L.Ac., M.S.O.M., Dipl.Ac. NCCAOM, C.C.A.O.M.
Heather Vandeburg is state licensed and a Board Certified Practitioner of Acupuncture by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). Heather is CCAOM clean needle certified. She has a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Nutrition. She also has a Master’s of Science in Oriental Medicine from The Midwest College of Oriental Medicine. She graduated Summa Cum Laude. She acquired over 2900 hours of training in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Heather has also completed an additional medical internship and certification from the Guang Zhou University in Guangzhou China.
Heather's previous career in pharmaceutical sales and clinical laboratory research gives her added skills and knowledge blending eastern and western medicine to help her patients.
Heather has been practicing Traditional Chinese Medicine Since 2004. She specializes in Internal Medicine and Women’s Health. Being a General Practitioner for over a decade has given Heather a wide variety of experiences treating patients from 6 months old to 97.
Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine are complete medicines, this means that any ailment can be treated. They can also be used as preventative medicine. Heather has been able to help people with many different kinds of ailments. She has worked on everything from aches/sprains to diabetes, and Infertility.
Heather looks at her patients as partners in their healing. She believes the body has an amazing ability to heal and just needs facilitating and prompting to start working efficiently. Heather has a lot of empathy for her patients and lots of enthusiasm for Traditional Chinese Medicine.
She started on the road of Traditional Chinese Medicine healing with her own issues of pain from 2 herniated discs in her lower back. She feels lucky that she found acupuncture, it was her answer to being pain-free in a short period of time. The acupuncture experience was a profound one. Mainly, because she had tried many different types of treatment. They had given her mild to moderate help. Some had made things worse. Additionally, she had been in a substantial amount of pain for many years. So to be pain-free after a decade of chronic pain was very profound and amazing.