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Meet Dr. Mario Mancini

Mario A. Mancini, O.M.D.

Doctor of Oriental Medicine
Licensed Acupuncturist
Qualified Medical Evaluator
Board Certified Nutrition Specialist

Driven by his passion for mind/body peak performance, Dr. Mancini strives to achieve excellence for his patients. As a doctor of Oriental medicine, he assists his patients with a variety of health issues including acute and chronic pain, healthy weight loss, and the impact of all forms of stress and strain on the body.

He received his Doctorate in Oriental Medicine (O.M.D.) from South Baylo University. As a graduate of the first professional California approved Doctor of Oriental Medicine, Dr. Mancini practices with the highest standards of Oriental medicine making a complete integration into the present health care system. Using evidence-based treatment guidelines in standard scientific and medical terminology, he is able to communicate and integrate with the medical community. As a primary care doctor, Dr. Mancini is trained to determine when referrals are necessary.

Doctor of Oriental Medicine
(O.M.D)

As an O.M.D, Dr. Mancini understands the structure and function of the human body under normal and pathogenic conditions, including the physiological view of oriental medicine. His education and experience include anatomy, physiology, pathology, pathophysiology, immunology, endocrinology, biochemistry, microbiology, neuroanatomy, behavioral medicine, nutrition, pharmacology, botany/pharmacognosy, and orthopedics, including traumatology, and a comprehensive study of the musculoskeletal system.
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Licensed Acupuncturist
(L.Ac)

Dr. Mancini has been licensed nationally and within the State of California since 1996. Not all practitioners of acupuncture are Licensed Acupuncturists. The L.Ac is a Master’s level degree with an average of 2,700 hours of training and an additional several hundred hours of clinical experience, including at least 250 patient treatments. Licensed Acupuncturists are required to pass the California state board exam and do regular continuing education governed by the
California Acupuncture Board.

Certified Nutrition Specialist
(C.N.S)

Dr. Mancini has held this CNS certification since 2004. The CBNS’ Certified Nutrition Specialist® certifying program is fully accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA), the accrediting arm of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence, based in Washington, D.C. This accreditation signifies that the CNS certifying program has achieved the highest standards of professional credentialing, (and is the same accreditation held by the Commission on Dietetic Registration for its RD credential).
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Qualified Medical Evaluator
(Q.M.E)

A QME is a specialist, appointed by the Medical Unit of the Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC), who evaluates the need for treatments in injury cases. Doctors must meet educational and licensing requirements to qualify as a QME. They must also pass a test and participate in ongoing education on the workers’ compensation evaluation process. QMEs help resolve medical disputes in the workers’ compensation system by issuing medical opinions that can be used as evidence before the
Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board.

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The inclusion of the O.M.D. in the medical system will support the shift of patient care from a linear ‘traditional approach’ to an integrative, multi-modality, evidence-based approach. Dr. Mancini has equivalent proficiencies in practicing medicine at the highest standard alongside mainstream medicine, and he is able to explain to the medical community all physiological concepts of Oriental medicine including how needling therapy works.

Dr. Mancini has competed at national and international levels in full contact Kung fu style fighting which required him to be in peak physical, mental and emotional shape. His knowledge of mind/body peak performance comes from his personal training program that has earned him national and international gold medals. He holds a 3rd degree black belt in the Taoist internal martial arts of Hsing I, Pa Kua and Tai Chi, and a 2nd degree black belt in Shaolin Kung fu. He also has trained extensively in Muay Thai boxing and western boxing.

He trains his body and mind daily not only to strengthen himself, but to help arm his patients with knowledge and power to improve their lives and the lives of their family and friends. Dr. Mancini is truly passionate about Oriental medicine, nutrition, athletic and psychological performance. He offers something that is unparalleled. His primary goal is not to treat sickness or disease but rather improve the quality of health and life of his patients. His focus as a primary health care provider is to emphasize education in the areas of psychology, exercise, diet and lifestyle. With this intention, his patients become empowered in their own health and well being. In addition, he works closely with other medical practitioners to create a more integrated approach for each patient.

Our wellness center associates are always here to help. Our patients are the number one priority, so please let us know if there is anything we can do to improve your visits.

SELECTED OCCUPATIONAL HISTORY

Clinic Director, Acupuncturist, Center For Integrative Care, San Diego, CA, 2000-present

Clinic Director, Acupuncturist, Mancini Acupuncture, West Paterson, NJ, 1999-2000

Clinic Director, Acupuncturist, Mancini Acupuncture, San Diego, CA, 1996-1999

EDUCATION AND LICENSURE

Doctor of Oriental Medicine, California Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education, Anaheim, CA, 2006-present

Doctorate of Oriental Medicine, South Baylo University, Anaheim, CA, 2006

Licensed Acupuncturist in the State of California, License #AC5467, 1996-present

Master of Traditional Oriental Medicine, Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, San Diego, CA, 1996

Licensed Acupuncturist in the State of New Jersey, License # NCCAOM#7377, 1999-2000

Bachelor of Science in Psychology, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA, 1998

SELECTED POST-GRADUATE EDUCATION, CERTIFICATIONS AND DIPLOMATES

Central Vestibular and Cerebellum Disorders with Applications. Topics covered: Review of central vestibular neurophysiology and anatomy, differential diagnosis of central vestibulopathy, treatment applications for central vestibulopathy, case studies and workshop. This course presents clear clinical guidelines to distinguish peripheral versus central vestibular disorders with exam forms and flow charts. The emphasis of this course is on the role the cerebellum plays in brain function and how to identify cerebellum dysfunction and disease. This course provides a detailed review of metabolic, autoimmune, immunological, and vascular mechanisms that promote disease of the cerebellum. This course also provides a clear understanding of cerebellum dysfunction symptoms; examination findings throughout a detailed neurological exam; and treatment modalities involving neurological rehabilitation and dietary, nutritional, and lifestyle applications. Functional Neurology Seminars. San Diego, CA 2016

Peripheral Vestibular Disorder and Cerebellum Disorders with Applications. Topics include: Review of peripheral vestibular neurophysiology and anatomy, differential diagnosis of peripheral vestibulopathy, treatment Applications for peripheral vestibulopathy, case studies and workshop. The emphasis of this course is on the common chief complaints in clinical practice which include  dizziness, posture instability, poor balance, vertigo, and nausea. Many times these symptoms are the consequence of disease, dysfunction, or maladaptation of the peripheral vestibular system. This course provides a detailed review of the vestibular canals and otolithic system, as well as in-depth examination skills and flow charts to help you differentially diagnose and provide supportive therapy. The goal of the course is to provide clinicians with a step-by-step examination and treatment protocol they can use in their office immediately. Functional Neurology Seminars. San Diego, CA 2016

Identification of the Most Common Neurodegenerative Diseases with Clinical Applications. Topics include neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinsonism, dementia, and other protein aggregation disorders that impact the aging population. Major emphasis is placed on early clinical signs that can occur as early as the third decade of life. An in depth understanding is provided for clinicians to have the ability to identify early patterns of neurodegenerative diseases and implement strategies to prevent progression and improve function. This course presents a detailed discussion of metabolic, immunologic, vascular, pathogenic, and toxicological mechanisms, along with clinical strategies to address these factors. Topcis include Identifying signs of neurodegeneration, the neuropathophysiology of various neurodegenerative diseases, understanding diagnosis criteria for neurodegenerative diseases, case studies and workshop. Functional Neurology Seminars. San Diego, CA 2016

Functional Neurology Anatomy and Central Neurological Pathways. An in depth understanding of neurological pathways in a clinical model. A detailed review and understanding of key anatomical pathways associated with “Specific Clinical Findings.” An understanding on how to immediately correlate history and examination findings with specific pathways. Discussion includes gait, posture, movement, tremor, postural instability, vertigo, memory, motor learning, pupil responses, eye movements, cognitive processing, etc. Review of brain regions and functions. Review of brain ascending and descending pathways. Review of brain central pathways. Clinical presentations of each pathway. Functional Neurology Seminars. San Diego, CA 2016

The Initial Clinical Survey and How to Identify the Lesion Before the Examination. An in depth understanding in identifying the segmental areas of lesion before starting the examination. An evaluation of handwriting from office forms, gait analysis, facial tone, eye and head position, pupil responses, speech, muscle tone, limb angulations, and other signs in combination with a medical history provide significant information to identify locations of impaired brain function. An extensive, in depth review on how to optimize clinical skills when doing the initial survey. Additionally, emphasis was placed on determining the locus of neurological impairments when provided with a patient’s chief complaint. A review and more in depth understanding on identifying brain status from initial visual survey, identifying brain status from gait analysis, identifying brain status from ability to provide history and speech with cases studies. Functional Neurology Seminars. San Diego, CA 2016

Neurofeedback: An introduction to principles and concepts. A comprehensive introduction to the clinical application of neurofeedback; An in depth review of the science including lecture, demonstration, discussion and hands-on practical experience; An understanding of how this brain rehabilitative therapy is utilized for self regulation as well as optimizing brain function in a host of conditions including concussion, ADD/ADHD, memory issues, anxiety, depression and other brain related cognitive conditions;  A review is also provided in how this modality is utilized for peak performance; Description of the training process to basic instrumentation is provided; Mechanisms of neurophysiologic self-regulation and how specific patterns of disregulation lead to physical, emotional and behavioral symptoms are covered as well. EEG Info. Woodland Hills 2015

Neurofeedback Assessment. A comprehensive review of the  basic categories of disregulation related to symptoms and neurofeedback training options, conducting an interview with a new client to gain relevant information from the client and also to educate the client regarding the neurofeedback process; A review of  how information from the interview can be organized to understand the client’s possible modes of disregulation and propose appropriate neurofeedback training options; administration and report generation of the QIK continuous performance test; discussion of the QIK test results related to the client’s reported symptoms and challenges; An Explanation of choices of starting sites and reward frequency based on information from the interview and QIK test are covered;  a description of  observations of symptom changes during the neurofeedback sessions and how that helps to optimize training and clarify understanding of the client;   Demonstrate setup of symptom tracking and options for collecting information in session or remotely; Description of how to set up a neurofeedback treatment plan using client information from interview; QIK CPT and first session  effects;  Review of the use of electronic or written session notes to document observations and clinical decision-making from session to session;  EEG Info. Woodland Hills 2015

Neurofeedback Infra-low Frequency HD Practicum An Introductions to Cygnet session basics: 1 channel ILF HD demonstration and discussion; Electrode use and care Impedance measurement, clinician screen and live session controls; New lower reward frequency range; New right panel display, New combination sensor session reports, starting site and reward frequency options; Starting sites and reward frequency with ILF HD Adjusting reward frequency (and site) in session; Discussion of personal training results so far and starting site indicators; A review of starting sites – 1 channel ILF HD Continued optimization of starting site and reward frequency; Understanding EEG displays: demonstration and discussion EEG and spectral displays New peripheral measures Artifacts History graph (Trends) Interactive, hands on practice of Optimizing feedback (game) displays and tactile demonstration and discussion; Discussion of starting site training results; Identifying symptoms to track in session and from session to session; Starting sites – 1 channel ILF HD Continued optimization of starting site and reward frequency; a review of Cygnet session basics: 2 channel ILF HD Electrode setup – 5 electrodes or 4 electrodes with jumper cable Clinician screen; live session controls and session reports; Adding ILF HD training sites and adjusting reward frequencies; Adding basic sites and other sites Discussion of training results Interpreting symptom changes session to session; Adding basic sites – 2 channel ILF HD ;post session explanation of  ILF HD  neurofeedback and rationale of adding  alpha-theta  and/or 2 channel synchrony; Changing reward frequency ranges; Tracking Infra-low frequency signals; Discussion of training results; Adding basic sites – 2 channel ILF HD Continued optimization of basic sites and reward frequencies. EEG Info. Woodland Hills 2015 Alpha-Theta Neurofeedback.  A review of concepts, principles and rationale of efficacy of this modality is addressed. Discussion of training effects Case studies: Individual adjustments Readiness for AT Alpha reward frequency adjustments;  Awake-state training pre or post  AT Technical setup; 2-channel Practice sessions;  Discussion of results with helpful tools; Understanding 1-channel bipolar, 1-channel referential and 2-channel sum feedback with  practice sessions;   Alpha-Theta 2-channel with guided imagery; A detailed explanation of how an appropriate physical setup and client introduction is provided as preparation for a deep-state experience; common sensations and feelings that might occur during Alpha-Theta sessions;  Explanation of how to use guided imagery to prepare clients for deep-state Alpha-Theta training;  Demonstration of electrode placements and system setup for one-channel referential Alpha-Theta training; Discussion of EEG history graphs related to possible state shifts during an Alpha-Theta session; List of considerations in deciding when to introduce Alpha-Theta training with a neurofeedback client;  Demonstration of electrode placements and system setup for two-channel sum Alpha-Theta training;  Comparison of one-channel bipolar, one-channel referential, and two-channel sum training in terms of  different  reward frequency ranges and training effects; Description of when  and how to combine Alpha-Theta (deep-state) and bipolar (awake-state) training;  Description of how other relaxation tools might be used in combination with Alpha-Theta training. EEG Info. Woodland Hills 2015

Open Focus/Brain Synchrony Certification. One on One training with Les Fehmi, Ph.D. on the key concepts, principles and strategies of Open Focus™ Training. Key concepts of using Open Focus method of attention training in conjunction with his neurosynchrony training equipment, training and experiencing multiple sessions of 5-Channel brain synchrony training.  The objectives are to demonstrate how OPEN FOCUS and synchrony training alleviate symptoms, dissolve uncomfortable experience and introduction to Synchrony Training and Equipment. The utilization of neurofeedback equipment is performed that trains two or more participants to produce whole head, phase synchronous brain waves in tandem.  OPEN FOCUS training is also incorporated with Dr. Fehmi’s verbally guided exercises, without using instrumentation, and with emphasis on dissolving physical and emotional pain, theory of Open Focus Attention, Open Focus Applications and Transfer of Open Focus to everyday life. SEMINAR AUTHOR: Dr. Les Fehmi, PHD, Los Angeles, CA 2014

NLP Practitioner Certification. Key concepts, principles and strategies of NLP. Overview and understanding NLP History, Levels, Principals, Setting Outcome, Presuppositions, the NLP Model of communication and focus, Cause and Effect, Sensory Acuity, Rapport, Representational Preferences, Eye Patterns, Submodalities, Swish Patterns, Language mastery, Persuasive Language, Meta Model, Anchoring, Handling States, Change, Milton Model, Behavior Psychology and stimulus, Strategy Elicitation, Chunking, Recipes for success, Forgiveness Process, Reframing, Parts integration, Pacing, Strategies: (love, logic, decision), Repatterning, Future Communication Needs, Definitions, Modeling, Resources for success, Outcome Training, Reason vs Results and Quantum Linguistics. American Union of NLP. Los Angeles, CA 2013

NLP Master Practitioner Certification. Advanced key concepts, principles and strategies of NLP. An in-depth understanding of treatment protocols and procedures in submodality distinctions, Instant trance inductions, Waking hypnotic patterns, Embedded commands, Using metaphors for deep trance marking, Nested loops for waking trance, Rapid strategy elicitation for modeling and change, Linguistic installation patterns, Values and belief elicitation for selling, Covert Meta program utilization mastery, Advanced modeling skills for success, Changing beliefs subconsciously, Covert change patterns, Time distortion patterns, Love strategies ,Use nature to create metaphors, Future pacing for long term success, Accelerated learning – mind mapping. American Union of NLP. Los Angeles, CA 2013

Mastering Brain Chemistry™ A review the key concepts of brain chemistry, recognize patterns of imbalances, recognize cases that may need to be referred for further consult or evaluation, and improve overall clinical competency in neurochemical assessment and neurodegeneration. A review of brain neurochemistry and neurodegenerative disorders will be followed by clinical insights and jewels.
Topics include: Critical evaluation of neurotransmitter testing. A review of neurodegenerative mechanisms related to alpha-synuclein, betaamyloid, tau proteins, etc. The association between mitochondrial uncoupling and neurodegenerative disease. Nitric oxide isomer expression and its role in neuroprotection and neurodegeneration. The blood glucose connection to the brain and its degeneration
The brain-gut axis and the brain-immune axis. The role of dietary peptides and gluten sensitivity in neurological disorders. Dietary, nutritional, and lifestyle strategies to support the brain
SEMINAR AUTHOR: Dr. Datis Kharrazian, DC, DHSc, MS, MNeuroSci, FACFN, FABVR, FAACP, DACNB, DABCN, DCBCN, DIBAK, CNS, San Diego, ca 2013

Neurodiagnostics, Imaging Protocols and Pathology of the Trauma Patient, An in-depth understanding of the protocols in triaging and reporting the clinical findings of the trauma patient. Maintaining ethical relationships with the medical-legal community. CMCS Post Doctoral Division, Long Island, NY, 2011

Diagnostics, Risk Factors, Clinical Presentation and Triaging the Trauma Patient, An extensive understanding of the injured with clinically coordinating the history, physical findings and when to integrate neurodiagnostics. An understanding on how to utilize emergency room records in creating an accurate diagnosis and the significance of “risk factors” in spinal injury. CMCS Post Doctoral Division, Long Island, NY, 2011

Crash Dynamics and Its Relationship to Causality, An extensive understanding of the physics involved in the transference of energy from the bullet car to the target car. This includes G’s of force, newtons, gravity, energy, skid marks, crumple zones, spring factors, event data recorder and the graphing of the movement of the vehicle before, during and after the crash. Determining the clinical correlation of forces and bodily injury. CMCS Post Doctoral Division, Long Island, NY, 2011

MRI, Bone Scan and X-Ray Protocols, Physiology and Indications for the Trauma Patient, MRI interpretation, physiology, history and clinical indications, bone scan interpretation, physiology and clinical indications, x-ray clinical indications for the trauma patient. CMCS Post Doctoral Division, Long Island, NY, 2011

Neurodiagnostic Testing Protocols, Physiology and Indications for the Trauma Patient, Electromyography (EMG), Nerve Conduction Velocity (NCV), Somato Sensory Evoked Potential (SSEP), Visual Evoked Potential (VEP), Brain Stem Auditory Evoked Potential (BAER) and Visual-Electronystagmosgraphy (V-ENG) interpretation, protocols and clinical indications for the trauma patient. CMCS Post Doctoral Division, Long Island, NY, 2011

Documentation and Reporting for the Trauma Victim, Understanding the necessity for accurate documentation and diagnosis utilizing the ICD-9 and the CPT to accurately describe the injury through diagnosis. Understanding and utilizing state regulations on reimbursement issues pertaining to healthcare. CMCS Post Doctoral Division, Long Island, NY, 2011

Documenting Clinically Correlated Bodily Injury to Causality, Understanding the necessity for accurate documentation, diagnosis and clinical correlation to the injury when reporting injuries in the medical-legal community. Documenting the kinesiopathology, myopathology, neuropathology, and pathophysiology in both a functional and structural paradigm. CMCS Post Doctoral Division, New York State Education Department, Long Island, NY, 2011

Biomedical Acupuncture for Sports and Trauma Rehabilitation Dry Needling Techniques, An in-depth understanding of treatment protocols and procedures for sports and trauma rehabilitation, Using dry needling acupuncture for preventing injury and enhancing athletic performance, Advanced principles of treating soft-tissue dysfunction in injuries,  Preventive and therapeutic treatment of injuries in selected sports, Safety Issues in dry needling acupuncture practice, Biomedical Acupuncture Institute, Boulder, CO, 2011

Diplomate in Oriental Medicine, National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, 2011

Case Presentations, Evaluation, Treatment and Outcomes, Concepts of minimally invasive spine surgery vs. open surgery, identification of surgical interventions for orthopedic spine problems, identification of cost saving benefits of early return to work, case reviews in an interdisciplinary setting, identification of work claimants who would benefit from prospective and retrospective case reviews. Alvarado Hospital, San Diego, CA, 2011

Understanding the Mechanisms of Acupuncture to Enhance Clinical Outcomes, Physiological basis of needling therapy. Lotus Institute of Integrative Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, 2010

Acupuncture from the Neijing for Fantastic Clinic Results, Translations of Chinese principles into biomedical understanding. Lotus Institute of Integrative Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, 2010

Outpatient Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, The surgical intervention and post op needs of the patient. Alvarado Hospital, San Diego, CA, 2010
Advantage of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery in Return to Work & Sports, minimally invasive spine surgery compared to traditional surgical procedures. Alvarado Hospital, San Diego, CA, 2010

Regenerative Joint Injections, Physiological understanding, advantages and procedure of therapy. Alvarado Hospital, San Diego, CA, 2010

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery and Cutting Edge Technology, Advantages in relation to recovery phase. Alvarado Hospital, San Diego, CA, 2010

Advantages of Referring Work Comp Claimants to an Interdisciplinary Spine Institute, Multidisciplinary approach in providing patient centered care. Alvarado Hospital, San Diego, CA, 2010

Neurological Testing and Sexual Dysfunction, Statistics and understanding diagnostic testing in the treatment of sexual dysfunction. Alvarado Hospital, San Diego, CA, 2010

Chronic Stress, Depression and Fatigue, Utilization of herbal medicine and needling therapy and diagnostic procedures in the treatment of chronic stress, depression and fatigue. Lotus Institute of Integrative Medicine. San Diego, CA, 2010

Biomedical Acupuncture for Pain Management- Dry Needling Techniques, Physiological basis of needling therapy, techniques, trauma condition treatment strategies. Biomedical Acupuncture Institute, Boulder, CO, 2009

Acupuncture Orthopedics, Physical examination, assessment, orthopedic provocative maneuvers in the diagnosis of orthopedic conditions, conditions treated with acupuncture. Lotus Institute of Integrative Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, 2009

Herb-Drug Interactions & Herbal Alternatives to Drugs, Common interactions of drugs and herbs, case studies and red flags. Lotus Institute of Integrative Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, 2009

Personal Injury Practice for Acupuncturists, Acupuncture therapy in the personal injury system and how it is best utilized for the best patient outcome. Lotus Institute of Integrative Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, 2008

Essentials of Treating Workers Compensation Patients, Acupuncture therapy in the work comp system and how it is best utilized for the best patient outcome. Lotus Institute of Integrative Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, 2008

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Understanding neuropathic pain, fibromyalgia, reflex sympathetic dystrophy, needling strategies and multidisciplinary approach. Ted Priebe, OMD, Torrance, CA, 2008

Zhu’s Scalp Acupuncture, Utilizing needling therapy for neurological conditions. Lotus Institute of Integrative Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, 2007

Advanced Principles of Functional Endocrinology, Complex endocrine interactions in the larger context of patient complaints. Research of nutritional cofactors in the treatment of these functional imbalances. University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic, San Diego, CA, 2006

Board Certified, Qualified Medical Evaluator, Division of Workers Compensation for the State of California, 2006

AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment 5th Edition, Understanding the components of writing a permanent and stationary report based on the AMA Guides 5th edition. Livingston-Lopez Consulting. San Diego, CA, 2005

Acupuncture Orthopedics, Physical examination and therapeutic intervention using needling therapy and exercise rehabilitation. South Baylo University, Anaheim, CA, 2005

Functional Endocrinology, Endocrine processes, up to date research on nutrition and herbal medicine for chronic hormone problems. University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic, Albuquerque, NM, 2005

Functional Blood Chemistry Analysis, Blood chemistry markers, functional patterns and up to date research of nutritional cofactors used in treating conditions. University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic, San Diego, CA, 2005

Classical Internal Medicine from the Huang Di Nei Jing, Principles and practices of the Yellow Emperor’s Classic and how it translates into today’s medicine. South Baylo University, Anaheim, CA, 2005

Evidence Based Oriental Medicine Treatment Guidelines, The national recognized acupuncture guidelines 2004 within the multidisciplinary model. Kendall Institute, Anaheim, CA, 2005

Board Certified Nutrition Specialist, Certification Board for Nutritional Specialists, American College of Nutrition, Long Beach, CA, 2004

Human Nutrition Review Course, Biochemical processes of nutritional therapy. The American College of Nutrition Continuing Nutrition Education Program, Long Beach, CA, 2004

Acupuncture Orthopedics Module 9, Utilizing an assessment and needling therapy along with functional restoration exercises. Kendall Institute, San Jose, CA, 2004

Acupuncture Orthopedics Module 8, Physiological components of needling therapy, tissue reaction, blood coagulation and immune compliment mechanisms and how it relates to Chinese medicine orthopedics. Kendall Institute, San Jose, CA, 2004

Acupuncture Orthopedics Module 7, Assessment and treatment of head, neck and scapula. Kendall Institute, San Jose, CA, 2004

Acupuncture Orthopedics Module 6, Assessment and treatment of shoulder and upper extremities. Kendall Institute, San Jose, CA, 2004

Acupuncture Orthopedics Module 5, Assessment and treatment of lower extremities. Lerner Education, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, 2004

Acupuncture Orthopedics Module 4, Assessment and treatment of systemic disorders. Lerner Education, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, 2004

Acupuncture Orthopedics Module 3, Disability Evaluation and Narrative Report Writing, Breakdown and understanding of the elements of an admissible report for California’s workers compensation system. Lerner Education, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, 2003

Acupuncture Orthopedics Module 2, How acupuncturists need to perform disability evaluation and narrative report writing. Lerner Education, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, 2003

Acupuncture Orthopedics Module 1, Acupuncture therapy in workers compensation, including modalities accepted, ICD-9, and challenges in authorization for care. Lerner Education, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, 2003

Cardiovascular, Nutritional cofactors and herbs for cardiovascular conditions. International Foundation for Nutrition & Health, Sherman Oaks, CA, 1999

Blood Sugar, Nutritional cofactors and herbs for blood sugar conditions. International Foundation for Nutrition & Health, Sherman Oaks, CA, 1999

Musculo-Skeletal, Nutritional cofactors and herbs for musculoskeletal conditions. International Foundation for Nutrition & Health, Sherman Oaks, CA, 1999

Immune/Allergy, Nutritional cofactors and herbs for cardiovascular conditions. International Foundation for Nutrition & Health, Sherman Oaks, CA, 1999

Endocrine and Female Hormone Dysfunction, Nutritional cofactors and herbs for cardiovascular conditions. International Foundation for Nutrition & Health, Sherman Oaks, CA, 1999

Diplomate in Acupuncture, National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, 1996

Diplomate in Chinese Herbology, National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, 1996

SELECTED MEMBERSHIPS

National Guild of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Member, 2007-present

American College of Nutrition, Member, 2004-present

National Oriental Medicine Accreditation Agency, Member, 2004-present

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Mancini, Mario A., A Drug Free Option for Pain & Inflammation, 1st edition, Word Association Publishers, 2014

Mancini, M. (2005, Fall). An Integrative Approach for Pain and Stress Relief. San Diego Chamber of Commerce Newsletter, 14, 7-9.

Mancini, M. (2004, Winter). A Natural Way to Treat Pain and Stress. Workers’ Comp Magazine, 1, 14-15, 23-25.

SELECTED TEACHING

Instructor, Neurofeedback for Traumatic Brain Injuries. Presented to San Diego Brain Injury Foundation,  Scripps Hospital, Encinitas, CA 2016

Instructor, A Biomedical Understanding of Acupuncture for Chronic Pain. Presented to the Kaiser Hospital, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Department, Kearny Mesa, CA 2016

Instructor, Optimal Health Intensive: 3 Steps to Achieving Your Goals, San Diego, CA, August 2012

Instructor, Employee Health Workshop Series, Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District, San Diego, CA, 2011 & 2012

Instructor, Optimal Health Intensive: Strategies & Principles to Train Your Brain, San Diego, CA, July 2012

Instructor, Optimal Health Intensive: Strength, Flexibility, Balance, San Diego, CA, June 2012

Instructor, The 5 Most Dangerous Trends Facing Employees, Booz Allen Hamilton, San Diego, CA 2012

Instructor, Integrating Chinese Medicine Into Modern Healthcare, Department of Veteran Affairs, WAVE Clinic, San Diego, CA 2012

Instructor, Pain & Stress Reduction Training, Public Health Nursing Administration, San Diego, CA 2012

Instructor, Pain & Stress Reduction Training, Office & Professional Employees International Union, San Diego, CA 2012

Instructor, Stay Fit While You Sit: Erganomics for a Healthier You, Booz Allen Hamilton, San Diego, CA, 2011

Instructor, Peak Performance for Busy Families, Ladies of Hope, San Diego, CA 2011

Instructor, Acupressure for Pain & Stress Relief, Sharp Hospital Integrative Medicine, San Diego, CA 2011

Instructor, Health Made Easy, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA 0211

Instructor, Biomedical Acupuncture: An Option/Compliment to Pain Medication, San Diego, Occupational Health Nurses, Salk Institute, San Diego, CA, 2011

Instructor, Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine, Coronado Training Center, Coronado Island, CA, 2011

Instructor, Biomedical Acupuncture: An Option/Compliment to Pain Medication, Alvarado Hospital, San Diego, CA, 2010

Instructor, Physiological Basis of Acupuncture Within the Multidisciplinary Model for Pain and Rehabilitation, Rehabilitation Nurse Coordinators’ Network, San Diego, CA, 2010

Instructor, The Healthy Back, Alvarado Hospital, San Diego, CA, 2010

Instructor, Women’s Health: An Intensive Look, Ladies of Hope, St. Peter’s Chaldeon Catholic Church, El Cajon, CA, 2010

Instructor, Breaking the Holiday Stress Cycle, Center For Integrative Care, San Diego, CA, 2008

Instructor, New You Now: Success That Sticks, Center For Integrative Care, San Diego, CA, 2008

Instructor, How Foods Affect Your Health: A Chinese Dietary View, SALAD Master, San Diego, CA, 2008

Instructor, Be Your Most Effective Self, Center For Integrative Care, San Diego, CA, 2008

Instructor, Drug-Free ADHD: Chinese Medicine to Treat Attention Disorders, City of San Diego School District, San Diego, CA, 2008

Instructor, Optimal Health for Cancer Patients/Survivors, Moorpark City Library, La Mesa, CA, 2008

Instructor, Core Body Mechanics, 24 Hour Fitness, San Diego, CA, 2007-2008

Instructor, Optimal Health for Wellness Professional, United Education Institute, San Diego and Chula Vista, CA, 2007- 2008

Instructor, Healthy Living, Kroc Corps Community Center, San Diego, CA, 2007-present

Instructor, Holiday Stress & Healthy Eating, Center For Integrative Care, San Diego, CA, 2007

Instructor, Acupressure & Integrative Medicine, United Education Institute, San Diego, CA, 2007

Instructor, Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine, United Education Institute, San Diego, CA, 2007

Instructor, Health & Fitness, Joan Kroc Center, San Diego, CA, 2007

Instructor, 21st Century Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine, Scottish Rite Convention Center, San Diego, CA, 2007

Instructor, Nutrition & Fitness, Center For Integrative Care, San Diego, CA, 2006-present

Instructor, Family Nutrition & Exercise, Joan Kroc Center, San Diego, CA, 2006-present

Instructor, Introduction to Chi Kung, Joan Kroc Center, San Diego, CA, 2006-present

Instructor, Healthy Families, Joan Kroc Center, San Diego, CA, 2006-present

Instructor, Balancing Female Hormones Naturally, Center For Integrative Care, San Diego, CA, 2006-present

Instructor, Natural Solutions for Increased Energy, Joan Kroc Center, San Diego, CA, 2006-present

Instructor, Internal Strength Exercises,  Center For Integrative Care, San Diego, CA, 2006-present

Instructor, Healthy Weight Loss, Center For Integrative Care, San Diego, CA, 2006-present

Instructor, Anti-Aging Secrets to Looking and Feeling Younger, Kroc Corps Community Center, San Diego, CA, 2006-present

Instructor, Acupressure for Pain, Stress and Optimal Health, Center For Integrative Care, San Diego, CA, 2006-present

Instructor, Dispelling Acupuncture Myths: The Evidence Based Physiological Model, The Rehabilitation Nurses Coordination Network, San Diego, CA, 2006

Instructor, Peak Performance for Busy Realtors, Prudential of California Real Estate Group, San Diego, CA, 2005

Instructor, Adrenal Stress and Obesity, South Baylo University, Anaheim, CA, 2005

Instructor, Integrative Care and Women’s Health Issues, Center For Integrative Care, San Diego, CA, 2000-present

Instructor, Integrative Care and Your Immune System, Center For Integrative Care, San Diego, CA, 2000-present

Instructor, Integrative Care and Mood Disorders, Center For Integrative Care, San Diego, CA, 2000-present

Instructor, Optimal Health/Healthy Weight Loss, Center For Integrative Care, San Diego, CA, 2000-present

Instructor, Blood Biomarkers for Optimal Health, Center For Integrative Care, San Diego, CA,   2000-present

Instructor, Core Body Mechanics, Center For Integrative Care, San Diego, CA, 2000-present

Instructor, Acupressure for Pain and Stress Relief, Center For Integrative Care, San Diego, CA, 2000-present

Instructor, Principles of Optimal Health, Center For Integrative Care, San Diego, CA, 2000-present

Instructor, Chinese Breathing Exercises and Guided Visualization, Center For Integrative Care, San Diego, CA, 2000-present

Instructor, Tai Chi Short Form, Center For Integrative Care, San Diego, CA, 2000-present

Instructor, The Psychology of Peak Performance, Center For Integrative Care, San Diego, CA, 2000-present

Instructor, Integrative Care and Women’s Hormones, Center For Integrative Care, San Diego, CA, 2000-present

Instructor, The Art and Science of Meditation, Center For Integrative Care, San Diego, CA, 2000-present

Instructor, Detoxification and Purification, Center For Integrative Care, San Diego, CA, 2000-present

Instructor, Your Natural Medicine Cabinet, Center For Integrative Care, San Diego, CA, 2000-present

SELECTED HONORS AND AWARDS

Gold Medal, International Full Contact Fighting Championships, 2000

Gold Medal, National Full Contact Fighting Championships, 1999

Gold Medal, European International Full Contact Championships, 1999

Gold Medal, European Royal Rumble, 1998

Silver Medal, International Full Contact Fighting Championships, 1998

Gold Medal, European International Full Contact Fighting Championships, 1998

Gold Medal, International Full Contact Fighting Championships, 1996

Bronze Medal, World Full Contact Fighting Championships, 1996

Member, U.S. Full Contact Fighting Team, 1996

Gold Medal, West Coast Regional Full Contact Fighting Championships, 1995

Gold Medal, National Full Contact Fighting Championships, 1995

3rd Degree Black Belt, Chinese Internal Martial Arts, 1994-2004

Gold Medal, International Full Contact Fighting Championships, 1994

2nd Degree Black Belt, Shaolin Kungfu, 1987-1992