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.

Dave Shipsey, R.Ac. (Ireland)

Dave is an acupuncturist and Buteyko Breathing teacher with a practice in Dublin (Ireland) since February 2001. Dave initially studied acupuncture in Ireland, and then went to further study in China at the International University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, in Nanjing. During this time, Dave interned with many of the affiliated hospitals, working with highly revered Doctors, including Dr. Qiao Weilei. Over the years in Nanjing, Dave completed almost 6 months as an Intern with Dr. Han Yan, studying abdominal acupuncture (Fu Zhen).

In addition to his education, Dave has been practicing acupuncture for over 15 years at his clinic, Dan-Tien Complementary Health Studio. He also teaches abdominal acupuncture (AA) to final year and qualified acupuncturists through his Centreforce Abdominal Acupuncture school, established in 2011, and has authored many published articles on abdominal acupuncture. In 2011 he completed his peer reviewed book, Mastering the Art of Acupuncture, a culmination of his fourteen years of clinical practice and experience both using abdominal acupuncture and his experiences teaching it. His work is the first book on abdominal acupuncture in English. This book is a teaching manual for those new to abdominal acupuncture, including qualified acupuncturists and students of acupuncture, as well as a great reference and resource to those with some experience in AA.

Richard Hazel, L.Ac.

Richard received his Master of Science in Acupuncture - Orthopedic & Sports Medicine at Pacific College in New York. He was one of the very few to get into PCOM’s short-lived Orthopedic & Sports Medicine program, for the treatment pain and improved neuromuscular function. The program was also focused on sports medicine assessment and rehabilitation as seen in the work of Dr. Vladimir Janda of the Prague School of Rehabilitation. In addition to the above, Richard also studied Neurofunctional Electric Stimulation Acupuncture under Dan Wunderlich, LAc and the theories and methods of Dr. C C Gunn and Dr. Janet Travell. Richard’s practice in New York City focuses on treating chronic pain and injury and improving sports performance by assessing muscle imbalances and decreased range of motion. He gets excellent results in relatively few treatments by keeping the focus on restoring the function of the limb, joint or spinal segment, instead of attempting to merely treat the site of pain. Richard uses his knowledge of sports medicine to help professional and amateur athletes improve mobility and strength, so they can perform at their highest level. In addition to a full time practice, Richard also teaches motor point seminars for Chinese Medicine That Works, Ltd.
His upcoming motor point seminars can be found at

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.

Dan Dominguez, L.Ac.

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.

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.