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Practitioners’ Profile

Laura Christensen Acupuncture of Iowa Iowa City

Laura Christensen, M.A., M.Ac., L.Ac.

Oberlin College pre-med BA 1982

New England School of Acupuncture MAc 1984

Lesley University MA Counseling Psychology 1986

Certified in:

  • Japanese Acupuncture by Miki Shima, OMD
  • Chinese Herbology by Ken Morris, LAc
  • Graduate Herbalist Training (4 y)  with Sharon Weizenbaum LAp
  • Kiiko Matsumoto Style Japanese acupuncture (12 yr)

Current Studies:

  • ElectroAcupunctureMedicine (EAM), advanced student
2023: Clinical Coach for ElectroAcupunctureMedicine institute. Works assisting top students in mastery of this approach to acupuncture.

2012-2020: Adjunct lecturer at the University of Iowa Global Health Studies program, teaching “Studies in Complementary and Alternative Medicine” course

Certified Wahls Protocol Health Professional

Acupuncture of Iowa Iowa City Laura Christensen Wahls Protocol

Laura is originally from Iowa City.

Hobbies: music, cooking, reading, dogs, gardening, spiritual practice

Family: 3 grown up step children, 6 step-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, siblings and Dad still in Iowa City. Laura’s husband is a retired researcher and clinical laboratory scientist at the University of Iowa Medical center for 35 years. He now spends his time studying middle east history and culture and linguistics and its effect on the bible.

Laura’s Vision:

We all have the innate ability to heal.

We each have  the power to get healthy by making small changes in our lives. 

We do not have to solely rely on the expertise or authority of outside figures who recommend only drugs or surgery or other medical processes. We don’t have to trust the advice of the food manufacturing industry which may not be leading us to greater health. We can trust our inner knowing, we can learn how to help ourselves, and we can make the personal changes we need to get healthier. It is possible have a healthy economy that’s not based on Big Pharma, insurance-based medicine system, and the manufactured foods industry. 

For most of my life I have believed that health is the divine right of every person. I’ve also known that we can all influence our health for ourselves, without relying only on toxic or invasive and damaging materials or treatments for our health challenges. I’ve known since childhood about the power of the natural world for healing and have always had a natural affinity for herbal and nutritional healing.

In my own personal health journey I’ve used nutrition, meditation, appropriate movement, and shifts in attitude to help myself stay well.

I’ve experienced many surgeries after a serious car accident and taught myself to walk again, to speak again, and to use my right hand again after it was paralyzed. My use of meditation and attitude management has been key in this recovery over decades and have shown me the power of the mind in health. 

I’ve been through cancer treatment and have used my thoughts and beliefs to support my healing journey, in addition to supplements and herbal medicine to help myself during conventional cancer treatment. 

I have truly empowered myself around wholistic healing in order to optimize my own wellness and am eager to share what I’ve learned with my patients and the public at large.

I look forward to sharing that experience and information with you! Contact us to set up a consultation visit!