Cynthia Edmunds, LAc.
Wellness involves the whole person – body, mind, and spirit. This is my philosophy, and why I have trained in multiple modalities to better be able to help people attain the level of wellness which they seek, and continue to study advances in these therapies to ensure the best outcomes possible.
That’s great and all, but you are no doubt wondering who I am, and how I came to practice acupuncture. I have been in the medical field all my life in one capacity or another, starting my journey as a CNA (certified nurse’s assistant), then as a veterinary technician, and eventually an acupuncturist. Over the years I have practiced Tai Chi, Qigong, and Kyokushin Karate. It was my Sensei that encouraged me to explore the idea of acupuncture school. I was looking to further my education, knowing I wanted to continue in the medical field, but wanted something holistic in nature. As part of my exploration of options I went to a local acupuncture school for an information session, which included an acupuncture treatment in the student clinic. At that time I had been suffering from weekly (or more) migraines for 15+ years. Mind you, I had already tried many treatments to alleviate my migraines, to no avail. After that single treatment by an intern I was migraine-free for six months. I knew that I needed to be able to provide that kind of relief for people, and so my decision was made. I attended AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine, receiving my Master’s degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. As part of the program I also studied Medical Qigong, and became certified as an Asian Bodywork Therapist. I am nationally board certified through the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). Currently I am in a doctoral program at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, working towards my doctorate in acupuncture and Chinese medicine.
Alongside my life as an acupuncturist, I am also a mother and wife, and an artist. I have several spoiled rotten pets, including a dog, cats, and a snake. In my down time I enjoy baking, crocheting, quilting, and writing fiction.