Hal Asbury, M.S., L.Ac. became interested in Chinese medicine as a result of his martial art studies. Spending more than 20 years learning and assistant teaching martial arts earned him instructor (Sifu) levels in Hung Ga kung fu (Hung Family Shaolin) under Sifu Frank Yee, Xing Yi Quan (Form-Will Boxing) and Ba Gua Zhang (Eight Trigram Palm) styles of Chinese martial arts, under Sifu Tom Bisio. Under Tom Bisio, he pursued his interest in Chinese medicine since 1995, beginning with a year-long class in Tui Na. Later, he continued his studies in Tui Na and manipulation under both Tom Bisio and Frank Butler, co-founders of the Zheng Gu Tui Na method.
Hal studied Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine at the Touro College Graduate Program in Oriental Medicine, graduating with a BS/MS in Oriental Medicine in January 2006. In his final semester there, he was hired as a teaching assistant, helping professor Xin He teach the Tui Na classes there. After graduating, he became an adjunct instructor and taught those same classes and supervised a Tui Na only shift. In 2008, he began teaching courses at the Pacific College of Oriental medicine, teaching Tui Na Hand techniques, Structural techniques, Qigong and Tui Na treatment of disharmonies. Hal maintains a private practice in New York city.