What you should know about acupuncture for oncology and pain, should you do private practice, group or something else, how personal medical troubles led her to TCM, plus ideas on how to place needles. Our guest Dr Allison Snowden Lac pricks our minds.
Dr. Allison Snowden is a Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (TCM), Licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist (L.Ac.) in the state of California, and is a certified Diplomate of Oriental Medicine (Dipl. O.M.) through the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). She has performed clinical rotations at Rady’s Children’s hospital and the San Diego Cancer Center and advanced training at The International Acupuncture Training Center in Beijing, China. Memorial Sloan-Kettering Hospital, Acupuncture for The Cancer Patient.
Raised in a family of MD’s and Nurses, how did teenage tragedy spark her interest in Eastern Medicine as well as western alternatives like chiropractic and yoga.
Western doctors saved her life and put her back together, but it was the alternative treatments that brought Quality of Life back to her.
It takes repetitive visits to retrain the body after trauma, why is that hard for people to grasp?
She treats a lot of patients along side oncology and chemo recipients. Learn how acupuncture helps with cancer and the range of opinions MD’s have about it.
What type of subspecialty of Acupuncture does she do (5 element, TCM, Japanese, Hoch-Posh)?
How to determine if you should do ipsilateral, contralateral or bilateral needle placement.
Pluses and Minuses of private practice vs working in a hospital or group setting.
What is a way to educate the patients on what you do, how it works etc without getting fatigue and stay consistent?
When in an office with other doctors, how does she handle training the front desk? Ways to schedule the patient for more than one visit at a time.
When starting out and you are tempted to come in on a Saturday, how do you say no?
Why do we tend to focus on that one patient that didn’t respond well to care but the 99% did?
As a single lady, listen to some advice on dating, and re-dating your significant other.
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