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Collin received his Masters of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (PCOM) Chicago in 2011. He graduated PCOM with an extra 2,700 hours of clinical experience under the tutelage of two senior professors: Frank Scott, L.Ac, Academic Dean at Pacific College, and Marie France Collin, L.Ac, Department Chair for Acupuncture at PCOM. He then pursued post-graduate studies in herbal medicine exclusively, earning 2 extra qualifications in classical Chinese herbology. He is a Diplomat of The Institute of Classics in East Asian Medicine (ICEAM) and among a select few that have reached fellowship status at ICEAM. Dedicated to continually improving his clinical skills, he is the only student to have amassed over 1,000 visits with his teacher, mentor and ICEAM director, Dr. Arnaud Versluys, an esteemed Western scholar who received his full medical training in China. Collin lectures for ICEAM in Chicago, Boston and internationally.
“Even as a teenager, I always knew I wanted to practice medicine but was never interested in the conventional western practice and hospitals. In high school, I had severe nodular cystic acne and was prescribed harsh medications as the sole remedy. The treatment plan did not take into account my entire body and only focused on the skin itself and no underlying causes. It would be many years later that I discovered Chinese medicine and learned holistic healthcare treats the person not the symptoms. My own traumatic acne ordeal serves as the cornerstone to how I treat and connect with patients. I believe everyone desires to find their true power and harmony in life and am grateful to show my patients a path to balanced health.”