Daniel has spent most of his life on islands (Manhattan, Montreal, England and Prince Edward Island) and considers himself an Islander, through and through. For the first 20 years of his adult life, he was occupied in various fields of environmental science, both professionally and as an activist. He also spent 12 years learning and teaching with the Taoist Tai Chi Society of Canada (http://www.taoist.org). In his mid-30’s, Daniel made a mid-life transition into the field of Oriental Medicine.
Daniel is certified with the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (http://www.nccaom.org) in the United States. He is a graduate of the 3-year full-time postgraduate acupuncture program at the New England School of Acupuncture (http://www.nesa.edu) in Boston, Massachusetts. NESA is the oldest accredited North American school of acupuncture (http://www.ccaom.org). NESA has a long history of bringing various Japanese styles of acupuncture to North America. Daniel considers himself very fortunate to have attended NESA at a time when he could acquire good training in several Japanese acupuncture approaches.
In his Charlottetown clinic, Daniel draws mainly from a number of Japanese palpatory styles of acupuncture including
- Meridian Therapy (Keiraku Chiryo)
- Yoshio Manaka’s approaches to structural Yin Yang balancing
- Kiiko Matsumoto’s hara reflex release approaches (http://www.kiiko.com)
- Toyohari (http://www.toyohari.org)
- Shonishin (Paediatric needleless acupuncture)
He also uses:
- Traditional Chinese Acupuncture
- Korean Hand and Foot Acupuncture
His tools and techniques include:
- insertion needles
- contact needles
- indirect moxibustion
- direct moxibustion (in the tradition of Japanese moxibustion masters,
Ken Sawada, Bunshi Shirota and Isaburo Fukaya)
- gua sha (http://www.guasha.com)
- capillary release
- a variety of modern polarity devices adapted to the principles of acupuncture
He also uses prepared Chinese herbal formulas and offers dietary and lifestyle advice in accordance with Chinese Medical principles.
Daniel is a supporting member of the North American Journal of Oriental Medicine (http://members.shaw.ca/najom), the only English language Journal dedicated to Japanese styles of acupuncture. He is committed to advancing the profession of Classical Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. His work in establishing the Association of Registered Acupuncturists of Prince Edward Island reflects that commitment.
Please feel free to contact Daniel if you or your group would like a presentation on Acupuncture, Chinese Medicine and Alternative Medicine in general.
Publications on Acupuncture, Oriental Medicine and Alternative Medicine
Schulman D. Case Study Report: Migraines Following a Hysterectomy. North American Journal of Oriental Medicine. March, 2001: Volume 8 (21); Pages 18-19.
Schulman D. The Best of All Worlds. Towards an Integrated Health Care System Model. Submission to Commission on Future of Health Care in Canada. Prince Edward Island Association for Integrative Medicine. 2002.
Schulman D. A Framework for Classifying Unpleasant Responses to Acupuncture. The Journal of Chinese Medicine. June, 2004: Volume 75; Pages 10-16.
Schulman D. Is ‘Energy Medicine’ A Good Label for Acupuncture? Guest Editorial. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. June, 2004: Volume 10 (3); Pages 419-421.
Schulman D. Asking the Best Questions: Input From the Acupuncture Clinic. CAMera (Complementary and Alternative Medicine Education and Research Network of Alberta) Newsletter. September, 2004. Issue # 12.
Available at: www.cameraresearchnetwork.ab.ca
Schulman D. The Unexpected Outcomes of Acupuncture. Case Reports in Support of Refocused Research Designs. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. November, 2004: Volume 10 (5); Pages 785-789.
Schulman D. Gold Standard or Fool’s Gold. Staking Our Own Claim on the Evidence-Based Medicine Map. North American Journal of Oriental Medicine. November, 2004: Volume 11(32); Pages 26-28.
Schulman D. A Chinese Medicine Perspective on Genetically Modified Food. Presented to the Prince Edward Island Legislative Assembly Standing Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Environment Reviewing Biotechnology and Genetic Modification in Agriculture. 2005.
Schulman D. Acupuncture Research and the Pursuit of Equal Partner Status: Plausibility, Safety and Effectiveness Examined. The Journal of Chinese Medicine. June, 2005: Volume 78; Pages 25-32.
Schulman D. Seminar Report – 3 Days with Kiiko Matsumoto. North American Journal of Oriental Medicine. November, 2005: Volume 12(35); Pages 46-47.
Schulman D. Opportunity Knocks. The Acupuncture Clinic as a Source of Patient and Practitioner Blinded Evidence. In Preparation. 2006
Schulman D. Menstrual Suppression – A Chinese Medical Perspective. In Preparation. 2006.
Schulman D. Research Priorities for Chinese Herbal Medicine – A Practitioner’s Perspective. In Preparation. 2006