Dr. Michael Kowalski is an Acupuncture Physician and founder of the Acupuncture & Holistic Health Center. After earning his B.A. at Yale University, he studied 5 Element Acupuncture for seven years with the eminent Professor J. R. Worsley at the College of Traditional Chinese Acupuncture in Leamington Spa, England, where he received two post-graduate degrees. He graduated acupuncture school in 1984 and has been practicing 5 Element Acupuncture ever since, making him the most experienced full-time acupuncture physician in Jacksonville. He is Florida Board certified (A.P.) and National Board certified (Dipl. Ac., NCCAOM). Since founding the Acupuncture and Holistic Health Center in Jacksonville in 1988, Dr. Kowalski has completed further training in other holistic medicine modalities including homeopathy, herbal medicine, natural hormone balancing, functional nutritional medicine, Wilson’s temperature syndrome, auricular acupuncture, detoxification, and plant spirit medicine.
Dr. Kowalski practiced acupuncture and served on the faculty of the College of Traditional Chinese Acupuncture in England from 1984-1988. Since then, he has been in private practice in Jacksonville. Dr. Kowalski has been a leader in acupuncture education since beginning his teaching career in 1985. He taught acupuncture and served as Dean and President of the Classical Acupuncture Institute in Jacksonville for seven years.
Dr. Kowalski currently teaches acupuncture as Director of the 5 Element Institute in Jacksonville, a Florida Board of Acupuncture licensed provider of continuing education courses he founded in 2010. He founded the 5 Element Institute to build bridges between the acupuncture profession and the conventional medical community by educating them about acupuncture. The Institute offers 5 Element Acupuncture training programs to health professionals including medical doctors, chiropractors, acupuncture physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners.
For more information on the 5 Element Institute please visit 5elementinstitute.com.
Dr. Kowalski and his wife Laura have five wonderful children. They enjoy living in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida with their dog Rusty.
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