Combining Chinese medicine and herbs with cannabis?
New York-based sports medicine acupuncturist, Kévin Ménard is the founder of Hemp Dragona new brand that harnesses the powers of hemp-derived CBD combined with Chinese herbs and botanicals, in custom formulas to enhance performance, support recovery and restore overall well-being.
Kevin’s training in Traditional Chinese Medicine and his experience treating patients in his clinic, coupled with the known powers of CBD, helped him create a brand that brings oriental medicine to CBD lovers; those who are familiar with Chinese herbs and want to use them as a bridge to CBD, or those who are quite new and want to expand their wellness horizons.
By fusing centuries-old Chinese medicine and herbs with current advancements in cannabinoid plant medicine, Kevin hopes to educate consumers about the benefits of these ancient herbs, their powerful healing properties, and their potential to work synergistically with CBD..
Kevin Ménard, LAc, C.SMA, Founder of Dragon Hemp
Kevin is based in Sag Harbor, NY, where he opened his acupuncture clinic specializing in sports medicine acupuncture in 2012. He tends to lean towards modern Chinese medical acupuncture incorporating traditional Chinese medicine (TCM ), trigger point acupuncture (called “Dry Needling by PT’s) and Japanese meridian styles as well as advanced intramuscular needling techniques if needed. A graduate of the TriState College of Acupuncture in New York, he continues to appeal to his interest in Chinese medicine by practicing Dong Tai chi and previously studied Bagua Zhang Kung Fu with Tom Bisio.
In 2021, Kevin completed his Reiki Level 3 (Mastery) training with Geordie Numata from Deer Spirit Reiki. In addition to the sports medicine clinic, Kevin dedicates much of his time to working with local teens and young adults to address teen stress and anxiety and raise awareness in remote areas of Guatemala in collaboration with the Global Healthworks Foundation. Kevin has also just launched Dragon Hemp, a new line of meticulously crafted blends of hemp CBD combined with other Chinese herbs and botanicals to aid his patients’ wellness journeys beyond the walls of his clinic.
About Dragon Hemp
Developed by renowned sports medicine acupuncturist, Kevin Menard, Lac, Dragon Hemp has been meticulously crafted to facilitate his patients’ wellness journey beyond the walls of his clinic. In 2012, Kevin founded Menard Acupuncture, a clinic based in Sag Harbor, NY, focusing on sports medicine acupuncture. Through his training in traditional Chinese medicine and the practice of treating patients, Kevin has always turned to the healing powers of Chinese herbs as a modality to treat conditions such as musculoskeletal pain, insomnia, anxiety, Lyme disease and other inflammatory issues.
As an avid athlete and martial artist, Kevin began incorporating CBD into his daily regimens to support his own training and recovery process. With advances in the science of CBD and increasing research explaining the biomechanics of its effectiveness via the endocannabinoid system, Kevin realized the healing potential of combining this original Chinese herb with other herbs used in his clinic.
At its core, we believe the body has the natural ability to heal, and our goal is to support this process by restoring harmony and balance. Dragon Hemp represents the synergistic potential of combining centuries-old Chinese medicine and herbs with current advancements in cannabinoid plant medicine. www.dragonhemp.com.