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My Background



Askat Ruzyev

Owner, Desert Wellness Clinic

American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, San Francisco, CA
New School for Massage and Bodywork, Chicago, IL
Kyrgyz State University, 
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Professional massage experience includes numerous five star hotels and spas from Chicago to San Francisco, including the local Riviera Resort and Spa here in Palm Springs, CA.      


My goal is to help you achieve optimum health and wellness. Through working with my patients I have seen the impressive results that acupuncture and Chinese medicine can have. I am grateful to be able to share the benefit of my extensive education with you. My background as well as training not only in acupuncture, but in a wide array of Chinese medicine modalities, including massage therapy. Your unique health care situation is of the utmost importance to me. I am happy to answer any questions you may have regarding how acupuncture and Chinese medicine can benefit you. Together we can work toward achieving your health and wellness goals.

 I am licensed by the state of California and recognized by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).

I was born and raised in Bishkek (former Frunze), Kyrgyzstan and moved to the US in August 1998. I speak fluent English and Russian.

I graduated from New School of Massage and Bodywork in Chicago, IL in August 2004.

After 4 years of study and internship at the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco, CA, I received a Masters in Traditional Chinese Medicine in December 2010.


My clinical experience includes ACTCM Community Clinic, ACTCM Auricular Clinic, the Jewish Home for the Aged, San Francisco, CA, extensive externship with Michael Boyer, L.Ac. at Palm Springs Healing Center, Palm Springs, CA. Upon completion of externship with Frank He, L.Ac. of Sports Medicine Center in Sunnyvale, CA, I became certified in Muscle Channel Technique. 

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