VISHĀL (Paul A. Slidders L.Ac., Dipl. OM)
Vishāl is a Licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist, a Certified Yoga Instructor, and a Massage Therapist. As a yoga practitioner, an avid cyclist, surfer, tennis player, dancer, and acrobat he realized early on that an active lifestyle was a top priority for him. He understood that by developing and sustaining a balance between work and play one can create the foundation for a long and happy life. For this reason Vishāl dedicated his career to empowering his patients and students to cultivate their own version of wellness so that they can enjoy an active and fulfilling life.
Vishāl was born and raised in Scotland. His family immigrated to the United States of America in 1988. In 1997 he graduated from the University of California, at Santa Barbara with a degree in Communication. In 2007 he graduated with Honors from Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine College in Berkeley, California and was Licensed to practice medicine.
While in medical school he taught yoga classes and worked alongside Dr. Bruce Del Fante, a seasoned Chiropractor, administering Tui Na, the ancient practice of Chinese Therapeutic Massage. Vishāl successfully treated over 7000 patients who suffered from acute or chronic pain or other internal medical illnesses.
This inspired Vishāl to pioneer the system of combining Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine with Therapeutic Yoga and Massage. Today, Vishāl’s comprehensive and integrative approach to the practice of Acupuncture distinguishes him in his field.