Dr. John Amaro
Dr. Koch: John, there is another thing I really want to talk about - your use of the ArthroStim® instrument. As you know, I have been using it and the VibraCussor®, also by IMPAC, Inc., very effectively since 2003. There seems to be no end to the uses of these instruments. But it really surprised me when you said you use the ArthroStim® to do acupuncture. Please explain.
Amaro: You are right, Bill, they are incredible tools with a wide variety of applications in many techniques. I was looking for a good percussion instrument, so I contacted Ed Miller, at IMPAC, Inc., and talked to him about what I wanted to do. He designed and built a stylus with a soft pointed tip to be used to stimulate acupuncture points. It works beautifully.
Dr. Koch: Now you really did it. I have never wanted to use needles. That has ben a big barrier for me. So you are telling me that acupuncture can be practiced as effectively with an ArthroStim®?
Amaro: Absolutely, you can stimulate acupuncture points several ways. The ArthroStim® just happens to be very effective, it is clean and non invasive, the patients love it, and you can legally use it in every state, unlike the needles.
Dr. Amaro is the founder of the International Academy of Clinical Acupuncture and The International Academy of Medical Acupuncture. In addition, he is a founding member and executive officer of the American College of Chiropractic Acupuncture of the American Chiropractic Association. He has presented over 12,000 educational symposiums in over 25 years of teaching globally.
Although the 'practice' of acupuncture involves needle insertion, the 'principles' of acupuncture can be applied by non-invasive methods - and may be used by all practitioners. There is virtually no difference in clinical results between modern non-invasive methods and the use of needles. For more information about Board accepted training for non-invasive acupoint stimulation, visit:
To learn more about Dr. Amaro's seminars and instrument assisted, Board accepted procedures, visit: www.iama.edu
Dr. Amaro Interview