Alan Ginsberg (Dr. Gopala) is a licensed acupuncturist and was the personal acupuncturist for Swami Vishnudevananda. He is a longtime friend of the ashram and provided acupuncture treatments for the staff for many years. He was elected “Best of Boston” in acupuncture by Boston Magazine. Dr. Gopala has studied extensively with many masters, including Dr. So, who began the first acupuncture graduate program in the United States. He also studied with Tao Master Mantak Chia, Qigong Master Ou Wen Wei, and Master Yogi Bhajan. Dr. Gopala also provides lifestyle counseling to diverse people from around the world.