My goal is to help you achieve optimum health and wellness. Through working with my patients I have seen the impressive results that acupuncture and Chinese medicine can have. I am grateful to be able to share the benefit of my extensive education with you. My background includes training not only in acupuncture, but also in other Chinese medicine modalities as well as considerable training in traditional Osteopathic bodywork modalities.  I am licensed by the state of Utah to practice acupuncture, and am nationally board-certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).

Your unique health care situation is of the utmost importance to me. I am happy to answer any questions you may have regarding how my unique approach of integrating acupuncture and osteopathic bodywork can benefit you. Together we can work toward achieving your health and wellness goals.

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I graduated in 1998 from the Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine (SIOM), a 4000+ hour program that included 2000+ clinic hours.   My training there was both thorough and eclectic, and I had the opportunity to study with and have clinical experience with many accomplished acupuncturists from around the world: China, Japan, England, Germany, Australia, and the U.S.  The founder and then director of SIOM, Dan Bensky, D.O. was of particular inspiration to me -- this is where I developed my specific interest in the integration of acupuncture and osteopathic palpation and treatment.

Before becoming trained in acupuncture and East-Asian medicine at SIOM, I was a licensed massage therapist in Seattle, Washington since 1988, with a private practice as well as doing injury-rehabilitation bodywork in Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine clinics,  including work with professional athletes. 

Since moving my practice to beautiful Moab, Utah in 1998,  I have done a seven-year long (>1000 hrs) clinical preceptorship with R. Paul Lee, D.O., F.A.A.O., F.C.A. in Durango, Colorado; attended the Canadian School of Osteopathy (Phillipe Druelle, D.O., Principal) for a year; taken numerous professional courses relating to acupuncture and/or osteopathic methods; and the occasional clinical preceptorship experience with other traditional osteopaths.

My special interest is in promoting health, as well as treating injury and disease via the integration of acupuncture and traditional Osteopathic approaches. 

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Prior to a beginning a career in the healing arts, I attended and graduated (BA, 1983) from The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington, where my focus was on Interdisciplinary Studies in Education, Psychology, and Philosophy, as well as Natural Sciences  (and, I returned there for a fifth year in 1994 for specific pre-medical studies in preparation for my studies at the Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine).  

During the summers between years of college and afterwards for several years, I worked as a field instructor for several Outward Bound schools.  I eventually developed an interest in the "healing arts" and my studies began in 1987 in Seattle as a student of Joyce Hawkes, PhD, who is still a teacher, mentor, and inspiration to me.

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About - Will Cooper, acupuncturist in Moab, UT

Will Cooper offers Acupuncture in Moab, UT


Will Cooper  Moab, Utah 435-260-8005Find balance through acupuncture in Moab, UT, with acupuncturist Will Cooper