About Darren

OK, first the facts and credentials, then more about who I am.

After close to a decade of entrepreneurial business running natural food businesses in New York and Texas I started my acupuncture and Chinese Medical training in Florida in 1982.  I graduated from the American School of Oriental and Homeopathic Medicine in Miami, and then did further training at the Tri-State Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Connecticut.  I eventually went on to earn a doctorate in Chinese Medicine in 1995 through the National Academy of Advanced Asian Medicine in Austin, Texas.

During my early training in Florida I was introduced to microcurrent technology for enhancing the results of acupuncture by a teacher named McWilliams.   Microcurrent is low-level electrical currents used for pain relief, non-needle acupuncture, facial rejuvenation and many other powerful applications.   It is an aspect of what is called vibrational medicine, or the use of frequencies and vibrations for healing purposes.

After graduating from acupuncture school, getting married and having a beautiful child my family moved up to Connecticut, where I started full-time clinical practice in Westport in 1987.  I experienced quite a bit of what must have been “beginner’s luck”, as most of my patients reported lots of positive results.  The main area where I wanted to get better results was with pain relief.

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During that period I started experimenting with ways to use microcurrent therapies to improve results in relieving pain, and also for treating addictions.  I discovered some remarkable results using a crude microcurrent device I had helped build during my acupuncture schooling.  Because I was not happy with the microcurrent equipment on the market at that time I was motivated to develop a better system.   In cooperation with some talented engineers I developed a much better mousetrap – the Acutron – and received FDA approval for it in 1988.

From 1989 until 2014 I divided my time between teaching seminars around the USA and abroad, doing research and working with patients.  I added color light therapy to the Acutron system in 2001, and that opened the way for new applications for non-surgical facial rejuvenation, pain relief, emotional balancing and weight loss.

During all this time I always had a keen interest in consciousness and spirituality.  I led regular meditation and healing groups, and went on retreat often.  I studied with a series of teachers and mentors who offered me new ways to deepen my knowledge and healing abilities.

Finally by 2014 my focus significantly shifted from acupuncture and healing technologies into working with people who had suffered with trauma and developed symptoms of PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder).  I knew it was time to walk my talk and I downsized my manufacturing and seminar business and devoted myself to this passion.

Since I re-prioritized my life my ability to facilitate profound healing and life transformations for others has expanded exponentially.  While I continue to use vibrational technologies such as light, sound and microcurrent for pain relief and health improvement, my main focus is helping people transform and fulfill their lives.  There is nothing I love more than seeing someone who has felt stuck and inhibited by deeply rooted trauma get freed up to be excited about their life and finally move forward doing the purpose deepest in their hearts.

As you can see, my life experiences have been eclectic.  I have been passionately drawn to explore in many areas – many of which have been on the frontiers of what was commonly known and accepted.

As a young boy, long before hearing about anything spiritual, metaphysical or even particularly religious I sensed that there was a greater sphere of reality than what I saw around me.  I received an “A” from an eighth grade teacher for a paper I wrote on the subject that “the world we think we see is an illusion”.

I grew up with a very dual experience.  Even though I was often in touch with what I would now call a higher consciousness, I also suffered a great deal with inner pain that prevented me from enjoying my life as I wished I could.  I could not understand why I felt so weighted down by these heavy feelings, as my parents were decent and generous with me.  This drove me into a deep search for answers in my teenage years.

Searching for truth was not all I did, happily.  I also learned to play the guitar, and played in several high school rock bands.  Following my father’s lead I developed a great love for hiking and the outdoors, and this has remained one of my greatest enjoyments ever since.

Soon after graduating from high school in 1970 I joined a group of young Americans and Brits on a pilgrimage to India, to study with a spiritual master.  I was very motivated to learn why I and so many others suffered, and how we could get free of suffering.  After my return to the USA I lived a disciplined, spiritual lifestyle with groups of young people in Colorado, Florida and New York, doing a lot of meditation and service projects.

My group living days ended in 1984 when I got married and fathered a lovely baby girl.  An overview of the rest of the story is above.

It is my conviction that every experience each of us have had has prepared us to fulfill our life purpose.  And that is what fulfillment is – being who you really are and doing what you are here to do.

I now bless all the pain and struggle I went through because without that I would not be able to empathize with and deeply understand people as I am able to do now.

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