Thom first became aware of Chinese medicine when he had stress-related health issues of his own. Western doctors diagnosed the problem but couldn’t find a permanent solution. Within months of seeing an acupuncturist and taking Chinese herbal medicine, his health improved dramatically.
The transformation inspired Thom to leave his high-stress IT job and pursue a career as an acupuncturist. He wanted to help other people reduce their pain and discomfort using the same long-practiced techniques and philosophies that had improved his life.
Since opening his private practice in 2012, Thom has treated patients with acute and chronic pain, sinus and nasal congestion, menstrual irregularities, digestive disorders, fatigue, insomnia, anxiety, depression, and illnesses after cancer treatment. He has a special interest in treating insulin resistance, including the short- and long-term effects of type 2 diabetes.
Through the Department of Veterans Affairs Community Care Network, Thom works with military veterans suffering from PTSD and service-connected chronic pain.
Thom is a licensed acupuncturist (L.Ac.) in the state of Illinois where he is also active with the Illinois Society of Acupuncturists. He is nationally certified in acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine by the NCCAOM. He graduated from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in Chicago.
Thom is an avid gardener and traditional diet enthusiast. He is a member of the Weston A. Price Foundation and has taught classes in Chicago about vegetable fermentation. He enjoys cooking bone broth and baking bread in his spare time.