Eric has been fascinated by holistic medicine since his early youth. As a young athlete he became well versed in natural approaches to recovery through simple remedies like Traumeel, Arnica, and Calendula. This expanded to nutritional, herbal and Homeopathic treatments, as well as, hands on therapy to find solutions to his own health concerns.
A repeated shoulder dislocation brought him to a unique form of therapy called Integrative Manual Therapy (IMT). It is a hands-on technique that has roots in Osteopathy, incorporating Myofascial release, CranioSacral Therapy, Strain Counter-Strain and many other techniques, with a focus on restoring structural and physiologic health. Eric began studying IMT after he regained full function of his shoulder, where he learned insights in the treatment of injury, disability and disease.
Eric is a graduate of Southwest Acupuncture College (SWAC) in Santa Fe, NM earning a degree as a Doctor of Oriental Medicine (DOM). During his studies he became acquainted with Japanese Meridian therapy, specifically Hari style acupuncture. His passion for Hari style acupuncture led him to study with Japanese masters such as T. Koei Kuwahara, Masanori Tanioka, Junji Mizutani, Kazuto Miyawaki as well as many accomplished western Acupuncturists. This study included in depth focus of non-insertive Root Treatment, that uses handmade Silver Needles or Teishin needles, Moxibustion, Extraordinary Vessel treatment, Sotai which is a Japanese Strain Counterstrain modality, Kampo abdominal diagnosis, Shonishin pediatric treatment, and various types of Japanese manual therapy. He has experience with clinical internships at Women's Health Services of Santa Fe, and the Indian Health Service with Dr. Ed Grant.
Eric incorporates a wide variety of modalities into each treatment to offer a gentle, balanced approach that is relaxing and restorative. He enjoys treating children as well as adults, and has extensive experience in treating a wide range of complaints like stress, chronic pain, injury, digestive disorders, and men's and women's health issues.
Eric Brunn is Board certified as a Diplomat in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine by the NCCAOM (National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine).