P4 Ep. 8: Mark Takata


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In this episode…

Chad Bong interviews acupuncturist, Mark Takata


Mark Takata is the former acupuncturist and athletic trainer of the San Francisco 49ers (1986-1997).  In his discussion with Chad, Mark dicusses his time with the 49ers, tips on becoming an acupuncturist for a professional team, and new ancillary treatment strategies.


 Mediations for Flute

Decoding the Human Body-Field

Nutra Energetic Systems Health

Show Notes

  • Mark Takata’s Start (2:20)
  • 1986 San Francisco 49ers (4:40)
  • Stanford Research on Acupuncture and Fascia (9:59)
  • Tips for Getting a Job with a Professional Team (13:34)
  • Takata wrestles a Defensive Lineman and Other Stories (17:30)
  • Tips for Getting a Job for a Professional Team Continued (25:24)
  • Challenges of Treating Professionals (27:43)
  • Treating on the Field and Pre-Game Treatments (32:03)
  • Pre-Game Treatment Strategies  (39:21)
  • Palpation and Ah Shi Trigger Point Therapy (41:10)
  • Nutra Energetic Systems (NES) (44:01)
  • Takata’s Acupuncture Treatment Strategy for Shoulder Injury (49:51)
  • Takata’s NES Treatment Strategy for Shoulder Injury (1:00:27)
  • Meditations for Flute (1:02:01)
  • Developing Mentorships (1:07:20)
  • Closing Remarks (1:10:57)