Founding Member


Patrick Mc Carty -- Natural Lifestyle teacher, Macrobiotic Shiatsu practitioner, author, lecturer, and founding member of the International Macrobiotic Shiatsu Society.


For twenty years, Mr. McCarty was the director the East-West Center for Macrobiotics, a natural health education organization located in northern California. His complementary medical training includes attendance at the Shanghai College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in the People's Republic of China where he studied Chinese medicine and acupuncture. He co-authored Barefoot Shiatsu, The Shiatsu Handbook and Whole Health Shiatsu with Shiatsu Master Shizuko Yamamoto. He wrote Beginners' Guide to Shiatsu and is editor of "Healthways", the newsletter of the International Macrobiotic Shiatsu Society. These books have been translated into eight languages. Their books were included in the Smithsonian Institution's Alternative and Complementary Medicine's Collection along with the Michio Kushi Family Collection of Macrobiotics. He has traveled three times to Cuba. where he presented natural health information (Macrobiotics) to over two hundred physicians and government officials including representatives from the Ministry of Public Health, the Ministry of Traditional Medicine, and the National Cancer Institute. Some years before in 1993, Patrick (along with Dean Ornish, M.D.) met with then First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton in Washington, D.C. and introduced shiatsu and preventive health care information to her. Additionally, he has sponsored dozens of major macrobiotic educational events in San Francisco, northern California and the Bahamas which featured educators such as Benjamin Spock, M.D., Dean Ornish, M.D., John McDougall, M.D., Neal Barnard, M.D., Michio and Aveline Kushi, Herman and Cornellia Aihara, and Shizuko Yamamoto. He is a certified instructor in the American Organization for Bodywork Therapies of Asia (AOBTA) and the National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). Patrick continues to teach both in the United States and in Europe, having made several trips to Croatia.


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