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functionalmedman@gmail.com     (415) 431-3793   San Francisco/ Marin, CA.














Jonathan Gavzer, LAc.,

3251 16th St. #1, SF, CA 94103

415-431-3793

functionalmedman@gmail.com

 

Work Experience:

1989- Present - Private Practice in Acupuncture, Bodywork and Functional Medicine, San Francisco, CA


2011- Present - Office of Teresa Black MD, Practice of Acupuncture, Bodywork and Functional Medicine, San Rafael, CA


1996-1999 - Immune Enhancement Project, Acupuncturist, San Francisco, CA


1992- 1996 - Acupuncturist at Quan Yin Healing Arts Center, specializing in HIV/AIDS, chronic hepatitis B and C, and women’s health, San Francisco, CA


1991- 1997 - Faculty member and Clinic Supervisor, Five Branches Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Santa Cruz, CA


1981-1983 - Patient Advocate, Evergreen State College Health Center and Women’s Health Center, Olympia, WA


Misc. work projects: 1990 - 2013

Back stage and on call as acupuncturist practitioner for:

-         Woman Music Festival, Seattle, WA., San Francisco

-Bumpershoot Music Festival, Seattle Wa

-Reggae on the River, Piercy, CA

-West African (Senegalese, Congolese and Guinean) Dance Camps

-Back stage acupuncture provider for several touring bands, singers and dancers in the Bay Area

-Acupuncturist and bodywork coordinator and practitioner on AIDs Lifecycle

-Indonesian village (Bandung and Cimande) – volunteer at  free clinic programs


Education:

1984-1988: Five Branches University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Masters Degree in TCM, Santa Cruz, CA


1983-1984: Naropa Institute, Health and Healing Program

 

1979-1983:  Evergreen State College, BA

 

Post-Graduate Education:

2011 – 2013: Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies, Diplomate of Functional Neurology Program - San Francisco, CA,  300 hrs


1990-1992: Hakomi Institute, Training in the Hakomi Method of Experiential Psychotherapy - San Francisco, CA 375 hrs.


1979: Massage Training and Licensure. State of Washington, 200 hrs

 

Weekend Courses/Modules:  

2007-2013 - Apex Energetics Seminars: Functional Medicine seminars taught by Dr. Datis Kharrazian DHSc, DC, MNeuroSci, FAACP, DACBN, DABCN, DIBAK, CNS, and Brandon Brock RN, MSN-FNP,DC, DACNB, FACFN, FABVR, FABES, FICC, R.NCS.T, CNCT


1)Mastering Functional Blood Chemistry - San Francisco, CA – 2012, three-day workshop


2) Case Studies & Principles of Functional Endocrinology- Advanced- San Francisco, CA - 2010 – two-day workshop

     


3) Functional Blood Chemistry Analysis - San Francisco, CA 2008 – two-day workshop


4)  Neurotransmitters & Brain - San Francisco, CA 2008 –

       three-day workshop


5) Mastering The Thyroid – San Francisco, CA 2008 – three-day                                                

     workshop


6) Case Studies & Principles of Functional Endocrinology - San

      Francisco, CA, 2007 – two-day workshop


Manual Therapy Courses:

2011 - An Osteopathic Approach to Pediatrics, Alain Gehin, DO, three day workshop, Berkeley CA


2003-2005 - Cranial Technique: Assessment and Treatment Levels I, II, & III - Alain Gehin DO & Claudia Kohn, DO - 96 hrs, Winters, CA

 

2002 - Visceral Approach to Trauma and Whiplash II- Jean Pierre Barral DO. (Upledger Institute)- three-day workshop, San Francisco CA


2002 - Visceral Mobilization: Assessment and Treatment- Level II, Alain Gehin DO & Claudia Kohn, DO - four day workshop


2002 - Visceral Mobilization: Assessment and Treatment- Level I, Alain Gehin, DO, Claudia Kohn, DO – three day workshop, Sebastopol CA

 

2002 - Connective Tissue- Alain Gehin, DO & Claudia Kohn DO – four day workshop, Sebastopol, CA

 

2000 - Visceral Approach to Trauma and Whiplash Level One - Jean Pierre Barral, DO, Upledger Institute - two day workshop, San Francisco, CA

  

1999 - Advanced Visceral Manipulation 2- Jean Pierre Barral, DO. (Upledger Institute)- two day workshop, San Francisco, CA

 

1999 - Advanced Visceral Manipulation 1- Jean Pierre Barral, DO. (Upledger Institute)- two day workshop, San Francisco, CA

 

1997 - Clinical Symposium with Jean Pierre Barral, DO. (Upledger Institute)- two day workshop, San Francisco, CA

  

1996 - Lymph Drainage Therapy International Alliance of Healthcare Educators, Bruno Chikly, MD, DO, two day workshop, San Francisco CA

 

1996 - Advanced Visceral Manipulation- Jean Pierre Barral, DO. (Upledger Institute) - two day workshop, San Francisco, CA

 

1996- Practical  Integration – Visceral Manipulation with Dr. Jean Pierre Barral, DO. (Upledger Institute) - two day workshop, San Francisco, CA

 

1995 - Visceral Manipulation 1A - Jean Pierre Barral, DO. (Upledger Institute) – two day workshop, San Francisco, CA

 

1994-1995 - Cranial Sacral Therapy Level I, II, and III- (Upledger Institute) – four day workshops, San Francisco CA

 

1985- 1991 -Lauren Berry Manual Method of Manipulation, Full training, Levels I, II, and III, 90 hrs,

Advanced Lauren Berry Method, Additional five weekend sessions- 100 hrs, Berkeley, CA


Acupuncture Continuing Education Courses:

1998 – NAET, Allergy Elimination Technique Certification Course, Los Angeles, CA, two day workshop


1996 - Japanese Acupuncture Techniques for Chronic Pain and Chronic Fatigue with Kiiko Matsumoto, LAc – two day workshop, Santa Cruz ,CA 


1992 - HIV Professional Certification, Didactic and Clinical training at Quan Yin Healing Arts Center- three day training, San Francisco, CA


1989 – Bone Healing Individual Apprenticeship, Cimande, Indonesia-Three month intensive training



Continuing Education lectures on Neuro-Endocrine-Immune conditions:

2013 - Early Signs of Brain Degeneration, Berkeley, CA


2013 - The Neuroendocrine Immunology of Exercise, Berkeley, CA


2012- The Inflammatory and Autoimmune Signaling Systems,

Berkeley, CA


2011 - Understanding the Complexity of Gluten Sensitivity - Berkeley, CA

 

2011 - Breaking the Complex Web of Leaky Gut - Berkeley, CA

 

2011 - Brain-Immune Axis and Clinical Applications - Berkeley, CA

 

2011 - Environmental Toxicity & Neuroendocrine Immune Wind Up - Berkeley, CA

 

2010 - Neuroendocrine Immune Axis of Andropause - Berkeley, CA

 

2010 - Cortisol & Melatonin Circadian Rhythm Physiology - Berkeley, CA

 

2010 - Autoimmune Regulation by Nitric Oxide & Glutathione Systems - Oakland, CA

 

2009 - Impacts of Estrogen on the Neuroendocrine Immune Axis - Santa Cruz, CA

 

2009 - Learning & Memory Nutritional & Neurological Applications - Emeryville, CA

 

2009 - Thyroid -Brain- Immune Physiological Crosstalk - Berkeley,         CA

 

2008 - Functional Therapies Q and A - Santa Cruz, CA

 

2008 - Introduction to Neurochemistry - Santa Cruz, CA

 

2008- Autoimmune Thyroid-Research & Practice Updates - Emeryville, CA

 

2007 - Self Perpetuating Stress Cycles - Santa Cruz, CA

 

2007 - Secondary Messengers of Functional Endocrinology - Santa Cruz, CA

 

2007 - Enzyme Essentials - San Francisco, CA

 

2007 - Clinical Applications - Santa Cruz, CA



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