Lauri Elizabeth, LAc (she, her, hers)
I love helping people reach their goals, whether it’s starting a family, transitioning through menopause with ease, reducing chronic pain, or being able to eat ice cream without indigestion. I believe that the way we reach those goals is by making small changes that add up to big change and I enjoy watching my patients flourish through this process.
In my practice, I support people experiencing infertility and other reproductive health issues. My own journey to parenthood included a detour through infertility, so I bring a deep understanding of how frustrating and painful fertility challenges can be. Even before I became an acupuncturist, I loved supporting people through pregnancy, helping them accommodate the extraordinary changes in their bodies with the Alexander Technique, a mind-body based method of self-organizing that helps you function and perform at your best.
I also have a strong clinical interest in working with people who have chronic pain and chronic illness. Complex conditions like PCOS, endometriosis, fibromyalgia, and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome also play a part in infertility, menstrual, and hormonal issues. I am truly passionate about helping people live with less pain.
I practice a gentle style of acupuncture, drawing from multiple Japanese traditions. My approach emphasizes working with the body through palpation to craft the best course of treatment. I also use a variety of techniques suitable for anybody, including children and sensitive adults: cupping, gua sha, polarity tools, acupressure tools, and bodywork. I have seen the profound changes that are available with this gentle treatment style.
I am a Board Certified Acupuncturist, Certified Alexander Technique Teacher, and an adjunct faculty member at the National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM).
I graduated summa cum laude, earning a Master of Acupuncture (MAc) degree from NUNM in 2015. After graduating, I was awarded a rare opportunity to complete a one-year post-graduate residency at NUNM. This involved teaching elective classes, assisting in the student clinic and seeing my own private patients. I was then hired to run the residency program as the Residency Director. Prior to my acupuncture training, I taught the Alexander Technique privately and at Marylhurst University starting in 2003.