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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 Lead Practitioner

Shahida (Shannon) L Spann-Ryan

Master of TCM, LAc, FABORM

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

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

Shahida 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 of two beautiful and fiery daughters, going on family adventures, hot springs, food and travel, and is passionate about helping as many people as possible transform their lives through the use of herbal and Oriental Medicine.


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Lawrence Acupuncture Integrative Health Clinic

841 New Hampshire St.  Lawrence, KS 66044

(785) 371-1141

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