Eleonor Mendelson received her Master’s and Doctorate degrees in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Five Branches University. She worked for over a decade as a physical therapist in hospitals, out-patient clinics and in-home care in her home country, Israel, and was a lecturer on behalf of the health education department. Eleonor specializes in pain management and endocrinology.
Shawn Smolinski received his Master’s in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Five Branches University in 2008. He trained with Jennifer Minor and Miranda Warburton, two of NATSTA's most senior instructors for 16 months in a nationally recognized clinical apprenticeship in Jin Shou Tuina?. Shawn combines Tuina, Acupuncture and CranioSacral Therapy in a focused treatment setting often giving herbal and diet/nutriment recommendations, as well as qigong or other exercises to support his patient’s progress at home. He specializes in the treatment of: acute and chronic pain syndromes, insomnia/anxiety, cancer support, and stroke rehabilitation.
Stephanie He graduated with honors in 1985 from Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. She worked for thirteen years as a physician and instructor at the Tianjin University of TCM Teaching Hospital, one of China’s most prestigious Traditional Chinese Medicine hospitals. During her tenure at Tianjin University she trained with Dr. Shi Xuemin on the treatment of stroke. Stephanie has published numerous research articles in nationally recognized journals of TCM. She is a professor at Five Branches University and a graduate of the Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine program.