Lauren Jordan L.Ac.
In my early 20’s I developed migraines. I can recall a time in college, I was climbing the stairs heading to class when boom, it felt like I had been hit at the back of my head. The boom was a migraine coming on. I remember feeling worried and wondering if I would have migraines for the rest of my life. I had been having migraines on and off for 2 years. I had seen a handful of doctors who weren’t able to pin point the cause. I went through multiple scans, tried medication and even had an EMG test. My migraines came with other “unusual” symptoms that doctors tried to associate with other conditions but those were ruled out.
One day in class I was talking to a woman about my migraines, she mentioned she had been seeing an acupuncturist and suggested I give it a try. The closest I had come to the holistic medicine realm was yoga so I had no idea what to expect from acupuncture.
I went to my first acupuncture appointment in 2013. My acupuncturist and I spent time discussing at lengthen my migraines, the “unusual” symptoms and the rest of my health history. The amazing thing about my acupuncturist is she didn’t see my migraines and symptoms as “unusual,” rather she made my symptoms feel explainable and fixable. No doctor had made me feel this way. I stuck to a treatment plan of coming in weekly, taking magnesium and within 8 treatments, I was no longer having migraines. I had been able to come off my medication and no longer needed to visit my neurologist. I was so impressed with my progress and knew that I wanted to help people, who like me, hadn’t been able to get relief from their pains. At this time I was in college finishing my bachelors degree, I needed to find an internship so I went over to a community acupuncture clinic and asked to be an intern. I shadowed multiple acupuncturists for a semester, observing techniques, watching treatments, saw the integration of herbal formulas and even the making of placenta encapsulation. In my last semester of school, I also enrolled in an acupuncture class that focused on foundations and theory of acupuncture. The combination of my own experience, my internship and the acupuncture class sealed the deal for me. I knew I was going to become an acupuncturist.
I graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Integrative Therapeutic Practice from Metropolitan State University. I went on to receive my Masters of Science in Acupuncture from Southwest Acupuncture College.
I have training from Harbin, China where I studied at Heilongjiang Chinese Medicine Hospital. I learned how to treat neurological conditions utilizing scalp acupuncture and electrical stimulation. I have continued my education with Dr. Jake Fratkin learning how to help support thyroid and adrenal health. I have completed a sports medicine program with Whitfield Reaves to specialize in pain management, sports injuries, acute and chronic pain.