Darren Holman began studying Chinese medicine in 1993 while studying engineering at Virginia Tech. After graduating with his Bachelors and Masters of Science and entering the work force for a few years, Darren started Acupuncture school in Bethesda, Maryland at the Maryland Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine. During this time he was privileged to take part in a 2 year herbal internship program with Dr Yan Qiu He, of the National Institute of Health. He later transferred and graduated valedictorian of his class with a Masters of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the Texas College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Austin TX where he studied under respected herbalist Dr Guili Zheng.
Darren Holman is nationally certified in Oriental Medicine by the National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncturists and is licensed by the State of North Carolina. He is certified in Clean Needle Technique by the National Council of Acupuncture Schools and Colleges. Darren has also completed and is certified in the first level of Cranial Sacral therapy by the Upledger Institute.
He trained in Chinese Internal Martial Arts and Qigong for over 20 years. During that time he took seminars on strain counter-strain, myofascial release, chakra balancing, and polarity therapy. Darren has practiced in the Charlotte area for 8 years. He continually expands the depth of his knowledge by studying with respected modern masters Jeffrey Yuen, Richard Tan, and others.