Dr. Ayla Wolf's Bio: Dr. Ayla Wolf DAOM is a Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine specializing in neurological disorders, chronic pain, and concussion recovery. She is a faculty member of the Carrick Institute. She teaches courses for healthcare practitioners across the country on neurological exam techniques, functional neurology, dysautonomia, and concussion recovery, and has been a featured speaker in veterans groups on the topic of brain health.
During her time in Dallas, Texas she was the team acupuncturist for the UFC and Legacy fighters training out of Fortis MMA and Octagon. She currently treats patients in her private practice in Stillwater, MN.
Sophia Bouwens' Bio: Sophia is a licensed acupuncturist with an undergraduate degree in neuroscience and post-graduate training in functional neurology through the Carrick Institute. With a strong educational background in neuroscience and her own personal experience with traumatic brain injury, Sophia is passionate about helping support others to optimize their brain health, traumatic brain injury recovery, neurodegenerative disorders and finding relief from pain.
With a focus on the nervous system, Sophia is motivated by exploring and strengthening the relationship between an individual’s conscious experience of their body, and the body’s deeper operative systems. She seeks to work with patients to discover how to harness this relationship for control and precision in their health, overall wellbeing, and everyday life.
Her appreciation and passion for acupuncture came from using it to heal her own nervous system first from nerve damage following a mild snowboarding injury, and later after a life-threatening car accident resulting in a severe traumatic brain injury, from which she had to relearn how to walk, swallow and dress. She is now dedicated to helping others understand their bodies, and experience the same profound impact of acupuncture and applied clinical neuroscience to bring freedom and ease into their lives.