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Alternative Medicine and Mind Body Practices-East Asian Medical History-Stephen Jackowicz

United States

Assistant Clinical Professor,
Acupuncture Institute.

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Stephen Jackowicz


Assistant Clinical Professor, Acupuncture, Acupuncture Institute,
Ph.D. Boston University 2004,
M.Ac. New England School of Acupuncture 1997,
Dip.Ac. Korea Modern School of Acupuncture 1994,
A.B. Harvard University 1990,
Office Location: Health Science Center – Office 609.

Research Interests:

  • East Asian Medical History
  • Daoism
  • Transnational Medical Diaspora
  • Alternative Health Practices
  • Ethno-specific Medical Approaches.


  • Dr. Jackowicz is a new addition to the University of Bridgeport in 2014.
  • His study of East Asia began as an undergraduate at Harvard University.
  • He then went to Korea and studied East Asian medicine being the first foreign graduate of the Korea Modern School of Acupuncture.
  • He then went on to study at the New England School of Acupuncture for his Master’s Degree.
  • He became fascinated in the historical development of the East Asian Medical tradition and pursued his Ph.D. at Boston University exploring East Asian Medical History.
  • His studies and research have also taken him to Japan and China.
  • He is well published in East Asian Medicine, History, and Martial Arts.

Honors & Awards:

  • 2014, Editor Appointment. Interdisciplinary Society for Quantitative Research in Music and Medicine Proceedings Journal
  • 2013, Interdisciplinary Society for Quantitative Research in Music and Medicine Advisory Board Appointment
  • 2005, International Journal of Chinese Acupuncture Advisory Board Appointment
  • 2001 and 2000, Tufts University. Named by students as one of the professors at Tufts who “contributed significantly to their intellectual and/or personal development.”
  • 1997 Tsai Fellowship for Chinese Medical Research
  • 1990 John Harvard Scholar


  1. 2014, “The Sound and the Fury: An Historical Analysis of Sound and Music in Traditional Chinese Medical Culture.” Interdisciplinary Society for Quantitative Research in Music and Medicine 2013 Proceedings Journal. June 2014.
  2. 2013, “Explorations of Yin: Cosmic Shadow on the Stage of Earthly Metabolism.” International Journal of Chinese Acupuncture. December 2013.
  3. 2011, “Clinical Application of the Daodejing as a basis for Cognitive Behavioral Intervention.” Psych Extra, August (11)
  4. 2011, The chapter entitled, “Mind in East Asian Medicine” for an anthology Living Authentically: Daoist Contributions to Modern Psychology. Three Pines Press.
  5. 2011, “Akupunktur und daoistische Inkantationen.” Chinesische Medizin. January (11).
  6. 2011, “Incantations for Acupuncture.” Journal of Daoist Studies. January (11).
  7. 2010, Translated Dr. Dongwoo Kim’s article. “An Introduction to Korean Traditional Medicine: Five Movement Six Ki Prescriptive Method.” International Journal of Chinese Acupuncture. December (10).
  8. 2009, The Mechanics of Spirit. A monograph on the historiography and application of Classical Chinese medical theories in the modern clinical arena. VDM Publications.
  9. 2007, “Evil versus Heterodox: The Difficulties Translating Chinese Medical Texts.” International Journal of Chinese Acupuncture. February (07).
  10. 2006, The chapter entitled, “Ingestion, Digestion, and Regestation; The Complexities in the Absorption of Qi,” for an anthology Daoist Body Cultivation. Three Pines Press.
  11. 2005, “East Asian Medicine.” Oriental Medical Journal, January (05).
  12. 2004, Co-authored with Livia Kohn, Health and Longevity the Chinese Way. Three Pines Press.