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Gene C. Bruno, OMD, LAc.
Gene Bruno began his studies in Acupuncture in 1969 and was fortunate to be able to study with classically trained Chinese masters, Dr. Gim Shek Ju and Dr. James Tin Yau So. He helped co-found the New England School of Acupuncture in 1974 and the California Acupuncture College in 1975. These were the first two schools of Acupuncture in the U.S. He has been licensed to practice acupuncture in Alaska, California, Oregon and Washington.
Gene Bruno has held research positions at the University of California, Los Angeles, the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and Harvard Medical School, Boston. As a Research Director with the National Acupuncture Association, he and John Ottaviano introduced the use of Veterinary Acupuncture into the United States for the first time. One of the results of training Veterinarians in using acupuncture, was the establishment of the International Veterinary Acupuncture Association.
Dr. Bruno has been practicing Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in Oregon since 1976. He was a member of the Board of Medical Examiners Acupuncture Committees in Oregon and Washington.
He was a member of the Board of Directors of the AAAOM, which is the national organization that represents all the licensed acupuncturists in the United States. He was the President of the AAOM from 2002 until 2004. He is also currently a member of the Executive Committee of the World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies, which represents Oriental Medicine associations throughout the world.
Dr. Bruno currently serves as the permanent advisor to the Trudy McAlister Fund which is the first national scholarship fund for students of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.
Dr. Bruno is licensed in acupuncture by the Oregon Board of Medical Examiners. He also has a doctorate degree in Oriental Medicine and is nationally certified as a Diplomate in Acupuncture (NCAAOM).