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    Biography

    Soma was born on the island of Madagascar, into a family of allopathic doctors. When she was one year old, her family moved to Paris, France. Her mother was a nurse and a midwife, and her father had received a scholarship to complete his medical studies at the University of “La Sorbonne”. Nine years later, the family returned to Madagascar after her father had become a doctor and specialized in biology. He founded the first blood bank in Madagascar and tirelessly worked all his life to educate the population to become blood donors, so that there would be fewer deaths from the lack of blood supply in the hospitals.

    Soma spent her teen-age years on the island and returned to France upon graduating from high school, in order to continue her university studies in the town of Bordeaux.

    Life took her traveling for many years through India and South-East Asia, studying the philosophy and spirituality of Eastern cultures.

    In 1986, Soma started her training in the healing arts and became a certified massage therapist. A few years later she joined a full time course of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

    She became certified both in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs by the National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, USA and received the title of “Doctor of Oriental Medicine” from the state of New Mexico in 1993. In the following years, she completed medical internships in Beijing, China and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. She is also licensed in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs in the state of Colorado since 1998 and received a Certification in Classical Homeopathy from the Homeopathy School of Colorado in 2005.

    From 1998 to 2005, Soma was a professor at the Southwest Acupuncture College in Boulder, CO, where she taught several classes, developed the pediatric class and seminars, supervised clinics and personally mentored several students.

    Since 2003, Soma has taught weekend seminars on Acupuncture internationally (check list of courses in the teaching page). She has been a guest speaker at the Boulder Community Hospital and was invited to speak on healing and spirituality in India and Singapore.

    From 2005 to 2013, Dr. Soma, as the Balinese affectionately call her, lived on the island of Bali. She loves the beauty, grace and devotion of the traditional Balinese way of worship. She had a busy private practice, donated time for community service at the Bumi Sehat Birthing clinic in Ubud, and offered intensive courses for acupuncturists, on children and women’s health, not only in Bali, but in Myanmar, and also with the Tibetan community in India, all of which included free clinics for the local population.

    Soma relocated to Boulder, CO, USA in May 2013, resumed her professorship at the Southwest Acupuncture College, and opened a new office for her private practice.

    Soma Glick has been published in some leading acupuncture publications such as the “Journal of Chinese Medicine” in England and in “Acupuncture today” in the US. See the articles page for details.