My name is Gary Rexford. I was born and raised in Lancaster, New Hampshire. After high school I enlisted in the US Navy and spent 2 years studying nuclear power and propulsion in Orlando Florida, and Ballston Spa, New York. I studied welding in Groton CT, then moved to Hawaii where for the next four years I did a tour onboard the USS Olympia, a 688 class attack submarine. I was responsible for the mechanical systems of the nuclear propulsion and power plant as well as an emergency reactor plant welder. Upon completing my 6 years of service I decided to simplify life and moved to Pine, Colorado where I apprenticed with a Blacksmith to learn how to forge iron. I spent the following few years working in Colorado and Montana as a full time Blacksmith and iron worker. I had several times considered pursuing Chinese Medicine while living out west but could not get the means together. Eventually I felt compelled to move back to where I grew up and I was fortunate enough to find work Timber framing at the Garland Mill in Lancaster. I spent the next five years building homes and learning about cutting timber frames. This opportunity gave me the opportunity to get married, build our home and attend Granite State College locally in order to get my degree which opened the door to then move out of state again for four years to study Chinese Medicine. I earned a Master of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine (MSTOM) from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. I am a Licensed Acupuncturist in the state of New Hampshire and a Diplomat of Oriental Medicine recognized by the National Certifying Body (NCCAOM). My study includes over 3,500 hours of formal instruction and extensive clinical experience. On top of my college education I also pursued extra study in such areas as Tui Na (Chinese Medical Massage), Tung style acupuncture, Japanese Meridian Therapy acupuncture, and Shiatsu. I also studied with Dr. Henry McCann at the North Jersey Center for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine with a focus on Tung style acupuncture and Chinese Herbology. By creating the Center for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine I am committed to serving the surrounding community to the best of my ability. It is my goal to provide a safe and comfortable space, with affordable and flexible methods to achieve wellness, open and available to all who are interested.