TJ Morton, L.Ac, MSTOM has a BA from Brown University in Theater and a Master of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Pacific College of Health & Science in San Diego. He also has a background in Athletics, Yoga and the Performing Arts. TJ brings a wealth of experience combining modern and ancient techniques and an adaptability that allows him to treat any issue using different styles of acupuncture.
TJ began his interest in the human body and peak performance as an aspiring actor. Working in restaurants during the day and performing on stage at night required a level and type of training different from those he had previously experienced as a soccer and hockey player. This led him to deepen his Yoga practice as it afforded him a flexibility, alignment and strength that he was lacking after years of sports injuries. Studying under Kathleen Hunt and Douglas Ridings, TJ earned his Yoga Teacher Certification at Samadhi Yoga. During this certification, TJ began his study of anatomy and how it relates to proper alignment, body mechanics, and strength and flexibility training.
In 2003 TJ moved to New York City to study at the Actor’s Center Conservatory and the Shakespeare Lab at the Public Theater and to continue pursuing his passion for acting. After a back injury, a visit to an Acupuncturist allowed him to avoid surgery and a new passion was born. TJ began his study at Pacific College of Health and Science (Formerly Pacific College of Oriental Medicine), where he learned biomedical principles along with Traditional Chinese Medicine, Japanese Meridian Therapy, and Orthopedic Acupuncture.
TJ is particularly interested in restoring the body’s ability to heal itself in addition to directly treating the affected tissue. He brings with him energy, creativity and a desire to connect with each patient, making each treatment an expression of the individual in front of him.
When not treating patients, TJ loves to see live music and dance like no one is watching. You also may catch him playing the guitar or bass and singing at a very amateur level. He credits daily meditation for keeping him from going completely crazy. Most importantly, TJ is a Designated Pitcher/Designated Catcher for his 8-year-old who loves to play baseball.