VESNA MUDRINIC, MAc, LAc, mag. sc. acu.
Vesna Mudrinic has a law degree, successfully passed the bar exam, and has had several years of legal experience working as an attorney in a law firm.
Over time, she realized that life had foreseen a different path for her, then she further educated herself for years in a completely different direction. In 2013 and 2014, she attended the Shenzhou University of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture in Amsterdam, after which in 2015 she went on to receive a master's degree in acupuncture from the prestigious faculty of Tri-State College of Acupuncture in New York.
In early 2019, she returned from New York to Zagreb, where she opened her private acupuncture practice and office, while maintaining her acupuncture practice in New York.
Vesna started practicing and researching Eastern medicine while still studying at the Faculty of Law at the University of Zagreb. Prior to beginning her formal education in Eastern medicine, she spent her free time doing shiatsu treatments and acupressure, teaching others macrobiotic and medicinal cooking, as well as Eastern healing methods. In Becket, Massachusetts, US, at the Kushi Institute of Natural Healing she completed the Macrobiotics and Shiatsu certificate program, after which she completed further training at the Kushi Institute in Amsterdam, NL.
That same year, she decided to apply for a master's degree at the prestigious Tri-State College of Acupuncture in New York. She earned her master's degree cum laude under the mentorship of renowned acupuncturists such as Kiiko Matsumoto, Mark Petruzzi, Chad Bong, Mark Seem, Ryan Smith, Michelle Bombacie, Peter Dubitsky, and many others.
During her education, she learned a number of different types of acupuncture, which she uses during her treatments. Beside traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture, the types of acupuncture that Vesna uses are Japanese Traditional Acupuncture (JTA), a very unique Japanese style developed by her mentor Kiiko Matsumoto (KM style), acupuncture for Sports Injuries and Rehabilitation, and Acupuncture Physical Medicine (APM) developed by the teachings of Mark Seem, and the most famous Cosmetic Acupuncture (CA) for regeneration and rejuvenation developed by her mentor Shellie Goldstein.
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Vesna Mudrinic, MS, LAc (Master of Science and Licensed Acupuncturist), a licensed health care professional and acupuncturist who has gained her knowledge and experience throughout years of education and practice in Europe and America.
In 2013, she completed the Macrobiotic Leadership Program at the Kushi Institute for Natural Healing in Becket, Massachussetts, USA.
The program covers elements of nutrition based on the macrobiotic principles of yin and yang, the five elements, and the philosophy and history of Chinese medicine. Also, the program includes macrobiotic medical cooking and counseling, learning about the human anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, health integrity, etc., and practicing the ancient exercises of Qi Gong, Tai Chi, and Do-In. As part of the program at the Kushi Institute, she perfects and completes a certified Shiatsu Master program.
In 2014, she went to Amsterdam, NL, where she continued her studies and practice at the Kushi Institute of Europe for Natural Healing. Afterwards she studied in Offenbach, Germany, the Japanese Toyohari style of Acupuncture led by world-renowned Stephen Birch, who is a world-renowned expert in Japanese Traditional Acupuncture and Toyohari Acupuncture.
In that same year, she successfully graduated the Theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture at the Shenzhou Open University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Amsterdam, NL, with leading European acupuncture specialists like Dr. S.M. Sukrisno, Shaomin Xue, Dr. Pingzheng Zhao, Ph.D. WeiXiang Wang, and many others.
In 2015, at the Shenzhou Open University Public Acupuncture Clinic, she completed her internship clinical practice under the mentorship of Dr. Weixiang Wang, Dr. S.M. Sukrisno and Dr. Pingzheng Zhao.
Later that year she went to New York, USA, for a master's degree program at the prestigious Tri-State College of Acupuncture (TSCA) in New York, where she earned over 3,000 hours of practice at their public acupuncture clinic.
The master's program includes, among other things, the following areas of specialization and clinical practice in a public clinic:
Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture;
Myofascial Sports Acupuncture – Pain Management and Injury Acupuncture;
Myofascial Trigger Point Acupuncture;
Acupuncture Physical Medicine (APM) developed by Mark Seem;
Traditional Japanese Acupuncture (TJA);
Kiiko Matsumoto Acupuncture (KM style) - A unique style of acupuncture named after the founder and world-renowned Kiiko Matsumoto, whose program is supervised by Sensei Kiiko herself;
Cosmetic Acupuncture - led by Shellie Goldstein, leading world renowned acupuncturist and expert for facial cosmetic rejuvenation;
Western medicine - anatomy, pathology, pharmacology, neurology, principles and practice of medical examination;
Acupuncture Technique - Clean Needle Technique Certified Program accredited by the Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.
What makes TSCA so unique and advanced is the fusion of different approaches to the healing the human body, mind and spirit. And among it was having the one-on-one mentorship from internationally recognized masters of Acupuncture such Sensei Kiiko Matsumoto, Shellie Goldstein, Mark Seem, Lisa McLoughlin, V. Royanavongse, Ryan Smith, Peter Dubitsky, Diane Rooney, Michele Bombacie, Mark Petruzzi, and many others.
In 2015, Vesna became an intern at the public faculty clinic, and gained exceptional experience in day-to-day work with patients until June 2018 when she continued to work privately.
With great enthusiasm in 2015, she also began an internship under the personal guidance of the world-renowned acupuncturist and the founder of her own acupuncture style, Kiiko Matsumoto. Her unique style of acupuncture is based on the teachings of several blind masters and acupuncture teachers in Japan which she then integrated into her very own style.
After remarkable experience, Vesna has realized that the KM style taught by Sensei Kiiko proved to be one of the most effective acupuncture styles with the fastest results in patients.
This style is distinguished by: emphasizing the palpation and differential diagnosis - with instant feedback for patient and the practitioner through palpation, a holistic approach to get to the root of the problem, a wide variety of treatment methods tailored to each individual.
The peculiarity of Matsumoto's style is precisely the widespread use of acupuncture for any condition, disease and diagnosis with very rapid improvements and results in reducing unpleasant symptoms (even improved symptoms in diseases such as Parkinson's, post-cancer conditions, stroke, autoimmune diseases, etc.).
In 2016, she perfected the style of Traditional Japanese Acupuncture under the guidance of renowned Acupuncturist of Traditional Japanese Acupuncture Mark Petruzzi, whose teachings apply the traditions of Japanese Acupuncture in the fields of physical therapy and sports injuries, as well as classical medical diseases.
In parallel, she also becomes an intern at an acupuncture clinic specializing exclusively in Auricular Acupuncture. In this way, patients who are weak or afraid of needles can be approached because the treatment is based on acupuncture points only on the ear that can influence and treat the whole body, even functions of the body and also body injuries.
In addition, she completes an acupuncture internship at the TSCA Sports Acupuncture Pain Clinic, using Myofascial Trigger Point needling, Acupuncture Physical Medicine, Pain Management and Physical Therapy under the mentorship and guidance of American acupuncture specialists in the aforementioned specialization: Chad Bong, Ryan Smith, Michelle Bombacie , Peter Dubitsky, Diane Rooney, and others.
Further advanced training in sports acupuncture is mentored by Chad Bong, a world-renowned American expert on sports injury, pain management and physical therapy, and co-author of the well-known book in sports circles The Acupuncture Handbook of Sports Injuries and Pain.
In 2018, she completes an internship and sub-specialization in Cosmetic Acupuncture for facial regeneration and rejuvenation, and reduction of facial scars under the guidance of world-renowned mentor Shellie Goldstein.
After years of experience and a diploma with TSCA in New York magna cum laude, Vesna Mudrinic has completed all state exams in the field of Acupuncture and Western medicine in the United States, obtaining a license and membership in the American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and The National Certification for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Academy and the Alumni of the Tri-State College of Acupuncture.
SATORI - meaning
Enlightement through awareness.
Awareness of being.
According to the teachings of Zen Buddhism, SATORI represents the state of being, the moment, the eternity, everything and nothing at the same time.
Zen is a consequence of the state of SATORI. Without SATORI, there is no Zen.
SATORI is what you really are when free from all limitations of physical, mental, emotional, and other set conditions and expectations.
Your true truth of existence.
Seeing into one's true nature.
“Like they say in Zen, when you attain SATORI, nothing is left for you in that moment than to have a good laugh.” ~ Alan Watts
A sense of the Beyond the Beyond.
Pure Joy of Being. Arohanui.
So be it.