Q: What made you choose to become an acupuncturist?
A: My own health issues lead me down a long journey. Working at a natural foods grocery store helped me to find solutions to ease my symptoms as well as the desire to look at alternative healing treatments. There have been many twists and turns in the journey while I raised a family and went to school, but I am inspired every day by my patients and feel fortunate to assist them.
Q: What conditions/health patterns do you like to work with most?
A: Pain, digestive issues, Migraines, Women’s health issues such as Fertility and Menopause, Foot Pain.
A: The bond created between a practitioner and the client is a wonder. I am blessed to be able to help, give pain relief, lower symptoms and ease emotional stress.The desire to help others down their healing path has been many blessings.
Q: What kind of clients do you like working with most?
A: I enjoy working with all people, from every walk of life. This world is a big majestic wonderland. Everyone deserves to have a practitioner who shows compassion and caring. I love to help with pain relief. People who suffer from chronic pain often times feel overwhelmed. Seeing patients get some relief and hope, warms my soul.
Q: What are you currently working on in your professional life?
I am currently learning more about the Balance Method of Acupuncture through the teachings of Dr. Richard Tan and his students. Life brings many opportunities to learn. I am reading Brene Brown’s Rising Strong.
Q: Have there been times when you have really connected with a patient?
A: Several years ago I had the opportunity to work with a patient who had injured his shoulder. He was wheelchair bound and it was especially challenging for him because he had a hard time with mobility and allowing his joint to heal. I spent a few months doing treatments in his home. Fire Cupping and Acupuncture helped him continue his busy life balancing family, work and his many activities.
Q: What is your favorite food?
A: Breakfast eggs with cheese and a salad. Dark chocolate, Raspberry’s, Roasted Beets with feta, Salmon.
Q: How do you spend your free time?
A: I am a pretty big nerd. I love science fiction, reading, gardening and Roller Derby.
Q:How do you celebrate living in your body?
A: I love to go camping, taking a good long hike, canoeing and traveling. Adventure awaits those who go looking for it. A lovely meal with my family and friends is always treasured.
Q:What do you look for in a health care practitioner?
A: Compassion, a gentle touch and a humble attitude. Nothing is more sacred than your health. To trust a professional to do the best for you can be a leap of faith. Allowing options for growth and understanding.
Jen Myers-Jones is an Acupuncturist trained in Traditional Chinese Medicine. She promotes the body’s health balance by inserting sterile needles along the meridians of the body. She is compassionate, gentle and loves to inspire people down their healing paths. Jenn is licensed from the State of Minnesota Board of Medical Practice and is N.C.C.A.O.M. Board Certified. She received a Masters of Acupuncture from Northwestern Science University in Bloomington, MN.