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East Meets West

The healer in Donna was sparked as a young child, when her father became terminally ill with Hodgkin's disease. She studied Cell and Molecular Biology in her undergraduate years and was then called to combine the ancient Eastern medical arts leading to a Masters in Acupuncture and Chinese herbs.

She has studied Qi Gong under Vince Lasorso at Whatever Works Wellness & Post Tribal Shaman, Kenn Day and continues in advanced yoga teacher training with Anna Ferguson and Mark Stroud at World Peace Yoga.

Donna's Advanced Yoga Training focuses on Yin Yoga, yoga therapy and making yoga accessible for all. Donna is being certified as an iRest Yoga Nidra teacher under Dr. Richard Miller at the Integrative Restoration Institute and was attuned by Zeynap Premadasi Yilmaz in Usui Reiki.


Clinical Internship & Advanced Study: Beijing Hospital of Integrated TCM & Western Medicine; Beijing, China

Nutrition of TCM: Paul Pitchfork, LAc


Korean Hand Acupuncture

Ophthalmic Acupuncture


The Art & Science of Herbology: Rosemary Gladstar

Qi Gong & Tai Qi:

Vince Lasorso, Whatever Works Wellness; Cincinnati, Ohio

Advanced Yoga Teacher Training (continuing): Anna Ferguson & Mark Stroud, World Peace Yoga; Cincinnati, Ohio



National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM): Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (Chinese herbs)

Yoga Alliance: 500 hour Yoga Teacher Training


State Medical Board of Ohio:

Oriental Medicine Practitioner License (OM)

Acupuncture License (LAc)

Kentucky Board of Medicine: Kentucky Acupuncture License

Medical Licensing Board of Indiana: Indiana Acupuncture License

Education: Diplomas & Degrees

Master: Chinese Herbology
Daoist Traditions of Chinese Medical Arts

Asheville, NC

Diploma: Beijing Hospital of Integrated TCM & Western Medicine; Beijing, China

Master: Acupuncture & TCM: American Institute of Alternative Medicine; Columbus, Ohio

Master: Traditional Chinese Acupuncture: SHI Academy of TCM; Lebanon, Ohio

Bachelor of Science in Cell & Molecular Biology; University of Texas at Dallas; Dallas, Texas

- including significant coursework at North Texas State University; Denton, Texas.

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