A native of Prattville, Alabama, Jeffrey Young graduated from the University of South Alabama with a degree in Biomedical Sciences. While attending the University of South Alabama, he worked as a research assistant in USA’s College of Medicine during which he coauthored several published research articles. It was at that time that he was introduced to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) by a world-renowned authority on acupuncture and herbalism. During this time, he also learned Chinese martial arts (kung fu) and qigong, a therapeutic exercise similar to Tai Chi. These interactions encouraged him to pursue a career in healthcare. After obtaining his doctorate from Life University’s College of Chiropractic, Dr. Young obtained a postgraduate certificate in acupuncture from Parker University.
Through the years, Dr. Young has had the privilege of learning from some of the pioneers of acupuncture in the U.S., including the founder of the International Academy of Medical Acupuncture (IAMA), the chairman of research for the American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AAAOM). Dr. Young also obtained certification in the treatment of addictions with acupuncture from the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA) and is currently pursuing his diplomate in Acupuncture from IAMA.
Dr. Young has studied and utilizes various systems of chiropractic manipulation to include the following: Activator Methods, Diversified, Extremity Adjusting, Gonstead, Upper Cervical Specific, Pettibon, Sacro-Occipital Technique (SOT), and Toftness. He is also proficient in extremity adjusting and craniosacral manipulation. Soft tissue techniques Dr. Young utilizes include Nimmo, Logan Basic, and active release.
In addition to studying acupuncture, Dr. Young also studied TCM herbalism, tuina (Chinese soft tissue manipulation), and medical qigong. He also speaks and reads Mandarin Chinese.
After living in Louisville, Kentucky and Hollywood, Florida, Dr. Young and his family returned to the Gulf Coast. After years of research and practice, Dr. Young has developed a first-of-its-kind computerized diagnostic algorithm for TCM practitioners and a method of acupuncture treatment for musculoskeletal conditions based upon modern medical methods. Using novel approaches to scientifically tested methods such as Elecromeridian Imaging (EMI) and peer reviewed methods of TCM diagnosis, Dr. Young integrates a 21st century approach to an ancient healing art and science, and brings 25 years of experience to the practice of acupuncture and chiropractic.
He currently lives in Baldwin County with his wife, Tina, and three children, Seth, Sarah Grace, and Luke.