P4 Ep. 20: Mary J. Rogel Ph.D.

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In this Episode…

Chad Bong interviews acupuncturist and social psychologist, Mary J. Rogel.

Bio

Mary J. Rogel holds a Ph.D. in social psychology from The University of Chicago and spent 10 years teaching psychology and 25 years doing health research and consulting before becoming a full-time acupuncturist. Mary’s acupuncture practice specializes in tendon and ligament and their effect or structural integrity.  In her talk with Chad, Mary discusses her assessment and needling techniques for joints and tendons, structural alignment and integrity, the importance of creating a network with western practitioners, and much more!

Links

Mary J. Rogel’s website

Mary J. Rogel’s radio show

Show Notes

  • News and updates for Sports Acupuncture Alliance Summit (0:32)
  • Mary’s introduction into acupuncture (4:32)
  • Life after acupuncture school (13:17)
  • Events that shaped Rogel’s acupuncture practice (15:54)
  • Treatment tables (16:24)
  • Importance of bodywork in an acupuncture practice joint realignment (18:41)
  • How Rogel uses acupuncture needles to effect tendons and ligaments (20:20)
  • How this approach came about (23:44)
  • The importance of pelvis and structural integrity (24:43)
  • Tendon contractibility and golgi tendon organs (27:04)
  • Needle techniques for tendons/tendon contractibility (31:22)
  • The value of “stuck” needles (35:50)
  • Helen Langevin’s research on fascia and acupuncture (38:00)
  • Using bones as “tools” to overstretch tissue and realign joint (40:20)
  • SI joint contractibility and chain of consequence (41:06)
  • Structural assessment (49:20)
  • “Patient First” approach/working together with medical practitioners (53:54)
  • How to build a team of medical practitioners (56:37)
  • Brain plasticity and injury (1:03:43)
  • Training palpation sensitivity (1:09:32)
  • Rogel’s explanation of how acupuncture works (1:14:53)
  • Rogel’s personal definition of Qi (1:17:52)
  • Rogel’s moc treatment for hip torsion(1:19:17)
  • Rogel’s plugs (1:32:59)
  • Closing (1:33:54)