Shlomo Lang has an intriguing varied background which brings unique life experience and training to his present practice of acupuncture. He grew up in a rural setting, on a cooperative farm in which all 700 members supported each other economically, emotionally, and spiritually. The development of the group spirit to survive permeated his existence and aided others in their growth.
He served in the intelligence corps of the army as a medic, healing others through western medicine (bio-medicine). It was then that he realized some of the limitations of bio-medicine and started developing interest in alternative forms of medicine. This is also when he started formulating his philosophy about the strong connection between the mind and the body as he noticed that it was not enough to treat the soldiers with medicine, they recovered much better when given emotional support as well as medicine.
Early in his career he worked on Wall Street as a corporate manager, leading others in the development of computer programs for financial firms. As a manager he was highly respected for his leadership skills and valued for his ability to create a supportive environment that enabled all team members to work harmoniously and flourish individually. His experience as a manger helped him understand that when pulling resources together, their sum is greater than the total of the individual resources. This helped him shape his current collaborative approach to healing, working together with other health professionals treating the same individual.
Feeling the desire to contribute to the healing of others and offer relief for physical and emotional dis-ease, he returned to school to study acupuncture, entering Tri-State College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, in 2008. This 3-year Masters program encompasses an extensive curriculum with a solid education in all areas. Additionally, this program offers a unique approach where students are taught four different styles of acupuncture: Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Acupuncture Physical Medicine (APM), Japanese Acupuncture (JA), and Kiiko Matsumoto (KM). Shlomo prides himself in his ability to utilize elements from these different acupuncture styles, tailoring his treatment to meet the needs of each patient. He also has been educated by master practitioners in other modalities of Chinese medicine (for more details look at the “services” tab), enabling him to treat many conditions emotionally and physically and to enhance the well being of the whole person. His warmth, dedication, and expertise are all unique characteristics that offer the individual a journey with Shlomo, towards improved physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being.