Stephen Bonzak, MS, DCCM, FICEAM, LAc
Stephen Bonzak, MS, DCCM, FICEAM, LAc, Dipl. OM is the founder and director of Health Traditions Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine Clinic in Chicago. He completed his undergraduate degree at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY and then attended the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (PCOM), receiving a Masters of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine.
Mr. Bonzak is licensed as an acupuncturist in the state of Illinois, and is Board Certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in the practice of both acupuncture and herbal medicine. In addition to his practice, he teaches classes in herbal medicine and medical theory at PCOM, supervises interns in the student clinic, and is the Chair of the Oriental Medicine Department.
Stephen Bonzak is a Diplomate of Canonical Chinese Medicine℠ DCCM℠ and a Fellow of the Institute of Classics in East Asian Medicine℠ FICEAM℠
Mr. Bonzak is an herbalist specialized in Canonical Chinese Medicine™, a style of herbalism based on the Chinese Han-dynasty classics, and has completed 400+ hours of advanced post-graduate training at the Institute of Classics in East Asian Medicine™ where in 2012 he was certified as a Diplomate. Since 2015, Mr. Bonzak is also certified as a Fellow of the Institute of Classics in East Asian Medicine FICEAM, after the successful completion of a 200 hours clinical internship.
During his years of training, Mr. Bonzak was fortunate to meet and attend seminars with Dr. Zeng Rongxiu on a number of occasions. Since 2011, he has functioned as the director of the Chicago Institute of Classics of East Asian Medicine, hosting ICEAM’s Canonical Chinese Medicine Training™ program in the Midwest.
Since 2013, Mr. Bonzak has started teaching both domestically and internationally alongside Dr. Versluys as a co-instructor in the aforementioned training program. He was one of the first practitioners to become clinically certified as a Fellow of the Institute of Classics in East Asian Medicine, and is one of only two Clinical Supervisors currently approved by Dr. Versluys.
For more information of Stephen’s advanced training certifications, please visit www.iceam.org.
Alexandra Modell, MSTOM, Dipl. OM, LAc
Alexandra Modell–Board Certified Acupuncturist & Herbalist, Diplomate in Oriental Medicine and Experienced-Registered Yoga Teacher–is a health care provider dedicated to treating the whole person. With a combined skill set in both integrative medicine and mind-body healing modalities, Alexandra utilizes a diverse approach to treat patients with a variety of conditions and assist students on a path to wellness. She is licensed and certified in the states of Illinois and Wisconsin.
A 2017 graduate of the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (PCOM), Alexandra discovered her calling in East Asian Medicine while living in Taipei, Taiwan (in 2009-2010) where she was teaching for Pure Yoga, one of Asia’s leading yoga studios. After benefiting from the integrative medical system in Taiwan, which included access to both Eastern and Western treatment strategies, she returned to school to immerse herself in Eastern medicine.
Her rigorous schooling at PCOM included coursework in acupuncture, herbal medicine, and biomedicine, in addition to over 900 hours of clinical training. Alexandra is in General and Family Practice, and treats a range of disorders including pain, stress & anxiety, allergies, headaches, digestive and women’s health.
Furthermore, Alexandra is currently completing post-graduate work with the Institute of Classics in East Asian Medicine with her mentor Arnaud Versluys to enhance her application of herbal medicine to treat a variety of internal medical conditions. Alexandra is especially passionate about practicing herbal medicine, as both preventative and curative care.
In addition to practicing acupuncture and herbal medicine, Alexandra is an ad hoc instructor in the Kinesiology Department of UW-Milwaukee, and teaches a course about intervention strategies in complementary and alternative medicine. She is a long time yoga practitioner and teacher, and a student of Tias Little (Prajna Yoga). Her teaching focuses on therapeutics, applied anatomy, and the mindfulness traditions, and she offers workshops and training programs on behalf of Prajna Yoga nationally.