Philosophy of Practice and Teaching
Jack is best known for his breadth of knowledge and extensive experience in multiple traditions of Oriental Medicine. He seamlessly unites Zang/Fu physiology and the Patterns of Disharmony with the Five Phases, the Five Shen and the Substances.
His guiding principle — to unify the realms of the emotional, physical and spiritual — inspires his teaching and deepens understanding for students in his courses.
He clarifies the link between disharmonies of the spirit with ailments of the body, as well as the body's display of disease through the emotions. All this he does with contagious enthusiasm and ready humor. He infuses theory with clarity, wisdom and common-sense practicality.
Jack has over thirty-eight years of experience in teaching Oriental medicine. Students say of Jack M. Daniel: "To be his student is challenging and mind-opening." "Learning with Jack produced breakthroughs in my practice."
Jack M. Daniel, M.Ac.(UK), L.Ac., Dipl.Ac.,(NCCAOM), Founder of The Whole Circle™, has practiced and taught acupuncture continuously in the United States and England since 1973. Jack has taught the greater part of the acupuncturists now practicing in the Mid-Atlantic States. He has designed and delivered basic and advanced education programs for acupuncturists in the United States and England.
In October of 2006, he was appointed and then in October 2008 and 2010 was re-appointed to the staff of The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins Hospital, as Acupuncturist, in the Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Program in the Oncology Section. He has treated patients at the Sydney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Care Center at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD in the outpatient clinic.
Jack has been a Fellow of the National Academy of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine since 1993.
He received his Master of Acupuncture qualification from the College of Traditional Acupuncture (UK) in 1979 where he also obtained his Licentiate in 1973. He received his California acupuncture license in 1979. Jack's Bachelor's Degree in Biochemistry from the University of Connecticut affords him a strong foundation in the sciences.
In addition, Jack is licensed in the state of Maryland, where he has been practicing Chinese medicine continuously since 1988. His first U.S. practice began in Maryland in 1975, where he co-founded the Centre for Traditional Acupuncture in Columbia, MD, now known as the TAI Sophia Institute.
He served as lead faculty for the Traditional Acupuncture Institute's (TAI) California programs for seven years until 1988, and for the next seven years served as Dean of Students and Director of Alumni Affairs. He was named Teacher of the Year, awarded by the graduating students of the TAI Sophia Institute in 2003.
He has authored newspaper and journal articles, and has appeared numerous times on television and radio discussing acupuncture. He has served as an expert witness for the U.S. Justice Department and the FBI in U.S. District Court.
He lives in Baltimore, MD.
About Our Logo
The logo for The Whole Circle™, perfectly represents Jack's vision of the congruence of Yin/Yang and the Wu Hsing (Five Elements). The Early-Heaven arrangement of the Wu Hsing arises out of, and is congruent with, the Early-Heaven arrangement of Yin/Yang (represented by the Tai Chi as shown). The symbol of our logo is a visual image consistent with the view that Yin/Yang and Wu Hsing arise simultaneously in a common source. As such, they never are, nor should they have been, separated or divided from one another. Symptom diagnosis without Shen is mechanism, and emotionality without a body's symptoms is quasi-psychology. Together, 'Symptoms and Signs Constitute the Shadow of the Disharmony.' The aim of The Whole Circle™ is to see these siblings, seemingly separated in recent years, reunited at last.
When Yin/Yang, Wu Hsing, the Five Shen, Zang/Fu, and the Substances are seen to grow out of each other, inseparably, the whole person shows a fullness and texture that is unsurpassed in any other system of medicine. The power that this affords the practitioner of Oriental medicine is enriching, challenging, and inspiring; producing advancing levels of confidence and mastery.
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