In addition to her work as the Institute’s design consultant, Sande McDaniel has been the owner and production designer of Oriental Medicine Journal, since 2003. She graduated from the American Academy of Art in Chicago and owned a typesetting business in Indiana for 15 years. She studied Shiatsu at International School of Shiatsu, located in Doylestown, Pennsylvania and completed the one-month intensive at International Shiatsu School (ISS Kiental) in Switzerland. Sande’s design credits include Shiatsu Practitioner’s Manual by Saul Goodman, Acutonics for Dogs & Cats by Judith and Paul Ponton, Acutonics From Galaxies to Cells: Case Study Companion Guide, Volume One by Judith and Paul Ponton, Acutonics: There’s No Place Like Ohm, Sound Healing, Oriental Medicine and the Cosmic Mysteries, 2nd Edition by Donna Carey and Marjorie de Muynck and Unintended Sutras and Traveler’s Advisory by Donna Carey. Sande splits her time between Chicago, Illinois and Taos, New Mexico, with her wonderful Siberian Husky, Xena.
"When I was diagnosed with breast cancer, my world went into a crazy spin. I was suddenly thrust into a foreign land of doctors, drugs, and medical treatments. Elle a recent breast cancer survivor herself, offered to help me with Acutonics sound healing treatments. Not knowing what to expect, I dragged myself in after my first round of chemotherapy. Elle went to work treating parts of my internal body like my liver to not only help with the side effects of the drugs, but to balance and ground me as well."
- Sandy, Boulder