Matthew Stampe is both a LMT (Licensed Massage Therapist) and LAc (Licensed Acupuncturist) with Virginia Department of Health’s Board of Nursing. He has been nationally certified under the National Certification Board for Massage Therapy and Bodywork (NCBTMB) since 2006. He has completed his National acupuncture certification with the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) in 2019. He is also licensed in acupuncture in Maryland since 2019.
Matthew’s lifestyle has been involved Chinese martial arts, Chinese diet therapy and herbs, acupuncture, tui-na (Chinese massage), Cheng Man Ching’s Yang short form, and Taoist temple qigong since 1990. His early interest in Hatha Yoga, Taoist Alchemy, Japanese Rinzai Zen, and Tibetan Buddhism (Bon Dzogchen) were motivation for understanding the nature of mind and our true spiritual well-being.
“I believe acupuncture works best with a series of treatments with dietary and lifestyle adjustments, along with teaching patients some basic acupressure and qigong.” Matt often says.
In 1992, Matthew was eventually introduced to Coach He Weiqi and Xu Jengheng and learned the long form and traditional curriculum. Coach He, a disciple of Fu Zhongwen, was the President of the U.S. Chapter of the Yongnian Taijiquan Association. Through Coach He, Matthew was able to train with Taijiquan legends like Fu Zhongwen, Fu Shengyuan, and James Fu. Matt took interest in meeting masters like Chen Xiaowang, Chen Zhenglei, Ben Lo, and William CC Chen over the years as well. He holds a Black sash level 3 from Omei Shaolin kung fu school in Fairfax Virginia under Coach Lu Xiaoling back in 1997-2002. Chinese Martial Arts Institute (CMAI) and United States Wushu Academy (USWA) are other schools Matt has attended in the Northern Virginia area. He is a member of the “International Yang Family Taijiquan Association“ since 2003, and ranked level 3 “Gold Eagle”.
International Yang Family Taijiquan Association. Coach Xu Taijiquan Institute.
Matthew graduated from Qi Elements school of Massage and Tai Chi in Herndon Virginia in 2005.
He has trained at professional Chinese martial art schools (in China and USA), MMA (Mixed Martial Arts), Muay Thai (in Thailand and USA), and Boxing schools under professional fight coaches and with professional athletes and fighters. He did much of his body work at various MMA, Crossfit gyms, and martial arts schools helping athletes, coaches, and fighters for competition events. Matt competed in combat sports like Taiji tui shou (mid-range grappling) and full contact fight events in the ring and lei tai, a raised platform used in Chinese martial arts.
To further his deep interest in Oriental medicine, Matthew devoted 4 years toward a degree in Acupuncture and Oriental medicine. He graduated with a MSA (Masters of Science in Acupuncture) in December 2018 from Virginia University of Integrative Medicine in Fairfax Virginia. Integrative medicine is both western medicine at the level of a registered nurse and Oriental medicine.
Matt has taught both public classes in Qigong and Taijiquan (Tai Chi) since 1994, and currently public and didactic classes at Virginia University of Integrative Medicine since 2014.
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