Kelly McBride holds a master’s degree in acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, as well as a certification in Zen Shiatsu, from the AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine, in Austin, Texas. She was an intern at the University of Traditional Chinese Medicine of Chengdu China, a teaching hospital in Chengdu, China. She is NCCAOM certified in acupuncture and Chinese herbology, has a diplomate of acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, and holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire. She has studied Sheng Zhen Wuji Yuan Gong (a form of healing qi gong) directly with Li Jun Feng for four continuous years, has practiced these forms for 10 years, and is authorized to teach these healing forms. She also has studied and practiced Spring Forest Qigong for the last 11 years, and is a level one teacher of this form. In addition, she has certificates in transformational language and hypnosis.
In addition to her work at the Penny George Institute for Health and Healing, McBride served on the Board of the Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Association of Minnesota for three years, and worked with various committees within the organization for four years. She has supported the community acupuncture movement in Minnesota, helping to make acupuncture accessible and affordable within the Twin Cities, and had a community acupuncture clinic in Excelsior, Minn. for five years.