Jake Paul Fratkin, OMD, L.Ac. is considered an exciting and well-prepared teacher of Chinese herbal medicine and Japanese acupuncture. Known for emphasizing clinical relevance in his talks, he is sought-after as a teacher at national and state conventions and acupuncture colleges.
Dr. Fratkin trained in Korean and Japanese acupuncture since 1975, and Chinese herbal medicine since 1982. He spent a year in Beijing hospitals specializing in internal disorders and pediatrics. He is the author of Chinese Herbal Patent Medicines: A Clinical Desk Reference, a compendium of 1250 Chinese herbal products, Essential Chinese Formulas, and he is the editor-organizer of Practical Therapeutics of Traditional Chinese Medicine. He is the recipient of Acupuncturist of the Year (1999) from the AAAOM and Teacher of the Year (2006) from the American Association of Teachers of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AATAOM).