Nicholas believes that he did not choose a career in Oriental Medicine, rather it chose him. This is where his path has led him. A genuine passion and enthusiasm for this calling makes work hardly seem like work. An educator at heart, he wants to demystify his practice to his clients, often explaining what acupuncture points, herbs, foods and other practices are to be used and why. If people can attempt to be cognizant of the idea that all of our bodies have the ability to heal themselves, often people become motivated and proactive about their own healing.
Licensed by the State of Wisconsin to practice acupuncture, Nicholas exhibited true enthusiasm for his studies, graduating Magna Cum Laude with a Masters Degree in Oriental Medicine from Midwest College of Oriental Medicine in Mount Pleasant. This is the second oldest school to certify Oriental Medicine practitioners in the nation. While simultaneously earning his Masters, he earned a Bachelors Degree in Oriental Nutrition. Nicholas pairs his nutrition education with experience; 4 years of vegetarianism, and 8 years following a vegan lifestyle. Nutrition is paramount for health.
Rather than the strict focus on individual symptoms, Oriental Medicine has the ability to put a series of symptoms together to form a diagnosis. This diagnosis should focus on the root problem that causes multiple symptoms. By treating the root, the whole person is treated, harmony is obtained. Often, the disease manifests both in the body and the mind. Previous to his Oriental studies, Nicholas earned a Bachelors Degree in Psychology and Philosophy from the University of Wisconsin school system. It is difficult indeed to claim to treat the body and mind without comprehending the complexities both body and mind.