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Cairo Rocha, O.M.D. MBAcC, Ph.D.

Cairo Rocha, O.M.D. MBAcC, Ph.D.

Dr. Rocha is a teacher and practitioner of natural medicine. He is an author, acupuncture specialist, and founder of the Chi Po Oriental Medicine Institute in Brazil.

Dr. Cairo Rocha, O.M.D. MBAcC, Ph.D., is the author of Anger Goes Up, Fear Goes Down: Emotions and the Hidden Link. Dr. Rocha speaks English, Portuguese, Japanese, French, German, Spanish, and Italian. His wide range of experience includes:


  • 1997- current - Palms Therapeutic Centre, Nassau, Bahamas; private practice in acupuncture and other complementary healing therapies
  • 1993-97  - Instituto Yang de Educao e Pesquisa, Brasilia, Brazil; managed School’s acupuncture, shiatsu and moxibustion clinic
  • 1990-93  - Oriental Medicine Therapist, Brasilia, Brazil; private practice
  • 1984-87 - Acupuncturist, Japan; private practice in several Japanese clinics

Teaching Positions

  • 2001- current - Faculty Member University of Natural Medicine, Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • 1993-97 - Director, Teacher, Co-ordinator Instituto Yang de Educao e Pesquisa (now Instituto de Naturologia Chi Po), Brasilia, Brazil
  • Developed and supervised implementation of new curriculum in acupuncture, shiatsu and moxibustion


  • 2004 Ph.D., Natural Health Sciences University of Natural Medicine, Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • 1986-87 Doctor of Oriental Medicine (OMD) Tokyo Acupuncture Moxibustion and Jusei College, Tokyo, Japan
  • 1970-72 Law Degree AssociaÁao de Ensino Unificado do Distrito Federal (AEUDF), Brasilia, Brazil

Diplomas and Certifications

  • 2002 Acupuncture and Allergies - Nambudripad's Allergy Elimination Techniques (NAET), Los Angeles, CA
  • 2001 Feng Shui - Lillian Too Seminars, Boston, MA
  • 2000 Yamamoto New Scalp Acupuncture - New England School of Acupuncture, Boston, MA
  • 1998 Certified Hypnotherapist - National Guild of Hypnotists, Merrimack, NH
  • 1998 Hypnosis: Through Time into Healing - Dr. Brian Weiss, Sanibel, FL
  • 1998 Traditional Chinese Medicine - Master’s Class in Gynecology, Blue Poppy Press, Baltimore, MD
  • 1997 Acupuncture - ‘Treating Complex Conditions,’ Blue Poppy Seminars, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  • 1991 Chi Nei Tsang Healing Hands - Findhorn Foundation, Forres, Scotland
  • 1989 Massage: A Healing Art - Findhorn Foundation, Forres, Scotland
  • 1989 Apprenticeship in Healing and Wholeness - Findhorn Foundation, Forres, Scotland
  • 1988 Plantes Medicinales - Association UnitÈ et Bien tre, Montignac, France
  • 1985-87 Ryodoraku Electric Acupuncture - Gotoh Acupuncture Moxibustion and Seitai, Yokohama, Japan
  • 1985-87 Acupuncture and Chiropractic - Yushima Acupuncture Clinic, Tokyo, Japan
  • 1985-86 Acupuncture Clinic Management - Nine Needles Clinic, Tokorozawa, Japan
  • 1984-85 Acupuncture and Shiatsu - International Institute of Oriental Medicine, Tokyo, Japan
  • 1979 Do-in Acupressure - Instituto Opus, Brasilia, Brazil Seminars

Professional Organizations

  • 2002 - Member, British Acupuncture Council (MBAcC)
  • 1995 - Director and President, Instituto Yang de Educao e Pesquisa, Brazil
  • 1994-2000 - President, Natural Therapists’ Association, Brasilia, Brazil

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