Abdi Assadi, M.S., Lic. Ac. is a spiritual counselor and acupuncturist in his 30th year of clinical practice in New York City. His work centers on helping his clients use their disease and dysfunction as a doorway to spiritual serenity. Through his decades of practice, he has learned that identifying and integrating the human shadow—those disowned or repressed puzzle pieces of self that wreak havoc in our lives— offers the most lasting healing for what ails us in body, mind and spirit. He has studied Chinese, Japanese and Vietnamese acupuncture, body centered psychotherapy, external and internal martial arts, indigenous shamanic practices as well as diverse meditative techniques. He rides motorcycles, curses with abandon and believes we should live in this transient world as fully as possible.