Heidi Most has more than 20 years of experience in the acupuncture field, including as a teacher at the University level, as an acupuncture researcher, and a private practitioner. She is the Chair of the Society for Acupuncture Research Special Interest Group on Education (SAR SIG-Edu).
I have a deep love and admiration for East Asian Medicine and how it can improve the medical system in the United States and the health of all people worldwide. To that end, I am involved with the Society for Acupuncture Research, the premier English-speaking acupuncture research organization in the world. As a teacher, I am proud to be imparting my knowledge to the next generation of EAM practitioners. And as a practitioner, I am honored to be part of my patients' healing journeys.
Selected Publications & Presentations
Poster Presentation “Survey of East Asian Medicine (EAM) Student Attitudes towards Research” at SAR 2021 Conference. Published in online version of Journal for Alternative and Complementary Medicine.
Featured Poster Presentation “Development of a Model Acupuncture Research Curriculum for EAM Schools at SAR 2021 Conference. Published in online version of Journal for Alternative and Complementary Medicine.
Zhu, H. & Most, H. (2020) How to Pass the NCCAOM Exam the First Time. Acupuncture Today, 21(10), October, 2020
Zhu, H., & Most, H. (2016). Dry Needling Is One Type of Acupuncture. Medical Acupuncture, 28(4), 184–193. https://doi.org/10.1089/acu.2016.1187
Hockmeyer, T.R., Most, H., York, A., & Snow, J. Characterization of adult Five Element acupuncture patients in the United States. Meridians: The Journal of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, 4(3), 13-21.
Interdisciplinary Diagnosis and Treatment (Doctoral Program) Lead Teacher and course designer
Foundations of Oriental Medicine III, Lead Teacher and course designer
Investigating Acupuncture Research, Lead Teacher and course designer.
Integrative Science of Acupuncture Lead Teacher and course designer of modified course
Physiology III: Integration with Chinese Medicine Lead Teacher and course designer
Mind Body Science Lead Teacher and course designer
NCCAOM Review Class Lead Teacher and course designer
Chinese Dietary Therapy Lead Teacher and course designer
2015 Excellence in Innovation and Service Award
2012 The Great Esteem Award (from students) for outstanding commitment to students’ exellence as practitioners
2011 Chi Po Award for Excellence in Teaching
Marshal at MUIH 2020 Commencement
2008 Heavenly Pillar Award for Service to Tai Sophia Institute
2006 Heavenly Pillar Award for Service to Tai Sophia Institute
In addition to East Asian Medicine, my passions include playing guitar, swimming, backpacking, hiking and cooking. I am aware that life is precious and short, and so believe in being present in the moment and living life to the fullest. I am grateful to have a loving husband and family and friends, supporting each other on our journeys. I believe that nature and music are healing.
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