Max Fried DAOM., LAc.
Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
4426 Tilly Mill Road
Atlanta, Georgia 30360
Max Fried, DAOM., LAc.
Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
The DAOM degree represents the highest level of training and education in the field of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. It is a degree held by comparatively few practitioners at this time. Max Fried is a Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
Prior to his studies in this profession, Dr. Fried obtained a Bachelor’s Degree from The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina. As a young man he was fascinated with aspects of Psychology that pursued answers for questions like “What drives us”. “What makes one happy and at peace with life, while another is unhappy and tormented?” “How much of our feelings, thoughts, reactions and beliefs, etc., do we control?” To find those answers he read as many self-help books as possible and pursued and graduated with a Master’s Degree in Educational Psychology from the Citadel Graduate and Evening Studies Program.
From the age of six, Dr. Fried has been a student of Oriental Martial Arts. As a high level Black Belt, he competed and won in the U.S., Canada, Brazil and Argentina while teaching Martial Arts in South Carolina. In addition to Tae Kwon Do and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, he has come to have a great passion for and has studied tai chi, Qi gong, and yoga. His experiences in the Martial Arts spurred his interest in the greater Oriental paradigm of health and well being – the art and science of acupuncture, Herbology and oriental body work.
He attended the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, in San Diego, California, and the Southwest Acupuncture College in Boulder, Colorado, where he earned a second Masters Degree – MSAOM. His studies included the various acupuncture methods – Chinese, Japanese and Korean as well as Herbology, Tui Na (Chinese Body Work), Tai Chi, Qi Gong, Oriental materia-medica and the full scope of Acupuncture therapy. Additionally he has attended many seminars in Herbology and has also received special training in the Oriental Medicine method of dealing with addiction and depression. He is certified in Acupuncture Facial Rejuvenation and weight Loss.
In 2004, when he returned to Georgia, he began practicing with his father, Milton Fried, M.D. Milton Fried was the physician who brought alternative medicine to Georgia many years ago and took many arrows because of it. In addition to his MD degree he had degrees as a Physical Therapist, a DC, an Osteopath, and a Homeopath. Together, they cared for many of the hard patients, often the ones that the conventional doctors could not help. They dealt with cancer patients, stroke patients, MS patients, lupus, diabetics, cardiac and respiratory patients as well as the usual patients one sees in a family practice. The years he spent working with his father were an invaluable experience because he was able to gain an understanding of sickness, health and healing from the Western paradigm as related to his Oriental paradigm.
In 2008 he began studies to earn the DAOM degree at The American College
of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco. The primary focus of the program was advanced level pain management, women’s health, and, for the Chinese Medical Practitioner to be able to communicate more effectively, with Western Medicine Practitioners, for the good of the patient. For more than two and a half years, in addition to taking care of his patients, he commuted from Atlanta, Georgia to San Francisco, California, for approximately one week out of every month. The course was thorough, requiring some months of training at Yue Yang Hospital of Shanghai University of TCM in China. (Yue Yang Hospital is one of the most advanced, effective and modern hospitals in the world. It treats 6,000 patients per day and 1,700,000 patients per year. 95% of its treatments are from Traditional Chinese Medicine.) Additionally the course also required many hours of research in various topics in TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) and also required compilation and presentation of a project that was actually publishable. Dr. Fried’s thesis was the TCM paradigm in treatment of Migraine Headaches.
Dr. Max Fried is currently in solo practice where he continues to help those in need. He is skilled in management of pain and joint dysfunction e.g. neck, back, carpal tunnel, sciatica, tennis elbow, knee and foot pain, sports injuries, migraine headaches. However his primary passion is internal medicine, using TCM as a primary form of treatment for many difficult chronic diseases such as Diabetes, Hypertension, Auto Immune disorders, etc., etc, etc. He has helped patients cope with the side effects of many cancer therapies as well as other drug related conditions. Because of his exposure to Western medicine, he has cooperated with Allopathic Physicians, when necessary, to best help a patient.
Dr. Fried is licensed to practice Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in Georgia and Colorado. He is also accredited by the NCCAOM. He is not a medical doctor and will not be making any medical diagnosis of the patient or condition. He employs Oriental medical techniques and adjunctive therapies for treatment and the promotion, maintenance and restoration of good health for his patients.
Acupuncture can remedy acute and chronic ailments, relieve pain, enhance recuperative powers and strengthen the immune system. Dr. Max Fried would be honored to have you put your trust in him.