Natural Research and Healing Arts
This practice was founded and registered in January, 1980, by Stefan Brink at a time when alternative medicine was considered a “fringe” element, pursued by “health nuts” or people seeking to be different on principle. Much has changed in the last 25 years. Now referred to as Integrative Medicine, many people are interested in seeking out gentle means first before relying on more dramatic approaches, i.e., use of prescription medications, surgical procedures, and other types of “big gun medicine.”
Born in Switzerland and educated in America, China, and Tibet, Stefan Brink received his initial jolt of inspiration at a summer intensive featuring oriental medicine at Amherst College in 1977. Since that time he has studied with many great teachers and has become one himself. He was certified in the practice of acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine in 1983. Beginning in 1981, Stefan trained academically at the Midwest College of Oriental Medicine in Chicago, Illinois. He also completed clinical internships in Chinese hospitals in 1984, 1995, and 2003. Today Stefan continues to travel widely in search of time-proven strategies to manage modern-day imbalances.