Chilan Mustain, L.Ac.

Chilán began practicing Oriental Medicine in 2004 when he graduated from Desert Institute of the Healing Arts (DIHA) with a Certificate in Zen Shiatsu.  The next 10 years were spent enriching his practice with numerous workshops and continuing a life long self-study in Herbal Medicine. The decade culminated with his graduation from Southwest Acupuncture College (SWAC) in 2014 with a Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine. Since beginning to study Oriental Medicine, Chilán has gravitated towards Japanese medical traditions.  During his time at SWAC, Chilán attended several extracurricular seminars on Japanese pediatric acupuncture (Shonishin) and has enjoyed treating babies and children ever since. Recently, Chilán completed a 6-month training in Meridian Therapy through the Hari Society. Meridian therapy is a style of acupuncture that is heavily influenced by blind practitioners. As a result of this unique influence, Meridian Therapy emphasizes highly developed palpation skills, gentle techniques and minimal insertion of needles. This has become his primary method of practice due to its popularity with patients.


As a Herbalist, Chilán has become well known to patients and colleagues alike for his effective herbal formulation’s utilizing both Chinese and local herbs.  Occasionally he enjoys giving classes on herbal medicine and he can often be found in the desert with a sack full of creosote, ocotillo or some other local treasure to be made into a remedy. One of his favorite areas of herbal medicine is the topical application of herbs to treat sports injuries.


Chilán’s rich background allows him to choose from numerous techniques to best suit the patient at hand.

Chilan also offers Shiatsu:

Shiatsu is characterized by deep stretching and still pressure with occasional rocking and shaking motions.  It can range from gentle to vigorous and almost always results in deep relaxation. Done fully clothed on a futon or a table, shiatsu can be thought of as the missing link between acupuncture and massage. Perfect for everyone from performance athletes to those who are "burning the candle at both ends" with today's high-stress lifestyle. Clients remain clothed, we recommend wearing loose-fitting clothing.


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