I believe the human body has an innate wisdom to heal. My specialized acupuncture and unique herbal medicine resonates with this natural wisdom. Utilizing few needles, simple herbal medicine, modest lifestyle changes, and less treatment sessions than most practitioners is my tried and true formula for you optimal health.
Dr. Monte Gores is a board certified acupuncturist and herbalist by the state of Idaho, California, and the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). With Over 16 years of experience in Chinese medicine, Dr. Gores brings a wealth of knowledge to treat even the most difficult medical issues. In 1992, Dr. Gores began studying yoga, martial arts, and meditation while attending Arizona State University. This was his first introduction to eastern medicine and philosophy. In 1999, he began his formal training in acupuncture, Qi Gong, and herbal medicine while apprenticing at Quan Yin Healing Arts Center in San Francisco. This center is world famous for treating hepatitis C and HIV communities using an integrative medical approach. After leaving a stressful job with Goldman Sachs, trading equity options in Chicago and San Francisco, Dr. Gores studied Chinese language for a year before traveling to China. He wanted to visit the origins of Chinese medicine before embarking on a lifetime of study and medical practice. Upon returning to San Francisco, he attended one of the top Traditional Chinese Medicine schools in North America, The American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ACTCM), for four years. Dr. Gores also received extensive training in China. Orthopedics, diabetes, fertility, oncology, migraines, hepatitis and neprhology were areas of expertise gained while in China. In 2004, After graduating magna cum laude, Dr. Gores opened a Acupuncture clinic in Arizona. While maintaining a busy clinical practice, he completed a two year Doctoral program at the famous, Emperor's College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, in Santa Monica. The Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM) is the highest level of education in the field of Chinese medicine in America. Dr. Gores focused on sports medicine, cardiology, oncology, and women's health while completing his Doctoral degree. His capstone thesis is entitled, "Acupuncture in the treatment of Insomnia." After graduation and 10 great years in Flagstaff, Arizona, Dr. Gores and his family decided to relocate to beautiful Coeur D'Alene, Idaho. The friendly people and beautiful lakes drew them to the area. Dr. Gores enjoys spending time with his wife and son, hiking, rock climbing, skiing, mountain biking, tai chi, aikido, and cooking Italian food in his free time.