Bio


Dr. Burt R. Durfee, D.A.O.M, L.Ac. was born in Greenwich, England, and lived in Germany until age six before coming to the United States. He received his Master of Science in Oriental Medicine from Samra University in Los Angeles. He completed his postgraduate work at prestigious China Beijing International Acupuncture Training Center in 1996. In 1998, he did postgraduate studies in Traditional Chinese Medicine in Orthopedics at the American Acupuncture Academy. As a California Licensed Acupuncturist, he is also certified by the National Commission for Certification of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. To further broaden his expertise, Dr. Burt R. Durfee, D.A.O.M, L.Ac. is now in the process of completing his Doctorate in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine degree with emphasis in orthopedics.


EXPERIENCE

  • Jan   2009 to Present          AAT- Advanced AllergyTherapeutic treatment at my office

                                                       Biofeed back machine for allergies & sensitivities to food, pollen, air borne, chemicals

  • May 2000 to Present          Burt R. Durfee, L. Ac. and Associates, Burbank

                                                       Own practice specializing in acupuncture orthopedic and herbal treatment

  • May 2005 – Nov 2006       Good Samaritan Hospital

                                                       Internship at the Acute Rehab Department / Acupuncture for Stroke Rehabilitation

  • July 2005 – Oct 2005         Hollywood Free Clinic

                                                      Treated various muscle skeletal disorders

  • July 2002 – August 04       Fortanasce and Associates, Arcadia

                                                      Worked independently with Workers Comp patients at a physical therapy clinic

  • May97-  Oct. 2001            M.M. Van Benschoten, O.M.D., CA.,INC. and Associates, Reseda

                                                      Worked as an associate, using herbal concentrates and acupuncture

                                  treatments  for various illnesses which have been difficult for western medicine

                                 to treat.

  • Sept 1998 - June 99           LA Drug Court Impact Program, Los Angeles

                                                      Treated patients recovering from chemical dependency

  • June 1997 - June 00           First Chiropractic and Family Wellness, Montrose

                                                      Worked as the only Acupuncturist/Herbalist treating patients with various

                                                      illnesses. 

  • Jan. 1997 - April 97           Germany

                       Worked with German Health Practitioners and Quantum Medicine.                                         


EDUCATION

  • January 05 – Dec 06         Emperor’s College of Oriental Medicine

                                            Post-graduate studies in Doctorate of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine degree                                             (D.A.O.M.)

  • March 03 – May 05          Tung’s Acupuncture

                                                    Seminars by Dr. Wei-Chieh Young and Susan Johnson

  • June 98 - June 99              Acupuncture Orthopedics from American Acupuncture Academy 

                                                    Post-graduate studies in Traditional Chinese Medicine Orthopedics

  • March 1998                       NADA– National Acupuncture Detoxification Association

                                                     Completion of Chemical Dependency Treatment Program.                                  

  • Oct 95 - Feb 96                  China Beijing International Acupuncture Training Center

                                                     Researched and trained in the following hospitals in Beijing, China.                       

  •         Guang An Men Hospital of China Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine           

                                           Studied Herbal Traditional Chinese Medicine in Oncology

  •          Xi Yuan Hospital of China Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine

                                           Studied Herbal Traditional Chinese Medicine with emphasis in                                                                                   Hematology

  •          Huguosi Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine - Western District #6 Hospital

                                          Studied treatment of Infertility with Herbal Traditional Chinese Medicine

  •         Beijing Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine

                                          Studied Herbal Traditional Chinese Medicine in Oncology

  • September 1995              Samra University of Oriental Medicine

                                                    Master of Science in Oriental Medicine


LICENSES                    

  • L.Ac.-California Licensed Acupuncturist: License No. 5792
  • NCCAOM-National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental                 Medicine:  Certificate No. 941-0624-705