The traditional Chinese medical system is holistic, treating the whole person rather than symptoms. Pain, fatigue, stress and insomnia, allergies, digestive disorders and fertility, are an example of the many ailments that can be notably improved with acupuncture, herbs, and lifestyle changes. With gentle care and attention to detail I will help you meet your health goals.
Foti Sardelis L.Ac., Dipl.O.M. is a graduate of Texas Health and Science University (THSU) in Austin TX formerly known as Texas College of Traditional Chinese medicine. THSU is the first school of its kind in Texas and is a sister school of several universities in Asia. These institutions include:
- Meiho Institute of Technology in Taiwan (since 2003)
- Xinjiang Medical University in China (since 2007)
- Fu Jen Catholic University in Taiwan (since 2010)
- Zhejiang Chinese Medical University in China (since 2010)
- Transworld University in Taiwan (since 2011)
- Jiangxi University of T.C.M. International Education College (since 2011)
He has a Bachelors in Philosophy from the University of Alabama in Birmingham (UAB), a Bachelors of Science from the Texas Health and Science University, a Masters in Oriental Medicine, and is certified by the National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.
NCCAOM POSITION ON DRY NEEDLING
LICENSED VS. CERTIFIED ACUPUNCTURISTS VS. DRY NEEDLING
When looking for a qualified acupuncturist in your area for serious concerns, chronic conditions, or long-term benefits, start your search for practitioners who are licensed acupuncturists (L.Ac.). They will have the highest level of training in the field. A Dry Needling / Acupuncture Certificate can be obtained in a 1-2 day seminar, a License Requires several years of study, board exams, thousands of hours of supervised clinic rotations and continuing education.
DRY NEEDLE / CERTIFIED ACUPUNCTURIST
▪Certified physician or chiropractors with as little as 50 hours of training
▪Training which is often comprised of home study and/or weekend seminars
▪Minimal clinical experience in acupuncture or no actual patient treatments before certification
▪Not required to complete the national certification examination to prove competency in acupuncture
▪Not required to regularly complete continuing education courses
▪Licensed acupuncturists (LAc) with an average of 2,700+ hours of master’s-level training
▪Master’s level, on-site training at a nationally accredited school or college of acupuncture
▪Hundreds of hours of clinical experience and at least 250 actual patient treatments before licensure
▪Required to pass the national certification exam in acupuncture in order to become licensed (NCCAOM)
▪Required to do regular continuing education to maintain national certification
7 thoughts on “practitioner”
I am searching for an acupuncturist with experience in treating gastroparesis. Is this diagnosis a condition you have treated successfully in the past?
Acupuncture, while not a cure, can help the process of digestion and movement through the stomach. Stimulation of the nerves that control the stomach contraction may revitalize the process. I have treated many patients with a variety of gastrointestinal disturbances from celiac to diverticulitis and gastritis.
I wonder if acupuncture / acupressure can alleviate the constipation my toddler is experiencing. How young can you be and be treated? She’s 2 1/2…
I have chronic pain on the right side of my neck and shoulder blade. I cannot lay on my back or right side. What can you do to help me?
I believe that with acupuncture treatment we should be able to reduce any acute pain relatively quickly. Muscular pain and knots tend to resolve, chronic pain due to arthritis or other underlying conditions may need regular maintenance treatments in order to keep the pain at more manageable levels. I would recommend starting with 3-6 treatments within a month as the effects are cumulative. You may schedule a free consultation online and I’d love to talk with you more when you come in.
Acupuncture is effective for pain management. I work with people experiencing chronic pain and inflammatory conditions. Generally speaking we can reduce acute pain relatively quickly, with 1-3 treatments, and manage the chronic pain with a more sporadic treatment frequency once we bring it down. It can help reduce dependence on pain medications.