Michael owns Stone Mountain Medicine, an acupuncture clinic and herbal pharmacy in Berkeley California. After graduating from ACTCM in San Francisco he spent 8 years in Taiwan and China continuing his studies in the clinics of many well-known physicians, including Huang Huang, Feng Shi Lun, Wang Ju Yi, Chang Bu Tao, Chen Jun Ming and others He speaks fluent Mandarin and has edited and translated numerous articles and books about Chinese medicine.

He has a lovely family that consists of his wife and two children.