Joseph Soprani has been involved in the field of Acupuncture and Oriental medicine as a practitioner, educator, administrator and consultant since 1985. He began his clinical training with the founder of classical five element acupuncture Dr. J.R. Worsley in 1983 and continued his mentorship with him until his death on June 2, 2003.
Joseph has degrees of Bachelor of Arts from Purdue University, Licentiate and Bachelor of Acupuncture from The College of Traditional Acupuncture (UK) and Master of Acupuncture from the Traditional Acupuncture Institute in Columbia, Maryland. He is certified in Acupuncture and Herbology (by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine), Classical Five Element Acupuncture™ (Worsley Institute) and Zero Balancing Association). He was on the acupuncture committee for the Board of Medical Examiners for the state of Oregon from 1995 to 2003.
Joseph has served as clinical faculty for the following institutions: The Worsley Institute of Classical Acupuncture, The Academy of Five Element Acupuncture, Five Element Acupuncture Trainings, The Institute of Classical Five-Element Acupuncture and the Taoist Institute of Education and Acupuncture. He was the Clinic Director of the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine and taught on the faculty.
Joseph incorporates nutrition, herbs, body work and acupuncture in his work with patients. He has a special interest helping those with a chronic illness regain their health.
Tami Soprani has been practicing since 1972 as a licensed nurse, acupuncturist and educator. She mentored under JR Worsley, the renowned professor of Five Element Acupuncture, from 1981 until his death in 2003. She has Licentiate and BA degrees in Acupuncture from his College of Traditional Acupuncture in Lemmington Spa, England, and holds a Master’s Degree from the Traditional Acupuncture Institute in Columbia, Maryland. She is licensed in Oregon and California as a Licensed Acupuncturist and has been certified by the National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncturists (NCCAOM) since 1985.
Tami is a co-founder of the Traditional Acupuncture clinic in San Fransisco and Five Element Healthcare in Portland, Oregon. She has taught acupuncture at Five Element Healthcare and other post-graduate programs from 2001 to the present. Most recently she has been pursuing her studies of functional medicine under Dan Kalish of the Kalish Institute.
In her practice, Tami draws from the art of ancient medicine and contemporary, science-based functional medicine, creating a powerful support for the recovery of health. She uses acupuncture, herbs, supplements, targeted nutrients, German biologicals, and real whole food nutrition, exercise and stress reduction methods.