D. Michael Denbow, professor emeritus at Virginia Tech, received his B.S. and M.S. from the University of Maryland, and, in 1980, his Ph.D. in physiology from North Carolina State University. He retired after 38 years at Virginia Tech where he published over 230 papers, and taught courses including Anatomy and Physiology, Neurochemical Regulation, and Chinese Medicine. He has studied martial arts and tui na as a member of the North American Tang Shou Tao Association since the late 1980’s.
Mike is a licensed and nationally board certified acupuncturist and massage therapist. He completed the four year Diplomat of Acupuncture program at Jung Tao School of Classical Chinese Medicine. He began studying Chinese Medicine in the 1980’s as a member of the North American Tang Shou Tao, a martial arts association emphasizing internal martial arts. He is certified in both Jin Shou Tui Na and Zheng Gu Tui Na, forms of Chinese medical massage, and incorporates Jin Shou Tui Na into his acupuncture practice. He is certified through the American Organization for Bodywork Therapies of Asia to teach Jin Shou Tui Na . He makes extensive use of the Balance Method of acupuncture and tui na in his practice.
Mike taught the anatomy and physiology class at Jung Tao School of Classical Chinese Medicine for ten years, and also served as their Academic Dean for several years. He was recently added to the Board of Directors of the Jung Tao School of Classical Chinese Medicine.