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Rob Weingeist, Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine
Rob Weingeist is the founder of Clinic Eight and Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine at Iowa City Acupuncture.
Rob is an Iowa City native, and graduated from Iowa City High school in 1998. Rob received his Bachelors degree in 2002 from The University of Puget Sound, and enjoyed playing on the varsity tennis team.
After college, Rob moved back to Iowa and began working as a research assistant in the school of social work. He had his first experience with acupuncture at the Ahn Clinic in Coralville. He was so amazed how quickly his chronic shoulder pain was alleviated, that he decided he would learn Chinese medicine.
He completed a 4 year Master’s degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2008. In 2017 in the memory of his mother, he completed the Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine program at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine.
After graduating in August of 2008, Rob moved to Cambridge, Massachusetts to begin his acupuncture practice and study Pin Sun Wing Chun Kung Fu and Medical Qigong Meditation with Sifu Jim Roselando. Sifu Jim, Rob, and his younger brother David founded the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Qigong Club and visited southern China several times.
While building his acupuncture practice, Rob became a Certified Ophthalmic Assistant and assisted internationally respected ophthalmologists at Tufts, Ophthalmic Consultants of Boston, and Harvard Vanguard Visual Services.
In addition to being recognized by National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) as an acupuncturist and practitioner of Chinese herbal medicine, Rob moved back to Iowa City in 2014 and is licensed by the Iowa Board of Medicine to practice acupuncture.
Rob has evolved his classroom education with his extensive training in eastern methods of qigong meditation, Chinese martial arts, and eastern nutrition practices.
With his experiences working in western medical settings (and growing up in a family of ophthalmologists), Rob believes an integrative approach to healing is often most effective. He has many patients who see him in addition to seeing their chiropractor, physical therapist, and massage therapist.
In his leisure time, Rob loves traveling both inside the USA and abroad. He stays active playing tennis, pickleball, and biking to work. He loves fly fishing with his two brothers and father when the opportunity arises.
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