Dr. Shepherd earned his Bachelors of Science degree as a Medical Herbalist from the University of Westminster in London, UK, and his Naturopathy and Nutritional Therapy degrees from the College of Naturopathic Medicine with a specific focus in functional medicine. Ryan moved to Nanjing, China, where he studied under Dr. Zhonghua Fu (the inventor of FSN - Fu’s Subcutaneous Needling), becoming the first certified student of FSN in the West. After returning to his hometown Toronto, Canada, he studied another three years at the Toronto School of Traditional Chinese Medicine to become a licensed Acupuncturist. After receiving FDA approval in March, 2018, Ryan is continuing to work closely with schools across the continent, integrating FSN into teaching programs, clinics and continuing education.

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