Joshua B. Sessions
BA, Religious Studies
Certified Health Coach
Certified Lifestyle Educator
Josh’s interest in Holistic Health and Preventative Medicine began in 1997 at the age of 19, while working for M-Power New Mexico, the second longest running empowerment and HIV/AIDS prevention program in the US. It was there Josh saw firsthand the importance of education and lifestyle counseling on the prevention of disease and the cultivation of wellness.
1999 sparked a move to Richmond, VA. Unhappy spending 8 hours a day working in a cubicle and recognizing a need in the Richmond community for quality Holistic Healthcare, Josh partnered with R. Keith Bell, a Licensed Acupuncturist, to found Oriental Medicine Specialists, P.C. in 2000. OMS was Richmond’s first comprehensive Traditional and Classical Chinese Medicine Clinic offering acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, and dietary therapy. Today OMS is now recognized as a leading center for acupuncture and holistic health education in the US.
In addition to serving as the practice manager of OMS for over thirteen years, Josh plays an active role in patient care. He is a respected teacher and workshop instructor. Classes, such as the Annual Fall & Spring Detox Workshops have become Richmond traditions. Josh's insightful and carefully crafted writings have also had a personal impact on the health and happiness of many in and around Richmond. A graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition®, Josh has studies over 100 dietary theories, practical lifestyle management techniques, and innovative coaching methods with some of the world’s top health and wellness experts including: Dr. Andrew Weil, Director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine; Dr. Deepak Chopra, leader in the field of mind-body medicine; Dr. David Katz, Director of Yale University’s Prevention Research Center; Dr. Walter Willett, Chair of Nutrition at Harvard University; Geneen Roth, bestselling author and expert on emotional eating; and many others.
As a Health Coach, Josh combines his extensive knowledge of holistic nutrition, health coaching, and preventive health with years of experience and his unique insight to support and empower clients in achieving their goals, improving their health and living an inspired life.