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.
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.
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.
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 Medicine. This allows him to go directly to the athletes he works with and delivery quality care in situ.
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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 that they are very reasonably priced and include free information on needling techniques for Tung points and clinic hacks.
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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.
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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.
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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!!
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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:
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 for integrated fertility care, Lorne was the first Canadian to be a certified fellow of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (ABORM).
Dr. Brown has successfully integrated his entrepreneurial skills and background as a CPA with his passion for Chinese Medicine, establishing a very successful fertility practice (Acubalance.ca) and pioneering online continuing education through Pro D Seminars and Medigogy.com for the continued success of Chinese Medicine Practitioners world-wide.
In today’s podcast, AJ sits down for a second time with Michelle McGlade to talk about moving through fear as you transition from employee to business owner. Michelle addresses the fears associated with becoming a business owner. She stresses the ultimate need to know your “why”–your ultimate vision. When you know the “why” and your mission, your decisions become less rooted in fear and, everything is easier.
Michelle began her wellness career as a licensed acupuncturist and has moved her entrepreneurial skills to an online marketplace and business coaching for wellness entrepreneurs. She walked the path of successful clinic owner and is happy to share her experience in becoming a business owner. Ultimately, she made a choice to close down her practice to launch her online community. She continues to help wellness practitioners find their footing with her online business coaching platform and her book, “Unstoppable: Strategies to Launch and Grow your Holistic Practice”.
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In this episode, AJ speaks with Dr. Anthony Lombardi, a chiropractor, licensed acupuncturist, and owner of Hamilton Back Clinic, an integrative clinic in Ontario, Canada. He received his training in medical acupuncture at MacMasters University where he now is a senior instructor. Anthony introduces us to his musculoskeletal assessment system, Exstore. With this system, the practitioner is able to improve musculoskeletal function within minutes by focusing on the girdle stabilizers and releasing motor inhibition at the neuromuscular junctions. Exstore provides a standardized system that produces consistent results quickly and efficiently.
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In this episode, AJ sits down with Kirsten Hurder-Karchmer.
Kirsten is the Founder and CEO of an innovative herb company called Conceivable. Her herbal line approaches a women’s constitution during each phase of her cycle, allowing a more targeted approach to addressing the patient’s underlying make-up, regulating her cycle, and promoting fertility. In addition, Kirstin and her team spent a year developing a powerful conception app based on Chinese Medicine. This unique platform offers a customized constitutional diagnosis for each phase of a woman’s cycle, menu plans, behavior modification tools, and other features that promote a healthy cycle and improve fertility. Recent data has shown that 30% of women who used the Conceivable platform plus the appropriate herbs for 90 days became pregnant. For clinicians, Kirsten has also created a subscription plan where clinics can use the Conceivable platform for a small monthly payment and get a referral fee for Conceivable herbs prescribed to their patients.
At the end of the podcast, Kirsten makes a call to action to acupuncturists. Her thought provoking exercise will extend you past your comfort zone and help you grow exponentially as a practitioner and person while you are able to help so many more patients.
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In addition, Kirsten will be offering a free online seminar with Medigogy.com within the next month, where she will discuss the ins and outs of hiring, firing, and managing an associate. Sign up with Medigogy for the most current updates.
This week AJ sits down with Dr. Michael Corradino to discuss his revolutionary method– Neuropuncture. Neuropuncture is a highly effective neurophysiological technique which combines the mechanism of acupuncture with that of electrical stimulation to achieve amazing results. Mike outlines his method and how understanding neuroanatomy allows you to integrate traditional acupuncture with neuroscience for superior results. “Once you understand it’s neuroscience, you can treat anything.”
June 12, 2016 at 9am (PST) Neuropuncture: Advanced Electrical Acupuncture
Dr. Corradino and ProD seminars present a live webinar detailing how electro-acupuncture works, its different applications, and research outlining ideal frequencies and amperage (milliamp vs. microamp). In this module, Mike is going to show you how to use electro-acupuncture to optimize your results and maximize the patient experience.
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Dr. Corradino is the co-founder of the North County Integrated Acupuncture Center, an integrated pain center in San Diego, and is a faculty member and clinical supervisor at PCOM, San Diego. He is also the resident acupuncturist for the Golden Door Spa and Retreat, where he is able to educate some of the most influential people from around the world about the benefits of Chinese Medicine. In addition, he has produced a series of webinars available on ProD seminars detailing Neuropuncture and its application over a wide spectrum of dysfunction.
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