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Michael D. Corradino


Dr Michael Corradino


The Founder

My passion in my professional life is to help bring acupuncture into the center of mainstream medicine. I do this through educating and providing neuroscience acupuncture training and treatments that are neuroanatomical evidence-based, published research supported, and clinically proven. Offering the best quality of integrated, scientific, Traditional Chinese Medicine to the public is quintessential. This includes strategically integrating traditional Chinese medical philosophy with our Western medical scientific analytical mindset in the area of neuroscience and biochemistry. Grasping a firm understanding of Traditional Chinese medicine, in its application through clinical experience and researching the Chinese medical classics, while studying neurophysiology and other western medical sciences, to identify and strengthen the benefits of acupuncture while bridging the gap between Western medicine and 21st century acupuncture.


Career and Education

Neuropuncture, Inc. (2004-present), Boynton Beach, Fl. 33435

Founder-creator/ President

An organization devoted to the research and education of neuroscience electroacupuncture while creating and researching new treatment prescriptions of electroacupuncture that are evidenced-based and reproducible in a clinical setting. Neuropuncture is a special acupuncture system created from the 20+ years of studying and researching neuroscience acupuncture and applying the findings clinically, with great success.  This system was developed and now taught by Michael D. Corradino, and other certified Neuropuncture Instructors. Neuropuncture organization is also devoted to groundbreaking electro-acupuncture research in the area of neurodegenerative diseases, spinal cord injury, stem cell proliferation, and opioid receptors and addiction. Michael offers Neuropuncture human cadaver lab training at medical surgical centers to expose our profession to the highest level of medical training.  He has had practitioners travel from all around the world to attend these highly acclaimed cadaver workshops.

International teaching: Dr. Corradino has been honored to teach all over the world including Israel, New Zealand, Australia, Denmark, Belgium, China, and all over North America by professional organizations. 

NCCAOM provider ID: 7384. Currently has 17 PDA Neuropuncture approved courses: The coursework includes:

  1. The 5 neurophysiological mechanisms of acupuncture
    1. The local effect
    2. The spinal segmental effect
    3. The EOC (endogenous opioid circuit)
    4. The CNS (central nervous system)
    5. The neuromuscular/ MFTrP
  2. Neuropuncture Case studies (Volumes 1-6)
  3. Neuropuncture and Degenerative diseases
  4. Neuropuncture and Sleep medicine
  5. Neuropuncture and Opioid Treatment
  6. Neuropuncture and Pain medicine 
  7. Neuropuncture human cadaver training (Live, hands-on)
  8. Neuropuncture and Mental Health (Live, hands-on)

California Acupuncture Board member (June 2015-2017): 

This is a Governor appointed position, with Senate approval.  It has a 2-4 year term. There are only 3 licensed practitioners on the board and we over see the entire acupuncture and Chinese medicine industry for the State of California.

DMC-Acupuncture, LLC (2015-2018), Sorrento Valley, Ca. 92121

Private practice

This is a full integrated pain center located in Southern California, at Pain Care of San Diego with Michael Moon, MD, as the medical director. 

Golden Door Spa Retreat. (2013-2016). San Marcos, Ca 92069

Resident Doctor of Acupuncture

Treat clients with TCM and Neuropuncture 2-3 times per week. Assess and provide integrative solutions for optimal health and longevity. Developed the “Anmien”, sleep program. Lecture weekly on the topic of Chinese medicine solutions and theory for improved quality sleep. Formulated an exclusive product line of Nutraceuticals infused with Chinese herbal formulas for their retail store. 

Palomar Health’s Center for Integrative Medicine and Wellness (2010-2015), Poway, Ca.

North County Integrated Acupuncture Center signed a contract with Palomar Health Hospital organization (PH) to be their center for integrative medicine with exclusive rights to provide our services of acupuncture and massage to their employees and patients.

Owner/ Partner: Director of Integrated medicine.  

Located inside the Women’s Pomerado Outpatient Pavilion.  This is an integrated all-Natural medical center whose mission is to extend our support in the interest of establishing relationships with all different fields of Western medicine and create a holistic approach of care for our patients. Here at North County Integrated Acupuncture Center we integrate various fields of natural medicine including acupuncture, various types of massage, herbal medicine, nutraceuticals, lifestyle and diet modifications, nutrition and detoxification programs, Neuro feedback and hypnotherapy in concert with patients that may be on multiple medications and a history of or facing surgery. 

North County Integrated Acupuncture Center (NCIAC) (2009-2015), Poway, Ca.

Owner/ Partner: Director of Integrated medicine.  

Located inside the Women’s Pomerado Outpatient Pavilion.  This is an integrated all-Natural medical center whose mission is to extend our support in the interest of establishing relationships with all different fields of Medicine and create a holistic approach of care for our patients. Here at North County Integrated Acupuncture Center we integrate various fields of natural medicine including acupuncture, various types of massage, herbal medicine, nutraceuticals, lifestyle and diet modifications, Neuro feedback and more to offer a complete holistic approach to medicine.

Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, (1/2004-2012)
Faculty/ Clinical Supervisor
Mission Valley, California.
Taught the Orthopedic and Neurology courses for the Doctorate of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine program, where I taught many clinically applicable techniques like, advanced Tui Na (Chinese bone setting), Neuropuncture, Teh te ke-TCM herbal traumatology and currently teaching the Integrated Pain Medicine class for the Master’s program. I was the clinical supervisor of the student interns, Doctorial students, and clinic assistants at the college clinic. He has lectured on the topics of traditional Chinese medicine, Orthopedic Neurological Evaluation (part I), Treatment of Cardiology with TCM, and gastrointestinal diseases.

Bay Recovery Medical Facilities, Director of Integrated Medicine, (2007-2009)

San Diego, California

Director of Integrated Medicine

This medical facility is a unique medical institution that treats dual diagnosis of chronic pain with chemical dependency.  Bay Recovery has five residential homes and a separate integrated complete medical center for treatment.  My responsibilities were to consult with the patients and treat them in the integrated medical program with complete Traditional Chinese Medicine modalities, Pharmaceutical grade vitamins, nutraceuticals, diet consultations, meditation, qi gong, and lifestyle interventions.  I taught weekly meditation and nutrition classes for the residential patients.

Grossmont Medical Center Acupuncture Clinic, (3/2005-2008)
Founder/ Partner, La Mesa, California
GMCAC is a new state of the art acupuncture clinic, which is located inside the Grossmont Medical Center in San Diego, California. GMCAC is dedicated to providing the highest level of standards of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Focusing on Orthopedic, sport related injuries, internal medicine, pain management, workers compensation and general well being, GMCAC integrates Eastern and Western medicine by establishing strong alliances and relationships with Western Medical doctors. GMCAC offers elevated traditional Chinese medicine from highly experienced and qualified Practitioners and offers an on-site, complete, concentrated, granule herbal pharmacy, in which herbal prescriptions can be filled on-site at any time.

Acupuncture-Longshen P.C., (9/1997-2005)

CEO, Wayne, New Jersey

Managed and placed acupuncturists in multi-medical disciplinary pain medicine clinics. Company goal was to expose acupuncture to the public on a large level.

* Successfully managed 14+ medical acupuncture office accounts.

* Treated patients utilizing acupuncture, Tui Na (Chinese therapeutic structural massage), and herbal remedies.

* Negotiated and marketed for the expansion of accounts.

* Responsible for the payroll of 14+ acupuncturists, supplies, covering the absentees, as well as the hiring and firing of employees.

  • Present a comfortable working environment for the entire staff.
  • Co-founder of Premier Medical Billing, inc.  This was an acupuncture medical billing company that I created to supply all billing and collection needs for my multiple acupuncture accounts. Oversaw day-to-day operations.

* Created a start-up company producing over $2.4 million in outstanding receivables. 

Akamai University (2023 – 2024), Durham, NC
DNA – Doctorate Neuroscience Acupuncture:
Completed the internationally accredited Doctorate Neuroscience Acupuncture degree as the second graduate of the program. This newly created DNA degree is the first Doctorate degree in the US, and the world, that focuses solely on neuroscience, evidence-based acupuncture evaluation, treatment plan, and prescriptions. Neuropuncture, Inc is very proud to have partnered with Akamai University to create and execute this advanced Doctorate degree that supports the acupuncture profession and helps bring it to the forefront of mainstream medicine where it belongs.

Neuroscience, Inc. San Diego, Ca (February 2016): Completing my Neurological-Endocrine-Immunology (NEI) certificate.

Kaplan Center, La Jolla, Ca. (July 2010): Completed the MCAT review course to further understand Western medical sciences.

Pacific college of Oriental medicine (January 2004-2006), San Diego, California.
Doctorate of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Graduate of the first USA class. This program is a two and half year, full-time, program consisting of but not limited to the integration of Eastern and Western medicine, translation and the study of the five Classical Chinese medical texts, research and medical statistics, specialization areas (neuromuscular), and integrated medical clinical rounds. Continuing education includes annual attendance of the Pacific Symposium. This is one of the largest Chinese medical symposium in which it’s focus is new clinical applications, scientific understandings and speakers from around the world.

Guan An Men Hospital (2006) Beijing, China
Completed the Master Teaching Certificate Program
Trained in the Guan An Men hospital of Traditional Medicine. Studied Nei Ke (Internal Medicine), cardiovascular medicine, CVA/stroke, TIA, dementia.

Shangdong TCM Hospital (2006) Beijing, China
Completed the Master Teaching Certificate Program
Studied inside the Fertility Medical Center and Dermatology ward. In this special department we witnessed an interesting integration of ancient medical philosophy and present medical scientific advancements in genetics. IVF integrated with traditional Chinese herbal prescriptions, acupuncture, hormone therapy- bio identical and herbal prescriptions. The success ration and theory were quite impressive.

Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (1992-1996), San Diego, California
M.T.O.M: Masters in Traditional Oriental Medicine.
This is a four-year full-time Master’s program. This program incorporates many styles of acupuncture training and traditional Chinese medical theory, traditional Chinese Herbal medicine, nutrition, Tui Na ( Chinese therapeutic structural massage), Qi gong and mediation. Graduated cum laude.

San Diego State University, (2006-2009) San Diego, Ca
Major: Philosophy

Seton Hall University, (1990-1992), East Orange, New Jersey
Major: Molecular Biology.

NeuropunctureCutting Edge Neuroscience Acupuncture System”, 2012

Neuropuncture 2nd edition, “A Clinical Handbook Of Neuroscience Acupuncture”, 2017

Published research 

“Standards for Reporting Electroacupuncture Parameters” Author information John Hubacher, MA, Richard C. Niemtzow, MD, PhD, MPH,* Michael D. Corradino, DAOM, MTOM, LAc, James C.Y. Dunn, MD, PhD, and Duong Huy Ha, LAc

Current research: I am currently working with Col. Dr Richard Niemtzow, MD and Bastry University on a low vision and macular degeneration project. Col. Richard Niemtzow is the creator of Battlefield Acupuncture and has been instrumental in exposing acupuncture to some of our highest level of government officials, and it is an honor to be a part of his research team.

California State Acupuncture license (inactive)

New York State Acupuncture license (inactive)

NCCAOM certified (inactive)

Florida State Acupuncture license (active)



Review some testimonies from licensed practitioners that have become a part of the Neuropuncture family!

Jonathan W.L.Ac.

Neuropuncture training vastly outperforms my traditional acupuncture training. Emphasis on research, clinical outcomes, and the scientific underpinnings of acupuncture through a neuroanatomical mindset sets Neuropuncture apart from traditional training in a number of ways. Chief among them is giving me a firmer grasp on the language and science of acupuncture that allows me to effectively communicate with other healthcare professionals in hospitals or private medical clinics. By viewing acupuncture through the lens of Neuropuncture, I am able to address my patient’s conditions with a greater degree of accuracy and efficacy than with the techniques I was taught in school.

Dr. Dimitri BoulesDAc, LAc, LMT

Neuropuncture gives the acupuncturist the tools to not only perform evidence-based treatments to patients in need, but also understand the neuroscience of how acupuncture works. It also gives acupuncturists the knowledge to communicate the science of acupuncture to our western counterparts which will build bridges between acupuncture and allopathic medicine. This integrative form of treatment/medicine is necessary for optimal patient care and needed now more than ever. I can finally say that I am comfortable and confident in treating many conditions not because of my 4 yr training in the traditional energetic model, but because I studied Neuropuncture.
My clinic has been built entirely from word of mouth, and at the moment it feels like this has been supercharged. I can only put it down to me loving doing Neuropuncture so much and getting some really positive results.

Antoinette DeLeonDACM, LAc, Dipl. O.M. Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

Neuropuncture demystifies the beautiful poetic language of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). It translates TCM into 21st century, modern day medical language. This gives TCM practitioners the tools to communicate with patients and other health care provider with clear and concise scientific terminology. One of the main principles of Neuropuncture is to target the patient’s pathophysiology and neuromodulate, neuro-regulate, and neuro-rehabilitate by using evidence-based research, clinically proven Neuropuncture prescriptions and points by harnessing the healing powers of the electrical sciences and our knowledge of the human body. Neuropuncture isn’t just a list of points to memorize, but rather a critical thinking approach to clinical assessment through the neuroscientific lens of a Neuropuncturist.

Bart M.

Learning Neuropuncture has increased my ability to SUCCESSFULLY treat difficult cases well above and beyond how I practiced using the traditional model. The less complex cases improve much more quickly now as well. Learning Neuropuncture has given me the knowledge that I need to educate my patients and other healthcare professionals. My referral base is stemming not only from my patients but their treating physicians as well.

Emmanuelle S.

Learning Neuropuncture has been a definite game changer for me as an Acupuncture Physician. Dr Corradino's contemporary electric acupuncture technique is a definite asset to integrate with traditional acupuncture. It certainly represents an advanced skill which is most effective in the treatment of acute and chronic pain. The alliance of Neuropuncture, scalp acupuncture, electric auriculotherapy with the western medical knowledge of neuroscience and neurological rehabilitation produce remarkable results with just a few needles and bears no comparison with practicing solely traditional acupuncture. I will be forever grateful to have had the privilege to learn and train with Dr Corradino.

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