About Stephen Eggleston
Stephen received his Master's degree in Chinese Medicine in 2003 from Five Branches University in Santa Cruz, California. His education included extensive training in acupuncture techniques, herbal medicine formulation, Chinese medical theory and western medical theory. Following his training in Chinese Medicine he completed a year long specialty in western internal medicine for acupuncturists. This training has proved extremely valuable in identifying and understanding conditions requiring western medical care.
Stephen's background includes intensive training in various hands-on therapies including acupressure, Tuina(Chinese massage) and western massage styles. Most notably he completed an advanced internship in Shiatsu acupressure at Heartwood Institute and advanced clinical training in Tuina at Five Branches University. He has practiced massage therapy since 1996. In 2005 he received an award for "Best Massage in Santa Cruz" from the Metro Santa Cruz newspaper.
Stephen has also completed courses in nutrition with "Healing With Whole Foods" author Paul Pitchford and has extensively studied medicinal cooking, cooking with herbs and herbal preparation. He is a practitioner of Qi Gong, Tai Chi and meditation since 1995 and continues to learn through regular classes, retreats and workshops. He believes optimal healing occurs when appropriate treatment is combined with a positive lifestyle and personal development.
Stephen currently holds a teaching position at Five Branches University in San Jose, CA. He teaches classes in herbal formulas and Chinese massage. He also teaches qi gong and wellness classes in the community.
Stephen Eggleston's interest in healthcare began at an early age. He comes from a family of physicians and healthcare providers that spans three generations. He cites time spent observing lab research as a child and many conversations about medicine as having a strong influence.
Stephen is licensed to practice acupuncture in California. He holds a Diplomate of Oriental Medicine from the NCCAOM. He maintains a practice at Pacific Healing Arts and Bay Area Pain & Wellness Center, both in Los Gatos, CA.