Paul Messersmith-Glavin, LAc

Adjunct Faculty
  • Education:
    • Chengdu Traditional Chinese Medicine University and Teaching Hospital – Chengdu, China (April – June 2008)
    • – Intern in Oncology, Pediatrics, Acupuncture, and Herbal Formulas. Attended Chinese medicine seminars.
    • Oregon College of Oriental Medicine – ( 2004)
    • – Master of Arts in Chinese Medicine.
    • Swedish Institute: NYC College of Health Sciences – (1997)
    • – Diploma in Massage Therapy.
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I guide and support students coming into their own as Chinese medicine practitioners. Being from a family of teachers, I understand learning as an engaged, collaborative project. I act as a mentor, with a particular focus on musculo-skeletal and emotional issues, which I understand to be intimately related. Having a background as a massage therapist, softball player, and bike commuter, I have worked with many patients who have physical issues and challenges, having found there is usually a Shen component to struggles with pain and discomfort. Many of the patients in my private practice are also confronting emotional states of depression, anxiety, and insomnia. I teach treating people’s physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects as an integrated whole.


  • Practitioner Cultivation II
  • Intern Clinical Shift
  • Clinical Mentorship Rounds