P4 Ep. 27: Jaime Chaves, L.Ac.

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In this Episode…

Chad Bong interviews orthopedic-based acupuncturist, Jaime Chaves, L.Ac.


Jaime Chaves is a licensed acupuncturist in California who specializes in orthopedic and trigger point acupuncture.  He is currently the head acupuncturist in a prominent Bay Area worker’s compensation clinic and works alongside medical doctors, physical therapists, and orthopedic surgeons. Jaime has a blog and YouTube page that contains free and informative acupuncture content on orthopedic-based acupuncture. In his discussion with Chad, Chaves talks about the importance of assessment and reassessment, palpation and musculoskeletal anatomical knowledge, reeducating the public on what acupuncture does, and much more!


Jaime Chaves’ Website

Jaime Chaves’ YouTube page

Jaime Chaves’ Blog 

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Show Notes

Jaime’s introduction into acupuncture (3:20)

Jaime’s mentors (8:55)

Jian Kua (Glute Medius) (12:13)

Importance of “Assess and Reassess” (14:24)

Setting up a practice in an integrative facility (18:49)

Treatment structure and modalities (21:41)

Avoiding adding too many variables in a treatment (23:28)

E-Stim in treatments (27:01)

H.O.R.S.E: assessment improvements and using mnemonics (29:22)

Neurodynamic assessment (38:38)

Precision palpation and needling (41:57)

Reeducating the public on acupuncture (49:10)

Sharing of knowledge to colleagues (55:04)

Jaime’s mock-up treatment (56:54)

Importance of physical exam without imaging (1:05:26)