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 both Maryland, and D.C. since 2019.
Matthew lifestyle has involved Chinese martial arts, Chinese diet therapy and herbs, acupuncture, tui-na (Chinese massage), and qigong since 1990. “I believe acupuncture works best with a series of treatments with dietary and lifestyle adjustments, and some basic knowledge of acupressure and qigong for the patient.” Matt often says.
Matthew was eventually introduced to Master He Weiqi and Xu Jengheng, both disciples of Fu Zhongwen. Master He was the President of the U.S. Chapter of the Yongnian Taijiquan Association. Matthew was able to train at seminars with Taijiquan legends like Fu Zhongwen, Fu Shengyuan, Chen Xiaowang, Chen Zhenglei, Ben Lo, and William CC Chen over the years. He holds a Black sash level 3 from Omei Shaolin and Taijiquan school in Fairfax Virginia under Coach Lu Xiaoling back in 1997-2002. 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 Wushu Kung fu (in China and USA), MMA, 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 and martial arts schools helping athletes, coaches, and fighters for competition events.
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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