Josephine Spilka is a licensed acupuncturist, practicing since 1994 with a
Master’s degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine from Samra University in Los
Angeles. Shortly after graduating she was introduced to the synthesis of classical
teachings and the modern practice of Chinese medicine by Sharon Weizenbaum,
then went on to study extensively with Jeffrey Yuen beginning in 1998.
Currently, as the owner of www.essencepresence.com, Josephine teaches,
mentors and consults in Chinese medicine and Buddhist meditation. Additionally,
as a faculty member of Daoist Traditions College of Chinese Medical Arts in
Asheville, North Carolina, she teaches core curriculum courses utilizing classical
systems such as Divergent Meridians, Luo Vessels and Eight Extraordinary Vessels
as well as supervising students in the college clinic and conducting case review.
Combining deep study with practical application, Josephine aspires to share the
benefits of putting the classical teachings into clinical practice with her students and
other licensed professionals.
In all that she does, Josephine is focused on investigating the relationship
with essence in its many forms. Growing and innovating from her foundation in
Chinese medicine, she teaches on essential oils and Chinese medicine, shares
contemplative photography, and serves others in finding and mining their own
essence. With pith and passion, Josephine brings together many streams of
teachings to offer an inspiring and practical application of ancient wisdom.