Marc Capener, L.Ac.
Marc Capener is a National Board (NCCAOM) and Hawaii State Certified Licensed Acupuncturist L.Ac. Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, he studied and graduated from the University of Hawaii, Manoa with a Bachelor’s B.S degree in Ethno-Botany, after which he attended the Institute of Clinical Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine I.C.A.O.M. It was there Marc received his Master’s M.S.O.M Degree in Oriental Medicine. He is also the co-founder of Acupuncture Arts Clinic located in downtown Honolulu, Hawaii (1145 Bishop St., 2nd Flr.)
Marc Capener is also a Master Herbalist and has spent many years studying Hawaiian herbology, horticulture, soil science, Chinese Herbology & Herbal Formulas. He currently teaches “Introduction to Chinese Herbology” at I.C.A.O.M and is Head Caretaker of the school’s herb farm, where many Chinese medicinal herbs are grown organically.
Marc Capener also has an extensive background in martial arts including a 2nd degree black belt from J.I.K.C Karate a Black Belt in Aiki-Bhudo, and a Black sash in Wing Chun Kuen (a traditional shaolin art) under Sifu John Divirgilio. He currently teaches Wing Chun Kuen in Honolulu. As such he specializes in Musculo-Skeletal injury & Sports Medicine including: Herbal liniments (Yuk Jiaos), Fire Cupping, Chinese Massage (Tui Na), and Electro Stimulation. Other specialties include PTSD, addiction, heat therapy (moxibustion), facial beautification, and insomnia.
Leon specializes in musculo-skeletal disharmonies, cold and influenza and a wide range of difficult cases that include cancer, hepatitis B & C, herniated disc, stroke, and shingles.
He has studied Qigong for 34 years and incorporates Chinese herbal dietetics, Qigong exercise and treatment, electro-acupuncture, magnet therapy, Gua Sha and Chinese herbs into his treatment protocol.
In 1988 Leon became a Licensed Acupuncturist in the State of Hawaii after graduating with a Bachelors of Arts in Asian Studies from University of Hawaii at Manoa and a Masters of Acupuncture from Tai Hsuan Foundation College of Acupuncture in Honolulu.
Hawaii Acupuncture Association, Past board member and president
Hawaii Foundation for Chinese Culture and Arts, President Board of Directors
Reiki Master 1998
Honolulu Chinese Chamber of Commerce member 13 years
White Cloud Chamber Qigong instructor, 19 years
Instructor for the Phoenix Dance Chamber Chinese Dance Company of Honolulu
Singer for the Honolulu Iwakuni Bon Dance Group, 11 years
Knight of the Royal Order of Kamehameha I, Helu Ekahi, Heiau O Hawai’i