Candice Thomas, Dipl.Ac., EAP
Candice Thomas is the founder of My Self | My Health, the culmination of her 25+ years of professional study in the areas of health and human development. Blending cellular biology, clinical acupuncture, and Enneagram-based personality typing, she has pioneered a holistic health model that focuses on each patient’s unique biological and personality profile.
With an award-winning medical practice, and a patient roster which includes business luminaries, leading-edge engineers, influential humanitarians, and government directors, she has developed an innovative holistic approach in demand by top performers. Her ground-breaking research focused on the intersection of health and personality includes over 600 case studies and 7500 clinical hours. Currently she is developing curriculum for the Medical Sociology Department at the University of Arizona.
As a Clinical Acupuncturist, Educator and Holistic Health Advocate, she guides those seeking wellness along the path to achieve optimum vitality.
What is a Dipl.Ac.?
A Diplomate of Acupuncture is the highest level of national certification available to an acupuncturist in the U.S. To achieve this, practitioners must have attended an accredited 4-year Master’s Degree program in Eastern Medicine (2656 hours). This includes education in diagnosis, acupuncture, herbal medicine, biomedicine, nutrition, and ethics. A minimum of 410 clinical hours are required in addition to academic requirements. An applicant must pass three board exams and a background check in order to be given the designation of Diplomate, and must keep it in good standing with the NCCAOM by completing annual Continuing Education Units (CEUs). To view the official criteria for Dipl.Ac. accredidation visit: http://www.nccaom.org/eligibility-to-sit-for-examinations/
What is an EAP?
An EAP is an Enneagram Accredited Practitioner. The Enneagram itself is a personality typing system, based on 9 fundamental archetypes. It is unlike other personality tests in that it offers a map to higher self-awareness and access to new levels of perception and wisdom. Whereas many tests attempt to describe you as you are, the Enneagram shows you which stressors bring out the worst in you, and which scenarios inspire the best in you. The insight the Enneagram brings can be used as a powerful springboard for accelerated personal growth. According to the research of Candice Thomas, the Enneagram is a key metric for applying targeted health-creating strategies. To earn the EAP certification, awarded by the International Enneagram Association, applicants must have taken 200 hours in coursework, plus 100 hours of clinical work, and received 2 letters of recommendation from other EAPs.