Amitai is a licensed acupuncturist, originally from Illinois. After earning a B.A. in Psychology from University of Illinois in Urbana/Champaign in 2005, he moved to Portland in search of inspiration, excitement and a music scene. He did find these in abundance but he also discovered an unexpected interest and opportunity in Chinese medicine. Not having been exposed to any such school in the Midwest, he was drawn to the individualized, health based and relatively non-invasive approach to healthcare offered by Chinese medicine.
He attended Oregon College of Oriental Medicine starting in 2010. While there he took particular interest in treating PTSD, substance dependence and chronic knee pain. Having struggled with needle phobia himself, Amitai also developed interest in helping patients uncomfortable with needles to experience acupuncture in a positive way. He earned his LAc. in 2013.