Mitch Harris, LAc, MSTOM
Mitchell Harris graduated with honors from New York University's Film and Television Tisch School of the Arts. His undergraduate thesis work in experimental documentary video was nominated for a grant by faculty and was screened in several countries. Deciding to be more hands in his desire to help and understand the people and world around him, Mitchell earned his Masters of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine in California at Pacific College in San Diego, graduating with academic honors. He continued his postgraduate studies in Chengdu University Hospital, China where he earned his certificate in International Medicine. Since that time Mitchell has opened successful private practices in Indiana and Illinois, working in hospitals, and private practice settings.
Mitchell is a professor at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in Chicago and is a member of the Legislative Committee of the Illinois Association of Acupuncture and OM and a liaison to the President's Council sponsored by the AAAOM. He is the former President of the Indiana Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (IAAOM), where he successfully helped lobby state legislature for easier public access to see traditionally trained, licensed acupuncturists.
He maintains a license in acupuncture in California, Indiana and Illinois and is nationally certified in Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine (NCCAOM, Dipl OM). Mitchell was a consult in the initial stages of research with Dr Peter Johnstone at Indiana University School of Medicine, for a pilot study regarding "Efficacy of acupuncture for hot flashes and sleep disturbance in breast cancer survivors". He was the technical editor for Acupressure & Reflexology for Dummies by Wiley Press and has been the editor and founder of the IAAOM quarterly newsletter. Mitchell has been featured in magazines and newspaper articles as well as television for his work in Chinese Medicine and local politics and speaks to many associations and organizations on a variety of topics regarding his field. Mitchell is excited about the opportunity to increase further public awareness of this effective and traditional medicine into modern healthcare.