In 2002 at age 40, Van encountered a major health crisis: blood disorder, stroke and lethal prognosis. He was confronted with the limitations of conventional medicine – hope was taken away and was given 6–12 months to live. He chose from his ‘Bucket List’ to resume the study of his life's passion — horses. He was introduced to Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) by several of the world’s top veterinarians and therapists. Those medicines combined with guidance from his mentors, his prior medical science knowledge (pre-med and pre-veterinary sciences) combined with his problem solving skills led to creative solutions and eventually the restoration of his health. Along the way he established a horse therapy practice and five years after the stroke entered acupuncture college. His life is now dedicated to bringing these powerful therapies and medicine practices to a wide range of conditions.
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