Our Purpose

Our purpose is to help as many people as possible achieve their true health potential, without the use of drugs and unnecessary surgery. We aim to achieve this by educating people on what true health is, how to regain health through effective Oriental Medicine therapies such as Acupuncture, Herbs, Bodywork, Diet and Lifestyle counseling, and then finally, how to maintain health for life!

Our Philosophy

Our philosophy is that the human body is innately designed to heal itself.  Our role is simply to help catalyze that process, to be a guide for each patient on their journey toward well being.  Rather than promoting fad diets or the latest health trends, we guide people in establishing healthy lifestyle patterns that will help them regain and maintain health.  Part of our general recommendations for everyone include emphasizing a diet of natural and unprocessed foods, regular exercise, drinking plenty of fresh water, getting sufficient restful sleep, an annual or biannual cleansing program to eliminate stored toxins, and engaging in a mental and physical stress reducing practice, whether that be tai chi, yoga, ai gong, meditation or a quiet walk in nature.

When imbalances occur in the body, sometimes lifestyle changes alone are not enough to restore balance.  That is when the modalities we practice such as Acupuncture, Herbs, Bodywork, and Dietary counseling can be utilized to speed up the healing process for a more powerful and direct effect on the organs, meridians, circulation and nervous system.   While we always aim to provide symptomatic relief, we are also dedicated to addressing the root cause of disease for longer lasting and more permanent results.

Our Practitioners

Shannon L Ryan, Master of TCM, LAc, FABORM

Shannon Ryan holds a Masters Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Five Branches University. She is a licensed acupuncturist in California and Kansas (LAc)and is a Diplomate in Oriental Medicine from the National Commission for Certification of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).

Shannon is also a Board-Certified Acupuncture Fertility Specialist!  She is a Fellow of the American Board for Oriental Reproductive Medicine and has happily helped dozens of families conceive and birth healthy babies.

Shannon is also a certified Medical Qi Gong Instructor and loves sharing tools for patients to take charge of their own health with this powerful, gentle, moving meditation practice.

She earned a Certificate of Study in Sports and Orthopedic Medicine and completed specialized studies and internships in the areas of Pediatrics and Fertility. She also has extensive experience and training in Western Herbalism, having completed the Professional Herbalist Training at the Northwest School of Botanical Studies. As a self proclaimed "herb nerd", she loves making herbal medicines, tromping through the woods, playing with her dog, being a mother, family adventures, food and travel, and is passionate about helping as many people as possible transform their lives through the use of herbal and Oriental Medicine.

Tyson Dimmitt, Manual Osteopathic Practitioner, LMT

Certified in Orthopedic & Sports Massage

A practitioner in the field of hands-on healing for 18 years, Tyson‘s fusion of modalities stimulates the body’s innate capacity for vitality and healing by freeing painful physical restrictions, restoring mobility, improving structural balance and encouraging the body to function as a whole. He has devoted his manual therapy career to understanding how to treat pain with his hands.

Tyson loves to work with individuals who are interested in learning tools to utilize their body’s potential and who want to take responsibility for their health and wellness. Whether you are an athlete seeking to optimize their performance on the field or in the gym, or someone looking to compliment their conventional health care plans, Tyson would be honored to lend his guidance.

Outside of his passion for the healing arts, Tyson is a devoted father and avid outdoorsman. He renews his spirit spending time with his family and having adventures in nature.

Tyson approaches each treatment session from a holistic, osteopathic perspective based on the belief that, given the right suggestions, your body and it’s compromised, painful tissues will return to a natural state of balance and heal themselves.

Every client receives an assessment based, goal oriented, personalized treatment designed to help them feel better.

Tyson has over 10,000 hours of experience treating pain related to sports injuries, repetitive work habits, auto accidents, orthopedic issues and medical conditions such as cancer.

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Lawrence Acupuncture Integrative Health Clinic

841 New Hampshire St.  Lawrence, KS 66044

(785) 371-1141

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