Andrew Gaeddert

Andrew Gaeddert Andrew Gaeddert, president and founder of Health Concerns, originally became involved in herbal medicine after conventional medicine failed to help his symptoms of Crohn’s disease, a life-threatening digestive disorder. Through years of research, experimentation, and self-treatment with herbal medicine, Andrew Gaeddert was able to successfully treat his condition and regain his good health. Since then, he has helped thousands of people heal with herbal medicine through his private practice. He has authored numerous articles and books: Healing Immune Disorders, Healing Digestive Disorders, Healing Skin Disorders, Digestive Health NOW, and Chinese Herbs in the Western Clinic. Andrew Gaeddert is dedicated to the concept of lifelong education. He has studied with master herbalists from the U.S. and China and lectured at Columbia University and many other colleges nationwide. He has worked with other herbalists to develop clinically tested formulas to help people with AIDS, cancer, and other chronic diseases, and served on the protocol teams of several scientific studies on herbal medicine. Currently he is involved in endometriosis research. In 1984, Andrew Gaeddert founded Health Concerns, a company dedicated to providing the finest, most effective herbal formulas and educational resources to herbal practitioners.

Drew Pierson

Dr. Drew Pierson has performed over 75,000 EEGs and has been practicing Neurotherapy (EEG Biofeedback) since 1996. He worked in a large neuropsychological practice that treated children and adults with a variety of neurophysiological disorders. He specialized in attention disorders, depression, anxiety, autism, seizure disorders and many other medication resistant conditions. In addition, Dr. Drew has also worked with biofeedback to treat severe PTSD in combat veterans. He is also a Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, as well as a licensed and board certified acupuncturist and neurotherapist. His Doctoral rounds consisted of a specialization in Integrative Medicine (Mental Health, Orthopedics, Neurology, Women’s Health, and Pediatrics.)

Sarica Cernohous

Dr. Sarica Cernohous is a licensed practitioner of Japanese-style acupuncture, LED light therapy and herbal medicine. She is the author of the importance and practical application of traditional food preparation techniques, The Funky Kitchen, and its accompanying online course, “Fresh, Fun and Flavorful in The Funky Kitchen”, and is a coach for Metabolic Balance of Germany, from which she has crafted a natural wellness a personalized weight-optimization and lifestyle program, The LAPIS Method. Since 2011 she has been sharing recipes and health articles on her website, To support the internal work of healthy diet and supplementation, she also use and recommends all-natural body care products, and chemical-free housekeeping, in turn reducing the toxic burden in the home and workplace. For years she has shared products and ideas with patients to help them create an entire lifestyle geared toward healthy choices.

Paul Chek

Paul Chek is an internationally-renowned expert in the fields of corrective and high-performance exercise kinesiology, founder of the C.H.E.K (Corrective Holistic Exercise Kinesiology) Institute, based in California, and of the P~P~S Success Mastery Coaching Program. He is a sought-after presenter and has consulted for organizations such as the Chicago Bulls, Australia’s Canberra Raiders, New Zealand’s Auckland Blues, the US Air Force Academy and other elite organizations. For over twenty-five years, Paul’s unique, holistic approach to treatment and education has changed the lives of countless people worldwide. By treating the body as a whole system and finding the root cause of a problem, Paul has been successful where traditional approaches have consistently failed. Paul has produced over 60 DVDs and 17 advanced-level home study courses designed for the fitness and clinical professional. He is a strong believer in the essential role provided by practical training and has developed four Advanced Level Training programs to provide hands-on instruction for the exercise and health industries. Beyond his numerous original contributions to the orthopedic rehabilitation and strengthening and conditioning fields, Paul is the author of six books. One of these, The Golf Biomechanic’s Manual, has been adopted for use by professional golf schools and was featured on the Golf Channel.

Andrew Nugent-Head

Founder & president of The Association for Traditional Studies, Andrew Nugent-Head lived in China for 28 years before returning to the US in 2014. He moved to China in 1986 to study Chinese medicine, internal cultivation practices and martial arts. He was privileged to learn in traditional mentor-disciple relationships with the last generation of practitioners born and educated prior to the arrival of Communism in 1949. Andrew is one of the only contemporary practitioners to have learned classical medicine directly from the practitioners who were trained before it was modernized into what is ironically known today as Traditional Chinese Medicine, or TCM. Dedicated to saving the skills and perspectives of these practitioners, his work generated thousands of hours of footage and hundreds of seminars. Along with his wife and fellow practitioner JulieAnn, he runs a teaching clinic highlighting the efficacy of classical Chinese medicine. The Alternative Clinic is the realization of a dream each of his teachers shared: to create a place where patients can experience the true efficacy this medicine, a place where the clinical practice of Chinese medicine can be taught in an open, encouraging environment.