It has been my experience after 22 years in health care that the human body, much like the natural world, has an amazing capacity to heal. I love how listening to and observing a person gives much information about what that individual needs to help her or him along a wellness journey. I use acupuncture, herbs, and several other accessory techniques such as cupping and gua sha to offer each individual the assistance needed to make reaching and maintaining goals easier.
My training in TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) has taught me to deal with a wide variety of common imbalances leading to symptoms of pain, headaches, insomnia, digestive issues, and chronic inflammatory problems. I have specialized training in women’s health and reproductive issues (for both men and women) through the Berkley Center of Reproductive Medicine, Jane Lyttleton, Randine Lewis, and Debra Betts.
I also have specialized training in cancer care. I received oncology acupuncture training and certifications through Memorial Sloan Kettering and MD Anderson Cancer Centers, and I spent 5 years working with cancer patients during their biomedical treatments at Northwestern Memorial Hospital’s Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center.
I graduated with a BS in Psychology from the University of Evansville, went on to receive my RN from Bronson School of Nursing, then received my MS in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in 2005 at which time I also became Nationally Board Certified in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine by the NCCAOM (National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.) I did further training at Zhejiang University in Hongzhou, China. I have been blessed to be a part of the team at the Acupuncture Center of Southwest Michigan since 2015.
I combine my knowledge of both Eastern and Western approaches to medicine to collaborate with each individual I work with to discover ways of using TCM to maintain wellness, correct imbalances, reach and maintain wellness goals. ~ Wendy