What is my acupuncturist's training and what experience does she have?
A select resume for Aria Walker, L.Ac.
09/08 - 06/11 Academy for Five Element Acupuncture, Gainesville, FL
Master's degree in Acupuncture
Chinese Herbal Studies Certificate
05/99 – 09/02 Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, San Diego, CA
Medical theory, herbal and acupuncture studies in the Master of Science program
03/96 Boulder College of Massage Therapy, Boulder, CO
1000 Hour Diploma Program, Honors
Ohio University, Athens, OH
03/97 Bachelor of Specialized Studies: Images and Interpersonal Relations, Cum Laude
11/93 Women’s Studies Certificate
05/91 Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY
Associate of Applied Science: Professional Photographic Illustration, Highest Honors
PROFESSIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE
07/14 - current Owner/Acupuncturist and Chinese Herbalist: Acupuncture & Natural Medicine Clinic, LLC in Cannon Beach, OR.
12/12 - 6/14 Acupuncturist and Chinese Herbalist: Alaska Center for Acupuncture serving Palmer, Wasilla and the Mat-Su Valley, and private practice in Anchorage, AK.
03/07 - 09/09 Acupuncture Assistant to Dr. Alexander Ly Natural Health Center, Alabama: Assisted the acupuncturist with electroacupuncture, cupping, moxibustion and acupuncture treatments.
01/98 - 09/11 Instructor: Instructor and clinic supervisor for Holistic Health Practitioner Program, and workshop instruction including massage techniques, Reiki, Qi Gong, chakra work and shamanic techniques.
01/96 – 6/16 Nationally Certified Massage Therapist: Massage including Shiatsu, Tui Na, craniosacral, visceral manipulation, myofascial release and more; Reiki; Qi Gong; neurolinguistic programming (NLP) and neuroemotional technique (NET).
11/13 Covenant House Alaska, Anchorage, AK: Provider for group auricular acupuncture and other acupuncture services for homeless youth in Anchorage.
11/12 Compassionate Caregiver and Pro Bono Service Provider, Hospice of Anchorage, Anchorage, AK: Volunteer, in-home support for individuals and their families; and acupuncture service provider for select approved Hospice of Anchorage clients.
11/11 Forget-Me-Not Facilitator, Hospice of Anchorage, Anchorage, AK: Facilitator in peer-support grief processing program for children and teens.
11/02 San Diego Hospice Volunteer, San Diego Hospice, San Diego, CA: In-home and in-facility companion care, massage and aromatherapy.
05/93 Sexual Assault Survivor Advocate, Careline, Athens, OH: Crisis intervention and advocacy, first contact through hospital and court proceedings; and facilitator of a men's adult survivor of childhood sexual abuse support group.
Diplomate of Acupuncture 2012
Acutonics Practitioner 2011
Ordained Minister 2005
Certified Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) Practitioner 2004
Advanced & Predictive Humanistic Astology 2003
Neuro Emotional Technique (NET) and NEXT Body 2000
Usui & Karuna Reiki Master Teacher 1998
Nationally Certified in Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork 1996
Certified Shamanic Practitioner 1996