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Dear health seekers,

My mission and passion is to help YOU get some health and hope back in your life!

Like many of you, I've had my own health challenges, all of which inform my work in the healing arts. Here are some of the majors:

  • Years of struggling with digestive issues
  • Years of headaches, including migraines
  • An aggressive form of Breast Cancer at the age of 40
  • Shingles on my face and in my eye, nearly costing me my sight
  • Anxiety, depression, and insomnia

When I was in my twenties, I was blessed to have worked for the Father of Enzyme Nutrition, Dr. Howard F. Loomis, Jr. He healed my gut using enzymes and herbs and helped me understand why I was feeling so crummy. With that knowledge came the enlightenment: I needed enzymes to help me digest food! Probiotics are only a piece of the digestive puzzle but digestive enzymes were the key! When the center of the body--digestion--goes to heck, everything else follows.

Among many projects, Dr. Loomis and I collaborated on a book together, ENZYMES: The Key to Health. I was his editor and project manager for 7 years until my soul told me that I needed to help people. With Dr. Loomis as my inspiration, I went to school to study acupuncture and Asian Medicine, one of the earliest forms of Functional Medicine. Read more about my credentials below. I continue to rely on the principles of healing the body that Dr. Loomis bestowed on me.

I have learned so much from him, with a major guiding principle as it isn't so much about the illnesses, stressors, or having bad things happen (because stress is going to happen); it is more about how you get through it that matters. Resiliency...that's the secret.

How do you become more resilient? How do you heal from digestive dysfunction? How do you face a dire diagnosis? Come in for an appointment and we can talk about how you are feeling and what your health concerns are. I will share what I have learned, explain the "what, why, where, and how" of the stressors at work on you, and develop a strategy to get your health turned around.

FRANCISKA'S TRAINING

Licenses/Credentials:About Franciska -

  • State of Wisconsin Certification as an Acupuncturist
  • National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM), Diplomate in Acupuncture

Education and Special Training:

  • Kresser Institute ADAPT Framework Level One Training (current)
  • Dr. Mikio Sankey, Advanced Esoteric Acupuncture, 2016
  • National Association of Hospice and Palliative Care Acupuncturists, 2016
  • Dr. Howard F. Loomis, Food Enzyme Institute, Advanced Digestive Health Training, 2008
  • Upledger Institute, Craniosacral Therapy 1 & 2, 2009
  • Midwest College of Oriental Medicine, Cum Laude, MS in Oriental Medicine and BS in Nutrition, 2008
  • Clean Needle Technique and Blood Bourne Pathogen Review, Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
  • University of Wisconsin--Madison, BA in Latin, 1994

Designations:

  • Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Acupuncture Specialist (first in Wisconsin)
  • Advanced Esoteric Acupuncture Practitioner
  • Advanced Digestive Health Specialist

Distinctions:

  • 2014 President’s Award, Oregon Area Chamber of Commerce, Oregon, Wisconsin
  • 2011 Commitment to Excellence Award, Loomis Institute Clinical Outcomes Study, Loomis Institute 12th Annual Conference, Branson, Missouri

Boards and Committees:

  • Advisory Board, Food Enzyme Institute
  • Legislative Committee, Wisconsin Society of Certified Acupuncturists

 

 

 

 

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Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
106 N. Main St. | Oregon, WI 53575
P 608-835-9355 | F 608-835-8444
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