Z’ev Rosenberg, L. Ac., began his studies of Asian schools of medicine in the early 1970’s, with studies in macrobiotics, shiatsu, and theory of Chinese medicine. He received a degree from the Santa Fe School of Natural Medicine in Western herbal medicine and body therapies in 1976, Kushi Institute (Boston, Massachusetts) in 1979 in macrobiotic counseling, Southwest Acupuncture College in 1983 in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, and Emperor’s College of Oriental Medicine (post-graduate master’s degree in Oriental Medicine) in 1989. He worked as a macrobiotic councilor and shiatsu practitioner throughout the 1970’s, and has been in full-time practice in acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine since 1983.
Z’ev has lectured widely both to the public and to students of both Chinese medicine and macrobiotics over the last thirty-five years. He is the former president of the Acupuncture Association of Colorado (1984-1987), where he spearheaded a successful drive to the licensure of acupuncture in that state. For twenty-three years, he served as Chair of the Department of Herbal Medicine at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego, from which he retired in 2013. At present, Z’ev maintains a private practice in herbal medicine and acupuncture/moxabustion with a specialty in chronic autoimmune disorders. He terms what he practices as ‘full-strength Chinese medicine’, designed to manage and treat difficult conditions. He also directs the Alembic Institute, where he teaches advanced seminars in medical classics, pulse diagnosis, and treatment of autoimmune disorders. He is a senior researcher at Xinglin Institute for the Study of Early East Asian Medicine.
Z’ev has written articles for several professional Chinese medical and macrobiotic journals, and is a consultant and product developer for Kan Herb Company in Santa Cruz, Ca. He continues to write articles for professional journals and is working on two books, Return of the Yellow Emperor: Ecological Medicine for the 21st Century, and Healing the Broken Vessel.