Practitioner’s Biography

PATRICIA E. MARTIN

AND

GAIL P. THURMAN

LICENSED ACUPUNCTURISTS

A-ABODE OF ACUPUNCTURE

 

10451 WEST PALMERAS DRIVE

SUITE 120 WEST

SUN CITY 85373

 

PHONE (623) 974-5555

 

AND

 

13825 NORTH SEVENTH STREET

SUITE H 

PHOENIX, ARIZONA 85022

 

PHONE (623) 974-5555

 

THIS IS ANCIENT MEDICINE FOR MODERN TIMES

 

 

 

Patricia Martin, Dipl. Ac. (NCCAOM), licensed as an acupuncturist in Florida, Arizona, and Georgia (inactive). She is a 1994 graduate of the Florida School of Acupuncture.  She has been on faculty at the Phoenix acupuncture school, has been active within the Arizona and Florida state Oriental medical associations, is a former Board Member of the Arizona Society of  Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture (AzSOMA) and has a private practice in central Phoenix and the West Valley of Phoenix.  She has completed over 5,000 hours of continuing education courses since first becoming licensed. 

Patricia is a former Board Member of the Arizona Acupuncture Board of Examiners, an appointment by the Governor of Arizona.

She continues to maintain a private practice in Florida and Arizona, and was previously on faculty at the Florida School of Acupuncture,  the T’ai Institute of Oriental Medicine and Phoenix Institute of Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture.  She also taught on behalf of the Florida State Oriental Medical Association and was the Vice President of the Florida State Homeopathic Medical Society.  After becoming licensed, she spent  a half-year in Asia where she trained and worked in hospitals in Shanghai and Wuhan, Peoples Republic of China, and Medan, Sumatra.

Since 2006, Patricia has been teaching at RISE University, a life-long-learning progam affiliated with Rio Salado College in Arizona.

 

Gail Thurman, Dipl. Ac. (NCCAOM), a 2001 graduate of T’ai Institute of Oriental Medicine in Florida, is licensed in Florida and Arizona.  Following a number of years in international trade in the Far East, a decision was made to change careers. She has always believed that the body has the capacity to heal itself and consequently chose the journeys of Oriental medicine and the Qabbalah, as they most closely fit her belief system.  She has been politically active in the state acupuncture associations as a Board Member and as AzSOMA Membership Chairperson and as Chairperson of the Oriental Medical Education Day; she currently has a private practice in Phoenix’s West Valley.

 

Since first becoming licensed, both Patricia and Gail have completed numerous courses of study in varying subjects including Toya Hari Japanese acupuncture, an advanced one-year program based on the philosophy and complex style of Japanese masters, many of whom are blind.  They have each studied auricular (ear) acupuncture at length, which is a sophisticated mode of acupuncture differing from the more widely known meridian acupuncture.  Patricia has received special training in nonsurgical facial rejuvenation.  The use of sound and color is a part of their practice, enhanced by the use of tuning forks.  Feel free to inquire about their multifaceted educational backgrounds

 

In Florida, they are licensed as Acupuncture Physicians (A.P.) and Doctors of Oriental (D.O.M.) Medicine and are recognized as primary care physicians with the ability to order x-rays, lab tests, etc.  In Arizona, their licensure is as Licensed Acupuncturists (L.Ac).

 

The designation “Dipl. Ac. (NCCAOM)” is granted to licensed acupuncturists who have passed a series of examinations establishing national board certification.  NCCAOM is the National Certification Committee for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, the only organization which gives these examinations.  Only persons who have completed four years of training at an accredited school of acupuncture are permitted to sit for these exams.  The “Dipl. Ac.” designation represents “Diplomate in Acupuncture”, signifying that one has completed the in-depth training, has passed the rigorous examinations and continues to receive continuing education in the field; it is an assurance to the public of an acupuncturist having met the highest standards set for our profession.

 

PATRICIA E. MARTIN

AND

GAIL P. THURMAN

LICENSED ACUPUNCTURISTS

A-ABODE OF ACUPUNCTURE

 

10451 WEST PALMERAS DRIVE

SUITE 120 WEST

SUN CITY, ARIZONA 85351

PHONE (623) 974-5555

 

AND

 

13825 NORTH SEVENTH STREET

SUITE H

PHOENIX 85022 

PHONE (623) 974-5555

ABODE OF ACUPUNCTURE
Patricia E Martin & Gail P Thurman,
Licensed Acupuncturists

10451 West Palmeras Drive
Suite 120 West
Sun City, AZ 85373
Office:623-974-5555