Curriculum Vitae

Timothy C. Rhudy, M.S., L.Ac.
Licensed Acupuncturist

acupuncturist for pain mgmt

Classical Meridian Acupuncture, Acupuncture Myofascial Release Techniques and Trigger Point Therapy. 


Private Practice @ Delmar Wellness Center (2014 - Present):  Delmar, NY.  Specializing in pain, functional disorders, injuries, post Lyme & acupuncture trigger point therapy.  Researching mechanisms of, and treatments for, chronic fatigue, chronic pain, stealth pathogens, and iatrogenic issues.  Providing effective treatments with acupuncture and herbs.  Post Lyme/Chronic TBD Syndrome.  Public Speaking.

Cleveland Clinic Department of Pain Management (Appointment: July 2005 - August 2011):
I was the sole licensed acupuncturist on staff treating some of the most challenging pain patients that an acupuncture practice can attract. Patients from all over the country routinely come to the Cleveland Clinic when they have exhausted their local options without success.

Frequently sought after for lectures and acupuncture commentary . . .

Lectures, Seminars, Demonstrations - Various Acupuncture Topics

For Healthcare Professionals:

Grand Rounds Lecture, “Acupuncture as Physical Medicine,” for Pain Management Fellows and Staff at Cleveland Clinic. Cleveland, OH.

Grand Rounds lecture for Physicians and Staff at Solon Family Health Center, Cleveland Clinic. Solon, OH.

Grand Rounds Lecture and Demonstration to Cleveland Clinic Dept of Physical Therapy, Cleveland, OH.

Euclid Hospital Grand Rounds Lecture Series for Professional Staff. Euclid, OH.

Pain and the Primary Care Physicians Conference sponsored annually by Cleveland Clinic Dept of Pain Management for Physician CEUs. Beachwood, OH.

Nurses and Allied Healthcare Conference on Pain Management, Lecture for CEUs, Beachwood, OH. Spring 2007 & 2008

Sports Medicine Conference at South Pointe Hospital, a Cleveland Clinic Hospital, Lecture & Demonstration. Warrensville Heights, OH.

Orthopaedic / Arthritis Conference at Euclid Hospital – Acupuncture for Arthritis Conditions.

Presentations for the general public:

Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Expo . . . Mentor, Ohio

Acupuncture and demonstration at Euclid Hospital, a Cleveland Clinic Hospital

CLEVELAND CLINIC HEALTH TALK SERIES - frequent presenter in regular series of original talks presented to the public on various healthcare topics with question and answer sessions.

Including the following lectures:

  • Acupuncture as Physical Medicine
  • Acupuncture and Stress
  • Back Pain and Acupuncture
  • Back to Zero ™ - Prodding the Bodymind towards Enlightenment
  • Bodymind Practices – Acupuncture as a Physical Discipline

And others . . .


Channel 6 News WRGB - Albany NY market, feature news story and demonstration on the evening news

FOX NEWS – Cleveland Clinic Acupuncture Feature

Featured and quoted in:

  • Arthritis Today (role of acupuncture in arthritis)
  • Men’s Health Advisor (general article on how acupuncture works in western vernacular)
  • CCF Magazine (feature story in first volume Cleveland Clinic magazine – RE pelvic pain case)
  • Vim & Vigor Magazine (RE migraine headache management case review)
  • Web MD (integrative treatments for pain)
  • The Musculoskeletal Report (numerous articles)

And others . . .

Solo private practice (2003 - 2005) Saratoga Springs and Albany, NY,  specializing in pain conditions & acupuncture trigger point release techniques.

Acupuncture Education
Master of Science, Tri-State College of Acupuncture, New York, NY (2003).

Trained by internationally acclaimed acupuncturists: Mark Seem, Arya Nielsen, Kiiko Matsumoto.

TSCA is the only school teaching “Acupuncture Physical Medicine”, which integrates western medicine myofascial release techniques, most notably Travell & Simon’s Trigger Point release work, with classical meridian acupuncture techniques. This is a decidedly palpation-based approach to acupuncture.

Professional Interests
Currently developing a book on the bodymind as an open instrument; and a curriculum to teach Back to Zero™ acupuncture – an Acupuncture Physical Medicine approach grounded in Taoist principles.

Other Life Experience:

  • Actor - Stella Adler Conservatory of Acting, professional actor training program (1992-1994). Acted professionally in theatre, film & tv. (1988-1998).
  • Artistic Director and co-founder - Synergy Theatre Arts Group - New York, NY. Producing and running an off-off Broadway Theatre Company. (1996-1998).
  • Paralegal/Legal Assistant, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom - New York, NY (1993-2003). Corporate, Litigation, Mergers, etc. A great NYC survival job. Intense, detail & deadline oriented.
  • Engineering Geologist (1988-1992), NYS - Dept of Environmental Conservation; and NYS - Dept. of Transportation, Albany, NY.
  • Franklin and Marshall College, B.A. Geology. Lancaster, PA

Privileged to have grown up in beautiful upstate New York . . .nestled between the Adirondacks, Catskills, Hudson Valley, Mohawk Valley & the Berkshires



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