Tigermed Therapy was created because it's important to get back to doing what you love, without distractions. Our style of treatment provides a blend of western orthopedics, within the framework of Chinese Medicine; through using modalities such as acupuncture in a modern way.
We incorporate advanced acupuncture techniques in a myriad of ways, using anatomical precision to break into taut bands of muscle where aching trigger points form, to help painlessly disperse their contracted state. Utilizing these methods, we restore structure and function, reduce pain and spasms, and break adhesions of scar tissue formation at the sites of old injuries. Our modern techniques include modalities such as dry needling with e-stim, soft tissue manual therapy, heated or iced ancillary trigger point release devices, and lymphatic drainage devices. Our techniques have been proven to be most effective for pain, neuropathy, and the remodeling and recovery phase.
Bachelor of Science from the School of Business and Economics: Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA. (B.S.)
Master of Science degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine: American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, San Francisco, CA. (M.S.T.C.M.)
3,000 clinical and didactic hours, internship and training over 4 years
Current: Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine: California Institute of Integral Studies
He has taken a variety of modules focused on sports medicine and orthopedics, but also has completed the same number of additional courses specializing in women's primary care.
Certified in TCM Orthopedics, by completing a year long Post-Graduate Certification Program at American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine
He 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.
Certified in 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
Zach is a Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac) by the California Acupuncture Board: Department of Consumer Affairs. He is CPR, AED, First Aid Certified by American Heart Association (AMA)
Certified Asepsis & Clean Needle Technique (CCAOM)