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Daniel Camburn, BS, MS, OMD

Acupuncture Physician & Master Herbalist

Daniel is a master herbalist, acupuncturist, and qi gong doctor, who has been studying and practicing Chinese Medicine for more than twenty five years. He has a B.S. in Psychology (cum laude) from the Pennsylvania State University. And in 1998 achieved his Masters of Science degree in Chinese Medicine from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in NYC. 

Daniel began studying internal martial arts, kiatsu (pressing with energy) and qi gong (energy work) in 1988, eventually achieving the levels of 3rd degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do and 2nd degree black belt in Aikido. 

From 1992-1993, he studied Kung-Fu and observed trauma medicine under grandmaster Alan Lee at the Kung-Fu Wu-Su school in Manhattan. Daniel was introduced to the Shaolin system of treating physical trauma and injuries with herbal medicine, qi gong, and tui na (Chinese therapeutic massage and adjustments). 

From 1995-1997, Daniel studied extensively with the late great Dr. Zicheng Gan (of Shanghai), and Dr. Shenyi Li (of Beijing). After graduating from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (NY) in 1998, he spent nearly 1,200 hours studying Gynecology and Obstetrics at the Chengdu University of TCM, at the PhD level. 

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Dr. Liu Minru and Daniel outside Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, 1998

Daniel has studied Tibetan medicine at the Men-Tsi-Khang [Medical School] in Lhasa, Tibet and also via the extensive literature produced in Northern India by the Tibetans in exile there. 

Daniel has maintained a clinical practice since 1997, specializing in internal medicine, emotional disorders, and gynecology. He has developed a highly effective system based on the observation that nearly all disease is mental-emotional-spiritual in origin. Which even holds true for musculoskeletal complaints. Being able to discern and clearly comprehend these non-physical origins allows for the successful resolution of many ailments that have otherwise resisted treatment.  

Daniel has prescribed more than 20,000 raw herb formulas, and more than 10,000 granule formulas, with outstanding success in the majority of cases (greater than a 90% cure rate), defining him as a "Master Herbalist." 

For eleven years, Daniel was a professor (herbs, acupuncture, theory) and chief herbal clinical supervisor at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, in NYC. In this position, he was afforded the opportunity to treat all manner of life-threatening illnesses, as a primary care provider for many low-income patients. Additionally, he was a professor and clinical supervisor at the Tri-State College of Acupuncture for three years.

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Daniel seeing patients at Chengdu U. of TCM Herb Clinic, 1998

In 1999 Daniel co-created, and supervised for the first two years, a program treating HIV-AIDS patients at Yonkers General Hospital, NY. For four years he was the clinical director of the Berkley Center for Reproductive Wellness and Women's Health, in Midtown Manhattan. He also served for two years as a professor, practitioner, and clinical supervisor at the Texas Health and Science University, Austin, TX. 

ESATM, the first herb cohort of the new

At ESATM, teaching the first cohort of the redeveloped herb program.

Since 2015, he has taught the History and Foundations of Chinese Medicine, varied medical theory courses, Materia Medica (single herbs), and Herbal Formulas at the Eastern School of Acupuncture and Traditional Medicine, New Jersey.


From 2017-2018, Daniel additionally supervised herbal interns, and taught O.M. theory at the Won Institute in Pennsylvania.


From 2019-2021 he was the Clinical Faculty Chair and a full-time Associate Professor at the University of Bridgeport Acupuncture Institute, Connecticut. 

Daniel practices in Soho, at 594 Broadway, NYC. He also regularly performs distance consultations for patients around the world. 

Both laymen and practitioners can enjoy Daniel's unique and informative book: The Heart Spirit in Chinese Medicine

Daniel has had a lifelong fascination with the various cultures, traditional medicines, and religions of the world. Likewise, he has also studied world history extensively. He maintains an organic whole-foods diet, and exercises outdoors regularly. Since 1994, Daniel has enjoyed playing the shakuhachi flute, often called blowing Zen (suizen 吹禅). 

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