Justin Pomeroy has been practicing Chinese medicine for 35 years. Along with Paul Zmiewski, he founded the Midwest College for Oriental Medicine in 1978. His study of Chinese medicine was an outgrowth of his on-going spiritual practice and his interest in Asian philosphies. He studied at many schools including the North American College of Acupuncture (Vancouver) and the Chicago Oriental Acupuncture Academy. He studied Chinese, Japanese and Korean acupuncture as well as working closely with the Five Element tradition of J.R. Worsley. Justin also studied Chinese herbal medicine with Dr. Zhengang Guo and Bob Flaws. Recently, he has been integrating the Myofascial Trigger Point pain work of Janet G. Travell into his practice.
Justin is also a trained counselor and is certified in Internal Family Systems therapy (IFS). He utilizes IFS as well as Hakomi therapy and Focusing therapy in his work with clients who suffer from depression and anxiety.
Justin has been teaching acupuncture, acupressure, Chinese herbal medicine as well as chirology (hand-analysis) at home and abroad since 1978. He has also led Enlightenment Intensives — a 3-day meditative retreat — in Europe as well as in the USA.
In 1994, Justin founded the Life Gate Center (Chicago), an acupuncture/herbal treatment center specializing in treating psycho-emotional disorders as well as meditational and yoga support for spiritual aspirants. The Life Gate Center also offers workshops and trainings in Qi Gong, Tai Chi, Acupressure, chirology, meditation as well as graduate courses in Chinese medical theory and practice.
Justin is a Nationally Certified Diplomate in Acupuncture by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). He is also a certified instructor through the American Organization of Body Therapies of Asia (AOBTA).