Assessment and Treatment of Common Running Injuries with Dan Dominguez

Posted by on May 11, 2017 in Acupuncture, Podcast

Subscribe: | RSS | Itunes   On this episode AJ sits down with Sports Acupuncturist Dan Dominguez and they break down the common injuries that occur to runners. Dan Dominguez, L.Ac. received his Bachelor degree in Exercise Physiology and Strength and Conditioning from Saginaw Valley State University, and a Masters of Science in Acupuncture from Finger Lakes school of Acupuncture and Oriental medicine. His past experiences working with high level athletes including Olympic athletes and NFL players during their preparation for the NFL combine and tryouts. Today Dan works for the Department of Orthopedics & Rehabilitation at the University of Rochester Medical Center. He started the program for the orthopedic department and is now the center’s first full time acupuncturist. Dan utilizes traditional styles of Acupuncture along with more recently developed motor and trigger points, and includes rehabilitation, orthopedic assessment, and sports medicine in his practice. In his spare time, Dan volunteers his acupuncture skills by treating at marathons, triathlons and major Crossfit events. http://www.chinesemedicinethatworks.com/registration-for-motor-points-feb-2...

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New medical guidelines for care of Low Back explained with Dr Anthony Lombardi

Posted by on Apr 17, 2017 in Acupuncture, Podcast

Subscribe: | RSS | Itunes       In this episode Dr. Anthony Lombardi explains and reviews the journal article in the Annals of Internal Medicine in which the American College of Physicians set new guidelines for treatment of low back pain. He also goes into detail how we as acupuncturist can use this new information to our advantage in our communities. http://annals.org/aim/article/2603229/systemic-pharmacologic-therapies-low-back-pain-systematic-review-american-college...

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Acupuncture in Sports Performance

Posted by on Jan 31, 2017 in Acupuncture, Podcast

Subscribe: | RSS | Itunes       In this podcast, AJ sits down with Neil Maki to discuss how acupuncture can affect sports performance. Neil walks us through his extensive literature research on how acupuncture is currently being applied to sports performance. While his doctorate capstone project focused on the effects of acupuncture on pitching in baseball, he has extended this knowledge in a small proof-of-principle study for improving athletic performance with promising results. He generously shares the protocol he has used for his study and discusses theories about the mechanism of action for the effect of acupuncture in sports performance. The information that Neil presents in this podcast highlights a virtually untapped area for the use of acupuncture in sports that goes beyond injury treatment and recovery. About Neil: Dr. Neil Maki is an Exercise Physiologist and Chinese Medical Practitioner out of Marina Del Rey, CA. Neil began his career with a Master’s degree in Exercise Science from Oakland University in Rochester Hills, MI. He went on to complete both his Masters and Doctoral education in Chinese Medicine from Emperor’s College in Santa Monica, CA. He is a member of a team of practitioners out of Los Angeles area who offer a unique, concierge-style service of Chinese...

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Introducing Distal Points into Your Practice with Brad Whisnant

Posted by on Jan 16, 2017 in Acupuncture, Podcast

Subscribe: | RSS | Itunes       In this podcast, AJ speaks with the very prolific Brad Whisnant about the theory behind distal needling utilized by Master Tung and Dr Richard Tan. Brad gives us a taster of how Tung/Tan points can be integrated into current clinical practice to enhance treatment. Brad also sneaks in some practice management and mindset gems that round out the interview nicely. About Brad Whisnant, DOAM Brad Whisnant graduated from OCOM in 2007 and finished his doctoral studies at Emperors College in 2011. After graduation he spent two years traveling and volunteering while he honed his skills. In 2009, Brad and his wife opened Pin Point Acupuncture in St. Helens, OR, and he, also, runs the nonprofit organization Acupuncture Volunteer. When not in the clinic, Brad travels the world teaching Master Tung/Richard Tan theory and application in his completely relatable style. In addition to seminars, Brad is the author of 6 books on Tung point theory and application focusing mainly on pain management to help boost the revenue of the reader’s acupuncture clinic. He has recently shifted his focus from writing to producing online seminars that are full of information that can be used in your clinic today. The even better news is...

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Growing a Successful Practice with Dr. Sara Poldmae

Posted by on Nov 18, 2016 in Acupuncture, Podcast

Subscribe: | RSS | Itunes       In this episode, AJ sits down with Dr. Sara Poldmae. Sara is a successful practioner with 18 years of experience as a holistic healer to her name. One of her goals in creating an acupuncture practice was to be able to employ other acupuncturists. Sara speaks with AJ about how she was able to build a practice that supports two additional acupuncturists. She emphasizes the need for understanding what your end goal is and knowing how to create productive boundaries in creating your dream practice. In addition, Sara talks about her business coaching practice. She outlines her unique style which focuses on business analytics and strategizing how best to move her clients’ practices to the next level. About Dr Sara Poldmae: Sara is the owner of Meadow Hill Wellness, located in Annapolis, MD. She has been practicing acupuncture and holistic healing for 18 years and recently returned to studies to complete her Doctorate at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego. In order to help other practioners and promote Chinese medicine, she began Acupuncture Business Coach in 2015. To learn more about Sara, visit: http://www.meadowhillwellness.com/ Find out more about her Business Coaching:...

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It’s Time to Expand…Hiring an Associate with Dr. Lorne Brown

Posted by on Jul 28, 2016 in Acupuncture, Podcast

      Subscribe: | RSS | Itunes       In this podcast, AJ talks with Lorne Brown about the keys to hiring an associate. Lorne gives us some valuable hints on how to find the right associate that fits your practice and ideology. He provides some great insight on his initial mistakes in hiring associates, and outlines how to not repeat his errors. As a bonus, Lorne is hiring at his Canadian clinic, Acubalance. Listen for a call for applicants at the end of the podcast!! Learn more abouth Lorne’s clinic, Acubalance Wellness Center: http://www.acubalance.ca/ Find a vast amount of CEU (Prod Seminars) and free seminars (Medigogy) at: http://www.prodseminars.net/ http://www.medigogy.com/ If you haven’t already picked up Lorne’s amazing book, “Missing the Point: What Acupuncturists Fail…and What They Need to Know to Succeed”, find it here: http://missingthepointbook.com/   About Lorne:   Dr. Lorne Brown is the Clinical Director of Acubalance Wellness Centre, and the Founder of Pro D Seminars, Medigogy and the Integrative Fertility Symposium. After a career as a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), Lorne received his Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine at Vancouver’s International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Lorne has extensive postgraduate training in gynecology, obstetrics, and reproductive medicine. Internationally known for his ground-breaking work as an educator and advocate...

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