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Podcast Episode #64: Miracle Monday with Dr. Mike Powell!

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Dr. Chad Woolner: What’s going on everybody? Dr. Chad Woolner here with my good friend Dr. Andrew Wells, and on today’s episode of the laser light show, we have a treat for you. We have Dr. Mike Powell. He’s here to share some really amazing stories. This is going to be a miracle Monday episode, so we’re excited to chat with him. So let’s get to it. 




Dr. Andrew Wells

Dr. Chad Woolner

Dr. Mike Powell


Dr. Chad Woolner: Growing up in Portland, Oregon, I used to love going to laser light shows at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. They would put on these amazing light shows with incredible designs synced up to some of my favorite music from the Beatles to Pink Floyd to Jimi Hendrix and Metallica. They were awesome. Little did I know then that lasers would have such a profound effect on my life decades later. As a chiropractic physician, I have seen firsthand just how powerful laser therapy is at helping patients struggling with a wide range of health problems, as the leader in laser therapy, Erchonia, has pioneered the field in obtaining 20 of the 23 total FDA clearances for therapeutic application of lasers. On this podcast, we’ll explore the science and technology and physiology behind what makes these tools so powerful. Join me as we explore low-level laser therapy. I’m Dr. Chad Woolner along with my good friend, Dr. Andrew Wells, and welcome to the laser light show. All right, everybody. Welcome to the show. And a special welcome to Dr. Mike Powell all the way from Medford, Oregon. How are you, Mike?


Dr. Mike Powell: I’m doing great. How are you guys doing?


Dr. Chad Woolner: We’re doing awesome. I literally just got back yesterday from a trip out to Salem Monmouth area in Oregon. We went to the Oregon coast. And so the weather was perfect and beautiful. And so just a little bit north of where you’re out there in Medford but I’m guessing the weather down there, as I can see behind you, is absolutely beautiful. So love that area. Beautiful and green. So awesome. Well, thanks for being on the show with us. We’re excited to chat with us. First question right out the gates for you. Tell us for those who are listening and or watching. Tell us a little bit about yourself. Introduce yourself. Tell us your story.


Dr. Mike Powell: Awesome. Well, my name is Mike Powell. I’ve been in practice, wow, almost 30 years. I ended up going to chiropractic school. Like probably 80% of the people that I went to school with because I was one of the people who experienced like a chiropractic miracle. When you go to school, eight out of 10 people probably are there because a chiropractor had helped them when nobody else could. Maybe 10% are there because it’s in the family there. We have a lot of like multigenerational people. And then there’s another 10% that show up because they didn’t have any place else to go. So I ended up going to chiropractic school through a series of events when I was 20 years old. I was involved in an industrial accident; I was under a truck scale in Salem, Oregon. And my father, my grandfather built truck scales. It’s a family business. I had just finished college, I was headed to medical school, I was under a truck scale, when a jack slipped and it came down 20,000 pounds, crushed my right hand and put a bolt through the middle of it. And I had a closed amputation of the left hand which in essence means that amputated it but it stayed intact with regards to the skin was rushed to the emergency room and underwent a year and a half of surgery after surgery after surgery, they assured me that I was lucky to have kept my hands but after a year and a half a physical therapy and therapy, occupational therapy, I ended up with about 25% use of both hands, I could almost make a fist. I could write with a pen, if you put a big piece of foam on it. I could even eat with a fork. If you put a big piece of foam I was not able to dress myself or care for myself in any meaningful way. And my mother tricked me into saying her chiropractor and the funniest blade Basel, she came to me one day and I’m laying in bed and literally just absolutely miserable. If you think about when you’re 20 years old, you’re ready to be a grown up. That’s the first time you get to step out if I finished college, I’m ready to get on with my life. And now I’m living with my parents and having to say things like, Could you please button my shirt? And that’s the least embarrassing thing that happened to me. It was a horrific, horrific experience. And one of the things that it left me with is I have a heart for people who are being cared for. I really understand how miserable it can be for someone being cared for and how often they lash out at the people who are caring for them. And she came to me and said, Would you do me a favor and come to my chiropractor with me? And I said nope. In essence, you’re always down on what you’re not up on. And I knew I did not want to go see her chiropractor. She said no, no, no, no, not for you. I would never do that to you. I’d like you to come and tell me if he’s lying to me. Oh, like, of course mom. I’m more than happy to do that. So we showed up at the chiropractor’s office and this guy to this day, actually denies that he knew I was coming. But he was able to spend 45 minutes answering stupid questions from a dumb kid and sent me home with literature. He sent me home with luck. And in those days that hold I am, there was no such thing as the internet. I had to go up to OHSU on the Hill in Portland, which is the medical school and look it up on PubMed. Right? They had a computer close computer system with all the literature. And so I showed it back up the next week. And I said, You know what, not only does this literature support what you do, it’s all medical literature. And he said, Of course, I said, Well, why wouldn’t you get the chiropractic literature said, would you believe it? Very good point. Long story short, I started undergoing care for a neck problem that I had developed laying in bed for a year and a half. And within six weeks, I was able to walk into the orthopedist and make a fist and he’s like, Oh, my God, this is amazing. And therapy, and I said, No. Physical therapy, occupational therapy. Nope. I went to see my chiropractor. And he said, Who’s your chiropractor, and I told him, Steve to shock. And he said, That’s my chiropractor. I had to look this man in the face like, Are you absolutely joking? Me goes, Mike, I’ve been so focused on your hands. I didn’t even think to look upstairs, right? Those nerve roots had been under duress for a year and a half, of course, we’re going to have problems. And so one thing led to another and I ended up going to chiropractic school. And the man who sent me to chiropractic school still practices in Woodburn, Oregon. And he gave Dan Murphy his first job straight out of chiropractic school. So we have this lineage, right? Full Circle. Yes. So Dan, and I go back, way back, although it predated when I was there for quite a bit, but absolutely, because as you know, Dan is one of our keynote speakers and Erchonia and remarkable, remarkable walking, Encyclopedia of knowledge, right. I will warn you, you’re not going to be able to read anything after you listen to Dan talk, but


Dr. Chad Woolner: That’s hilarious. Wow, I would say you know, the beginning Well, I should say now and the end of your story. sounds eerily reminiscent of a Marvel superhero story. You know, your origin story, you know, industrial accident. And now, through this miracle process. I’m like, boy, this is I’ve heard this before, you know, it’s a mix of like, Dr. Strange meets something else. Amazing.


Dr. Mike Powell: Well, I’ve been called worse. Yeah. Yeah.


Dr. Chad Woolner: So we’ll call you superhero, Dr. Mike. So tell us how you connected with Erchonia lasers. How you started using those. And then tell us a little bit about your kind of personal miracle story with Erchonia lasers.


Dr. Mike Powell: Absolutely. I was introduced to Erchonia. Boy, I think I purchased my first laser in 2016. Diane was my rep back then. And it came about in a weird way. My business partner in Eugene ended up with a neuroma on his foot. It was a non-operable neuroma. And it got to the point where he was missing work, and I was covering for him, and we were bringing in locum tenens. And we were finding ways to work around, and he walked into the office of a podiatrist. He had seen three different podiatrists, and this pediatric surgeon said, “You know what, I got this weird new thing. Would you mind if I try it on you?” And Greg’s like, “Absolutely.” So we took him in the back room, and he shot him with a laser. He walked back into the office, and he’s walked into my office and said, “We got to get one of these. Well, are you feeling good?” He said, “I’m feeling fabulous one treatment, I am feeling absolutely fabulous. I’ve had injections, I’ve had any number of procedures. And I said, “Well, what do they cost?” And he told me and I said, “If he gets you back to work, I’m willing to bite that bullet. It’s not a problem.” So we purchased our first laser. And lo and behold, within, I’d say six, eight months, I was involved in another accident. So I’m not accident-prone no matter what you guys. When I do it, I tend to do it right. I ended up with first, second, and third-degree burns across the entire right side of my face and head and my right arm from bout just above the elbow, all the way down onto the gloved hand. And that wasn’t an accelerant burned. But it didn’t come from a flash. And so it literally melted the skin. I drove myself to the urgent care and walked in. And because as you know, you know, when you have third-degree burns, there’s still pain. I felt fabulous. I looked, looked I had charcoal on my face and the skin was melting off. But I walked in and said, “Excuse me, do you treat burns?” and the lady says, “Absolutely.” Oh no, not though. You’re going to the hospital and calling you an ambulance. I said, “No, no, no. I can drag myself,” and she says, “No, you can’t.” So I excused myself quickly and went to the emergency room where I ended up with a remarkable nurse that had worked in the burn unit up at OHSU in the hospital in Portland, and a relatively green ER physician that was freaked out by this level of burns. Because, you know, when you get this level of burns and this size of burns, oftentimes, you end up with a lot of metabolic problems, problems that go along with it, electrolytes start to leak out of the cells, and it can become very dangerous. And he assured me I needed a ride to Portland to the burn unit. And after a prolonged conversation, he started talking about skin grafts from my face. And I don’t consider myself a vain person. But when I asked him where the skin grafts would come from, he said, “Well probably come from your buttocks.” Oh, okay. You’re gonna so my butt to my face? Well, it’s not quite that course. But I got no, no, no, I got enough problems. I don’t need to have my butt on my face. You know what my children are going to call me. Right? We went back and forth. I literally had to check myself out of the hospital against medical advice with the blessings of the nurse, by the way. And I explained to them that I have a laser, and I’m going to use it. And the doctor at the time said, “You know what, lasers are not FDA approved for burns. And at the time, they weren’t using them a whole lot. And they said, “I’m not using on you I’m using on me.” Well, I can’t let you do this. I said, “No, you this is my job to I, I get to tell you what I’m going to do with my body. Does that make sense?” and he goes, “Okay, fine.” He wasn’t real happy. I went home. That was a Wednesday, I was able to get my hands on the laser on a Friday. And I treated twice a day with the laser debriding all of the tissues, but also treating with the laser on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and I returned to work on Monday with wrapped arm underneath. But underneath the sleeve, but the patients were going wow, did you get a sunburn just on the right side of your face. And I’ll have to if I can pick up the pictures. I’ll share them with you. I went from looking at my head swelled up the size of a pumpkin. And it looked again supervillain style, right, the whole right side of my face literally melted away and was charcoal. And on Monday, it looked like a sunburn. And I And I’m telling the patients look this is an accurate representation of the healing power of this photobiomodulation, right? We’re upregulating cells on a cellular level and taking the mitochondria and jacking up the respiration rate by 400%. It is one of the most amazing things to watch a burn heal. Because it’s so graphic. It’s so visceral, it’s so raw and people are like wow. So I get this conversation with patients. So you do you still treat burns, I don’t know. They’re yucky things and again, the metabolic parts they need to be there but most burn units now carry lasers. And so it works out really really well. Totally sold on it. I now utilize Erchonia lasers; we have an FX laser, we had the Zerona. And Erchonia is head and shoulders above any other laser I’ve ever owned. In fact, the only lasers my clinic owns now because of its true laser diode. And having experienced a couple of other lasers. I was sitting at a at a cocktail party with Steve Shanks. And I asked him can you in a very succinct way, describe why Erchonia laser is so vastly superior said Mike, do you like steaks? And I said I love steak. So I’ve spent my entire adult life learning how to make a steak. He said, “What’s your favorite way to make a steak it said, “I like to rub it with a dry rub, bring it to room temperature Cold Smoke it and then reverse sear it and then put a pad of butter on it.” He goes “wow, that sounds really really good. But could you could you cook one with a candle?” It said, “Given enough time, but it’d be messy and it wouldn’t work real well.” He said, “Okay, how about a thermonuclear blast?” But yeah, but it would be horrible he goes, “there is a sweet spot. To that steak, there’s a proper way to prepare that steak or clinical lasers, or that sweet spot. It is the exact right amount of power at the right frequency at the right amplitude. To get the job done correctly. There are more powerful lasers and they’re less powerful lasers. There are different derivations. But we’ve found that sweet spot and when you have all the FDA approvals that Erchonia has every other laser company saying yes to that’s very, very telling. I still have patients who drive from Eugene to Medford, which is two hours two hours and change. Because there were no recording lasers in Medford. so remarkable, remarkable technology.


Dr. Chad Woolner: That’s an amazing story. How incredible to?


Dr. Andrew Wells: Yeah, you know, I think we’re a little bit on. This is a biased remark here but I don’t hear anybody saying the same kind of stories with other types of lasers. Now we Good to hear it thankfully because we get to host this really cool podcast and you know, we hang around Erchonia Doc’s but I don’t hear like, I don’t hear these kind of miracle stories. I don’t hear these kinds of, you know, insane, insanely cool testimonies from other laser companies.


Dr. Mike Powell: I just don’t. I think that’s I wonder why that is.


Dr. Andrew Wells: Yeah, exactly. That’s exactly right. You know, thankfully, this is on video because I have I have a really somewhat similar story, Mike, I had a different type of burn, I had frostbite on my toes. And so I actually lost like, a good thing. It’s on video because I can actually show my, my shirt here. It’s on both sides as well. And this during this happened during chiropractic school, I was in my second second trimester at Palmer. And I, you know, I spent a lot of time in the burn unit at the hospital because they treat frostbite, they treat cold burns the same way they treat heat burns. And so once I, you know, had my toes amputated, there was a whole skin graft thing. By the way, funny side story, I got a skin graft, and they use the skin graft, not so much to replace the skin but as a bandage it was, you know, they use skin as like a natural bandage. And so after they they put the skin graft on me. They took the bandages and dressings off my feet, and I looked at my feet, and they are black. I like what did you guys do? Like, did it not? Like my toes or my toes are black and like something’s wrong. And the dog kind of laughed at me and like patted me on the shoulder, he goes, “Well, the donor that we use was a cadaver.” And the cadaver happened to be African American. I’m like. But that was my that was my story. But yeah, and you know, I went back to once I was out of the hospital, it was a really, really slow healing process it took it took about six months before I could walk without severe pain. So I was in a wheelchair and crutches and the whole deal and had one of the interns at the Palmer clinic. She’s like, you know, we have we have lasers in the clinic that might that might work for you. And like, I’ll try anything. And so we were using a non non Erchonia laser, this clinic had like four or five of these cold lasers that were sitting there in the entrance. He’s like, I’ve never used these before. And I’m like, Well, it can’t hurt. And she’s like, I have no idea. Like, what I’m doing. I’m just going to turn it on. I’m gonna wave it over your toes, and we’ll see what happens. I’m like, great. And so it was, you know, the blind leading the blind, so to speak. But, you know, we figured it wasn’t going to hurt anything. But I remember I remember leaving, you know, we had maybe like four or five laser sessions. And I don’t really remember any kind of remarkable transformation. I kind of like, oh, that didn’t work so well, but it didn’t hurt. And I have to imagine if I had the right laser with the right frequency and the right you know, the right dose that would have actually made a pretty, pretty big difference because it just man, that was a really excruciating time to be in a lot of pain waiting for these wounds to heal. And I wish I wish I had access to these. And when I was a chiropractic student, I no doubt I would have bought one when I was a chiropractic student was that as poor as I was, as a student, I probably would have gotten one but that was that. I should I should I should tell the Erchonia folks, that was a missed opportunity. We need to get them


Dr. Mike Powell: Yes, quickly. I’m sure they haven’t. That’s right. That’s right. That’s awesome. One of the things Dan Murphy said that one time to me is Mike, you’re gonna buy this laser for you, and you’re going to use it on your patients. And there’s a lot of truth to that, right. I mean, it’s, we utilize it with my wife, Tara medial collateral ligament over the weekend, and she has to go up and stay with my grandchildren and my daughter has steroids and she was freaked out. You know what we did some myofascial work, we did some K-taping but the laser on it. She leaves today and she’s I’m having to talk her out of carrying things out to the park. Like, take it easy. Take it easy, but yeah, she’s like, Yeah, I’m feeling fine. This this is awesome.


Dr. Chad Woolner: So that’s amazing.


Dr. Andrew Wells: We just finished up an interview with Dr. Dan Murphy. Right before we recorded your episode. So we just just a couple hours ago and every time we have him on the on the show where I talk to him I go to one of his events. I’m like I need more lasers. I need more lasers.


Dr. Mike Powell: Right. So I had a fun experience about when I moved down to Medford. They I had no control over my staff. They that I moved to a butter practice moved in with my very best friend in the world. And they went out and found me a CA and never met her but you know what? She seemed competent. She seemed good at her job. She was a massage therapist for like 10 years down in Phoenix, Arizona, before she came to work with me. And it took her about two years to sit me down and say Dr. Powell When you worked with University of Oregon football team after a heavy practice, or after a big game, what would these young men do? And I said, I don’t understand your question. She said, What would they do is they just jump in their car and go home? And I said, Oh, no, they come see me or they’d see a trainer or go sit nice bath, or, you know, get on the massage table. And she goes ice to facilitate functional recovery. I said, Yeah. She said, can I ask you a personal question? He’s the chair. And she said, um, what do you do after a heavy workout? I get in my car and go home. You’re not 20 years old. And you’re training to three days a week, you train for three and a half hours, whole body training, you work with some of the most gifted healers I’ve ever seen. You have more lasers in this clinic than I can find from San Diego to Portland. And you’re not using any of it. And I went, Yeah, yeah. See doctors make poor patients and especially doctors who have been cared for. She just looked at me and she goes, Can you please let me help you. And it was the beginning of something remarkable. This young woman is so smart. And she has taught me so much. He’s a natural, intuitive healer. Good example is, I worked with Ted Carrick for a while in functional neurology. And over the years, I’ve taken a handful of young doctors to talk to Dr. Carrick and you know, I’m talking about there’s six people on the planet that should sit with Pitcairn, right? I mean, the guy is just so smart. So I’ve only taken my best of my brightest up there. And they’ll sit them down, and within 15 minutes, you watch their brains begin to melt. They just look at me, like, Ah, I can’t keep up. Haley was at a conference with me, goodness, earlier this year, and Ted was there. And Dr. Carrick started talking. And I glanced down after the first hour and looking at her notes, and she’s got three pages of notes. And the most impressive thing is next to the note, she’s got patients’ names with lines to them. And I’m just like, she’s keeping up and she’s not only keeping up, she is applying it in a clinical way. And so, you know, it’s a deep question. She goes, I have 100 questions, but let me digest this. So two days later, she writes me. And she says, okay, was able to find that same talk that he did delivered last year, and I think in Ontario, after listening to all three hours, and again, I have formulated some good questions for you. I’m like, wow, like, just absolutely remarkable. And she has this graph. And so it’s funny, I taught her some secret sipping occipital technique. And being elite, she went home and looked up three podcasts and two citations and read the small book and came back with questions. And by the end of that week, I realized we’re no longer talking about sacred occipital technique, we’re talking about a myofascial release technique that doesn’t actually exist yet. And so we started working with it. And as we worked with it, we would start to bring it to patients and got absolutely remarkable results. When I put the violet laser in and five nanometers. Basha loves the violet laser, it absorbs it like a sponge, like a sponge that really needs it. So we’ll put that for under five nanometer laser and get in and do the myofascial release techniques, and have seen well, as we were discussing, I’ve heard the words life changing in my chronic patients more in the last year and a half than I have in the previous, like 29 years of practice, it is absolutely life changing. And on top of that, it’s really funny, she started going out and finding body workers. So my last patient on Wednesday will oftentimes be a massage therapist or a role for I have an equine osteopath will see these people who have language to wrap around their experience. And we will try the applications that we’ve developed with them. And they’re able to, they’re able to give us feedback, like, Oh, I love that, have you tried this or that or that. And then we refine it. And then we take it to patients. And it’s just been literally the most fun I’ve ever had in practice. It’s just just to watch people they come in. And the only downside is, people will look me in the eye and say, why haven’t we been doing this the whole time? They said, well, because we just made it up. Sorry, we should have been doing it all sides. But I went down and worked with the Jones Institute down in Carlsbad, that strain counter strain work that they’ve done. And they give me a little time to, you know, teach my technique. And I said, if I’m coming, I want to learn your technique. So got to apply that. The interesting thing about being doctors again, doctors make the worst patients Haley walks into my office the day before I leave, she’s holding a hand grenade. She pulls the pin and drops it in my lap and so this is really brave of you to go down and get worked on and I’m like oh no, they’re gonna touch me. She goes You were so quiet so the rest of the day Yeah, I was really laboring but absolutely remarkable thing when we can bring the laser technology to a vital organ like fashion. I mean, this stuff. It’s It’s remarkable to watch it it remodels in real time and in fractal environment, it changes based on what our needs are theologically, instantaneously, but it also stores trauma so remarkably well. So we get these people who have old trauma, and it’s stored in the fascia. And we’ll be working on the mineral bubble up into the amygdala. And all of a sudden they go, I remember what happened. And they start recounting a story from their childhood. And Haley and I are looking at each other. We’re going to feel that and she’s one. Yeah, it’s not that you can literally feel it leaving the body as they process, this old trauma. But you add that to, you know, what the laser and manipulative therapy, it’s just absolutely life changing for people. The other thing I love about my laser is this technology continues to unfold. It continues to move forward, we discussed earlier, when it’s the last time somebody showed up at a conference and said, We have a new way to use your interferential or men this new way to use your ultrasound, let’s program it in a different way. And we have this groundbreaking new tech, no, the laser is the only thing that’s not only been researched more than any other modality in the history of modalities, but continues to unfold. We’re just scratching the surface with what we understand it can do. And I can program it in real time into different modalities. And I have at my back some of the most bright people on the face of the planet who speak and represent Erchonia. I mean, wouldn’t you get Dan Murphy? Oh, my goodness, Rob Silverman. The guy is just so wicked smart. He’s so remarkable. Jerome, we have gear we have below. So who am I missing? Trevor, all of Trevor Barry. Trevor Barry and I have shared patient so he has a neural patient down in Phoenix and they move up here they’ll send them here. Remarkable was we just got one week, I’m just gonna put in a quick plug. If you have never been to Erchonia, like a business meeting down in Orlando, go, go go. Not only are you going to meet like minded practitioners, and you’re going to get to hang out with some of the coolest people. Some of my best friends work at Erchonia. I mean, David and Joe and I get together and it’s just nothing but fun. We have so much fun. We have people coming over from Europe. But the most important thing is that the caliber of speakers you’re going to hear in a small venue. These men are the people that state associations go out, and they contract with to keep your button the seat for the entire weekend because you’re gonna sit around and you’re gonna wait to hear Dan Murphy, or rob Silverman. And you have these people in a small venue where it’s no longer just them standing up and talking. It can literally be a conversation. I mean, questions and answers with these kinds of minds. And now you know, these people are phone call away for me. And this is the most remarkable thing. They love doing it. They are so passionate about this technology, that you know what I had some post COVID some long haul patients. I call Dr. Silverman up. He says I got five minutes, Mike. That’s my best Silberman. Sorry, if I go, okay. And I give them the 411 on these long haul patients. 25 minutes later, we’ve developed a new protocol we’re talking about, okay, how do we address the phrenic nerve See, 2345, right, we run FX transthoracic leak, get things moving in the lungs, put them on a whole body vibration unit, put my ERL overlying the thoracic duct and literally move that crap out through the lymph system. And it was so remarkably helpful for these people. We’re getting people off oxygen, we’re getting people. And it was so well done, that my practice literally had to open up more hours just to facilitate these people who needed our help. No other technology on the planet. It’s like this. No other company has this caliber of people. And it’ll be the very best investment you’ll ever make. Now I’m just talking to my colleagues out there.


Dr. Chad Woolner: That’s apparent your passion and excitement for it. And that’s contagious. Are you gonna say Andrew?


Dr. Andrew Wells: Yeah, I don’t think anyone has ever put such a fine point on that. The two things that you said number one, good technology and good companies attract good people. And I echo what you’re saying I’ve never found a group quite like this. Very, very well-rounded practitioners doing amazing things. And to your other point, I’m surprised no one has really brought this up before, but you’re absolutely right. Lasers continue to, the use of lasers continues to evolve and to change, and we’re always discovering new things. And I You’re right, I can’t think of any other modality that’s like that at all. It’s amazing.


Dr. Mike Powell: For sure. And we’re on the forefront, right where you and I get to be the pioneers and the people and to work with the company who’s so dedicated to my profession. And you know what, now they’re branching out and they’re moving into more of the medical model, but they’re so dedicated to chiropractors because that’s where they built their teeth as it worked. And so just remarkable, remarkable people Whoa, yeah,


Dr. Chad Woolner: I can’t say enough good things about not only the product, but the people within the company Erchonia is an amazing, amazing group. And that’s the thing we both Andrew and myself, we, we frequently have conversations behind closed doors about how it should give practitioners a tremendous amount of peace of mind and confidence. All you got to do is just look at the caliber of practitioners that have been attracted into that circle. It’s truly like I say all the time, we literally get to talk with the smartest doctors in the world through this show. And so we’re super lucky to be able to do that. We’re lucky to be able to chat with you, Dr. Powell, we appreciate you taking time out of your schedule today to be with us to share your story. What an incredible, you know, we’re going to call this episode not just a miracle, singular, but miracles. Calling miracles Monday, but But yeah, thank you so much for being here with us and sharing a bit more about your story. And we’ll make sure that if there’s a way for practitioners and or patients alike to get a hold, you will make sure we have a link in the show notes. For people to learn a little bit about a little bit more about what you’re doing. It’s really, really cool to hear some of the areas in which you’re kind of expanding not only with lasers, but some of the myofascial work that you’re doing. It’s amazing. So awesome. So, Andrew, any final thoughts?


Dr. Andrew Wells: Just want to say thanks, Dr. Mike, for having you on. This isn’t this is an amazing episode. Thanks for sharing your stories. And I can see why Joseph wanted you to be on this podcast a long time ago. You’re, you’re an awesome guest. We need to have you on again.


Dr. Chad Woolner: Absolutely!


Dr. Mike Powell: Absolutely anytime. And I appreciate you guys making some allowances this took moving heaven and earth to happen. I appreciate all you guys do that you’re doing a remarkable job getting the word out and you guys have a really, really awesome Joe Rogan style. What can I say?


Dr. Chad Woolner: Well, we appreciate it. Thank you so much. And for practitioners and patients alike. If you found this episode valuable, share it with others, we really appreciate that. That’s how this information gets into the hands of, of the public who desperately need these tools in this technology. And so we’re asking you to just share the episode. And yeah, we appreciate the great work that Doc’s like Dr. Mike Powell are doing and helping to serve more patients. And so we look forward to sharing more with you guys on the next episode. Have an amazing rest of your day. And we’ll talk to you later. Thanks, Dr. Powell. Thanks for listening to the laser light show, be sure to subscribe and give us a review. If you’re interested in learning more about Erchonia lasers just head on over to or codea.com. There you’ll find a ton of useful resources including research news and links to upcoming live events, as well as Erchonia E-community where you can access for free additional resources including advanced training and business tools. Again, thanks for listening and we will catch you on the next episode.


About The Guest(s):

On today’s Miracle Monday episode of “The Laser Light Show” podcast as we welcome an esteemed practitioner and educator in the realm of chiropractic care, Dr. Mike Powell. With a career spanning over two decades, Dr. Powell’s journey has been marked by dedication to patient well-being, innovation, and the pursuit of maximizing human potential.

Having begun his practice journey in 1995 in Eugene, Oregon, Dr. Powell’s commitment to advancing healthcare led him to join forces with his esteemed colleague, Dr. Warren, in the Rogue Valley in 2018. His professional trajectory has been nothing short of remarkable.


Dr. Powell’s impact extends beyond his clinics. He spent several seasons collaborating with the University of Oregon athletic department and established a hospital-based practice at McKenzie Willamette Hospital in Springfield, Oregon. His multidisciplinary clinics stand as a testament to his vision of merging the best of complementary and alternative medicine with western practices.

As a sought-after speaker and expert in functional medicine, Dr. Powell has graced lectures and discussions across the United States. His expertise in treating and training athletes, from local Pop Warner leagues to the NFL and Olympic contenders, underscores his profound influence in the realm of sports medicine.

Key Takeaways:

With a passion for uncovering the root causes of health concerns, Dr. Powell’s patient-centric approach focuses on holistic well-being. His belief in the power of a positive mental attitude mirrors his commitment to fostering his patients’ healing journeys.


“And by the end of that week, I realized we’re no longer talking about sacred occipital technique, we’re talking about a myofascial release technique that doesn’t actually exist yet. And so we started working with it. And as we worked with it, we would start to bring it to patients and got absolutely remarkable results.” -Dr. Mike Powell

“They love doing it. They are so passionate about this technology.” -Dr. Mike Powell