Laura Christensen, M.A., M.Ac., L.Ac.
Laura Christensen is a graduate of Oberlin College, BA in Biology and premedical studies, 1984 Master's in Acupuncture (M.Ac.), New England School of Acupuncture, over 3500 hours of training in acupuncture and professional Chinese herbology. Nationally Board Certified Acupuncturist and Diplomate of Acupuncture (NCCAOM), Iowa Licensed Acupuncturist (current).
She also has a 1986 Master's in Holistic Counseling Psychology from Lesley University in Cambridge Massachusetts. Certified in Japanese Acupuncture by Miki Shima, OMD, certified in Chinese Herbology by Ken Morris, L.Ac. She has studied with Susan Johnson LAc, (Master Tong's Acupuncture) Sharon Weizenbaum LAp (4 yrs Graduate Mentorship in Chinese Herbology), and presently studies with Kiiko Matsumoto LAp and her colleague David Euler LAp (Kiiko Matsumoto style Japanese Acupuncture).
Laura is a long time member of the American Association of Oriental Medicine and is a member of the Iowa Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Association. She receives ongoing training in Japanese acupuncture, herbal medicine, and dietary therapies. Laura has also been trained in a variety of other holistic approaches including Functional Medicine, deep tissue massage, Aromatherapy, Upledger Craniosacral therapy, Applied Kinesiology, Reiki II, Ericksonian hypnotherapy, guided imagery, Hakomi therapy, Bodytalk, Healing Touch, and Reconnective healing, as well as Yuen Chinese Energetic Healing, Matrix Energetics, and dowsing with Raymon Grace. She weaves these techniques into her acupuncture sessions when appropriate.
She also has ten years' experience in medical research and twenty years experience in private practice in oriental medicine and acupuncture in Iowa City. Laura is an Iowa City native and comes from a family background of doctors, scientists and classical musicians. She is trained as a musician, and her non-work activities include gardening, dog activities, family gatherings, singing in choir, meditation and spiritual study, healthy cooking, and home improvement.
Stacy Jane Kluck, MSTOM, LAc
Stacy Jane is a licensed acupuncturist and board certified herbalist in the states of Iowa and Illinois. She holds a Masters of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (PCOM), Chicago.
Prior to pursuing Eastern Medicine, Stacy Jane received a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Photography and a Bachelors of Arts in Dance from the University of Iowa.
While living in Chicago, Stacy Jane ran a private acupuncture practice and also worked as Academic Student Advisor at PCOM. She also volunteered acupuncture services at Project Vida, a Chicago-based non-for-profit established to support low-income and HIV/AIDS populations.
Her creative endeavors include event/fine-art photography, and dance performance. She has an extensive background in teaching both ballet and ballroom styles of dance, as well as Pilates.
Stacy Jane views medicine as a conversation – a series of dynamic energy exchanges. In practice, she collaborates with patients to explore the cycles of change and transformation. Her treatment style is based on observations of natural phenomena and on the understanding that all life is composed of movement and vibration. Health and healing is not a start/stop pathway or achievement-based entity, but a lifelong process. Stacy Jane believes that no matter where someone is along this journey, the most vital task is to establish a connection to joy and hope. No one is ever beyond change.
She enjoys working with patients on conditions of all types, whether the focus lie on curative or adjunctive care. With her movement background, she is uniquely qualified to treat musculoskeletal disorders, and has an intimate understanding of the body and kinesiology. Special interests include: emotional disharmony, addiction, reproductive and uro-genital health, auto-immune disorders, sleep disruption, pain syndromes, and neurologic dysfunction.
Stacy Jane values working with diverse populations and personalities. All are welcome.
Continuing education activities are centered on Five Element acupuncture theory. In her free time, Stacy Jane enjoys dancing, physical fitness, photography, literature, music, meditation, and comedy. She finds much joy in spending time with nature, friends, and family — and in laughing as loud and often as possible.
Kelly Kolberg, LMT
In June, 2001, while attending John F. Kennedy University, Kelley entered the health care field as a caregiver. This experience lead her to pursue additional training in massage. After earning an MA in Consciousness Studies at JFK, she completed 850 hours of massage training from Arizona School of Integrative Studies, with additional training in Cranio-sacral therapy and Polarity therapy.
Myofascial therapy and sports massage are some of Kelley's favorite areas to practice. These are especially good for people who have specific muscular, tendon, or ligament problems. She often uses stretching and range of motion exercises along with her massage to improve mobility. She will take time to teach the client a few stretches and exercises that can be done at home to further assist with their recovery.
Cranio-sacral utilizes light touch to enable the bones and connective tissues of the body to move together more harmoniously. Polarity therapy also uses light touch on certain areas of the body to bring the energy of the body back into balance. These are two very effective styles that are good for people who may not be able to tolerate or may dislike traditional massage. They are also very effective for pain and injury healing, as well as general health promotion.
Kelley also does conventional massage based on Swedish and other more commonly practiced styles. She is now Nationally Certified in Massage and Bodywork and isa Licensed Massage Therapist in Iowa. She enjoys working with people who have a variety of conditions, and is experienced in working with handicapped and senior clients.