John has studied the beliefs and sciences of indigenous cultures since he was very young. This led him to explore these cultures first hand and to go through many fascinating and unique experiences while traveling abroad. Along with his acupuncture practice, he's studied a number of indigenous and modern sciences to discover how best to help his patients. This has led him to writing, non-profit work and leading seminars and workshops to help more people than he's able to in his private medical practice.
Graduated with honors American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, received One of the first four fully accredited Master of Science of Traditional Chinese Medicine degrees in the United States. 1988.
California licensed since 1988.
Nationally licensed since 1988.
Private acupuncture and herbal practice in Marin County, California since 1988.
Teaching medical qi gong since 1988.
Intensive study, practice and apprenticeship with Aztec elders, 1988-2002.
Author of numerous published articles on the subjects of Traditional Chinese Medicine and indigenous medicine and religion, 1988-present.
Media appearances and lectures delivered across a spectrum of academic and social institutions from small rural classrooms to the United Nations, 1990-present.
Intensive qi gong study and practice with Madam Ou Yang Ming Yu, 1993-2007.
On site feng shui design and consultation, 1995-present.
Author of Day of Destiny and The Aztec Virgin, both of which relate to the practice of Aztec medicine and religion, 1999/2000.
Intensive study, practice and apprenticeship with Dr. Bindu Kumar Purohit, lineage holder of the White Tantra tradition, 1999-present.
Traveled worldwide giving lectures and workshops on medical anthropology, Aztec cosmology and the indigenous origins of the Virgin of Guadalupe, 1999-2001.
Founder of Heart Dawn Pacific, a non-profit organization that supports and promotes the study and practice of indigenous medicine and religion, 1999-present.
Research into the short and long-term effects of marijuana and how to balance them from the perspective of Traditional Chinese Medicine and other indigenous medical sciences, 1999-2008.
Intensive clinical treatment of patients for marijuana syndromes in private practice, 2001-2008.
Taught community-based lectures on marijuana syndromes, 2005-2008.
Release of the first comprehensive compilation on the diagnosis and treatment of marijuana syndromes using Traditional Chinese Medicine, 2006. The most up-to-date version of this work is
Creation of the first team of TCM-based researchers into the short and long-term effects of marijuana and its treatment using Traditional Chinese Medicine, 2006-2008.
Creation of the first team of TCM-based treatment specialists for marijuana syndromes, 2006-2008.
Creation of the second team of TCM-based researchers into the short and long-term effects of marijuana and its treatment using Traditional Chinese Medicine, 2010-present.
Creation of the second team of TCM-based treatment specialists for marijuana syndromes, 2010-2015.
Release of the book Marijuana Syndromes:How to Balance and Optimize the Effects of Cannabis With Traditional Chinese Medicine ,a reference standard for health care professionals who work with people that take marijuana, Nov 2011.
Creation of the Min Jie school, which teaches a classical method for learning how to use and prescribe Chinese herbs, March 2021
Creation of studymedicaltraditions.org, a platform to teach and study traditional medical systems. July 2021
Intensive study and apprenticeship in the Philippines in Filipino traditional healing techniques, 2014-present.
Translation and rewriting of the Chinese Pharmacopoeia into the Min Jie Pharmacopoeia series, 2014-present.
The Min Jie School, 2021-present
John Mini, M.S.C.M./ L.Ac.