Faculty Feature: Dr. Fontes

Fun Facts

Favorite Movie: The Shining and Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)

Favorite Color: Black & White & Red all over

Favorite Food: I have never met a food I didn’t like!

Pets: Detox Ananda (aka Boston Terrier)

Hobbies: Rockabilly/Blues Music (upright bass) and Hot Rod Cars (1957 Chevy’s)


Dr. Mario Fontes

“I believe there is an untapped synergy between homeopathy and acupuncture waiting to be discovered by our students at PIHMA/AMCH.”

PIHMA/AMCofH Clinic Supervisor

Clinic Director – PIHMA Integrative Homeopathic and Acupuncture Clinic Natural Medicine & Detox for 10+ years

Board Member – State of Arizona Acupuncture Board of Examiners

Board Member -State of Arizona Board of Homeopathic Integrated Medicine Examiners

What is one thing that you want students to know about your classes?

The PIHMA Natural Medicine and Detox integrative clinic is open to First Profesional Doctorate students interested in acupuncture and homeopathic medicine.

What is one of the most valued things you like about acupuncture and oriental medicine?

Acupuncture effectiveness in pain management.

What is your most favorite quote or reading that is related to your teachings?

The application of 5 element theory as it relates to patient care and clinical assessment.

What is one piece of advice you would say to a new student at PIHMA?

TCM diagnostics and pattern diagnosis will serve you in the clinic for a lifetime.


CCT – Certified Chelation Therapist, American College for Advancement in Medicine

CCH ‐ Certified in Classical Homeopathy, Council for Homeopathic Certification (CHC)

CNCB ‐ Certificate, Clinical Nutrition Certification Board (CNCB)

D.A.C.M – Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

Dipl.OM ‐ Diplomate of Oriental Medicine

National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM)

H.M.A ‐ Homeopathic Medical Assistant

N.L.P.  Certified Neuro‐Linguistic Programming Hypnosis Practitioner

I‐ACT ‐ International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy

L.Ac. ‐ Licensed Acupuncturist, State of Arizona