Thomas, Miles, DACM, MS, LAc

Miles has been involved in the study and practice of Asian medicine, meditation, and bodywork for 25 years. He completed the DAOM-EL and master’s programs at PCOM. His undergraduate work was in philosophy with an emphasis on science and ethics.

Currently residing in the mountains of southern California, he spends most of his time in clinical practice. He runs a very busy, small, cash based, local clinic, Idyllwild Community Acupuncture. Also on the faculty of PCOM – SD, he teaches East-West Philosophical Traditions, Tui Na Hand Technique, Tui Na Structural Technique as well as this newly added Health Care Systems class. In the recent past, he has been employed by Sharp Healthcare for 8 years as an Acupuncturist where he was involved in in/outpatient care, program development and facilitation. He has also worked in various capacities at UCSD, University of KY, Hospice of the Bluegrass and a number of private clinics, retreat centers, etc.

“Although all of this keeps me fairly busy, I also enjoy teaching permaculture, organic farming and non-violent communication skills, and spending time with my wife and dogs out on the trail here in the mountains. With a little more time off, you might catch me “sitting in” with some of the amazing musicians here on the hill….or maybe working down on the farm in Mexico.”

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