_Rachel Caplan received
a BS in Biology from the University of Texas at Austin. She went on to
Naturopathic Doctorate degree from the National College of Natural
(NCNM) in Portland, OR. NCNM is one of the oldest accredited
Colleges in North America. Naturopathic doctors are trained in modern
while steeped in traditional healing practices and are licensed primary
physicians in sixteen states, not including Texas. Education includes
medicine, homeopathy, manipulation, and many other natural therapies.
NCNM she also obtained her Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine from
Classical Chinese Medicine Program. The program focused on the roots of
ancient medicine by teaching a way of thinking that stems from the
writings of Chinese Medicine. Rachel studied acupuncture, Chinese herbal
and Qi Gong. Rachel traveled to China in the summer of 2005 to study Qi
Gong with Master Wang, where she further developed her love for the
practice of energy cultivation. These two programs took a total of
seven years to complete.
brought her to the New England School of Homeopathy where she completed a
two-year course in advanced homeopathy. Five Element acupuncture has
a compliment to her practice of Chinese Medicine. She participated in a
mentorship program with David Berkshire to learn Five Element
Homeopathic Drainage. Rachel has extensive knowledge for the history of
nature cure, and hydrotherapy through research in the rare books room at
NCNM. Through training with Dr. Anne Hill, ND she learned
Core Synchronism a practice that is similar to cranial sacral therapy.
Her desire to
study ancient wisdom also drew her to study of Ayurvedic Medicine where she
learned panchakarma treatments, pulse diagnosis, herbs, and the guiding
principles of the medicine at Ayurveda Plus Rejuvenation Center. She has
completed a yoga teacher training with the Living Yoga Program in Austin Texas.
Rachel’s love for
nature developed throughout her childhood in Texas camping and hiking at state
parks. It expanded at The University of Texas at Austin while she obtained a
Bachelors of Science in Biology with a major in Ecology Evolution and
Conservation. While spending a semester abroad in Costa Rica she was able to
experience some of natures richest biodiversity.
To cultivate her
own well being Rachel enjoys backpacking, hiking, swimming, and biking. Art and
music have played a huge roll throughout her life. She graduated from McCallum
High School in Austin, TX where she spent many hours in the art studio. She now
puts her creative energy toward knitting and jewelry making.