Dr. Les Moore, ND, MSOM, DHANP, CCH, D.Ay., RH, LAc.
Dr. Les Moore is a pioneer and leader of integrative medicine, having served as the Director of Integrative Medicine at Clifton Springs Hospital and Clinic in Clifton Springs, New York for twelve years, employed at Sands Cancer Center, FF Thompson Hospital, and the clinical director of Finger Lakes Center for Natural Health in Ithaca, New York. He currently serves as the director of the Center for Special Medicine in Pittsford, New York, where he focuses on multiple chronic disease and pain syndrome, autoimmune disorders, digestive disorders, sinusitis, allergies, environmental illness, chronic fatigue, burnout syndrome, and other difficult and recalcitrant diseases.
Dr. Moore has a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon. He was a founding member of the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians and one of the first Fellows of the American Board of Naturopathic Oncologists. He has served as the President of the New York Association of Naturopathic Physicians and was the 2006 NYANP Naturopathic Physician of the Year. He is the author of the naturopathic book A Glimpse of the Healing Power of Nature.
Dr. Moore is the leading East Coast expert in Classical Chinese Medicine, having earned a Master of Science in Oriental Medicine from the Department of Classical Chinese Medicine at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine. There he studied with sinologist and Classical Chinese Medicine expert Heiner Fruehauf, PhD, LAc., Spleen and Stomach Tonifying School expert Dr. Rihui Long, Kidney Tonifying School expert Dr. Menge Kou, academic lineage holder of the Wenbing school of therapy Dr. Haoshao Zhang, lineage holder of the Jinjing Neidan school of therapeutic qigong Professor Wang Qingyu, and master acupuncturist, shiatsu practitioner, and Taijiquan expert Jim Cleaver, LAc. Dr. Moore is fully trained in Chinese herbal medicine, naprapathy (tuina), and is a master of Qigong exercise therapeutics. Dr. Moore is also an expert in Japanese Traditional Medicine, practicing Japanese acupuncture (Shinjutsu), Judo Therapy (Seifuku, traditional naprapathy from jujutsu), Shiatsu (bodywork), Taiso (exercise therapeutics), and Kampo (Japanese herbal medicine). He is a New York State Licensed Acupuncturist and a Diplomate of Acupuncture of the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.
Dr. Moore is also an expert in Classical Homeopathy, having received a Certificate of Homeopathic Medicine from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine and is a Diplomate of the Homeopathic Academy of Naturopathic Physicians and a Certified Classical Homeopath from the Council for Homeopathic Certification. He is a former professor of the American Academy of Homeopathy and a former board director of the Homeopathic Academy of Naturopathic Physicians, serving as vice-president of the Homeopathic Academy of Naturopathic Physicians. He is the author of the textbook Hospital Homeopathy.
Dr. Moore is also a Registered Advanced Ayurvedic Practitioner of the Association of Ayurvedic Practitioners of North America and has earned a Master of Marma Adi from Garuda Chuanfa Cimande and an Advanced Diploma of Ayurvedic Acupuncture from the Australian College of Ayurvedic Medicine. He conducts Ayurvedic consultations and classical and modern pancha karma. He is the leading practitioner of marmapuncture in the United States, the system of acupuncture from Ayurvedic medicine, and is the senior student of Dr. Frank Ros MD (Ayu) in North America, the leading expert of marmapuncture in the world.
Dr. Moore is a multiple generation herbalist, having studied with his father in the Southern Appalachian tradition and the Saponi tradition. He is a Registered Herbalist with the American Herbalist Guild and has written a leading textbook on Classical Formulas in the Western Herbal Tradition. He has been the principle instructor of the Botanical Medicine Institute for fourteen years. He is also the co-author of the book Clinical Indications for the Use of CBD.
A large portion of Dr. Moore’s practice is with naturopathic manual therapy, where he is an expert in naprapathy and constitutional hydrotherapy. Naprapathic manual therapy deals with the treatment and rehabilitation of pain and dysfunction in the neuromusculoskeletal system, with a focus on connective tissue disorders, tendons, ligaments, and fascia. He is also fully trained in both Bowen Fascial Therapy and Ortho-Bionomy positional release technique. He developed Moore Neurolymphatic Therapy, a naprapathic technique that works with the nervous system, musculoskeletal system, and the lymphatic system for pain syndromes and detoxification. He was a contributing author to the textbook Naturopathic Physical Medicine and is the author of the textbook Medical Hydrology: the Healing Power of Water.
Dr. Moore is also a leading expert in Environmental Medicine and detoxification, using naturopathic detoxification methods, German biological (functional) medicine (he has spent five years in Germany), constitutional hydrotherapy, homeotoxicology, and Ayurvedic biopurification. He is a professional medical hydrologist, having lectured internationally on Medical Hydrology and served as NYS balneologist for Saratoga Springs, Clifton Springs, and other mineral springs in New York. He served as the chair and a co-founder of the New York Spa Promotion Alliance with former Lieutenant Governor Mary Anne Krupsak. He is an former advisory committee member to the North American Balneology Association. Dr. Moore received a Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources Management in the Department of Geosciences from Western Carolina University and serves on the National Park System Advisory Board.
Dr. Moore is also trained in pastoral and spiritual care and counseling, having earned a Graduate Certificate in Pastoral and Spiritual Care and Counseling and a Master of Art in Applied Theology from Marylhurst University in Marylhurst, Oregon, and a Doctor of Ministry in Applied Theology from Wagner University focusing on pastoral care and counseling. He is the author of the books Operational Ministry: the Structure and Operations of the Church and Functional Roles of Church Officers and Healing in the Christian Spiritual Tradition and the author of a chapter in the textbook The Behavioral Sciences in Health Care. Dr. Moore serves as the senior pastor of Wellspring Church in Clifton Springs, New York and as an overseer of Grace Chapel International.
His public service includes serving on the National Park System Advisory Board, appointed by the Secretary of the Interior, and serves as an advisor to the Secretary of the Interior and the National Park Service Director. He is the Co-Chair of Workforce Planning for the National Park Service, Chair of the Committee on Health, Wellness, and Safety, and Chair of the Tourism Committee and Tourism Workgroup for the National Park Service and has served under two presidents and three secretaries. His public service has also included serving on the Board of Professional Medical Conduct, Office of Professional Medical Conduct, New York Department of Health, for ten years under four governors. He is also a Fellow of the Federation of State Medical Boards. He served as the Director of Complementary and Alternative Medicine Special Projects, Office of Regulatory Reform, New York Department of Health. He was a founding member of the White House Health, Tourism, and Recreation Task Force on Obesity. Dr. Moore served in the US Army as an airborne infantry soldier, sergeant, and officer in various assignments in motorized, mechanized, and light infantry units, including with 1st Recondo, 9th Infantry Division (Motorized); 1st Battalion, 36th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Armored Division; and 187th Rakkasan Regiment, 101st Airborne Division.
Dr. Moore has published seven books, four chapters in major medical textbooks, and hundreds of medical articles. He set up the first Chinese medicine pharmacy at the National College of Natural Medicine and served for twelve years as the clinical advisor to Classical Formulas in Clifton Springs Hospital and Clinic, which was the most comprehensive natural pharmacy in a hospital in the world.
Dr. Moore teaches private lessons and instructor training in Exercise Therapeutics, Movement Therapy, and Body Tempering in the following arts: Jinjing Neidan Qigong exercise therapeutics (Heiner Fruehauf and Professor Wang Qingyu lineage), Taijiquan (Reeders Tibetan lineage), Wing Chun Gung Fu (Ip Man lineage instructor under Phil Nearing and Samuel Kwok), Jun Fan Gung Fu (Senior Full Instructor in Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do under Larry Hartsell lineage), Pukulan Pentjak Silat (Orange Sash Full Instructor under Dan Donzella in Willem Reeders lineage), Sikaran Arnis (4th Degree Black Belt under Punong Guro Rob Simons in the lineage of Lieutenant Colonel Meliton Geronimo), Kali-Silat (Senior Full Instructor under Sergeant First Class Ed Lawson in the lineage of MasGuru Greg Alland), ARJUKEN Arnis (Black Belt Instructor under Sergeant First Class Danilo Salvador in lineage of GM Ernesto Presas), and Judo (Full Instructor Russian Judo and Sambo under Dr. Brett Jacques). He has taught American Catch Wrestling (Wicks, Geoghegan lineage), Savate, and Dutchman Nicolaes Petter’s Clear Education in the Magnificent Art of Wrestling at the Western Martial Arts Workshop in Racine, Wisconsin for ten years and has starred in three Modern Knives Videos: American Catch Wrestling, Sikaran Arnis, and Combat Escrima.