David Kearney, O.M.D. has been practicing Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine for over 35 years. He is among the West Coast pioneers of energetic medicine. A native of Ireland, Dr. Kearney immigrated to Australia when he was 13 years old. In 1975, after receiving a diploma from the Acupuncture College Australia, Dr. Kearney joined the faculty at the ACA, and lectured in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Brisbane. During this time he also attended the New South Wales College of Naturopathy and Osteopathy in Sydney.
As one of the few qualified teachers in Chinese Medicine in the late 1970's, Dr. Kearney was invited by the California Acupuncture College to become head of their acupuncture department (the second institution of its kind accredited in California). At this time, he was instrumental in the implementation of Chinese medicine on the West Coast. During the course of his studies at the International College of Chinese Medicine and at the Acupuncture College of Australia, he studied under the tutelage of Dr. Van Buren, master acupuncturist and osteopath, and Dr. Russell Jewell. Both taught him the integration of energetic and physical medicine. In 1986, Dr. Kearney received a doctorate of Chinese medicine from the California Acupuncture College. Over the next several years, while simultaneously maintaining a private acupuncture practice in West Los Angeles, Dr. Kearney served as one of the early consultants to both the National and State Acupuncture Boards, helping to create and write the first National Board Examination. During his time at the College, he was instrumental in the implementation of Oriental Medicine on the West Coast, and the United States.
His search for alternative healing reached a spiritual level when he became a monk, and practiced meditation and celibacy for five years. This pursuit brought him to the U.S. Through his practice as a monk, and as a doctor of energetic medicine, he developed his own unique style of breathing and meditation, which is the basis for the breathing practices he teaches. Over a period of 15 years, Dr. Kearney traveled nationally and internationally, with various musical acts. He is recognized with special acknowledgments on Bob Dylan’s album, Knocked Out and Loaded, as well as George Harrison’s album, Cloud Nine.