Contributors

Dean Mouscher, L.Ac.

Dean Mouscher, L.Ac. has practiced acupuncture in the Chicago area for over 15 years. During this time, he became fascinated with bloodletting, having successfully used it to resolve some extremely difficult cases that had been resistant to every other therapy. After studying all the material he could find on the subject, Dean went on to develop refinements of technique that have resulted in high success rates and acceptance by both practitioners and patients. Dean currently “lets” some 10-25 patients weekly at his busy Chicagoland clinic, and offer one day workshops though Chinese Medicine That Works.



Fernando Bernall, CMTPT, DOM, AP

A graduate of the prestigious Florida Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and with multiple certifications, Fernando has over 20 years of clinical experience, and continues to explore ways to enhance his practice by expanding his knowledge of the pain sciences and manual therapies.
Today, Fernando is the director of the Sports & Orthopaedic Acupuncture of Saint Augustine, where he practices various styles of bodywork and needling techniques including motor point acupuncture, trigger point injections, dry needling, distal acupuncture, and ozone injection therapy.
He is a certified Myofascial Trigger Point Therapist (CMTPT), after completing the Janet G. Travell, MD Seminar Series, via Myopain Seminars. He is also a certified functional medicine practitioner.
Fernando has completed post-graduate studies in addictionology and is certified by the American College of addictionology and compulsive disorders, and trained at Lincoln Detox receiving his NADA certification from the founder, Dr. Michael Smith.
In this seminar, Fernando will lecture on the pain sciences behind the formation of trigger points and the current understanding of myofascial pain syndrome with an emphasis on proper assessment and treatment of trigger points with dry needling.


Matthew Reed, L.Ac.

Matthew is president and co-founder of Chinese Medicine That Works. He is a graduate of the Finger Lakes School of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine at New York Chiropractic College. As a long-time athlete and landscaper, he knew what he wanted to specialize in before he ever even applied to graduate school. Matthew knew that he wanted to help people improve their performance and live healthy, active lives without pain. This led him to seek out the best continuing education sources that he could find and spend countless hours pouring over the scientific literature on orthopedic acupuncture while a student at New York Chiropractic College. The goal was to hit the ground running, already specialized.

Matthew's studies and many teachers led him to blend trigger point dry needling with electro-acupuncture and Master Tung. He has found that this approach produces the best results for treating most types of pain and restoring musculoskeletal function. He has used this integrated style to successfully treat patients of all ages and walks of life, from children to grandparents, office workers, weekend warriors to high-level strength athletes and members of the AHL and NHL.

Matthew is very grateful for everything he had learned, but believed that it is too important not to share. So, in 2015, he co-founded Chinese Medicine That Works to offer classes in the most up-to-date, evidence-based treatment and herbal techniques available. Our courses regularly draw professionals from all over the Americas and Western Europe, as well as Israel, South Africa and Australia.

Matthew currently teaches Dry Needling and other Advanced Orthopedic Needling Techniques, as well as Physical Assessment through CMTW. When he is not teaching or practicing, he enjoys CrossFit, running, hiking and kayaking. He currently practices in Syracuse, NY

Matthew Teaching

Cherina Sparks, M.A., R.Ac.

Cherina Sparks, MA R. Ac considers herself a professional student, always learning and finding ways to do things better. She attended her first Practice Management seminar in 2004, and it changed her life and her career. In addition to practicing in Canada for almost 10 years, she has a Master’s Degree in English & Communications, a diploma in Small Business Management, a certificate in Nutrition, and studied Acupuncture at the International Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine. She has been a student, trainer, and now mentor for practice management over the last 12 years, having trained hundreds of health professionals how to market and build and organize their practices. In addition to the above, Cherina manages busy multidisciplinary clinics in both Western and Eastern Canada.


Dr. Anthony Lombardi

Dr. Anthony Lombardi is a 2002 graduate of the New York Chiropractic College and has been practicing acupuncture for 15 years. Upon graduation, he founded Hamilton Back Clinic and since then has become a private consultant to athletes in the NFL, CFL, and NHL. Over the past 15 years Anthony has given over 100,000 acupuncture treatments. In addition to practicing, Dr. Lombardi was an instructor in the Comptemporary Medical Acupuncture Program at McMaster University from 2004 to 2013, and he developed his Exstore system, which he currently teaches to doctors and practitioners the world over. He regularly writes and contributes articles on motor points in the Canadian Chiropractic and Chiropractic Economics magazines.


Sandra Subotich is a Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM), herbalist and medical qi gong practitioner licensed in California and Illinois. She is also nationally certified as a Diplomat of Oriental Medicine and holds a Bachelors degree in education/psychology.

She started her journey in Honolulu, Hi where she attended The World Medicine Institute ~ Tai Hsuan, a small Taoist school run by 67th lineage Heavenly Taoist Master Lillian Chang. Under direct mentorship with Dr. Chang, Sandra learned lineage specific acupuncture, herbal preparations, medical qi gong, meditations and energetic healing techniques and practices. She also traveled throughout China with Dr. Chang visiting many hospitals and temples, and being taught by various Taoist Masters residing in rural areas of the country.

Sandra went on to complete her masters degree as well as her doctorate from Five Branches University in Santa Cruz, Ca., where she did extensive training in Dr Tan/Master Tung, orthopedic acupuncture including motor point/trigger point therapy and five element acupuncture. Sandra also did extensive training in pulse diagnosis with a variety of teachers including Jimmy Chang.

Her capstone/thesis was done on the use of specific acupuncture techniques in the treatment of pain and paresthesia in multiple sclerosis patients.

Sandra was in the first cohort of the fibro/fatigue program taught by Dr Andrew Miles, Dr Xuelan Xiu and Dr Tom Whalen. Since then, she has been actively involved within the program and has successfully taken many fibromyalgia/chronic fatigue patients through the protocol and has expanded her success to include patients with lupus, rheumatoid arthritis and mold toxicity.

After 6 years of private practice in an integrative clinic in Santa Cruz Ca, Sandra now practices within an integrative medical center in Chicago, Illinois.

Sandra is currently an assistant instructor in the pulse, herbs, fibromyalgia, and autoimmune seminars, and is developing core curriculum for CMTW's upcoming educational tracks.