Robert M. Duggan, M.A., M.Ac. (UK), Dipl.Ac. (NCCAOM), President and Co-Founder of Tai Sophia Institute, has practicedtraditional acupuncture since 1973. He holds a master’s degree in humanrelations and community studies from New York University as well as a master’sin moral theology from St. Joseph’s Seminary, and received his master’scertification in acupuncture from the College of Traditional ChineseAcupuncture (UK). A national leader in the development of the acupunctureprofession and the emerging healing arts community, he has served as acommissioner of the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and OrientalMedicine, on the board of trustees of the Horizon Foundation (a communitywellness foundation in Howard County, Maryland, which in 2008 honored himwith its annual Leadership Award), and a panelist at meetings sponsored by theNational Institutes of Health and the White House Commission onComplementary and Alternative Medicine. Mr. Duggan lectures throughout the United States and abroad, and is author of Common Sense for the Healing Arts.
Abstraction may be our Original Sin. And "Consciousness" may be one of our most destructive abstractions. It seems odd to me to discuss consciousness when most individuals whom I encounter do not have an embodied sensory conscious awareness of their own body. A "headache" automatically becomes a problem to be ...