Felice Dunas began her studies in 1970, before acupuncture colleges or a profession existed outside Asian communities in the U.S. Serving as an apprentice to noted Japanese and Korean practitioners provided Dr. Dunas with unique insights into the ever changing face of Oriental Medicine as it transformed into a viable profession. She devoted 25 years to building our profession in the United States through legislation, curriculum and college development as well as publicity and marketing.
Honored as “Acupuncturist of the Year “in 2001 by the AAAOM, Dr. Dunas was recognized for single-handedly introducing the ancient subject of “sexuality as medicine” to the American acupuncture profession and for introducing Classical Chinese medicine to thousands of corporate CEOs around the world. Her work has contributed over 50,000 referrals to U.S. based acupuncturists even as she has maintained her own clinical practice for 46 years.
Dr. Dunas is also a public speaker, consultant and executive coach to corporate and healthcare industry CEOs. She has lectured in more than 60 countries on subjects ranging from gender issues, to trauma recovery, to the role of Chinese medicine in corporate healthcare. Additionally, she serves as a consultant to corporations and hospitals on lowering health care costs with acupuncture and alternative medicine.
Dr. Dunas is the author of the best-selling book from Penguin-Putnam, PASSION PLAY: Ancient Secrets for a Lifetime of Health and Happiness Through Sensational Sex, a comprehensive guide for patients on the erotic healing arts practices of Chinese medicine. Passion Play is published in 9 languages. She is a columnist for Acupuncture Today magazine and has written for several international, professional publications in our field.
Her writings have also appeared in numerous American consumer publications, including Ladies Home Journal, Prevention, Glamour, Marie Claire, Los Angeles Magazine, Cosmopolitan, American Woman, Chicago Tribune, Success, New Age Journal, Ms. Fitness, Men’s Health, Healing Lifestyles & Spas, as well as many publications abroad. A veteran media guest, she has appeared on numerous national and regional television and radio shows.