William J. Adcock III attended Georgia State University for his undergraduate education. However, it was as a student at the Atlanta School of Massage that he discovered his passion for bodywork and movement therapies. Upon his graduation, he began to apprentice as an instructor, eventually becoming a senior instructor, and continued to teach various massage and movement disciplines there for 12 years.
It was during this time that he met and begin to study with his first mentor, Don Scheumann, the author of The Balanced Body, who stressed the importance of postural alignment & myo-fascial correction of tension patterns to optimize body movements and eliminate pain.
About the same time, he was introduced to Tai chi and immediately became a devoted practitioner. Utilizing the Chinese Energetic System of points and
channels, its emphasis on utilizing optimum postural alignment, relaxed movements and breathing patterns to improve health and function inspired him to focus his massage/bodywork disciplines on this system. This led him to study of Sports Tui Na up to instructor level from Terry Norman, the first foreign student to study at the Beijing Olympic Training Center. Tai chi and Tui Na enabled William to fully integrate his bodywork & movement skill-set.
To deepen his understanding of the Chinese Energetic System, William attended the Jung Tao School of Classical Chinese Medicine. Throughout his acupuncture education and after, he was mentored by Ed Garbacz M.D., who taught him how to better integrate the Classical Chinese medical model with Western medicine.
Throughout his career, William's primary focus has been on maximizing health, injury prevention, pain relief and performance optimization with body/energy/breath work and movement therapies. Through the use of acupuncture, tuina (Chinese Medical Massage), herbs, and tai chi/qi gong many of William's patients have reported amazing results.
Kimberly B. Adcock received her undergraduate degree from HIgh Point University. She then graduated from the Atlanta School of Massage and the Jung Tao School of Classical Chinese Medicine.
Kim's interest in Chinese Medicine began as a patient. Her earlier health challenges, which included migraines, kidney stones, extreme fatigue, body pain, and menstrual irregularities were unresponsive to western medicine. At 22 years of age a doctor suggested she should not live alone due to the chronic nature of her migraines, and her low level of health. In an attempt to improve her quality of life and regain her health, she began seeking out natural healing methods. She utilized dietary regulation,massage, Chinese Medicine, and practiced listening to her body through the experience of yoga, taichi, and breathwork. It has been over 11 years since Kim has had a migraine. She achieved conception on the first attempt, and carried a health baby to term, something that 10 years earlier she was told would be unlikely. Chinese Medicine has enabled Kim to live a healthy and full life. It is her desire to share this by providing support
and relief for individuals who feel like they have few options or that they
have to learn to “live” with their discomfort.
Some of the reasons Kim chose to pursue acupuncture include that it is non-invasive, that
it can be used safely with other therapies including western medication, and that not only are your symptoms
diminished but you improve your overall health.
Based on her life experience her speciality has been women's health. Many women live with monthly irregularities because they believe they have no other option, everyone else has this too, or they don't like taking hormones or other medications. It is a special joy when a women first begins to believe that there is a choice and that they can feel better. Kim works with women where they are - that means answering your questions, explaining the therapies, and offering suggestions that can improve your health.
Kim would love to talk to you today about how you can benefit from Chinese Medicine - to improve your health, maintain your health or optimize your health. You can reach her at 770-853-7002.