Dr. Thompson has over 20 years in private practice in Chinese medicine. He has taught acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine since 2001. Dr. Thompson also holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from Lebanon Valley College. His areas of focus are psychospiritual development, pain management, Chinese herbal medicine, and men's health.

Professional Narrative

Dr. Thompson is a member of the CEU committee of the Maryland Acupuncture Society. He was previously on the Steering Committee of Howard County PFLAG.

Spirituality and the psychospiritual aspects of human beings including how Chinese medicine can provide insights thereto are areas of research interest. Dr. Thompson's other research area is gender diversity.

Working with individual learning styles is an important aspect of Dr. Thompson's teaching approach. He values the contributions of students and their unique approaches to learning.

Selected Publications & Presentations

Acupuncture Treatment for a Patient with Stage IV Metastatic Cancer: A Case Report, Convergent Points, Vol. 1 No. 1 (2022)

Treatment of a Patient with Stage 4 Metastatic Cancer: A Case Report - MUIH Research Symposium 2016

Worsley Five Element Clearing Protocols in the Treatment of PTSD - MUIH Research Symposium 2014


Point Location

Chinese herbal medicine

Patient Intake and Assessment

Clinical Theater

Clinical Supervision in the Student Clinic - Acupuncture

Five Element Acupuncture

Pharmacology and Safety of Chinese herbs

Treatment Planning


Great Esteem Award 2019

Personal Narrative

I hold a third-degree black belt in Ninjutsu under Grandmaster Hatsumi of Japan. Taking walks in nature and taking photos is one of my favorite things to do. In addition, I like reading, scientific fiction videos and working in my yard. Psychospiritual development is where I combine my degree in psychology with my work in Chinese medicine.

In addition to my work in acupuncture and Chinese herbs, I also have an interest in religions and spirituality, especially as it impacts the ability of human beings to be at home in the natural world and find their Tao.

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