Dr. James Paul Maffitt Odell, OMD, ND, L.Ac. began his medical career as a hospital respiratory therapist while in undergraduate studies in biology at Texas Tech University. Disillusioned with conventional medicine, he focused his attention on natural medicine, and graduated from Alliant International University with a doctorate in naturopathy in 1980, after which he studied traditional Chinese medicine and Mandarin Chinese. Having gained conversational fluency in Mandarin, he moved to China in 1986 where he completed a three-year post-doctoral program in traditional Chinese medicine at Shantou University Medical College, with medical residencies at Shantou University Teaching Hospital, Shantou Central Hospital, and Shiwan Hospital. Upon returning from China, he completed several internships in European biological regulatory medicine at the Paracelsus Klinik in Lustmühle, Switzerland.
Dr. Odell is certified in acupuncture with the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and is a Professional Development Activity provider with the NCCAOM. He is licensed in acupuncture in Kentucky, Colorado, South Carolina, and Utah. For over twenty-five years he has been a certified instructor with the American Organization of Bodywork Therapies of Asia. He is also a Certified Traditional Naturopath with the American Naturopathic Certification Board.
For over fifteen years Dr. Odell was the education coordinator for the Bioregulatory Medicine Network which conducted conferences on the principles and practices of European biological regulatory medicine. He is currently the medical director of the Bioregulatory Medicine Institute. He is also a medical consultant for PDC Biological Health Group and conducts workshops on contact regulation thermography interpretation. Aside from a busy health care practice, Dr. Odell is the owner and CEO of Phytodyne Inc., which is the North American importer and distributor of Ceres Heilmittel AG plant remedies manufactured in Switzerland.