Catherine Niemiec, J.D., L.Ac.

Catherine Niemiec, J.D., L.Ac.

Course: Introduction to Asian Medicine

Catherine is the President and Founder of the Phoenix Institute of Herbal Medicine & Acupuncture. After her studies (University of Arizona, University of California-Hastings), she practiced law in California and served as director for a national legal education company. She has prepared students for bar exams since 1989. She is a Certified Practitioner of Chinese Herbology, having completed the residency program at the Institute of Chinese Herbology in Oakland, California. She co-authored Arizona’s acupuncture law which was enacted in 1998. She served as President of the Arizona Consortium of Complementary Healing Organizations, Chair of Arizona’s Acupuncture Board of Examiners Subcommittee on Preceptorships, and Founder & President of the Arizona Society of Acupuncture and Arizona Society of Oriental Medicine & Acupuncture. She recently completed 5 years as Vice-President of the Council of Colleges of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (CCAOM) and served as a representative to the National Education Dialogue and the Academic Consortium for Complementary and Alternative Healthcare (ACCHAC). She currently serves as a Commissioner for the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (ACAOM) and is Interim President of the Arizona Society of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She also serves as an advisory board member for several other organizations including, Wellcare Foundation, Paradise Valley and Phoenix community colleges, and Acupuncturists Without Borders.