Health Traditions Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine, Acupuncture
Total years in practice: 10
Stephen Bonzak, MS, DCCM, FICEAM, LAc
Stephen Bonzak, MS, DCCM, FICEAM, LAc is the founder and director of Health Traditions Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine Clinic in Chicago. He completed his undergraduate degree at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY and then attended the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (PCOM), receiving a Masters of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine.
Mr. Bonzak is licensed as an acupuncturist in the state of Illinois, and is Board Certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in the practice of both acupuncture and herbal medicine. In addition to his practice, he teaches classes in herbal medicine and medical theory at PCOM, supervises interns in the student clinic, and is the Chair of the Oriental Medicine Department.
Stephen Bonzak is a Diplomate of Canonical Chinese Medicine℠ DCCM℠ and a Fellow of the Institute of Classics in East Asian Medicine℠ FICEAM℠
Mr. Bonzak is an herbalist specialized in Canonical Chinese Medicine™, a style of herbalism based on the Chinese Han-dynasty classics, and has completed 400+ hours of advanced post-graduate training at the Institute of Classics in East Asian Medicine™ where in 2012 he was certified as a Diplomate. Since 2015, Mr. Bonzak is also certified as a Fellow of the Institute of Classics in East Asian Medicine FICEAM, after the successful completion of a 200 hours clinical internship.
During his years of training, Mr. Bonzak was fortunate to meet and attend seminars with Dr. Zeng Rongxiu on a number of occasions. Since 2011, he has functioned as the director of the Chicago Institute of Classics of East Asian Medicine, hosting ICEAM’s Canonical Chinese Medicine Training™ program in the Midwest.
Since 2013, Mr. Bonzak has started teaching both domestically and internationally alongside Dr. Versluys as a co-instructor in the aforementioned training program. He was one of the first practitioners to become clinically certified as a Fellow of the Institute of Classics in East Asian Medicine, and is one of only two Clinical Supervisors currently approved by Dr. Versluys.