Daniel J. Wright Clinical Acupuncture
Dan graduated from Grand Valley State University (GVSU) in 1996 with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration. He then became certified in Acupuncture, helping people detoxify from addictive disorders.
In 1999, Dan received his Master's degree in Public Administration (MPA) with an emphasis in health administration. He then went on to study and practice full body Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine at the Midwest College of Oriental Medicine, from where he received his Masters in Science of Oriental Medicine (MSOM). He trained alongside Dr. Chen for nearly 3 years. In addition, he studied and practiced advanced Acupuncture in Guangzhou, China at the Guangzhou University Hospital and the Provincial Hospital in Guangdong Province.
Dan's extensive experience and training helps him provide quality alternative healthcare to his patients.
Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is based on a pre-scientific paradigm of medicine that developed over several thousand years and involves concepts that have no counterpart within contemporary medicine. In TCM, the body is treated as a whole that is composed of several "systems of function" known as the zang-fu. These systems are named after specific organs, though the systems and organs are not directly associated. The zang systems are associated with the solid, yin organs such as the liver while the fu systems are associated with the hollow yang organs such as the intestines. Health is explained as a state of balance between the yin and yang, with disease ascribed to either of these forces being unbalanced, blocked or stagnant. The yang force is the immaterial qi, a concept that is roughly translated as "vital energy". The yin counterpart is Blood, which is linked to but not identical with physical blood, and capitalized to distinguish the two. TCM uses a variety of interventions, including pressure, heat and acupuncture applied to the body's acupuncture points to modify the activity of the zang-fu.