Darin began sharing the space with Great Wall Chinese Medicine in 2016. He saw patients on his own and would help our established patients during Dr. Xiao's absence. We are happy that Darin has joined GWCM as a team practitioner in 2018.
Darin collaborated with Dr. Xiao in the 3 diabetes research project courses held under EMed Research Center that began in 2016.
Masters of Acupuncture from Phoenix Institute of Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture; Bachelors of Science from Olivet Nazarene University
Licensed acupuncturist in Arizona
More About Darin Zimmerman L.Ac
Darin Zimmerman is a Licensed Acupuncturist. He received his Masters in Acupuncture from The Phoenix Institute of Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture and was awarded Certification by the National Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). He is licensed in the State of Arizona by the Arizona Acupuncture Board of Examiners. In addition, Darin completed his Bachelors of Science degree from Olivet Nazarene University where he focused on industrial and organizational psychology.
Darin’s early education in psychology shaped his philosophy on the importance of the practitioner and patient relationship. Darin believes in building a strong and trusting relationship between patient and practitioner. He builds relationships with patients that are grounded in trust, clear communication, compassion, and professionalism. “To properly diagnose your condition, there must be a clear picture of not only what we see and feel on the outside, but also what is not seen and felt on the inside.” Darin is an advocate of combining compassion with clinical skill to make for the most effective healing process.
Darin’s clinical experience encompasses settings that integrate Western, Eastern and Naturopathic Medicine. Because of his strong background in medical sciences, Darin understands the importance of looking at the entire person, including their Western medical diagnosis and treatment. He uses his advanced training in Chinese Medicine to take a thorough approach to address your health concerns to create a pathway to transform your health. Darin has had the opportunity to learn and practice other methods of acupuncture and Chinese Medicine such as Master Tung and Dr. Tan distal point methods. Cupping, Gua Sha, TuiNa, and TENS therapy are some other healing modalities that Darin incorporates in treatments. Darin also has specialized training in Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture where he utilizes both the internal and external healing of the body through thin non-invasive acupuncture needles, full body acupuncture to balance internal health and nutritional, lifestyle and herbal guidance.
Although Darin relies heavily on the rich and encompassing traditions of Chinese medicine, his collaboration with Naturopathic Doctors has been an instrumental outlet for successful treatments, while fine tuning a passionate holistic healer.
Over the last few years Darin has had the pleasure of working with 3rd generation Chinese doctor Qingsong Xiao and her staff at Great Wall Chinese Medicine who have shared their rich cultural and medicinal knowledge with him. Darin has also had the opportunity to treat and help people in several types of settings from group style acupuncture to EMed Research 12 week health programs providing acupuncture treatment, nutritional and lifestyle guidance and the compilation of data showing the efficacy of the health program.