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Bethel, CT: Laura Shahinian Kara

Fast facts Practice type: Private Specialties: Digestive conditions, Musculoskeletal pain, Sports injuries, Stress, Women’s health Styles: Japanese acupuncture, Sports Medicine Acupuncture┬«, trigger point acupuncture Why did you become an acupuncturist? My first experience with alternative medicine came as a teenager in the 1970s, when my father was diagnosed with terminal cancer. He followed the usual […]

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San Diego, CA: Shelly Krahn

Fast facts Practice type: Private Specialties: Infertility, menopause, pregnancy, postpartum, women’s health Styles: Classical acupuncture, herbal therapy, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Why did you become an acupuncturist? I decided to become an acupuncturist and provider of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) when I saw how well it could work to balance the body rather than just […]

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Boulder, CO: Amorette LaFranchi

Fast facts Practice type: Private Specialties: Allergies, general wellness, infertility, menstrual conditions, musculoskeletal pain Styles: Herbal therapy, Japanese acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Why did you become an acupuncturist? I grew up exposed to holistic medicine and I remember my mother making herbal decoctions for me to drink when I was sick. Sure enough, the […]

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Cornelius, NC: Michael Futterman

Fast facts Practice type: Hybrid Specialties: Digestive conditions, musculoskeletal pain, PTSD, respiratory conditions, women’s health Styles: Esoteric acupuncture, facial rejuvenation acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Why did you become an acupuncturist? My path to becoming an acupuncturist was to enable others to attain health and peace in a most balanced method, taking the most complete […]

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Seattle, WA: Wendy Hueners

Fast facts Practice type: Private Specialties: Anxiety, general wellness, infertility, insomnia, menopause Styles: Auricular (ear) acupuncture, Dr. Tan’s Balance Method, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Why did you become an acupuncturist? I came to acupuncture in a roundabout way. I started my acupuncture training in my third year of naturopathic medical school because I had been […]

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Shorewood, WI: Meredith Young

Fast facts Practice type: Private Specialties: Allergies, anxiety, digestive conditions, infertility, women’s health Styles: Herbal therapy, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Why did you become an acupuncturist? I’ve always been interested in Chinese medicine. It seemed so mysterious and I loved that it was so rooted in ancient times. As a naturopath, I felt I was […]

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Calgary, Alberta: Laureen Macintosh

Fast facts Practice type: Private Specialties: Back pain, general wellness, headaches / migraines, musculoskeletal pain, stress Styles: Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Why did you become an acupuncturist? I started my healing career as a massage therapist. Courses in Shiatsu therapy inspired my desire to learn more about meridians, and that led naturally into taking the […]

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Toronto, ON: Fay Meling von Moltke Pao

Fast facts Practice type: Private Specialties: Cosmetic care, general wellness, pediatric conditions, women’s health Styles: Herbal therapy, pediatric acupuncture Why did you become an acupuncturist? During university, I suffered from a painful sports injury. The condition, which had lingered on for months, was finally resolved within three treatments when I visited an acupuncturist. My fate […]

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New York, NY: Wilton Valerio

Fast facts Practice type: Hybrid Specialties: Back pain, digestive conditions, general wellness, headaches / migraines, sports injuries Styles: Dr. Tan’s Balance Method, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), trigger point acupuncture Why did you become an acupuncturist? I chose acupuncture as my career so that I can provide my clients with a form of healthcare that is […]

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Boulder, CO: Ginna Ellis

Fast facts Practice type: Private Specialties: Back pain, musculoskeletal pain, sports injuries Styles: Sports medicine acupuncture, trigger point acupuncture Why did you become an acupuncturist? I was a Division I collegiate runner who was chronically injured. Acupuncture was so effective in treating and preventing my injuries that I decided to go to acupuncture school instead […]

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