Clinical Services

Our community clinic provides a wide range of integrative medicine.

Visit our community clinic for easily accessible Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. The PIHMA Clinic is our way of bringing healing and prosperity to our community. Not only do we want to transform the lives of our students, but the people we serve at our clinic each day. By providing a wide range of integrative medicine, we are able to regularly offer acupuncture, herbs, bodywork, nutritional counseling, energy work, and homeopathy.

Why choose Integrative Medicine?

  • Chronic Disease Pain
  • Internal Medicine
  • Rehabilitation
  • Prevention
  • Basic Ailments
  • Addiction & Pain
  • Musculo-skeletal Pain
  • Other issues discussed with medical professional

Meet our Team of Professionals

Meet our team of teaching clinic supervisors that oversee our interns and the professional acupuncturists who you can make private and semi-private appointments with.

Teaching Clinic Supervisors (Licensed Acupuncturists)

  • Scott Anderson, MSOM, Dipl.Ac. & Dipl. CH (NCCAOM), L.Ac.
  • Dan Bedgood, MSOM, Dipl.Ac. (NCCAOM), L.Ac.
  • Tina Rae Begay, MSOM, Dipl.OM. (NCCAOM), L.Ac.
  • David Bell, MSAc, Dipl.Ac.(NCCAOM), L.Ac.
  • Mario Fontes, MSOM, DACM, CCH, Dipl.OM (NCCAOM) L.Ac.
  • David Myrick, MSOM, Dipl.Ac. & Dipl.CH (NCCAOM), L.Ac.
  • Bryon (Leon) Powers, PhD, MSOM, Dipl.Ac. (NCCAOM), L.Ac.
  • Sami Rank, MSTCM, L.Ac.
  • Ioannis Solos Ph.D., MM., BSc., MD (China)., Dipl.Ac. (NCCAOM)., L.Ac.
  • Peng Sun, MD(China), PhD, LAc.
  • Chris Vedeler, MSOM, Dipl.Ac. (NCCAOM), C.Ht., L.Ac.
  • Pamella Wallach, Dipl. Ac. (NCCAOM), L.Ac.

Professional Acupuncturists (private and semi-private appointments)

  • Dan Bedgood, MSOM, Dipl.Ac. (NCCAOM), L.Ac.
  • David Murdoch, MSOM, Dipl.Ac & Dipl.CH (NCCAOM), L.Ac.
  • Ioannis “Yanni” Solos,MM PhD, L.Ac.
  • Peng Sun, MD(China), PhD, LAc.

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Know Your Acupuncturist

How can I tell my practitioner is qualified?

Practitioners whose graduate education is in Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (AOM) receive approximately 80% of their education exclusively in this field and undergo extensive clinical training averaging 3-4 years. Other healthcare practitioners may only use acupuncture, which is one of the many therapies of Oriental Medicine, as a technique in their primary practice.

What is Oriental Medicine?

A philosophical distinction of Oriental Medicine is its whole person approach of mind, body, and spirit in a comprehensive energetic healthcare system that includes acupuncture, herbs, Asian bodywork (e.g. acupressure, tui na, shiatsu), nutrition, tai chi, qi gong, and meditation.

Can anyone practice acupuncture?

Acupuncture should only be administered by a practitioner who has specific education in this field due to risk of improper needling, inadequate understanding of Oriental medical diagnostic procedures, transmission of disease, imbalancing of energy, or ethical violations. Ask your practitioner about his or her education in order to ensure that you receive the most professional acupuncture care available for your optimal health and wellness.

Levels of Education

The chart listed below is designed to illustrate the varying levels of education undertaken by healthcare professionals in acupuncture only and not in related curriculum, such as in the biosciences.

1500
Hours or More

Licensed Acupuncturist (LAc)

Typically a Licensed Acupuncturist (LAc)** who has obtained a degree/diploma from an ACAOM-accredited college and has passed the national certification exams administered by the NCCAOM.***

Application: A broad range of health issues, including chronic disease, pain, internal medicine, rehabilitation, and prevention

300
Hours or less

Medical Doctor

Typically a medical doctor, osteopath, naturopath, or chiropractor who uses acupuncture as an adjunctive technique. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that medical doctors who wish to use acupuncture as a technique in their clinical work have a minimum of 200 hours of training, with the amount of training for other health personnel being variable according to the specific application. For a full course of training, WHO recommends 1,500 hours of training in acupuncture for physicians.

Application: Pain, basic ailments

100
Hours or less

Detox/ Auricular Acupuncture Technician or Chiropractor

Typically a detox/auricular acupuncture technician or chiropractor (detox techs are generally limited to 5 points on the ear).

Application: Addiction & pain

15
Hours in ``dry needling``

Physical Therapist

Typically a physical therapist who uses an acupuncture needle to perform dry needling in the treatment of muscle trigger points. They require 15 to 40 hours in dry needling.

Application: Musculo-skeletal pain