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KsAOM Licensed Acupuncturists are listed below:
Dipl.=abbrievation for Diplomate and signifies national certification
NCCAOM=National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, AOM national practitioner certification body
OM=Oriental Medicine Ac=Acupuncture.
L.Ac.="Licensed Acupuncturist" a State licensing designation.
D.O.M.="Doctor of Oriental Medicine" a State licensing designation.
D.Ac.="Doctor of Acupuncture" a State licensing designation.
CWK=Certified Wholistic Kinesiologist
Two letter designations in parenthesis are State abbreviations designating where licenses are held.
Licensed practitioners have at least a Masters degree. Ac is a 3 year post-graduate degree*, OM is a four year post-graduate degree*.
*For further information see Education and Training on "About" page.
Sue Harris Dipl.O.M.(NCCAOM), R.N., L.Ac.(KS)
1339 Veach Street
Kingman, KS 67068
Shannon Ryan Dipl.O.M.(NCCAOM), L.Ac.(KS)
Lawrence Acupuncture: Integrative Health Clinic, LLC
841 New Hampshire St.
Lawrence, KS 66044
Jennie Bui-Leet Dipl.Ac.(NCCAOM), L.Ac.(KS)
Healing Arts Center of Lenexa
15545 West 87th Street
Lenexa, Kansas 66219
Beverly Lynch Dipl.O.M.(NCCAOM), L.Ac.(KS)
12351 W. 96th Terrace Ste 207
Lenexa, KS 66215
Stephanie McGuirk Dipl.Ac.(NCCAOM), D.Ac.(RI), L.Ac.(KS)
TOTEM Acupuncture Health and Healing
8016 Stateline Suite 203
Leawood, KS 66208
Deane Lehmann Dipl.O.M.(NCCAOM), L.Ac.(KS)
Flint Hills Acupuncture
Constance Gehring Dipl.O.M.(NCCAOM), L.Ac.(KS & NC), D.O.M.(NM), CWK
Acupuncture Newton Incorporated
209 S. Pine St.
Newton, KS 67114
Overland Park Area
Cynthia Chamberlain Dipl.Ac. Dipl.C.H.(NCCAOM), L.Ac.(KS)
Eastern Healing Solutions
10875 Grandview St #2200
Overland Park, Kansas 66210
KC Acupuncture and TCM Center
10620 W. 87th St.
Overland Park, KS 66214
Fengzhen Ren L.Ac.(KS)
KC Acupuncture and TCM Center
10620 W. 87th St.
Overland Park, KS 66214
Sandra Wilkes Dipl.O.M.(NCCAOM), L.Ac.(KS & MO)
Blue Valley Acupuncture LLC
Overland Park, KS 66210
Willow Leenders Dipl.O.M.(NCCAOM), L.Ac.(KS)
120 N. Santa Fe
Salina, KS 67401
Laura E. Ponce Dipl.O.M.(NCCAOM), L.Ac.(KS)
Your Wellness Connection
Shawnee, KS 66614
Doug Petrie Dipl.O.M.(NCCAOM), L.Ac.(KS & CO)
6012 NW Button Rd.
Topeka, KS 66618
Stephanie Schuttera L.Ac.(KS)
Classical Acupuncture of Kansas
2913 SW Plass Ct Suite D
Topeka, KS 66611
Shelly Callahan LMT (Derby), Dipl.O.M.(NCCAOM), L.Ac.(KS)
Wheatland Acupuncture & Massage LLC
614 N. Mulberry Rd.
Derby, KS 67037
Marty Golden L.Ac.(KS)
3700 E. Douglas Suite 60
Wichita, KS 67208
Danny Spoon Dipl.Ac.(NCCAOM), L.Ac.(KS)
Kimberley Vester-Couch Dipl.O.M.(NCCAOM), L.Ac.(KS & MO), D.O.M.(NM)
Bluestem Acupuncture Clinic of Kansas
505 S. Broadway
Wichita, KS 67202
Chih-Chen Wen Dipl.O.M.(NCCAOM), L.Ac.(KS)
Wen Health and Wellness
4415 W. Zoo Blvd Suite 2
Wichita, KS 67212
Lorie Wilson Dipl.Ac.(NCCAOM), L.Ac.(KS), M.Ed.
Innerworks Holistic Health, LLC
815 N Waco Suite 36
Wichita, KS 67203
Kitty Wong-Robertson Dipl.O.M.(NCCAOM), L.Ac.(KS), D.O.M.(NM)
Heartland Oriental Medicine, LLC
9446 E Central Ave
Wichita, KS 67206
Is there scientific basis for acupuncture and herbs?
There are many acupuncture effectiveness studies that can be searched through the links in our "AOM information" area.
Yes. There are many viable scientific theories for acupuncture modes of action relating to the function of the body on many levels. Some answer the question on an atomic level, some on a biochemistry level, some on a neurological level, and some on a musculoskeletal level. There are others dealing with biophysics and bioelectricity, of the body; and of course, the mind and spirit are always influential in treatment, as in our lives. Oriental medicine is based on holism, the relationships on the inside and outside of the body, between systems, between organs, nerves and muscles, between and within the energetic connections that allow the flow of communication and resource management in the body, as well as the energetic relationships with the world around us! So ALL levels are considered interconnected and important, and optimizing the balance of any of them result in improved health.
The ancient Chinese believed that within the body, there are channels of energy called meridians, which regulate your body’s functions. Any imbalance in energy or qi (pronounced chee) causes illness. With acupuncture, needles are used to manipulate the energy along meridians and their corresponding organs in order to improve the flow of these energies and bring about balance. It is easier to invision this now that we have wi-fi, remotes and other technology that send energy wirelessly to communicate and trigger functions; the ancient Chinese were able to detect and grasp the concept of this system in the body, and they related it to analogies in nature, before any technological analogies existed.
Herbal prescriptions (raw herbs or prepared supplements) are often used in conjunction with an acupuncture treatment or may be used in place of acupuncture. Each herb in a prescription has a particular function. Unlike current pharmaceutical practice which may use the isolated active ingredient of an herb to treat a disease or a synthetic version of an active ingredient, most herbologists work with the natural products, in a more chemically complete form. There are complementary ingredients in an herb that balance out the main ingredients. This keeps side effects very low for most herbs and herbal formulas.
A large body of herbal research exists both, past and present. It is often coded (no longer given the herbal or formula name) in the proprietary research being done to develop modern pharmaceuticals. Research and trials are expensive to conduct and are generally done in the expectation of profit, which is not forthcoming on an herbal which is not patentable. The big pharmaceutical companies have long studied herbal compounds to develop drugs. They are now interested in the herbals themselves as evidenced in Bayer Pharmaceuticals recent purchase of Dihon, one of the largest Traditional Chinese medicine manufacturers in the world.
What is Oriental Medicine?
Oriental medicine (OM) is a system of healthcare that began more than 5000 years ago and has continued to progress to the modern day. It is comprised of 5 main components with therapies within each category, and includes: acupuncture, acupressure, and moxibustion, herbology, Oriental bodywork (such as reflexology, Tuina massage, cupping), Chinese medicated diet therapy, Tai qi and qi gong (energetic exercises). Your treatment may be comprised of one or more of these components, depending on your condition.
Oriental medicine works with the body's inherent healing systems. Acupuncture is an important treatment within OM that activates the body's healing mechanisms through the stimulation of different points on the body with a fine smooth needle. The stimulation of the needle acts as a catalyst to the ignition of a cascade of biocommunication, communication that results in a more balanced "teamwork" between the body systems. The results include measurable chemical, electrical and functional changes that can enhance discernible physical processes such as digestion, respiratory function, circulation, etc. For the patient, reaching that response results in decreasing symptoms that last for increasingly longer periods of time.