P4 Ep. 19: Dr. Ayla Amy Wolf

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In this Episode…

Chad Bong interviews functional neurologists and acupuncturist, Dr. Ayla Amy Wolf (formerly Dr. Amy Moll).

Bio

Dr. Ayla Amy Wolf is a Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine specializing in neurological disorders, chronic pain, and concussion recovery.  She is a faculty member of the Carrick Institute of Clinical Neuroscience and Rehabilitation. She teaches courses on topics including concussion recovery, dysautonomia and neurological exam techniques, and has been a featured speaker in veterans groups on the topic of brain health. In her talk with Chad, Dr. Wolf discusses concussions, CTE, functional neurology, and how acupuncture can help.

Links

Dr. Ayla Amy Wolf website

Carrick Institute of Clinical Neuroscience and Rehabilitation

Apex Energetics: Neuroflam

Show Notes

  • Introduction into acupuncture, Chinese Herbs, and functional neurology (4:22)
  • Concussion history (8:34)
  • Baseline concussion testing (13:46)
  • Concussions 101 and Importance of neurological testing 15:30 (14:55)
  • What are the most common areas of the brain that are injured(12:58)
  • Acupuncture and autonomic nervous system (22:15)
  • CT and MRIs are just part of the diagnosis (24:38)
  • Testing regional blood flow (27:24)
  • Concussion vs. CTE (28:06)
  • Increase in rise in concussions reported. Are we more susceptible? (32:34)
  • Past players and preventative medicine for CTE (33:24)
  • Links: C3 Logics App, neuroflam,
  • NeuroFlam, Bioflavinoids, and Chinese Herbs (33:58)
  • Carrick Institute (35:32)
  • Acupuncture and Functional Neurology Research with Carrick Institute (40:41)
  • Research Project with MMA Fighters Results and Details and Take-aways (43:27)
  • Lack of Funding for Independent Research (47:44)
  • Sleep: Mechanisms and how we can help as acupuncturists (49:43)
  • Auricular Points for stimulating Vagus Nerve (55:02)
  •  Concussion Treatment Template (55:54)
  • Case Study Example (1:00:42)
  • Blood Moving Points for the Brain (1:04:47)
  • Contraindications for Acute Concussion Treatment (1:07:29)
  • Supplementing with Essential Fatty Acids for Concussion (1:13:56)
  • Website and plugs(1:16:56)