"May I be the Doctor and the Medicine"
PRACTITIONER | TEACHER | SCHOLAR | AUTHOR
Lonny is recognized worldwide as a leading practitioner, author, scholar and teacher of East Asian medicine. Throughout his career he has been devoted to advancing the practice of this medicine.
Lonny has been practicing Acupuncture and Herbology in Stockbridge, Massachusetts since 1986. He holds Master’s Degrees in Neurobiology (University of Michigan) and Acupuncture (Traditional Acupuncture Institute) and studied Contemporary Pulse Diagnosis with Dr. Leon Hammer for 10 years.
For thirty five years he has been teaching students about the inner traditions of Chinese medicine. He travels extensively to share his experience and knowledge of:
- Chinese Pulse Diagnosis
- Five Element Constitutional Diagnosis
- The Spirit of the Points and the subtle nature of herbal medicine
- Treating Trauma
- Integral Perspectives on Chinese Medicine
In 1997 he started teaching his two year, Clinical Integration course enriching the field of Chinese medicine by providing integral perspectives rooted in the classical tradition. Over 600 students have participated so far with many taking the class multiple times.
In 1998 he published his first book Nourishing Destiny: The Inner Tradition of Chinese Medicine, which has now become a classic in the field. Equating health and open awareness and illness with habitual functioning, Lonny examines the Chinese notion of destiny as it applies to the practice of East Asian medicine. The text is grounded in the Classics and extends their view into contemporary clinical practice.
In 2003 Lonny published his second book The Clinical Practice of Chinese Medicine. This work explicates how to achieve the core value system at the heart of Nourishing Destiny in the treatment room. All treatment paradigms are fully elaborated to allow immediate integration into the clinic.
His third book, Deepening Perspectives on Chinese Medicine is in production and expected in April 2021. In this new text Lonny views Chinese medicine through an integral and developmental lens.
“I know of no other person in our field who has unified the thought of Sri Aurobindo, Ken Wilbur, Zhuang Zi, and great physicians such as Sun Si-Miao so seamlessly. Perhaps at last, the Huang Di/Yellow Emperor can be said to have engaged Western thought in full. This work deserves our full attention and commitment, so that we may add our insights for the coming era as well and bring Chinese medicine to full fruition as a world medicine par excellence.”
-Z’ev Rosenberg, 醫生
Lonny moderates NourshingDestiny.com
Other quick facts:
- Founding member of the Acupuncture Society of Massachusetts
- Fellow of the National Academy of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
- His electronmicrographs of DNA have been Published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and his work in developmental neurobiology has been published in the Journal of Embryology and Experimental Morphology.
- Lonny was featured in the text, The Great Work of Your Life: A guide for the Journey to Your True Calling by best selling author Stephen Cope
- He is a 4th Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do
In his spare time Lonny enjoys doing landscape photography in the beautiful Berkshires, playing guitar in his jazz band, and is the proud father of Anjelica and Z’ev.
Lonny has been practicing Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine in the beautiful Berkshires, Western, MA, since 1986.
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“Deepening Perspectives takes the reader on a voyage of discovery through time and space accompanied by one of Chinese medicine’s most brilliant and visionary practitioners. This is not a book to be read at one go but rather lived with over a lifetime. I found myself inspired by the spiritual insights, reveling in the soul wisdom, absorbing the clinical expertise, and arguing enthusiastically with some of the concepts while ever grateful for the decades of work, tireless dedication, and clarity of intention that Jarrett has brought to this project. In recognizing the potential of traditional Chinese medicine to support humanity in moving into a new, more integrated consciousness, Jarrett has truly written a manifesto of healing for our time.”
—Lorie Eve Dechar, author of: Five Spirits, The Alchemy of Inner Work, and Kigo: Exploring the Spiritual Essence of Acupuncture Points Through the Changing Seasons