Bobby Klein’s journey into the Healing Arts began after his rock n roll photographer days when he was confronted with a health crisis during the fast pace years of owning a natural food restaurant with partner Jack Nicholson. In a time before health food trends and when most people were discovering tv dinners, The Black Rabbit Inn in West Hollywood was the first of its kind and became a hit amongst the late 60’s socialite. To avoid eye surgery and search for a cure of an illness which could not be diagnosed by the normal channels of western medicine, Bobby set out to the back streets of Chinatown to find the apartment/office of Dr. Jim Shek Ju, a Chinese master with lineage dating back hundreds of years, who cured his affliction and became his teacher, and thus beginning his path into Chinese medicine and Eastern Philosophy.
Bobby completed his studies with Chinese Master Dr. Jim Shek Ju and along with a group of psycho-physiology students, established the first acupuncture clinic at UCLA, becoming one of the first recognized acupuncturist’s in America. He was instrumental as one of the pioneers in the movement of its legalization of the practice in California and became the Director of Public Information for the National Acupuncture Association, Vice President of both the East/West Acupuncture Society and the National Association for Veterinary Acupuncture.
This path led him to understand that he had advanced intuitive and psychic abilities in diagnosis and counseling, and was the beginning of his 40 plus years career in the Healing Arts as he went on to continue his studies in psychology being trained by Malcolm Boyd Dana as a Jungian Analyst.