The reduced price at the clinic does not reflect the quality of care you will receive. Mateo believes that each person deserves his absolute best, while also being able to afford treatments. The CSAcu model aims at striking that balance between personal, compassionate, quality care with affordability. His experience working in overworked public clinics as well as in private, individual settings has led him to develop this unique approach.
Raised in Louisville, and a graduate of U of L, Mateo has been practicing Chinese medicine since 2009. He earned his Masters in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, and holds the title of Licensed Acupuncturist in the state of Kentucky and Doctor of Oriental Medicine in New Mexico. While there he worked closely with acupuncture master Dr. Masaaki Nakano, with whom he co-authored a clinical manual for Chinese medicine professionals.
In recent years, Mateo has pursued advanced training at the School of Scientific Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture (SSOMA) and is a graduate of the Neuro-Acupuncture Institute. He is the only certified acupuncturist in the region who specializes in using acupuncture to treat neurological conditions and central nervous system disorders, bringing a unique and rich confluence of ancient wisdom and modern science to his clients.
Mateo completed these studies with the world-renowned Dr. Daniel Keown, a doctor of emergency medicine as well as an acupuncturist, who founded SSOMA. At the very highest level, SSOMA bridges the ancient art of Chinese Medicine into the 21st century through grounded understanding of anatomy, physiology, and embryology. Through this program, Mateo has developed a powerful combination of his gentle, intuitive practice of ancient medicine with the most modern science.
Acupuncture can seem abstract, but the reality is that it is grounded in rigorous science. Everything we are continuing to learn about how the body and mind work only confirm the theories and techniques passed on to us over the millennia. Mateo believes that it is beautiful to be able to embrace the mystery and subtlety of energetic medicine as well as be firmly rooted in modern science.
Other training and work experience: Mateo worked in the Bronx, NY, at Lincoln Detox Center where he completed his training in Alcohol/Detoxification Specialist. Internationally he worked and taught in Guatemala (Guatemala Acupuncture and Medical Aid Project), Mexico (Crossroads Border Project), Lebanon (Beirut Acupuncture Project), Palestine (Treatment and Rehabilitation Center for Victims of Torture), and Hungary (NADA Free Mobile Clinic).
Mateo Bernal, DOM, LAc, ADS
Doctor of Oriental Medicine, Licensed Acupuncturist, Acu-Detox Specialist
Louisville Community Supported Acupuncture