 2001.
Following undergraduate Health Studies at the University of Waterloo, Jim received a Master of Science from Samra University of Oriental Medicine in 1995. He was certified nationally (US) in 1994, was licensed in California in 1995, and interned in China in '95/'96, including at Beijing TCM hospital before it was opened to foreign students. He studied at Yo San University, receiving a clinical doctorate in integrative medicine, healthy aging, and longevity.
Jim helped establish the first comprehensive acupuncture program in Toronto, at the Toronto School of TCM in 1999/00. He has taught qigong and medical qigong at schools in Toronto, Los Angeles, and Hawaii.
Healing Arts Centre was founded 1996, where Jim practices the preferred method of clinical practice, which is a traditional, integral approach that includes prioritizing lifestyle changes, dietary and herbal medicine, acupuncture and hand manipulation techniques, tai chi, and qigong meditation practice.
His acupuncture experience is diverse; reproductive health (over 600 referrals from infertility clinics), digestive imbalances, dermatology, arthritis, infections, a variety of neurological and orthopedic conditions, diabetes, endocrine imbalance, addiction, and general care. He has managed and dispensed a pharmacy of 250 herbs. Jim’s passion is to build a medicinal kitchen for teaching and sharing principles of natural medicine, as he continues researching and developing an outcome measure for the profession of TCM.