Patch Training Team Consultants: Biographies

LifeWave Distributor Biographies


Dr. David Ahrend, M.S., D.C., CCSP, FIAMA

My name is Dr. David Ahrend.  I received my Bachelors degree from VPI&SU, a Master’s degree from WVU and a Doctors of Chiropractic from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1989. I was a Fellow of the International Academy of Medical Acupuncture, and a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician.  Licensed in West Virginia but I love to travel so the patches make it so easy to help people where ever I am.  How fantastic it is to have this technology available and I want to turn the whole world on to the Lifewave patches.





Karyn Chabot D.Ay, MA, LMT

I am the Owner and Founder of Sacred Stone Academy of Massage and Ayurveda (SAMA). I became interested in LifeWave many years ago when David invited me to present Marma Point Therapy with the patches at one of his conferences. When I tried LifeWave for myself I felt more energy, more balance and my skin cleared up from the skin care patches.




Nevia Mayers

I am from Quebec, Canada and my wellness knowledge started when I went to pre-med school.  Before going to med School I was offered a role in the most popular TV show in Quebec called “Lance et Compte” (He Shoots He Scores) and pursued my dream of becoming an actress.  After the series was finished I moved to California to learn English and continue my acting career.  I landed a part on the day time soap Santa Barbara and soon realised that I was not happy with the time constraints and desired to find something that would give me more time with my husband.  I was then introduced to Network Marketing and understood leverage and time freedom for the first time.






Dan Sully Spring 2008Dan Sullivan

Dan Sullivan is a NYS Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified in Zero Balancing and operate a seasonal pontoon boat massage cruise business in Saranac Lake.  Over 5 years ago I started seeing Dr. Karen Kan for acupuncture to heal an injury. She recommended using the patches.  At first, I was not sure if they worked.  Then, I became a believer when they relieved pain from a fractured tooth!  So I began using the patches with my massage therapy clients.  It is a great tool to use in conjunction with bodywork or by itself.  They are convenient and easy to use.



Felicia Dyess M. Ac., A.P.Felicia Dyess

Hi my name is Felicia Dyess, M.Ac., A.P.  I am a licensed Acupuncture Physician and owner of Mandarin Healing Center in Jacksonville, FL.  I have been practicing Five Element Acupuncture for 6 ½ years in private practice.   About a year and a half ago, one of my patients mentioned the “acupuncture patches” and forwarded some info from Dr. Karen’s website.   Since I started the patches just over a week ago, I would say that I have become “patch crazy” trying most of the different patches on myself, my husband and some patients and friends.



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Kimberly Rigsbee

As an acupuncturist and Qigong teacher it is my passion to help people heal from pain that is blocking them from enjoying life to its fullest.  In conversations with people about acupuncture I have found some folks who would not consider acupuncture and the healing benefits it has to offer because of their fear of needles.  So I was intrigued when my colleague, Lydia Wainwright, introduced me to the Lifewave Patches referring to it as acupuncture without needles.





Nancy Wells

In my quest to collect tools that I can teach others to use in their healing I came to know Dr Karen Kan.  She introduced me to the Lifewave products.  Knowing personally, through my own healing journey, just how effective acupuncture can be it was obvious to me that being able to offer these to clients in my business just made good sense. One of the things that sold me on this business is that these products are so well researched.  I have always been careful in my nursing practice to be sure what I do is evidence based.  It gives me great confidence to know that when I talk to someone about Lifewave products that I have solid research to stand on.




wainwright_lydia 140Lydia Wainwright 

“Even when acupuncture really worked well AND my patients took over their personal health by making the lifestyle changes they needed, something was missing.  My patients needed something they could use on their own to help them heal themselves.  Finally, after nearly ten years of searching, I have found that missing link – in the Lifewave patches!”





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Pat Barnes

“My focus on health has come full circle as I have returned to my first love of wellness, imparting health knowledge and caring for others. Most recently, I completed an intense one-year program for Health Coaching.  Last year, I successfully earned a Uhe Method Practitioner certification. Additionally, I founded The Intuitive Wellness Women’s Group which meets monthly in various locations throughout Central Illinois.”





Victoria Robinson

“I have been involved with network marketing for over 24 years.  And when I was introduced to LifeWave patches, I knew this was a wonderful opportunity to educate people about wellness and I wanted to be a part of it.

The first patches I used were the IceWave patches.  I’d been suffering from pain in my wrist for over a year.  Within 15 seconds, I could tell the pain was being reduced.  And by the next morning, I no longer had any pain in my wrist.  Needless to say, I was impressed with LifeWave patches and knew I wanted to share this technology with others.”




Bev Westberg

“When I was introduced to the the LifeWave patches, namely the IceWave patches, I was stunned when they brought me instant relief from pain. After the numerous powerful drugs that I had been taking without much success, I could not believe that these little patches could alleviate my pain.  And NO side effects!!  I wanted to share them with other people who experienced chronic and acute pain. Since then I have fallen in love with the other patches, and I am feeling better and stronger every day.”





Paul Smay, Virigina, IL

“The whole patch product line fascinates me! Gretchen blessed me with an invitation to join her business team and we have been growing ever since. It is extremely rewarding when someone who has been in pain for many years is suddenly able to find relief with the LifeWave pain patches (branded as IceWave). My belief is that we were put here on this Earth to help others wherever and however we can, so having an opportunity to guide people to pain relief, better sleep, increased energy, appetite control, smoking cessation, tissue repair, body detoxification and many other wellness solutions is a wonderful thing for my heart and spirit.”





susiedigironimo Susie Digironimo

“As a Business Owner specializing in Interior Design, my goal is to always create the most optimal energy in my client’s homes, giving them a utopia of great feelings.   My new goal is to continue that wonderful energy to them on a personal level, so that they too, can experience the natural way their bodies can continue to enjoy life and their successes.”




Marie McMahon

“For the past 20 years, advanced manual therapies have been my focus to restore balance within our bodies. While recently providing per diem inpatient physical therapy coverage, an orthopedic surgical patient weighing 250 pounds fell on me. I landed with only the upper half of my body on the bed and my patient on top of me. Unfortunately significant tissue damage involving 4 organs and an instability between L2 and L3 resulted…LifeWave patches (all of them!) were absolutely crucial in my recovery.”



Gretchen Uhe

“I’m from Springfield, Illinois and became a fan of holistic medicine when my youngest daughter was treated by an acupuncturist/chiropractor for many chemical and food sensitivities. It was through these non-drug treatments and my extensive online research that I “saw the light” and decided that alternative medicine would be the answer to most of my family’s future health issues.”



Dr. Karen Kan

“I’m a holistic physician and medical acupuncturist. In 2010, the CEO of LifeWave asked me to test out their newest anti-aging product. As a physician and competitive athlete, he felt that I could give the company tangible feedback on how the product worked for people in “the real world”. At first, I couldn’t imagine how an anti-aging product would help me, but very quickly, I learned I was wrong. Really, really wrong!”




Dr. Rajender Kumar

“My name is Dr. Rajender Kumar. I have specialized in Ayurvedic Medicine since 1979, and began working as Medical Officer in the State Government Hospital in 1984. I have also have a Diploma in Acupuncture.

In 1989, I resigned from Government Service and started my own hospital, the Sharma Hospital, which I still run to this day.”




Supadech Kulbanjerdsuk

“Hello, my name is Supadech and I’m from Thailand. I’m 40 years old and have a bachelors degree in the science of industrial chemistry.

Currently I’m a production manager in a European company based in Thailand, and my goal is to own my own business, experience excellent health and create more free time in which to pursue other interests. That’s where LifeWave comes in.”