Daniel Post has 25 years experience as a licensed acupuncturist and Chinese Herbalist.
After completing his undergraduate degree at Wesleyan, Daniel
studied Five Element Acupuncture at the Traditional Acupuncture Institute, earning his degree in 1986. He obtained his license to practice Acupuncture from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine Committee on Acupuncture and the Vermont Board of Medicine that same year.
Five Element Acupuncture
training focuses on overall health, balance and spiritual well being. This form of acupuncture is not aimed at reducing symptoms but is restorative, treating body, mind & spirit at the same time.
opened his first acupuncture office in Brattleboro in 1986. While he
found his training in health and wholeness was very useful to people, he also wanted to be able to treat specific symptoms as well
and began to study Traditional Chinese Medicine along with Five
Element Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs. He studied Pulse Diagnosis with Leon Hammer, and Herbal Medicine with Ted Kaptchuk at the New England School of Acupuncture.
In 2000, Daniel began studies with Jeffrey Yuen, who has proved to be the greatest influence on his approach to Chinese Medicine (see more info below). He has studied with Master Yuen for the past 10 years. Topics have included examination of the classic texts, study of the 5 meridian systems, use of essential oils on acupuncture points, treatment of musculo-skeletal ailments, treatment for infertility and gynecological conditions, and the treatment of cancer. In 2006, Daniel launched a
study group with other local acupuncturists and a medical doctor. They
were interested in deepening their understanding of the work of Jeffrey Yuen and learning
together to apply what they've learned from his teachings. This ongoing
study group gives them all an opportunity to deepen their understanding
of how to use acupuncture, herbs, and nutrition effectively and better
coordinate with what western medicine has to offer.
Daniel has a deep commitment to sustainability. In college he worked on a project to build a passive solar house. He's a passionate composter and recycler. He loves to garden and grow organic food for his family that includes his wife, their "Brady Bunch" of five children and their significant others (when they're home), his wife's mother, and other friends who live with them from time to time. He's an active member of Co-op Power and serves as the Chair of the Shelburne Town Energy Committee. He loves providing health care that uses little energy, creates little waste, and promotes inner sustainability.
Daniel is also passionate about having fun. He's an avid skier, frequently heading off to the slopes on the weekends seeking out the forest trails. He plays guitar and sings with family and friends. He's loves having parties and eating great food. He's a regular at Richard Roy's Tai Chi class in Greenfield. And he very much enjoys keeping up with 20 and 30 year olds on the basketball court all winter long.
Daniel now has offices in Brattleboro, Greenfield, and Shelburne Falls. He'd love to hear from you if you have a health concern you'd like help with or if you're just looking for more balance in your life.
About Jeffrey Yuen, one of Daniel's teachers Daniel has found his studies with Jeffrey Yuen have helped him improve his diagnostic ability and design more effective treatment programs for his patients.
Jeffrey C. Yuen is an 88th generation Daoist master of the Yu Qing Huang Lao Pai (Jade Purity Yellow Emperor Lao Zi School) and a 26th generation Daoist Master of the Quan Zhen Long men Pai (Complete Reality Dragon Gate School). Jeffrey trained under his adopted grandfather, the late Daoist Master Yu Wen (1872-1981) of the Yu Qing Huang Lao Pai. Having a strong resonance with Daoist teachings ever since childhood, Jeffrey studied extensively under Master Yu Wen and was allowed to openly practice and serve the community when he was 16 years old. He also studied Chinese herbal medicine with Master Gong Song-Liu, who apprenticed with the imperial medical physicians.
Today Jeffrey Yuen is recognized internationally as a master scholar, teacher and practitioner of Classical Chinese Medicine. This includes Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine, Nutrition/Dietetics, the therapeutic use of Stones and Essential Oils, Tai Qi, Qi Gong and Daoism. His teachings have served as the basis of the first Ph.D. program developed in the field of Classical Chinese Medicine, now offered at the American University of Complementary Medicine in Los Angeles. He is president of the International Tai Chi Institute of New York City. He maintains a practice in New York City as an herbalist, with a special focus on caring for people with cancer. He was the first non-physician to be approved by the American Medical Association (AMA) to confer Continuing Medical Education Units (CMEUs) in courses/seminars to physicians.