Why Study Eastern Medicine at EWCNM? The Instructors!
One reason some students chose to study Acupuncture and Eastern Medicine at EWCNM is because of the instructors, like Dr. Steven Roensch. Below is a video of him speaking at a free event open to the public. Listen for yourself and you may decide our college is right for you too. Here are graduate comments:
- Roensch is the best! Brilliant and Genuine through and through!
- The true embodiment of our medicine.
- Dr. Roensch is totally awesome...he and his clinics have helped me immensely...and I am so appreciative.
- Such an incredible man and a true role model for the students.
Dr. Steven Roensch,
Instructor/Admissions Committee Chair
Dr. Steven Roensch's first experience with oriental medicine was in 1971 in Bien Hoa, a small village on the outskirts of Saigon, South Vietnam. It was there, where as a young Army sergeant, he witnessed Chinese missionaries performing acupuncture on locals suffering from the effects of malaria. Fascinated by what he was seeing, he attempted to ask questions of the physician but the language barrier prevented him from learning much more than it was some kind of oriental medicine. On that day a seed of interest was planted and in the years to follow Steven read everything he could find on the subject of this ancient medicine.
A practitioner of the martial arts since 1966, Steven continued his studies after military service in karate, jiu-jitsu, tai qi and qi gong over the decades that followed. This would not only become his vocation but would afford him significant exposure to acupuncture and oriental medicine, while traveling and teaching across the United States, Europe, and the orient. Astounded by the results of acupuncture treatments he received, he decided that for his martial arts training to come full circle, he needed to understand not only the ancient warrior's art but the healer's art as well.
In 2003, he graduated Summa Cum Laude from East West College of Natural Medicine and opened Sarasota Sports Acupuncture, specializing in orthopedics. Three years later he opened The Healing Center near Ashville, North Carolina and is licensed to practice in both North Carolina and Florida. Steven currently serves of Dean of Clinical Sciences at East West College of Natural Medicine. He continues to travel and teach the martial arts nationally and internationally, incorporating the values, concepts, and methods of Traditional Chinese Medicine at every seminar. In 2013 he received the highest level of recognition that can be awarded; tenth-degree black belt in Jiu-Jitsu, making him the highest ranking practitioner of his style.