About Jack M. Daniel
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 exposes the link between disharmonies of 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 forty-two years of experience in teaching Oriental medicine. Students have said of him:
"To be his student is challenging and mind-opening."
"Learning with Jack produced breakthroughs in my practice."
"I have never gotten so much usable information from any CEU's I’ve ever taken. You give us all so much 'meat'...and amazing pearls from all your years in our profession. To tell you the truth, I have taken many CEU courses throughout the years, and most were a real waste of time. I was able to learn at my own pace, without the added pressures, and expense, of travel. I am so grateful for that! I have never taken more thorough courses in my entire career...and they are fun to listen to as well...THANK YOU!!"
"I just wanted to thank you for your amazing body of teachings and for making them available online along with prompt replies from you when needed. I was able to complete 32 hours of CEU's in a short time and on short notice. The information in your courses is a great coming together of the 5 Elements and 8 Principles that I had yearned for while I was a student many years ago. Your understanding, knowledge and compassion come through loud and clear as you present."
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 many 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, formerly known as the Traditional Acupuncture Institute and then Tai Sophia Institute. It is now known as the Maryland University of Integrative Health.
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 with his wife, two sons and two awesome grandsons.
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 mechanistic, and emotionality without a body's symptoms is pseudo-psychology. The aim of The Whole Circle™ is to see these siblings, seemingly separated in recent history, 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. Together, 'Symptoms and Signs Constitute the Shadow of the Disharmony.'