Education and Experience - Karen Cook, L.Ac.D.N.B.A.O., Qualified Medical Evaluator


San Jose State University, San Jose, California
Awarded Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Education (1979)

San Francisco College of Acupuncture, San Francisco, California
Awarded Certificate (1987). Acupuncture license: # AC 3591

National Board of Acupuncture Orthopedics
Awarded status of Diplomate, National Board of Acupuncture Orthopedics (1994)

National Board of Acupuncture Orthopedics
Awarded status of Qualified Medical Evaluator/Certified Disability Evaluator (1994)


Subject matter expert and consultant to The National Credential Clearing House charged with writing the California State Acupuncture Examination (1992 - 1996)

Examiner, California State Acupuncture Examination (1993).

Private Acupuncture practice specializing in Sports Medicine and Women's Health (1989 - ongoing).

Member of Yoga Alliance, Certified Yoga Teacher (1999- ongoing), Registered Yoga Teacher . Teacher of 5 Yoga classes per week on the Monterey Peninsula.

Big Sur International Marathon Board of Directors since 1995.

SpectorDance Board of Directors since 1999.

Organizer of the Monterey Acupuncture Association, a non-profit organization dedicated to the health of the Monterey Community.

Karen A. Cook received a bachelors degree in Dance from California State University, San Jose. Her dance background includes Ballet, Modern and West-African dance. And currently dances with Fran Atkins at SpectorDance.

Karen has been certified as a teacher of Hatha Yoga since 1999. She has additionally assisted Thomas Fortel at Esalen and Europe for yoga workshops.



SpectorDance Yoga Classes

Yoga With Thomas
Retreats and Classes

Big Sur International Marathon

Acupuncture Wikipedia

Acupuncture Mayo Clinic