Contributing members are associates that produce and teach material for the Classical Acupuncture College

Sean Tuten,

Sean Tuten is the founder and director of the Classical Acupuncture College.  He has been in private practice for 20 years, and has been teaching in the United States, Europe and Australia since 2004.  He enjoys cooking food, eating food, and daydreaming about cooking and eating food.

Diane Gioioso has been in practice since 2001, specializing in Fu Ke/Gynecology and Chan Ke/Obstetrics models. She has treated in integrative settings at a Genetics and IVF clinic in Northern Virginia, as well as presented acupuncture and Chinese herb classes on women's health at Tai Sophia (MUIH).

Diane Gioioso,
M.Ac., Dipl. Ac. (NCCAOM),
L.Ac. (MD)
John Heuertz,
MSOM, Dipl. Ac. (NCCAOM), Dipl. CH (NCCAOM), DOM (NM)

John Heuertz has been in practice since 2001. He is a prolific writer and editor of articles relating to the field of Chinese medicine. He is an author of the Clinical Guide to Commonly Used Chinese Herbal Formulas and lectures frequently throughout the United States and abroad.


Ann Cecil-Sterman

Ann is the author of the best-selling texts Advanced Acupuncture (the only book of protocols for the complement channels of acupuncture) and The Art of Pulse Diagnosis. She graduated from Jeffrey Yuen’s acupuncture school in New York where she later taught and supervised clinical practice.

Claudia Welch

Claudia is the author of Balance Your Hormones, Balance Your Life and The Four Qualities of Effective Physicians. She is one of the most sought-after speakers on Ayurveda and eastern medicine in the world.