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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) Sharon Weizenbaum LAp
  • Kiiko Matsumoto Style Japanese acupuncture

Current Studies:

  • Electroacupuncture medicine
  • Neuropuncture

Adjunct lecturer at the University of Iowa Global Health Studies program.

Teaches: Studies in Complementary and Alternative Medicine course

Certified Wahls Protocol Health Professional

Acupuncture of Iowa Iowa City Wahls Protocol Certified Health Professional 2018 2019

Laura is originally from Iowa City.

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

Family: 3 grown up step children, 3 step-grandchildren, nieces and nephews

Acupuncture of Iowa Iowa City Practioners Profile Lindy Ahrens LAc MA

Lindy Ahrens, L.Ac., M.A.

Lindy Ahrens, L.Ac. M.A. is a nationally board-certified practitioner of acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine. She has held her acupuncture license since 2012. She graduated from East West College of Natural Medicine in Sarasota, Florida where she was trained in Acupuncture and obtained her masters degree. In 2014 she moved to Cincinnati, Ohio where she practiced at TriHealth Medical Hospital for 3 years. In 2017 she moved back to her hometown of Iowa City, Iowa where she is currently practicing.

Her focus is providing her patients with thorough and individualized care. She specializes in cosmetic facial rejuvenation and has a passion working with pain management cases where she sees patients with acute and chronic musculoskeletal imbalances. She offers a variety of modalities such as acupuncture with or without electrical stimulation, cupping, moxibustion, Tui Na, Gua Sha, Chinese herbal medicine, auricular acupuncture, and lymphatic drainage.