Hello! I am Dr. Lisa Swanson, DAIM, L.Ac., and I have been practicing Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine for the past 16 years, and am certified as a Functional Medicine Practitioner and Kundalini Yoga Instructor.
I started my healing journey at the young age of 20 when I first experienced esoteric acupuncture, and began a meditation practice. I sought out treatment in an effort to alleviate migraines, which not only eradicated my headaches, but also changed the way I felt in my body and the way I saw the world. Soon to follow was yoga and eastern philosophy studies. I completed hatha and kundalini yoga trainings from Yoga Phoenix and the Expanding Light at Ananda.
I had the unique opportunity to train directly with Dr Richard Tan OMD, L.Ac. in his clinic and through several trainings where I mastered the Balance Method. I have had several teachers along my way including Lonny Jarrett L.Ac., and have a lot of experience working with obstetrics, oncology, and orthopedics using TCM, Japanese, and 5 Element acupuncture.
My style is grounded in meditation, with an easy, gentle touch. Recently, I sold my busy acupuncture clinic in Grass Valley, CA and have previously owned acupuncture clinics and taught yoga in Scottsdale, AZ, Solana Beach, CA, Oakland, CA, and Vilcabamba, Ecuador.
I relocated to Oro Valley in 2022 where I and my beloved husband plan to stay for many years to come. When not in the clinic you can find me teaching yoga and meditation, hiking in nature, swimming, traveling near and far, or cooking in the kitchen. I also teach diagnosis and supervise students in the teaching clinic at PIHMA, Phoenix Institute of Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture in Phoenix, AZ.