Always curious about natural healing practices, Michael began studying Oriental Medicine in 1978 and graduated from the Santa Fe College of Natural Medicine becoming a licensed Acupuncturist in New Mexico in 1982 and in California in 1989. His training in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine is complemented by his extensive training and experience in Deep Structural Bodywork, Cranial Sacral Therapy, Western and Chinese Herbology, Naturopathic practices and much more.
He is the author of The Acupuncture Energy Chart and has worked in settings as diverse as a rural Northern New Mexico clinic and the University of New Mexico Drug Abuse Treatment Program to Rady Children's Hospital San Diego and the University of California San Diego's RIMAC athletic center. He was the Senior Class Dean at the Barbara Brennan School of Healing for four years and has taught seminars in Germany, Canada, Mexico and Japan, and throughout the United States.
After discovering the gentle Gokhale Method techniques, he immediately saw their potent benefits for persons of all ages and activities. He currently works as a Clinical Supervisor at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine while maintaining a private practice in Del Mar, California.