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Guest Name
Dr Ivan Figueroa Otero
Guest Occupation
MD, Certified Medical Acupuncturist, Author
Guest Biography
Unlike doctors or healers who often believe in either one or the other, Dr. Figueroa-Otero believes that a combination of both highly-regarded ways of life are essential to living. As both a former pediatric surgeon who spent 40 years practicing medicine and a certified medical acupuncturist who specializes in disease prevention and modification of lifestyles through holistic Chinese medicine techniques such as meditation, his goal is to inform and educate others about blending these forms of medicine to live a balanced, healthy and rewarding life.

After almost four decades of practice as a pediatric surgeon and nearly a decade of practicing holistic medicine, Dr. Ivan Figueroa-Otero now heals people through the guiding principles and empowering words of his Amazon best-selling series of self-improvement books. Bilingual in English and Spanish, he was a member of the Puerto Rico Medical Association, American Academy of Medical Acupuncture, American Pediatric Surgical Association, and Fellow American Academy of Medical Acupuncture. He is currently engaged in his private practice and continues in his role as an educator, trying to achieve full integration of traditional Chinese acupuncture courses in the curriculum of medical schools.

Throughout his decades-long career as a practitioner of both Western and Eastern medicine, he found that many treat symptoms by either taking doctor-prescribed medications or self-medicating instead of addressing the root of their problems. As a specialist in disease prevention and lifestyle modification, he aims to treat the whole person–not just their symptoms–through holistic Chinese medicinal techniques such as acupuncture and meditation, and often works with other specialists to get patients the help that they need.

In an Amazon best-selling series that explores the depths of the mind-body-spirt connection and offers insightful advice about how we can all better our lives, Dr. Figueroa-Otero seeks to help others find the path of self-discovery and coping with challenges. In his newest book, 'Spirituality 103 The Forgiveness Code: Finding The Light In Our Shadows' he sheds a fresh light on and offers powerful insights to the whole experience of forgiveness, a work that delves into human nature, exploring what constitutes human brokenness and how to heal it This book will help anyone understand why they are broken, feeling sick, bitter, and in pain. This is a book for those who want to experience wholeness in themselves and peace with the universe and with others.