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Dr. Kerrigan received a bachelor's of science degree in Nutrition from the University of Texas and a master's degree in Oriental Medicine through Southwest Acupuncture College. He is a licensed Oriental Medical Doctor (OMD) through the Nevada State Board of Oriental Medicine. Dr. Kerrigan is also a licensed acupuncturist and clinical herbalist and is nationally certified through the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). He received extensive training in Buddhist meditation during his externships in Nepal and India. Dr. Kerrigan has been studying Tai Qi and Qi Gong practices since 1993.
Various forms of acupuncture and herbology have evolved over the last few thousand years. Dr. Kerrigan specializes in the untainted, ancient Japanese style of acupuncture, and relies on detailed Chinese and western philosophy for modern herbal medicine.
The pulse diagnosis used is based on the 'Hammer style' technique, which is the only true lineage having survived the "Cultural Revolution" without distortion. This pulse system is the most difficult of all pulse techniques to master and gives exact measurement of the body's internal conditions. The custom herbal formulas enable him to treat even the most difficult diseases, thus restoring patients to their optimal levels of health. Once the diseased states have been cured, the Japanese style of acupuncture further enables him to maintain the body’s balance, thus preventing disease from re-occurring.
These philosophies and a detailed understanding of the human energetic system are quite different from what is termed "Medical Acupuncture", which is performed by some western medical doctors and chiropractors with only minimal courses in acupuncture point location.
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