Avi Magidoff, L.Ac. is a well known teacher of the Nagano style of acupuncture. Avi is a second generation practitioner and from an early age has been exposed to the Alexander Technique, dance and movement, Tai Chi, Yoga, and Buddhist meditation, all of which have shaped his understanding of the human body and mind.
A graduate of the San Francisco College of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (1991), Avi has additionally spent many years studying with, and assisting, Kiiko Matsumoto and Daoist priest Jeffrey Yuen. In 1993 he founded the Acupuncturists Support Group to promote educational excellence in the field of acupuncture and to promote the work of luminaries such as Jeffrey Yuen, Kiiko Matsumoto, Elisabeth Rochat de la Vallee, Jiang Jian-Fu, Yoshihiro Kawaii, and others.
Avi is a popular lecturer, teaching his style of acupuncture throughout the U.S. and Europe. He is highly regarded in the acupuncture community for his classes and publications, his understanding of Chinese medicine, his generous sharing of information and support of other acupuncturists as mentor and consultations. He has published numerous articles on gynecology, neurology, pain management, and Daoist aspects of Chinese medicine and was a regular contributor to the California Journal of Oriental Medicine and the European Journal of Oriental Medicine.
After practicing for 15 years in San Francisco, and having established a number of community clinics including the one at St. Luke’s hospital, Avi moved to Portsmouth to enjoy New England’s greenery. He attributes the success of the unique Japanese style of acupuncture he utilizes to two factors:
(a) the reliance on abdominal diagnosis and confirmation of results
(b) persistent tracking of current problems to possible past injuries which still have a hold on the body, while clearing the past in order to be fully alive in the present moment.
Avi is known for his no-nonsense and compassionate approach and understanding. His acupuncture style is unique and obtains quick and lasting results.