Holly Sparks graduated in 2003 from the International Institute of Chinese Medicine (IICM) in Albuquerque, N.M., with a Master of Oriental Medicine degree. She also holds a Masters degree in Health Psychology from Northern Arizona University (NAU), and has over 30 years in the medical profession. She currently works as an adjunct instructor and supervisor at Arizona School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ASAOM) while maintaining her private practice.
Credentials and licensures include: Acupuncture Licensure in Arizona and Colorado, NCCAOM Dipl. Ac., (National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine’s Diplomat of Acupuncture), Dipl. C.H. (Diplomat of Chinese Herbology), and certifications in: Dr. Tan’s Acupuncture and Balance Methods, Community Acupuncture Network techniques, N.A.D.A. acupuncture detox specialist (National Acupuncture Detoxification Association), Apitherapy (bee venom) & Api-puncture, Virginia Doran’s Facial Rejuvination, and Dr. Frank He’s Muscle Channel Technique for sports’ injuries .
In addition to her scholarly endeavors, Ms Sparks has trained consistently in the martial arts for over 25 years, and is a Sifu (Instructor level) in Northern Shaolin Kung Fu and Taiji Quan. Her instructors are Sifu David Simeone, disciple of GrandMasters’ Chan Pui (Wah Lum) & Bo Sim Mark, (Tai Chi Gold Medalist); Sifu Tom Turcotte, L.Ac., and Wu Shu Gold Medalist, Master Zhuang Hui.