Destin Radder, MTCM, L.Ac., Dipl. Ac.
I am a board certified acupuncturist and herbalist in New York State and California (L.Ac.). I am also a nationally certified diplomate of acupuncture (Dipl. Ac.). Since 2008, I have treated patients for a wide variety of ailments, but have focused most on pain management, women’s health and chronic health issues.
My introduction to Chinese medicine came from my own experience as a participant in many sports. I was a competitive gymnast for ten years, and played a variety of sports in high school. As a result, I had a number of injuries and the pain was not greatly diminished when I went to a variety of doctors. However, Chinese Medicine offered the best treatment for my sports-related injuries and ongoing pain.
Years later, a friend reintroduced me to Chinese medicine, and I enrolled at Five Branches University in Santa Cruz, California, a renowned four-year Traditional Chinese Medicine school. I went through their four-year program and graduated with a Masters in Traditional Chinese Medicine (MTCM).
I enjoy talking about Chinese Medicine and dispelling the mystery that surrounds it. I have done presentations at a variety of venues about Chinese medicine, discussing topics such as acupuncture, Chinese and Western herbs, healthy eating practices and more. I strongly believe in the benefit of working together with conventional medical doctors to provide the best possible outcome for my patients. I often work together with chiropractors, physical therapists and doctors to give patients the best possible care.
When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with my family in Lewiston, NY. I am a dedicated lifelong learner. For the past 15 years, I have been involved in learning Native American-based wilderness skills. My more recent interest in permaculture inspires me to spend a lot of time outdoors exploring the balance between cultivating a garden and letting nature grow and thrive on its own.
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Videos Featuring Destin
Lockport Community Television (LCTV) Interview
Lockport Community Television (LCTV Interview)
Lewiston Alternative Health Celebration
Awareness of Altitude Illness in Climbers and Trekkers in the Nepal Himalaya.
Cumbo TA, Radder DJ, Basnyat B.
Published: International Society of Mountain Medicine Newsletter 2000 July;10(3):3-6.
Acknowledged for Research Assistance in the following manuscripts:
Altitude Illness, Dehydration, and Impaired Bicarbonate Secretion: Field Data From the Himalaya.
Cumbo TA, Basynat B, Graham J, Lescano A, Gambert S.
Published: Aviation Space and Environmental Medicine 2002;73:898-901.
Presented: 2001 American College of Physicians Annual Meeting: Maryland Chapter.
Poorly Compensated Hypocapnic Alkalosis is Associated with Excessive Hypoxemia During High Altitude Ascent: Clinical Data from the Nepal Himalaya.
Cumbo TA, Basnyat B, Braude D, Lescano A, Gambert S.
Western Medical Research
Western Medical Research in Nepal
Assisted former Chief Resident and Clinical Fellow from The Johns Hopkins University/Sinai Hospital Internal Medicine Program and The Johns Hopkins Hospital with coordination and execution of a medical research expedition in the Nepal Himalaya. Primary endpoint was examination of acid/base imbalance in the pathophysiology of Acute Mountain Sickness.
Western Medical research in Peru
Assisted a medical research mission designed to field test a novel microbiological storage media in the developing world setting.