Robert Simon has been involved in alternative medicine his entire life. Having a holistic veterinarian for a father who used acupuncture in his practice, Robert witnessed animals recover after receiving acupuncture treatments. This instilled in him the idea that there were other ways to heal than offered through conventional medicine.
In 1992, Robert was introduced to the practice of qigong - the Chinese method of energy cultivation - and used it to heal his own sciatica. He has been practicing qigong ever since.
After graduating from The University of Michigan with a B.A. in Asian Studies, he attended the Barbara Brennan School of Healing, a four year program in energy healing and somatic psychology. Although ostensibly a school focused on helping others, the core of the program was actually focused on learning about one’s own wounds (often times excruciatingly so) and how to heal them. The reason for this is simple: the more clear, honest, and authentic the practitioner can become, the more energy he can channel for the benefit of one's patients. He frequently combines Brennan Healing science with other energy therapies he has trained in such as Matrix Energetics, BodyTalk, medical qigong, and cranial sacral therapy.
Following the Brennan program, Robert immersed himself in various forms of manual therapy including positional release techniques, structural integration, primal reflex release technique, structural integration, lymphatic drainage, Trager passive joint mobilization, trigger point therapy, myofascial release, Bowen therapy, pain neutralization technique, and trigger point therapy, and tui na.
He then graduated from the Yo San University specializing in advanced orthopedics and earning
a Master degree in Traditional Chinese medicine.
Additionally, Robert is an NAET allergy elimination practitioner and practices EFT emotional
freedom technique for trauma and addictions.