Jim McCormick, LAc, began his Zero Balancing training in 1974 with ZB’s founder, Dr. Fritz Smith, and became the first teacher of Zero Balancing after Smith in 1979. He is currently on the faculty of the Zero Balancing Health Association and serves as president of the nonprofit Zero Balancing Touch Foundation.
McCormick was one of the first Americans to study Five-Element Acupuncture with British acupuncturist J.R. Worsley. McCormick continues to teach this unique method at the Tri-State College of Acupuncture in New York City and the Institute of Taoist Education in Louisville, Colorado. He also went on to study other forms of acupuncture, including Dr. Tan’s Balance Method. McCormick is a former president of the Acupuncture Society of Massachusetts, and was a founding commissioner of the National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.
McCormick is co-president of Cambridge Health Associates, a holistic health center in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he practices Zero Balancing and traditional acupuncture. McCormick is known for creating a caring and creative environment, where participants feel safe to be their full selves while exploring new ideas and skills. He presents information clearly, warmly, and with good humor and joy. McCormick says he uses a combination of Five Element Acupuncture, Zero Balancing, and counseling to address individual symptoms, facilitate deep healing, and encourage personal growth. His goal is to develop an individualized, holistic approach to working with each person and their particular needs.