I Speak English
Tijeras , Nm   United States

Favorite Book: Who Can Ride The Dragon
Favorite Herb: Huang Lian
Element: Fire
Activities: Teaching Chinese Medicine
Interests: Homesteading
When Not On, I am... Traveling, Teaching, Relaxing



James T. Ventresca, D.O.M. (NM), Lic. Ac. (MA), Dipl. Ac. NCCAOM) is a 1984 graduate and past faculty member of the New England School of Acupuncture. As one in the first group of acupuncturists in the United States to achieve the status of board certified Diplomate of Acupuncture, he was also among the first acupuncturists licensed in the state of Massachusetts, and holds licensure in New Mexico as a Doctor of Oriental Medicine. In addition to practicing in busy clinical settings and teaching Oriental medicine since 1984, Dr. Ventresca is a co-founder of a publicly funded AIDS and Substance Abuse Treatment Center. He served as Academic Dean at the Santa Fe and Albuquerque, New Mexico campuses for Southwest Acupuncture College from 1995 through 2001. He has held the positions of Full Professor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Academic Dean, and Campus Director at Southwest Acupuncture College, in Santa Fe, and Albuquerque, New Mexico, served on the Faculty of the International Academy of Medical Acupuncture in Carefree, Arizona, and as the Medical Director for Integrative Medicine at HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Dr. Ventresca has trained hundreds of Oriental medical students, medical doctors, chiropractors, doctors of Oriental medicine, nurses, and other health care professionals in virtually all aspects of acupuncture and Oriental medicine. He currently directs, and teaches classes for, AcuPractice Seminars in various locations throughout the US.