What kind of education do you have?
1995-1999: Rochester Institute of Technology; typical 4-year college education; graduated with a BS in Information Technology.
2003: Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage; 1 year, 1000 hour program; became a Licensed Massage Therapist.
2010-2013: Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine; 3 years, over 2700 hours of intensive training in Traditional Chinese Medicine; Graduated with a Masters of Acupuncture and became a Licensed Acupuncturist.
Do you need a License to practice Acupuncture?
Yes. After graduate school, Scott sat for and passed three national board exams. Most states require this in order to be licensed. He is currently licensed in the states of Idaho and Utah.
Idaho License #ACU-306
Utah License #10616916-1201
What are your hours?
Xindao Clinic has moved to Logan, Utah! Clinic hours are currently:
Tuesdays: 10:00am to 6:00pm
Wednesdays: 10:00am to 1:00pm
Thursdays: 10:00am to 1:00pm
But we’re flexible. Please call the clinic if another time is needed to fit into your schedule and we’ll do our best to accommodate you.
Make an appointment today!
How long does a treatment take?
A first office call takes about 1.5 to 2 hours at the most. A return office call will take about 1 to 1.5 hours.
What should I wear for treatment?
Please wear loose comfortable clothing for treatment. Most of the needles are placed on or below the knee and on or below the elbow. Access to these areas is necessary.
What is acupuncture?
Acupuncture is the insertion of sterile, single use, filiform needles (solid and extremely fine – about the diameter of a piece of hair) into various acupuncture points along the channels that run throughout the body. Since the needles are solid, nothing is put into the body and nothing is taken out.
Points are chosen given a variety of criteria. These include an extensive patient intake/health history review, signs and symptoms, observation of the tongue and pulse, and channel and abdominal palpation. Patterns begin to emerge within the patient and the needles are placed based on the pattern. Treatments are custom tailored to the patients, and two different patients would rarely get the same point prescription. Scott employs many different styles of acupuncture, including both Chinese and Japanese needling techniques, and ear acupuncture.
Occasionally, needles are placed on the abdomen, shoulders, hips or back. In these cases, draping with towels or sheets is employed to maintain the modesty of the patient.
What is moxibustion?
Moxibustion is a warming therapy that involves burning herbs on the needles, near or directly on acupuncture points. Typically, the material burned is Chinese (or Japanese) Mugwort – a fairly common herb in the artemis family. Through combustion, the herb helps tonify the patient’s Qi, and it helps to move the Qi and blood if there is an obstruction present.
What kinds of bodywork do you provide?
Scott received intensive training in TuiNa and Shiatsu while studying at SIOM.
TuiNa is a form of Chinese Medical Massage and Joint Mobilization therapy. Work is done through the clothing (there is no need for the patient to disrobe) and tends to be fast and vigorous. Patients often report feeling both relaxed and alert after treatment. Sometimes there is a little soreness the next day — similar to the felling of working out too hard.
Shiatsu is a Japanese form of bodywork that literally means “finger pressure”. Shiatsu is a much slower modality than TuiNa. Using the thumb, fingers or palms, steady, gentle pressure is applied along the channels, released and then repeated down the channel. Shiastu is unique in it’s ability to both nurture (reinforce) deficient energy and disperse (reduce) excess energy along the channels. Sometimes both happen within the same channel. Again, the work is done through the clothing.
What is Xindao?
Xindao is the pinyin form of two chinese characters. Pinyin is a way of representing and pronouncing Chinese characters in English letters. The way they are spelled is roughly how they are pronounced but it is an imperfect system.
What do the Chinese characters mean?
心 (the pinyin is “xin”) is the Chinese character for “heart”.
道 (the pinyin is “dao”) is the Chinese character for “the way” or “the path”.
堂 (the pinyin is “tang”) is the Chinese character for “meeting hall” or can be used for “clinic”.
How do you pronounce the clinic name?
xin is pronounced like “shin”
dao is pronounced like “dow”
tang is pronounced like “dong”
These are rough approximations. There aren’t English letters or sounds to get a Chinese accent perfect.