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Brandt Stickley, LAc

School of Classical Chinese Medicine

 Title

 

Assistant Professor

 Focus

 

Classical Chinese Medicine & Psychology

 Education

 

MSTCM,
American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, 2001

 Office Phone

 

503.552.1552

 Email

 

bstickley@ncnm.edu

 Courses

 

CCM 412/422/431   CCM Pathology I-III
CCM 718   Chinese Medical Psychology
CCM 735   Clinical Case Presentation III       
CCM809    Clinical Observation Rotation                
CCM909    Clinical Internship Rotation   
CCM 981/982/989   Mentorship Tutorial I-III

 

Brandt Stickley has a mission. He wants to help his students learn to treat not only what they see, but to develop even more subtle diagnostic skills. Through years of study and practice, he has learned to watch, sense and listen carefully to his patients, closely attuning to their pulses. He says, “My passion is exploring the confluence of Chinese medicine and psychology.” It is this careful attunement that has greatly assisted his patients suffering from a variety of psychological and neurological disorders.

Stickley joined NCNM’s faculty at the School of Classical Chinese Medicine (CCM) in 2009 and is now a supervising attendant to CCM students at the NCNM Clinic. He is a licensed acupuncturist, herbalist, author, and a practitioner of the ancient art and science of classical Chinese medicine. He’s a graduate of Cornell University and American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco and he completed his internship in Hangzhou, China. He has studied Contemporary Chinese Pulse Diagnosis since 1998 with Leon Hammer, MD, with whom he has worked closely.

Stickley has learned that the pulses can tell the skilled practitioner vast amounts about patients—not just their health conditions, but the actual originating life event that created the presenting health condition. “The pulse diagnosis I practice is a very deep model that I learned from a renowned master and my mentor, Dr. Leon Hammer, the author of “Dragon Rises, Red Bird Flies,” Stickley says. “The central theme of Dr. Hammer’s work is on the role of awareness. Using this awareness there is a logical methodology in pulse diagnosis that helps me deeply understand imbalances in my patients and how they evolved over time—the overwhelming experiences that impact the patient’s heart often occur like insults at conception or birth, which, in turn, create a global damaging effect on the patient’s health.”

Stickley says he is very excited to live in the Northwest. “NCNM embodies my passion for the medicine, as exemplified by Dr. Heiner Fruehauf.” Stickley is joined in Portland by his wife, Jennifer, and their son Jonas.

View Brandt Stickley's Curriculum Vitae.