Aloha my name is Tyrone Humphries, you can call me Ty. When people meet me for acupuncture or massage they usually want some back round information, they generally want to know who I am, where I am from, and how did I learn acupuncture.
I am half Japanese, and half American. I was fortunate to grow up in several places around the pacific rim; Japan, Hawaii, California, and Anchorage Alaska. I moved on my own to Hawaii in 1989 and have been living here since then; in Kona since 1997. I am a surfer, swimmer, acupuncturist and massage therapist. I love being in the water, and when I am not working I’m usually in the ocean swimming or surfing. That is the best part about living in Hawaii, the ocean is perfect here, and I am very fortunate to live only 10 minutes from my door step to the beach.
1992 to 1995 I was attending the University of Hawaii at Manoa; I didn’t find my calling there, so in 1997 by my mom’s advice I went to acupuncture school on the big island of Hawaii. I went to the Traditional Chinese Medical College of Hawaii, located in waimea from 1997 to 2000. In December of 2000 I received my Hawaii state acupuncture license, and I have been practicing since then.
I use two styles of acupuncture, the first one I learned from Dr. Tan and he calls it the balance method, this style uses point contra lateral to the injured or effected part of the body and most the points are near the hands or feet. The other style of acupuncture I use is the traditional Chinese method, this type of acupuncture is the type most acupuncturist use and it uses the acu-points near the effected or painful areas of the body.