Dr. Robert Murphy got his start in the medical community as a massage therapist and practiced since 2002. He decided to further his knowledge of alternative medicine and graduated summa cum laude with a Masters Degree in Oriental Medicine from the Florida College of Integrative Medicine. His training taught him acupuncture, Chinese herbology, cupping therapy, moxabustion, acupuncture injection therapy, auricular therapy, tui na (Chinese medical massage), and gua sha (an East Asian healing technique useful in the treatment of pain and other diseases). Post graduation, Robert completed an intensive training program in Chinese herbology at the University of Chengdu, China. Robert’s path into Chinese Medicine began with the study of martial arts. He has trained in Tai Chi, Chi Kung, and Kung Fu for since 1995, acquiring the rank of Master. This has helped him to understand the flow and manipulation of Qi (life force) inside the body and how it relates to health and disease.