Bachelor of Science
School of Business and Economics:
Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA. (BS)
Master of Science
Traditional Chinese Medicine, Sports Medicine
American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine,
San Francisco, CA. (MSTCM)
3,000 clinical and didactic hours, internship
and training over 4 years
Doctor of Acupuncture
Pain Management & Orthopedics
American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, San Francisco, CA. (DACM)
Dr. Sandy has also taken a variety of modules focused on sports medicine, orthopedics, pain management, electro medicine, and neuro/scalp acupuncture
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Dr. Sandy is a Board Certified, Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac) by the California Acupuncture Board: Department of Consumer Affairs. License #16747.
He is BLS, CPR, AED, First Aid Certified by American Heart Association (AMA)
Certified Asepsis & Clean Needle Technique (CCAOM)
This includes blood borne pathogen training, & sterile appropriate use of acupuncture needles. Only single-use disposable sterile needles are utilized at Tigermed
Certified in TCM Orthopedics, by completing a year long Post-Graduate Certification Program at American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Dr. Sandy acquired advanced clinic and didactic experience for pain management and sports medicine; as well as gaining skillsets in physical therapy, pain physiology, ortho-neuro exams and imaging, cervical and lumbar spine injuries, kinesio-taping, and advanced Tuina and Shiatsu (massage).
He continued adding ancillary components of medicine to strengthen his biomedicine knowledge and become an expert in human anatomy and kinesiology; through taking external cadaver labs at Lifewest Chiropractic College, and advanced anatomy classes and continuing medical units geared towards physical therapists and other modern based rehabilitation doctors. Extensive trainings and certifications includes, (not a comprehensive list):
Anatomy Trains: Anatomy Trains links the individual muscles into functional complexes, and helps athletes to resolve complex postural and movement patterns - the interplay of movement and stability. Training in these courses included powerful myofascial release techniques and in depth training of myofascial anatomy.
Electro-Acupuncture Medicine: Led by Dr. Jeremy Steiner, Utilizing e-stim to modulate the nervous system; effectively using the latest evidence-based research to use specific frequencies and amplitudes, in a process that focuses on the release of neuro-peptides such as beta-endorphin, ACTH, nor-epinephrine, and serotonin. Adding this modality to the acupuncture in a research-supported modality which augments effectiveness
EXSTORE® Assessment System Functional Musculoskeletal Scans
Led by Dr. Anthony Lombardi of Ontario, advanced manual muscle release techniques focusing on myofascial tissue, sclerotomal structures, and on motor and sensory cutaneous nerves. Electro-stimulation is used in ways never seen before to restore motor inhibition caused by injury and pain, to immediately restore muscle function.
Nutritional Solutions for Adrenal Fatigue
Functional Medicine series, lab testing and endocrinology regarding phases of Adrenal Fatigue, and how to ameliorate conditions using nutrition and supplements.
Certified in cosmetic facial acupuncture, after traveling to Los Angeles and studying under the acclaimed Mary Elizabeth Wakefield, author and inventor of Constitutional Facial Acupuncture, a transformative facial acupuncture treatment methodology. Her methods are utilized treat fine lines, wrinkles, and to treat facial paralysis