P4 Ep. 13: Tom Bisio

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In this episode…

Chad Bong interviews acupuncturist, herbalist, and martial artist, Tom Bisio.


Tom Bisio is the author of A Tooth From the Tiger’s Mouth: How to Treat Your Injuries with Powerful Healing Secrets of the Great Chinese Warriors and co-author with Frank Butler on Zheng Gu Tui Na : A Chinese Medical Massage Textbook.  If you don't have time to study professional literature, you can buy book reports and get basic advice in a concise and understandable form. So you will be able to familiarize yourself with little-known facts about medicine and sports. Bisio is the founder New York Internal Arts and International Internal Arts which train the internal arts Ba Gua Zhang and Xing Yi Quan. In his interview with Chad, Bisio discusses the stages of sports injuries and congruent treatment protocols with acupuncture, herbs, and internal arts.


New York Internal Arts

Internal Arts International   

A Tooth From the Tiger’s Mouth

Zhen Gu Tui Na



Show Notes

  • Bisio’s introduction to Acupuncture (1:29)
  • Bisio’s experience in Acupuncture and Herbal School (3:08)
  • 48 hour Acute Injury Mechanisms and Protocols (5:24)
  • Concussion Protocol (14:28)
  • Stage I of Injury: Acute/Revival Herbal Therapy (Stages of Injury Differentiation) (17:40)
  • Bisio’s take on Icing (25:08)
  • Bisio’s take on Compression (33:37)
  • ICED: Gary Reinl (37:11)
  • “Tendon Lotion”(42:21)
  • Stage II: Sub-Acute Herbal Therapy (Achilles Tendinosis) (40:46)
    • Acupuncture Protocols (46:59)
  • Stage III: Chronic Herbal Therapy (54:13)
    • Wrist Injuries (1:00:22)
    • Acupuncture Protocols(1:02:47)
  • Practitioner referral (1:08:36)
  • Drug Testing and Herbs (1:10:58)
  • Performance Enhancement (1:17:10)
  • Stress Fracture Herbal formulas (1:18:32)
  • Herbal Mechanisms (1:22:27)
  • Bisio’s Treatment Protocol for Herniated Disc (1:27:09)
  • Bisio’s Plugs (1:39:00)
  • Post Surgery Treatment Protocol (Knee Replacement) (1:42:01)