William J. Kaplanidis, L.Ac., M.S., M.A, began teaching T’ai Chi at Pacific in 1996. Since then he has taught various classes including Qigong, Clinical Counseling, Oriental Medicine Theory and Tui Na. From 2000-2002 William served as Department Chair of Allied Arts and assisted with faculty and curriculum development. In addition to being a graduate of Pacific, he holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Binghamton University and a Master of Arts in Rehabilitation Counseling from New York University. William has also studied here and abroad with high level masters and has advanced training in several healing and martial arts including T’ai Chi, Qigong, Acupuncture, Acupressure, Clinical Hypnotherapy, Aromatherapy, Fast Defense and the Sandlin Technique. He has published in the fields of mental health, Chinese medicine and martial arts and has made numerous multimedia appearances (including television, radio and the internet). www.threetreasuresinc.com
In his private practice in New York City, William treats a variety of physical and emotional issues and assists people with coping with many of life’s challenges. He specializes in the connection between the mind and body and how emotional wounds manifest physically and affect our ability to reach our full potential.
William developed the ACUDRAGON® Wellness System which combines eastern and western approaches to rapidly and safely assist people on their paths to healing and transformation. As part of the system, William created self-help products including five proprietary topical blends of essential oils, herbs and homeopathic dilutions known as Acuformulas and an instructional Qigong DVD. www.acudragon.us.