Kevin V. Ergil, M.A., M.S., L.Ac., Diplomate in Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM), F.N.A.A.O.M., F.A.A.P.M., is an Associate Professor at the Finger Lakes School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine of NYCC. Mr. Ergil is a practitioner of traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture (licensed in New York and California), since 1990. He has studied and conducted field research in Tibetan medicine. He has taught Chinese medicine since 1994 and presently teaches clinical skills, diagnosis, and a wide range of courses in Chinese herbal medicine. His clinical practice is providing acupuncture to veterans of the US military with complex pain presentations. He has served as Dean of the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, New York Campus (1992-1998) and Director of the Graduate Program in Oriental Medicine in the School of Health Sciences at Touro College (2000-2006). He has numerous publications.