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.
My name is Anna Liza Van Dine or Liza for short pronounced, ‘Leeeza’.
My first exposure with Chinese Medicine was when I was working in Zhuhai, China. My roommate had a severe influenza. She was brought to the hospital and they did some diagnostic tests. She was then prescribed with herbal formulas. I was amazed what those tea pills she was taking would help her tremendously. Since then I was intrigued by the effectiveness and validity of this medicine in a modern and Western world.
I was born and raised in the Philippines, worked in China in 2004 to 2007, came here in the U.S. in 2009 to live with my husband. My journey with Chinese Medicine began in 2010 when I started school at Five Branches University in Santa Cruz, CA. While I was finishing the Master’s program in Traditional Chinese Medicine, I took extra classes and became Certified Massage Therapist. I then incorporate my skills with bodywork into my Acupuncture practice.
Because of family health issues, we moved here in Kona in May 2017 and began my practice again after getting my license.
I focus on women’s health issues such as menstrual problems, hormonal issues, arthritis, insomnia, hot flashes, acute and chronic pain, headache/migraine, sports injuries and many other health issues.
National and California Board Certified Acupuncturist and Herbalist
Hawaii Licensed Acupuncturist
DAOM candidate – American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco, CA
Tuina Massage Practitioner Certification – Five Branches University Santa Cruz, CA
Whitfield Reaves’ Sports Acupuncture – Paso Robles, CA – Aug-Dec 2017
Highland Hospital – Oakland, CA – Jan-April 2017
Hollister Urgent Care – Hollister, CA – Jun-Jul 2016
Janus of Santa Cruz Addiction Treatment – Santa Cruz, CA – May-Dec 2013
Morgan Hill Family Wellness (Pediatrics Acupuncture) – Morgan Hill, CA – May-Aug 2013