experienced. caring. dedicated.
Rick Abbott, DTCM, LAc
Dr. Abbott received his Master’s of Science in Oriental Medicine from the East-West College of Natural Medicine in Sarasota, Florida and his Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine (DTCM) from the International College of TCM in Vancouver, British Columbia. He is licensed by the State of Georgia and board certified by National Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. He has over twentyfive years of independent research in health and human nutrition.
Dr. Abbott was born in Tokyo, Japan and came to the U.S. at an early age. He studied electronics and computer programming and then began work in advanced aerospace systems for the U.S. Air Force. Later as a management engineer, he worked as a consultant to senior Air Force leadership on quality management, process reengineering, and workflow automation. After the Air Force, he continued to develop his skills as a senior systems analyst and finally the Chief of Technology for the Florida Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco. During the Dot Com era, he further developed his creative and technical skills as a software engineer and then as Chief Systems Architect and Developer for Network Associates, Logistics Group.
Dr. Abbott is passionate about research and development of new and innovative methods to accelerate the healing process and to allow the body to return to balance. His training in electronic and computer systems has helped him tremendously in understanding the body’s energy systems. He has studied with numerous master acupuncturists including Dr Richard Tan, the developer of the “Balance Method.”
Dr. Abbott has taken this method into a new direction and created a system called the “Holographic Method.” This is becoming the most effective and easiest to learn acupuncture system to date. The Holographic Method results in immediate pain relief in 90% of the cases and provides an immediate balancing effect on various organs and accompanying symptoms.
Chinese Herbal Medicine and Nutrition
Dr. Abbott has studied clinical nutrition and Chinese herbal medicine with Dr Henry Li and other master herbalists from China. He has integrated modern nutritional science with ancient Chinese medicine to form an innovative approach that greatly improves the immune system, balances hormones, improves organ function, and increases well being. This system helps to reduce emotional, environmental, and pathogenic stressors while clearing toxins and increasing nutritional status. Combined with acupuncture and cold laser therapy, the results can often be miraculous.