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Durham, North Carolina Clinic
Our Practitioners in Durham, NC
Fang Cai, MAOM, LAc, Dipl OM
Fang Cai, partner of Oriental Health Solutions, LLC, is a licensed practitioner of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine in North Carolina. Ms. Cai is nationally certified in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology.
Ms. Cai obtained a B.A. in Biology from Swarthmore College. In 1998, she began her studies of Oriental medicine in Shanghai, China, and later received a Master’s degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the New England School of Acupuncture (NESA). She has been on NESA’s Institutional Review Board to review proposals of acupuncture clinical studies, served as a board member of the North Carolina Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, was an associate editor for the New England Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine from 2002 to 2006, and has been the English language copy editor for the Journal of Integrative Medicine since 2012. Ms. Cai has been a consultant on acupuncture clinical trials at UNC-Chapel Hill, and was one of the first acupuncturists credentialed at Duke Integrative Medicine. She is fluent in the Mandarin and Sichuan dialects of Chinese.
Ms. Cai specializes in internal medicine, with focuses on digestive disorders, headaches, pain management, and women’s health, including pregnancy, postpartum health, menstrual disorders, PMS, and menopause.
Dagmar Ehling, MAc, LAc, DOM(NM), Dipl OM, FABORM
Dagmar Ehling, founding partner of Oriental Health Solutions, LLC, has been a licensed Doctor of Oriental Medicine in New Mexico since 1989. She graduated with a Master’s degree in Acupuncture from Southwest Acupuncture College in Santa Fe, NM, is North Carolina State licensed, and is nationally certified in Oriental Medicine by the NCCAOM (National Certification Commission for Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine). In 1994 Ms. Ehling completed a postgraduate 18-months course in Traditional Chinese Medicine gynecology with Bob Flaws. She is the author of The Chinese Herbalist’s Handbook, which has also been published in German and Turkish; she has published several articles.
She was a faculty member at the International Institute of Chinese Medicine for five years, served as a New Mexico State Licensure examiner for four years, and on the NCCAOM Exam Development Committee for the national Chinese herbal certification exam for seven years. She is a Fellow of the American Board of Reproductive Medicine (ABORM) and served on the ABORM board (http://www.aborm.org) as Exam Committee Chair for three years which offers a certification exam for practitioners specializing in the treatment of infertility. She is one of the first acupuncturists credentialed at Duke Integrative Medicine, teaches Oriental medicine to physicians in Germany and Italy, and lectures nationally and internationally in person and via webinars. She is a certified GAPS (Gut and Psychology Syndrome) practitioner, and lately, has incorporated the Banerji homeopathic protocols into her practice. Ms Ehling specializes in women’s health issues such as menstrual disorders, fertility, pregnancy, and menopause. She assists with cancer therapies and enjoys treating blood sugar, auto-immune and hormonal imbalances.
Toby Wedgle (formerly Helmstetter), MTCM, LAc, Dipl Ac, Dipl CH
Toby Wedgle (formerly Helmstetter) earned her master’s degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) from the Five Branches Institute in Santa Cruz, CA. She is board certified in both Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She maintains acupunctures licensures in North Carolina and California. Toby is one of the few practitioners in the Triangle area proficient in TCM as well as Five Element Acupuncture. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chinese from the University of Colorado at Boulder and is a certified massage therapist from the Boulder College of Massage Therapy since 1995.
Since 2004, Toby has had the good fortune of studying with Jeffrey Yuen, an 88th generation Daoist priest and world-renowned teacher of Classical Chinese Medicine. Toby’s studies with Mr. Yuen have allowed her to help patients gain significant relief from chronic illness. She specializes in the treatment of depression and anxiety, menopause and peri-menopause, auto-immune issues, chronic pain, skin conditions, and pediatrics.
Ken Morehead, MSOM, LAc, DOM(NM), DAONB
Ken Morehead, founding partner of Oriental Health Solutions, LLC, is a licensed acupuncturist in Durham, NC, licensed as a Doctor of Oriental Medicine in New Mexico, is nationally board certified as an Acupuncture Orthopedist and is one of the first acupuncturists credentialed at Duke Integrative Medicine. He is the past secretary and chairman of the NC State Acupuncture Licensing Board and an advisory board member of the Weston Price Foundation in Washington, D.C. A former member of the New Mexico licensing examination board, Mr. Morehead has lectured in New Mexico, Texas, North Carolina and Washington D.C. He is a certified GAPS (Gut and Psychology Syndrome) practitioner.
Mr. Morehead specializes in musculo-skeletal disorders and assists with cancer therapies and kidney disorders. In 2012, Mr. Morehead was a finalist in the Independent “Best of the Triangle” reader’s poll in the Best Holistic Medicine Practitioner category. Prior to pursuing Oriental Medicine as a career, Mr. Morehead was a symphony musician in Oklahoma, Texas and New Mexico.
Larry Burk, MD, CEHP
Dr. Larry Burk, member of Oriental Health Solutions, LLC, is a musculoskeletal radiologist and integrative health coach specializing in Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) and hypnosis. He was previously Associate Professor of Radiology at Duke University Medical Center as well as Director of Education and Co-Founder of the Duke Center for Integrative Medicine. Dr. Burk left Duke after 11 years in 2004 to start his own consulting business, Healing Imager. He is co-author of “Physicians ethical obligations regarding alternative medicine” published in JAMA in 1998. He completed the UCLA Medical Acupuncture for Physicians Course in 1998 and practiced acupuncture at Duke in the Pain Clinic, Student Health and the Diet and Fitness Center.
Dr. Burk took his first course in hypnosis in 1990 and was trained in Anodyne Imagery in 1995. In 2002, he learned EFT and has trained with Gary Craig and Dr. Carol Look. He has taught quarterly group EFT sessions at OHS and the Rice Diet Program since 2004. Dr. Burk became a Certified Energy Health Practitioner in 2010 and was certified in clinical hypnosis in 2011. He uses EFT, dreamwork, breathwork, guided imagery and hypnosis for a broad variety of conditions with particular interest in musculoskeletal pain, sports performance, motor vehicle injuries, whiplash, trauma, anxiety, food cravings and weight loss. Since his original training is in radiology, Dr. Burk does not provide primary care, order lab tests or prescribe medications. He also does not provide official radiology interpretations, but he will review any relevant radiological studies as part of your integrative health coaching evaluation.
Dr. Burk’s book Let Magic Happen: Adventures in Healing with a Holistic Radiologist was published in July 2012 describing his journey from conventional radiology into holistic medicine. It includes how-to-do-it instructions for his top ten self-healing mind-body-spirit techniques.
Please visit his website Let Magic Happen
Kathy Hamilton values working in transformational and healing environments. She has enjoyed working and studying at Omega Institute for Holistic Studies and Esalen Institute. Kathy has had many years in customer service and hopes to offer a calm presence to those she interfaces with at OHS.
Karen is an Integrative Health Coach, Kinesiologist and Touch for Health Instructor with over 20 years’ experience in the holistic health field. Before moving to the U.S., Karen had her own Kinesiology practice in London, specializing in nutritional detoxification and craniosacral therapy. Her first career was in television as a producer and production manager of science documentaries.
Karen is glad to be part of the OHS team, where she can work with people to create the life balance and wellness they need to thrive and be joyful.
Lynne Berla is the administrative assistant and brings many years of customer service and project administration experience to the clinic. She also has been a patient of OHS and brings this perspective to her work with patients and practitioners.