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Dov is a practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and is nationally certified through NCCAOM (National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.) The North Carolina Acupuncture Licensing Board and the Acupuncture Board of California license him as an acupuncturist. In March 2000, Dov began a three and a half year clinical apprenticeship in TCM with Lesley Tierra, L.Ac. At the same time, he apprenticed with Christopher Hobbs, Ph.D.; both are acupuncturists and internationally renowned authors on herbal medicine, which gave Dov a unique background in both Western and Eastern herbs and treatment.Continuing his education, Dov earned a Masters degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Five Branches University in Santa Cruz, California.

In 2006, Dov traveled to China to study at Zhejiang TCM University in Hangzhou, China. There he spent time with western and TCM trained doctors specializing in orthopedics, dermatology, endometriosis, and cancer. Since then, he has taught at the American School of Herbalism, Five Branches University, the American Herbalist Guild Conference, Leslie and Michael Tierra’s East West correspondence courses and many community classes in CA, WA and NC.

Dov lives in West Asheville with his wife Nikki and their three beautiful children, Mateo ,Kailani and Jada. As a family, they enjoy going to the farmers market, gardening, hiking, biking, searching for new waterfalls, practicing yoga and qi gong, and reading books together.