Frank Butler

“Wellness through transformation, education, and empowerment”

  • Internationally renowned scholar, clinician, and educator, Dr. Butler regularly mentors others in the profession on complex and difficult to treat cases, as well as lecturing all over the world on Chinese medicine orthopedics, acupuncture, and herbal medicine
  • An expert in Orthopedics/Trauma Medicine and difficult to treat cases, he has been in private practice in New York City since 1990
  • In addition to obtaining a Doctorate degree in Chinese Medicine in the US, he is one of the only modern-day physicians anywhere in the world that has been educated through a traditional apprenticeship – as a disciple of Ken Ark Fung Gong, disciple of Ou Young De Fei

Dr. Frank Butler, DACM began his study and practice of Chinese medicine in 1990, completing a seven-year traditional apprenticeship with the internationally renowned Ken Ark Fun Gong (Kenny Gong).  Frank has studied internal medicine and medical massage with some of the most famous TCM masters of the 20th century, including: Jiao Shu-de (Internal Medicine), Chen Rui-Chun (Shang Han Lun), Wu Bing-Cai (Wen Bing and Jing Gui Lao Ye), Hong Guang-Xiang (Respiratory Disorders), Wei Ja (Acupuncture), Wu Bo-Ping (Internal Medicine), Zang Fu-Ke (Tui Na).

Recognized as a leader in the field, international instructor and clinician, Dr. Butler’s extensive clinical experience spans globally to include many developing countries, as well as his uninterrupted clinical practice in Manhattan where he sees a broad patient base that includes orthopedic conditions as well as chronic, complex internal medical cases. His clinical practice is informed by his mastery of several martial arts systems and meditation practice.

His reputation and skill have earned him features in several publications and television shows: Cosmopolitan, Vogue, NPR, Extra and Fox News.

Dr. Butler’s work has also been featured in two documentaries: “Journey to the West: Chinese Medicine Today” and “The Walking Hospital”.

Curriculum Vitae

Work Experience

2014-Present Evolve Health + Wellness, New York, NY
Co-Founder, Director of Advanced Education and Clinical Care
1996-Present Soho Herbs and Acupuncture, New York, NY
President, Owner
2008-Present Product Development for Practitioner Level Herbal Applications
Zheng Gu Tui Na Product Line
Senior Product Developer
2012-Present Product Development for Practitioner Level Herbal Applications
Zheng Gu Tui Na Training Product Line
Senior Product Developer
1997-Present Continuing Education Facilitator, New York, NY
Mazin Al-Khafaji (2003)
Daniel Bensky (2001)
Jean Levesque (2000)
Matt Callison (1999)
Phillipe Sionneou (1997, 1998)
1999-2016 Zheng Gu Tui Na, New York, NY
Advanced Orthopedic Training, Certified Continuing Education Provider
President, Co-Founder, Lead Instructor
1998-2004 Mercy College Dobbs Ferry, NY
Adjunct Professor
Tui Na Techniques and Structural Analysis, Externally Applied Herbs and Herbal Preparation (Pao Zhi), Advanced Acupuncture Techniques
1994-2001 Pacific College of Oriental Medicine NYC, NY
Adjunct Professor
Clinical Techniques, Tui Na and Structural Analysis, Herbal Preparation (Pao Zhi) and Clinical Supervisor
1990–1996 Shing Yi Chuan Association New York, NY
Clinical Apprentice, Clinic Manager

Clinical Practice

2015-Present Evolve Health + Wellness, New York, NY
1996-2015 Soho Herbs and Acupuncture, New York, NY
2000-2001 New York University Medical School, Faculty Practice, New York, NY
1996-1998 Equinox, New York, NY

Education

2015 Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine
Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, San Diego, CA
1996 Master of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine
Bachelor of Professional Studies
Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, New York, NY

Licensure and Certifications

1995-Present Certified Continuing Education Provider, National Certification for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM)
1994 Licensed Acupuncturist, State of New York, Lic. No. 000704
1994 Nationally Board Certified in Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine

Curriculum Development for Academic Institutions

1999-Present Zheng Gu Tui Na, New York, NY
Tui Na Curriculum Development
Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine, Seattle, WA
Finger Lakes School of AOM of the New York Chiropractic College,Seneca Falls, NY
Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, New York, NY
Jung Tao School of Classical Chinese Medicine, Sugar Grove, NC
Southwest Acupuncture College, Santa Fe, NM
Rosemont College, Montreal, Canada
Bridgeport University, Bridgeport, CT

Continuing Education Development and Instruction

2016-Present Classical Tui Na
2013-Present “Advanced Orthopedic Acupuncture”
New York, NY and Seattle, WA
2012-Present Human Anatomy Cadaver Lab for the Acupuncturist and Chiropractor
New York Chiropractic College, Seneca Falls, NY
2004-Present Global Alternative Healthcare Project Volunteer Training Curriculum
New York, NY and Seattle, WA
1999-Present “Martial Arts Trauma Medicine”
1999-2016 Zheng Gu Tui Na
Lead Instructor, Curriculum Development
Locations in the United States, Canada and Europe

ZHENG GU TUI NA
ZGTN Level 1: Full Body Sequence
ZGTN Level 2: Conditions of the Upper Limb
ZGTN Level 3: Conditions of the Lower Limb
ZGTN Level 4: Internal Conditions
Organ Regulating Tui Na

ZHENG GU TECHNIQUES
ZGTN Level 5: Zheng Gu Techniques of the Upper Limb
ZGTN Level 6: Zheng Gu Techniques of the Lower Limb
ZGTN Level 7: Zheng Gu Techniques of the Neck and Torso

ORTHOPEDIC ACUPUNCTURE
Ortho-Acupuncture Upper Limb
Ortho-Acupuncture Lower Limb

TRAUMA MEDICINE
ZGTN Martial Arts/Sports Medicine
Trauma and External Applications of Herbal Medicine

QI GONG FOR REHABILITATION and INJURY PREVENTION
Qi Gong for Rehabilitation and Injury Prevention2012Butler, F, Dooley, K
“Anatomy Cadaver Lab for the Acupuncturist”
Seneca Falls, NY2000-2004Education Coordinator, Curriculum Development, Nan Chang, China
Advanced study trips for Licensed Acupuncturists1997-2004Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (CCAOM)
Certified Instructor, Clean Needle Technique2000, 2003“Shang Han Lun”1998, 1999, 2001“Pao Zhi, Chinese Herbal Preparation”1999, 2001“External Application of Chinese Herbal Medicine”1997-1999“Treating Traumatic Injury with Chinese Medicine”

Invited Lectures

2011 Upper Limb Anatomy for the Acupuncturist and Chiropractor
Butler, F, Hartwell, S
Presented in the Human Cadaver Lab of the New York Chiropractic College Seneca Falls, NY
2011 Treating the Shoulder and Upper Limb
New York Chiropractic College, Seneca Falls, NY
Annual Homecoming
2010 Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, San Diego, CA
Annual Symposium
2010 American Academy of Medical Acupuncture, Orlando, FL
Annual Symposium

Professional Activities

2005-Present Global Alternative Healthcare Project (GAHP)
Founder, Director of Programs and Research Development, Team Leader
Nepal (2008 – present)
Bali (2008 – present) – 2012 Partnered with Red Cross Indonesia to provide medical outreach camps
Navajo Nation (2008 – present)
Jackson Hole, WY (2009 – present)
Vietnam (2012 – present)
1990-Present Instructor:
Martial Arts: Shing Yi Chuan, Pa Kua Chang, Capoeira and Goju Karate
Meditation: Taoist meditation, Chinese Qi Gong
2005-2006 Sabbatical
Provided medical care in crisis areas and developing countries
Bali, Java, Sumatra, Nepal, South Africa and disaster relief to the victims of the 2005 tsunami
2001 On-site Supervisor
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Jacob Javits Center, New York
Provided treatments 24 hours/day for 30 days to FEMA volunteers in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks
1996 State University of New York Medical School, NY
Research Assistant, Department of Neurology

Fellows and Mentorships

Mentorship Katherine Taromina, MS, L.Ac. (1997-present)
Post Graduate Fellows Jen Resnick, L.Ac. (2002-2005; 2008-present)
Susan Eng, L.Ac. (1996 – 2002)
Thomas Droge, L.Ac. (1998 – 2000)
Abbey Fromkin, L.Ac (2001 – 2006)
Tuesday Hoffman, L.Ac. (2012-2013)
Luke Hamilton, L.Ac. (2009-2012)
Christina Ippolito, L.Ac., DC (2015-present)
Phil Veneziano, L.Ac. (2010-present)
Steve Pang, L.Ac.

Research and Publications

2011 Taromina, K, Travaglione, M, Resnick, J, Goodwin, F, Butler, F.
Delivering Chinese Medicine to Populations in the Developing World
Oral Presentation: American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AAAOM) Conference, Baltimore, MD
2007 Bisio, T., Butler, F. Zheng Gu Tui Na: A Chinese Medical Massage Textbook, 2007. ISBN-13: 978-0979158810

Awards and Honors

2011 Recognition of Contributions to AOM Education
Finger Lakes School of Oriental Medicine of the New York Chiropractic College, Seneca Falls, NY
2000 Lifetime Achievement Award
Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, New York, NY