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Dr. Gary Estadt, DC, DACRB

Dr. Gary Estadt has been performing chiropractic care for over 41 years. He is Board Certified in both Chiropractic Rehabilitation and Chiropractic Acupuncture. After retiring from private practice, he was hired to initiate the Chiropractic Acupuncture program at the Cleveland VA Medical Center.

In his professional capacity, he has served as President of the Council on Chiropractic Acupuncture for the ACA, President of the American Board of Chiropractic Acupuncture and President of the Ohio State Chiropractic Association.  He helped develop the new dry needling codes that were accepted by the AMA CPT Coding Committee in 2018.


Dr. Estadt currently does extensive lecturing on acupuncture, neuromuscular trigger point dry needling, and manual therapy and rehab. His lectures, both in the chiropractic and medical communities, offer a unique and innovative approach to the treatment of NMS conditions.

In his spare time, Dr. Estadt is a musician, avid golfer and skier.

Acupuncture Track: Scalp and Peripheral Neuropathy Acupuncture Techniques

Scalp Acupuncture - suited specifically for those who have an acupuncture background.

Participants will learn the various forms of scalp acupuncture. 

  • TCM Scalp Acupuncture uses is a projection of cerebro-cortical functional areas of the scalp to treat neurological, musculoskeletal & psychological disorders. 

  • Yamamoto New Scalp Acupuncture (YNSA) is a complete acupuncture microsystem of the scalp utilizing Basic (anatomical) and Ypsilon (channel) points to affect the human body through the bioelectric and biochemical systems, enabling the patient to move toward balance & harmony.

  • Zhu Scalp Acupuncture is based on theories of TCM, including Yin-Yang, 5-Elements, Zang-Fu, Qi & Blood, and Meridian theory, but incorporates western medical theory in treatment & diagnosis.

Peripheral Nerve Entrapment Syndrome - suited specifically for those who have an acupuncture or dry needling background.

  • Peripheral Nerve Entrapments are common clinical disorders of peripheral nerves that can be either compressive or non-compressive neuropathies.  They occur at specific locations, such as where a nerve courses through fibrous tunnels, or penetrates muscles. 

Neurological Disorders

We will review treatment patterns for common neurological disorders that may be seen in practice.

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