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Ask Dr. Bunny. Traditional Chinese Medicine in New York City? Lida Ahmady, guest

Lida Ahmady, New York State Licensed Acupuncturist, Board Certified Chinese Herbalist, and founder of De’Qi Health, joins Dr. Bunny to discuss traditional Chinese medicine.  Lida tells us that traditional Chinese medicine includes Chinese herbology, acupuncture, nutritional support and lifestyle support.  Traditional Chinese medicine gets to the root of the issue and treats the whole person.

Acupuncture can help where other forms of treatment have failed, and it’s safe, natural and risk-free. It’s a traditional Chinese medicine modality that has been practiced for more than 3,000 years. Lida explains how she got into traditional Chinese medicine and why she loves it!

Tune in and learn more about this incredibly effective medicine!

About Lida Ahmady:

Lida received her BA in International Business Administration with a minor in Asian studies, from Baruch College. She holds a Master of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in NY where she completed a rigorous four-year course of study in both Chinese and Western Medicine. She also takes a wide range of continuing education courses.

Lida is a NY State Licensed Acupuncturist and a Board Certified Chinese Herbalist through (NCCAOM) National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She completed her clinical training at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, treating women suffering from MS and other gynecological disorders. Lida has apprenticed with several renowned TCM doctors including Dr. Ming Chen who has over 30 years of experience in Dermatology and liver disease.

In her daily life, Lida applies the wisdom of Chinese philosophy. This includes diet, nutrition and the practice of Internal Marshal Arts such as Qi Gong and Tai Qi, all of which contribute greatly to her energetic capacity to be an effective practitioner.

Contact Lida Ahmady at (212) 219-9536

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SNAP! Unhypnotizing Hypnotherapy. Laughter, Hypnosis and so much more! Edward Philipp, guest

Edward Philipp

Hypnotherapist Edward Philipp joins Dr. Bunny to discuss Hypnotherapy, laughter, & so much more (even Sumo wrestling!!)! 

Edward tells us about tapping and how he uses it in his Hypnotherapy practice.  Edward calls his tapping method an ’emotional control tool’ because he has included a number of other techniques with it to get his client prepared to make changes.  It’s a fascinating process!

This interview is loaded with great stories, valuable information and, of course, laughter!

About Edward Philipp:

BA Biology, Master of International Management, Hypnosis Instructor
Holistic Hypnotherapist, Certified Hypno Coach, Certified Medical and Dental Hypnotist,
Certified Emotional Response and Cellular Support, Emotional DNA Trauma Release, and
Body Specific Analysis Levels 1 and 2, EFT Practitioner, Balance Procedure, Psy-TaP Jedi

Specializing in Chronic Pain, Trauma, Phobias and PTSD

Certified Hypnotist, who specializes in helping people beat their BIG EMOTIONAL ISSUES such as Alcohol Addiction Relapse as a Sobriety Specialist using science based approaches such as hypnosis, NLP, and EFT.

Also Certified in Dental and Medical Hypnosis to help people learn to be more ready and accepting for their medical work. Ask your medical professional if you might be a candidate.

HypnoCoach for Business
We often want more than we have, but have confusion and internal blocks which cause us to not start, be ineffective, or even fail. I help people achieve their goals by accessing their inner thoughts and achieving coordination between the conscious and subconscious thoughts and desires. Try it with a free half hour coaching session.

Check out the event Edward talks about “The Playful Path to Less Stress and More Love” with Dave Berman in Anaheim on October 20th: Space is limited so reserve your spot ASAP! Register here:

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Ask Dr. Bunny. Free legal advice for senior citizens? Miles Lang, guest.

Miles Lang

Attorney Miles Lang joins Dr. Bunny to discuss Grey Law, a non-profit which provides free legal advice and resources to the senior citizens of Ventura County. There are many unique issues that seniors face and it can be challenging to find honest answers – Grey Law is here to help.

Common concerns for seniors include:

  • ​Public Benefits/Social Security,
  • Long-Term Care Planning,
  • Medi-Cal Eligibility,
  • Powers of Attorney,
  • Advanced Healthcare Directives,
  • Debts/Creditor Intervention, and
  • Landlord Tenant Issues

Tune in and learn more about this valuable service!

About Miles Lang:

Miles Lang is a fifth-generation Ventura County business owner. He grew up in the Ojai and Ventura areas and completed his undergraduate degree at University of California, Santa Barbara. He was active in many local organizations as a youth and has been awarded honors of Eagle Scout by the Ventura County Council, Boy Scouts of America, and of Chevalier by the International Order of DeMolay. He is currently a member of the Sacred Heart Council #10067 of the Knights of Columbus.

Miles attended Ventura College of Law and Pepperdine University School of Law, and has been an attorney since 1997. He is licensed to practice in all courts in California, the United States District Court for the Central District of California, and the Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit. He has served as Judge Pro Tem for the Ventura County Superior Court since 2009.

Miles has assisted many non-profit organizations as both board member, chairman, and as an independent consultant. In addition to his Juris Doctor degree, he has earned a Certificate in Grant-Writing from Notre Dame University, Mendoza College of Business, and a Certificate in Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management from Pepperdine University.

Contact Miles Lang at Bonaventure Law Group (805) 622-7576

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SNAP! Unhypnotizing Hypnotherapy. Hypnosis Improvement Technologies? Ray LoCascio, guest.

Ray LoCascio joins Dr. Bunny via phone to discuss his process of Hypnotherapy, which is a little different than what most Hypnotherapists do.  Ray explains that, by placing things into a metaphorical picture, he is able to help people both in a cognitive, and a subconscious state, which is a great tool for his clients to understand their behavior in a way that isn’t threatening.  Ray’s process really is fascinating and explains more about his process and how it works.
Tune in and learn about Ray’s old car/new car thought process, how and why it works, and so much more!  Prepare to be inspired!
About Ray LoCascio and Hypnosis Improvement Technologies, LLC:
Our company is based on the belief that our clients’ needs are of the utmost importance. Our team is committed to meeting those needs. As a result, a high percentage of our business is from repeat customers and referrals.
Ray earned his degree in Psychology from California State University, Fullerton, and graduated from
HMI College of Hypnotherapy. As a member of the American Hypnosis Association, certifications include Hypnosis for Pain Management, Trauma Recovery Specialist, as well as Pre and Post Surgery Hypnosis.   These  represent  just a few of the services provided to help clients.
Some common issues that can be treated with hypnosis include:
* Sleep
*Weight Management
*Self Control
*Smoking Cessation
*Stress Management and Relaxation Techniques
*Improving Sleep Habits
*Focus / Drifting Attention
*Goals and Motivation
*Sports Success Patterns
*Fitness Motivation
*Students Test Anxiety
*Fear of Flying
Hypnosis Improvement Technologies, LLC
1101 California Ave., Suite 100
Corona, Ca 92881
Contact Ray LoCascio at(909) 228-9680
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Ask Dr. Bunny. What is ATRA? Dennis Madden, guest.

Dennis Madden, CEO of ATRA (Mercury Broadcasting’s beloved Title Sponsor!), joins Dr. Bunny to discuss ATRA, Automatic Transmission Rebuilders Association.  ATRA is a non-profit association dedicated to the transmission rebuilding industry.  ATRA does research and failure analysis for automatic transmissions, and brings that information to their members.

Dennis shares great information about ATRA, and tells us what makes ATRA unique.  When it comes to supporting transmission shop owners, doing the research that helps them do their job, ATRA is the place to come to!

Dennis also tells us about a fun and tasty hobby – Leon’s Good Stuff BBQ Sauce.  Leon’s Good Stuff is an award-winning barbecue sauce that you’ve got to try:  Dennis has won awards with other recipes, as well, and most recently his interest is in canned meat!

Dennis looks ahead and shares his ideas for what’s next when he gets to “dabble”!

Tune in for a fun, delicious and informative interview with one of our very favorite guests!

Leon’s Good Stuff BBQ Sauce can be found in Ventura at We Olive, 294 E Main St B, Ventura, CA 93001, and online at:

About ATRA:

Founded in 1954, the Automatic Transmission Rebuilders Association (ATRA) is an international trade association for the professional automatic transmission repair industry.

Located in Oxnard, CA, ATRA has over 2,000 members worldwide. Our membership consists of more than 2000 repair specialists, students, schools, and suppliers, all supporting the training, research and improvements for transmission repair.

Every ATRA Rebuilder Member must adhere to ATRA’s Code of Ethics…ATRA’s standards for providing honest, professional service. So, when you take your car to an ATRA Rebuilder Member, you’re assured of polite, professional service, at an honest price.

And not just automatic transmission repair: most ATRA members also provide diagnostic and repair service for manual transmissions, clutches, differentials, driveshafts, drive axles, and transfer cases.

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