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Dr. Gretchen Gonzalez, DOM, Program Director

Gretchen Gonzalez has been a Doctor of Oriental Medicine with a private practice in Albuquerque, NM since 2008. During her acupuncture education at Southwest Acupuncture College she was introduced to Hari Japanese Meridian Therapy by her then instructor Dr. Ehrland Truitt. She was deeply drawn to this style of treatment and has continued to study further with T. Koei Kuwahara-sensei, the founder of the Hari Style of acupuncture.

Through her studies Gretchen was fortunate to be invited to work with Dr. Truitt and eventually help formally develop the High Desert Hari Society into a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. This work has been her passion since 2008 and she has been the onsite coordinator and background administrator for the workshops that inspire her to keep growing and honing her art as an acupuncturist.

Gretchen worked in a similar capacity for Acupuncturists Without Borders prior to the founding of the High Desert Hari Society and finds the work of helping acupuncturists grow in their profession through high quality continuing education and of supporting the proliferation of traditional medicine teaching and learning to be a most rewarding experience.

Gretchen now lives in Jacksonville, FL and enjoys life on the coast with her husband and two dogs.

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