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Inking of Immunity Episode 23. Connecting the Dots Between Tattooing & Acupuncture w/ Douglas Wingate

Owens, Rebecca, Lynn, C. D. and Smetana, M. R. A. (2023) Inking of Immunity Episode 23. Connecting the Dots Between Tattooing & Acupuncture w/ Douglas Wingate. [Audio]

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Douglas Wingate is a doctoral candidate who has has been practicing acupuncture since 2011 in Portland, Oregon and began working in the neurology department of Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) hospital in 2018. He has been a licensed tattoo artist since 2015, applying acupuncture theory to tattoo placement in exploring the therapeutic potential of the tattooing process. In his practice he specializes in the treatment of neurological conditions including acute and chronic pain, stroke rehabilitation, PTSD, concussions, and traumatic brain injuries.
He has lectured to practitioners and patients around the world and is the author of multiple books including "Acuinked: Acupuncture Point Specific Tattooing" .
In his spare time, he enjoys spending quality time with his child who is an avid roller skater and when he gets time to himself enjoys reading, writing, brewing honey wine, live music, and the outdoors.

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Additional Information: Inking of Immunity Podcast is produced and cohosted by Chris Lynn, Becci Owens, and Mike Smetana. Kira Yancey is the editor and producer. We are tattoo researchers talking to other tattoo researchers and practitioners. IoI is supported in part by the National Science Foundation (BCS-2017553) and the Universities of Alabama (USA) and Sunderland (UK). Follow us on Facebook (Inking.of.Immunity), Twitter (Inking_Immunity), and Instagram (Inking.of.Immunity).
Depositing User: Rebecca Owens


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Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2024 13:34
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2024 13:34


Author: Rebecca Owens ORCID iD
Author: C. D. Lynn ORCID iD
Author: M. R. A. Smetana

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