Derek French is passionate about the field of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine, and the study of Taichi and Chi Gung. He has a Masters Degree in Oriental Medicine and advanced massage certification from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (San Diego), as well as Bachelor of Science from UC Berkely. He apprenticed Taichi and Ontology 5 years to Master Peter Ralston beginning in 1993, and has studied Taichi for over 25 years.
From our Mission Valley, and new Jamul (‘Jamul Natural Medicine’) clinics we offer sports and family medicine for all ages. In the clinic Derek implements a unique combinative approach to therapy, often utilizing advanced hands-on massage therapies, as well as topical liniments and heat therapy and in conjunction with Acupuncture.
The clinics maintain an extensive pharmacy of raw and prepared herbal medicines. Custom prescriptions are given for both internal and external application, for the vast scope of ailments Traditional Chinese Medicine is effective to treat.
As an organization we are dedicated to serving the health and well-being of our community. We actively volunteer with Veteran’s groups, Environmental cleanup initiatives, and support the development of children through school involvement, and coaching baseball and soccer.
Together, Derek and his wife Meaghan are developing the 30 acre “Cloud Mountain Retreat Center” on their land in Jamul, CA which will offer day and weekend events and trainings in Tai Chi, Chi Gung, Yoga, as well as personal and leadership development. More details coming soon. The clinic there will begin offering sessions in Acupuncture and Natural Medicine beginning March 2019.
Derek is a San Diego Native. In his free time enjoys time with his wife, new baby girl and 7 year old son. Together they love camping, backpacking, flyfishing, and prospecting and digging for crystals. He also enjoys archery, music, crafting and woodworking.