Jenna has been practicing Acupuncture and East Asian Medicine since 2005 and has worked in diverse settings from community style acupuncture, detox and recovery, women’s health, birthing centers and private practice.
Jennifer ("Jenna") became interested in holistic health as a teenager after having several challenging health issues which were worsened due to reactions to conventional medication or overprescription of anti-biotics. This led her to completely change her diet through her own decison and begin exploring herbs as medicine. After she finished her undergraduate degree and internship she was drawn to continue exploring alternative healing. After further exploration, she knew that she wanted to study Acupuncture and East Asian Medicine. During the year before she went back to school, she studied while working in the health food supplement industry and apprenticed at the National Center for the Preservation of Medicinal Herbs.
The long history of continuous use throughout the world, herbal medicine system and logic of working with the body to help it's own healing processes inherently made so much sense to her. From the very beginning acupuncture and East Asian Medicine were able to help with things that seemed odd or untreatable from a western medical perspective. Such is the beauty and strength of working with East Asian Medicine and other holistic therapies.
Jenna participates in yearly continuing education to enhance her treatment skills. Her unique experiences with the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy, Maya Spiritual Healing, various energy healing traditions add to her perspective. Craniosacral therapy, essential oil energetics according to Chinese Medicine, 5 element techniques are also influences on Jenna's work. Treatments are personalized to your needs.
Education and Licensure/Certifications:
Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MAcOM 2004)-Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, Portland OR
Diplomate of Acupuncture-Dipl.Ac. (NCCAOM) since 2004
Licensed Acupuncturist L.Ac. (Arizona)
Registered Acupuncturist-R.Ac. (Michigan)
Licensed Acupuncturist- L.Ac. (Utah)
BA Psychology, Women's Studies co-major, Wayne State University (Detroit) 1998