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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, a 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 medicine cases. His clinical practice is informed by his mastery of several martial arts systems and meditation practice.

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