Leah Olson, MSOM
Treating the whole person
Many people who come to see me are struggling with an illness or an injury that has not responded fully to conventional treatments. Most have never seen an acupuncturist before and are unsure what to expect. Part of my goal as a practitioner is to help make acupuncture more of a mainstream treatment by educating my clients. While I respect the long history of acupuncture, I also embrace evidence-based medicine. The growing acceptance of acupuncture in the United States is based in large part on the numerous research studies that demonstrate its efficacy.
The great strength of traditional Chinese medicine is its focus on wellness. My role as a practitioner is to address your health concerns with the goal of increasing your quality of life. I work to empower clients to live healthier lives so that in the long run they don’t need to rely on acupuncture or herbs.
Pain relief without medication.
Women's Health & Fertility
Supporting women during every phase of their lives.
Manage the ups and downs of life naturally.
Symptom management during and after your cancer treatments.
Becoming a Certified Acupuncturist
To become an acupuncturist, I completed a four year Masters degree program in acupuncture and Oriental Medicine at Northwestern Health Sciences University. I am board certified in acupuncture by the National Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, and am a licensed acupuncturist in the state of Wisconsin. I received my B.A. with honors from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. I am also a member of the Society for Acupuncture Research and the Society for Integrative Oncology.
How Does Acupuncture Work?
With just a little help, your body has the ability to heal itself.
How Does Chinese Herbal Medicine Work?
Treat the root, not just the branch.
Your first treatment & what to expect
How should I prepare? What does it feel like?