Jordan graduated from Bowdoin College in 1981 with a BA in Psychology. In 1997 he completed his Masters in Acupuncture from the Northwest Institute of Acupuncture, obtaining his Washington state license (#432) in 1998.
In 1999, Jordan completed a three month silent meditation retreat at Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts and subsequently moved to India where he spent the next two years studying Buddhist meditation and philosophy at the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives in Dharamsala, India.
In October, 2005, he joined Acupuncturists Without Borders as a volunteer acupuncturist doing trauma relief work in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, and subsequently became a Team Leader on later trips, as well as a founding member of the Board of Directors.
He has also worked in a variety of community health clinics including a Tibetan refugee clinic in Northern India, and in Seattle at the Asian Refugee clinic at Harborview Public Hospital, Mount St. Vincents Nursing Home, SeaMar Clinic, North End Rehabilitation Facility (low security jail), Kang Wen clinic (serving people living with HIV/AIDS), and Evergeen Clinic (chemical dependency recovery). He is as an adjunct clinical faculty member of Bastyr University, volunteering as a preceptor for students interested in the community acupuncture model. He also serves as Board President of the Dharma Friendship Foundation, a Buddhist center in Seattle.
In January of 2010, he volunteered with Tzu Chi International Medical Association‘s relief mission in Haiti. Since 2011, Jordan has volunteered at the King County’s Community Center for Alternative Programs, leading a bi-monthly meditation class there for men and women seeking help to lead meaningful and productive lives after encountering the criminal justice system.
In November of 2013, Jordan was honored to speak at the United Nations chapel on a panel including Chief Arvol Lookinghorse of the Lakota nation, helping to arise awareness about the dangers of the triple nuclear meltdown in Fukushima, Japan on 3/11/11 and the need for coordinated action from the global community. You can read more about the challenges and opportunities our world faces here.
Jordan is a prolific writer and actively blogs about a wide variety of topics related to the health of the individual, the community, and the planet: Jordan’s blog.
Practitioner Philosophy: Health is not simply the absence of disease, but the potential to develop our experience of aliveness in body and mind, without limits. My aspiration is to meet you where you are at which begins with careful listening in order to understand your health goals. Whether our journey together is about healing a physical pain or ailment, bringing greater emotional and psychological balance into life, opening to the unlimited depths of spirituality, or all of the above, it is my profound honor to serve you. I invite you to schedule an appointment with me to begin the journey.