Felice Dunas began her studies in 1970, before acupuncture colleges or a profession existed outside Asian communities in the U.S. Serving as an apprentice to noted Japanese and Korean practitioners provided Dunas with unique insights into the ever-changing face of Chinese medicine as it transformed into a viable profession. She devoted 25 years to building the profession in the United States through legislation, curriculum and college development, and publicity and marketing.
Honored as Acupuncturist of the Year in 2001 by the AAAOM, Dunas was recognized for single-handedly introducing the ancient subject of “sexuality as medicine” to the American acupuncture profession and for introducing Chinese medicine to thousands of corporate CEOs around the world. Her work has contributed over 50,000 referrals to U.S. based acupuncturists, even as she has maintained her own clinical practice for 46 years.
Dunas is also a public speaker, consultant, and executive coach to corporate and healthcare industry CEOs. She has lectured in more than 60 countries on subjects including gender issues, trauma recovery, and the role of Chinese medicine in corporate healthcare. Additionally, she serves as a consultant to corporations and hospitals on lowering healthcare costs with acupuncture and alternative medicine.