I received my Masters in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington, MN and my B.S. in botany and ethnobotany from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.
I am nationally board certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and licensed by the state of Wisconsin. I also underwent special training to be certified as an Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist (ADS) by the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA) to treat patients with drug addiction, PTSD, and other emotional disorders.
Samantha trained at:
Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, MN- an integrated hospital where I treated inpatients with acupuncture, qi gong healing, aromatherapy, massage and musical therapy.
I also treated patients for post-surgical knee and hip replacement.
The Pillsbury House- an integrated clinic where medical, chiropractic, acupuncture, psychology and massage students can work together to treat patients effectively. I treated patients using acupuncture in a community setting.
Courage Center- a rehabilitation center for people with disabilities. I treated patients with strokes, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, neurological conditions, and phantom limb pain.
Salvation Army Homeless Shelter Clinic- offers free acupuncture and chiropractic services for the public. I treated many people with drug addictions, mental illness, hepatitis, and pain.
Edith Davis Teaching Clinic- is the teaching clinic at NWHSU where I treated patients using acupuncture and herbs.
It will be evident once you meet me that my passion is to help others. I have a unique gift of listening and understanding her patients and friends. I take pleasure in being out in nature, whether it is gardening, camping, or hiking. I also cherish cooking with my family and friends.