Founder and owner of Abundant Health Acupuncture, Gladys earned her Bachelor of Nutrition and Master of Science in Oriental Medicine from Midwest College of Oriental Medicine, Racine. She is licensed as an acupuncturist in Wisconsin and is nationally board certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).
Gladys first became interested in Chinese medicine more than twenty years ago when a close friend who had been completely incapacitated by sudden and excruciating back pain could find no relief after 3 months of western medical treatment. Facing exploratory surgery she took the advise of another friend and tried acupuncture and Chinese herbs. She had some relief after her first treatment and was back at work, pain free, after three weeks of acupuncture treatments and Chinese herbs. We were both amazed and awed by the power of this medicine. Gladys is still amazed and awed by Traditional Chinese Medicine and what she sees it do for her patients every day.
Gladys' passion and interest in Chinese medicine has led to a lifetime of learning. In addition to her Master's degree Gladys has hundreds of hours of continuing education for advanced certification from some of the the world's most respected Acupuncture, Nutrition, and Herbal Medicine practitioners. This includes specialties in acupuncture, facial rejuvenation, cosmetic acupuncture,hormonal balancing, as well as herbal and functional nutritional therapy.
Gladys also has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the
University of Wisconsin, Madison and is a licensed CPA. She worked in the
accounting field for 17 years as an accountant, fianancial analyst and
Gladys' training also includes an associate degree in Dental Hygiene from the
University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta Canada. She practised for 11 years
in Public Health and private practice.
Initial visit $150
(2 hours -includes initial consultation and treatment)
Acupuncture Consultation $85
Acupuncture Treatment -$65
Initial Consultation -$45
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Overall, the Chinese have mapped the presence of 361 acupoints in the major meridians. Below is a list of conditions and circumstances for which people commonly find acupuncture treatment to be effective.
General: Allergies, Asthma, Sinusitis, Headaches, TMJ, Back Pain, Sciatica, Musculoskeletal Problems, Insomnia, Anxiety, Dizziness, Depression, High Blood Pressure, Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, Addictions, Indigestion, Constipation, Sexual Dysfunction, Post-Operative Recovery, Palliative Care.
Women’s Health: Menstrual Irregularities, Menopause, Conception Difficulties, Pregnancy, Childbirth, Lactation Difficulties, Postpartum, Ovarian and Uterine Problems.
Men’s Health: Prostate, Infertility, Impotence.
Pediatrics: Asthma, Cough, Digestive Problems, Behavioral Problems, Ear Infections, Sleep Problems.
Preventative Health: Prevention, Stress Management, Wellness, Seasonal Attunement
Acupuncture is recognized by the National Institute of Health (NIH) and the World Health Organization (WHO) to be effective in the treatment of a wide variety of medical problems. Below is a list of disorders for which acupuncture is effective (according to the NIH):
Muscle, Bone and Nerve Pain
and Diseases Sprains / Strains Back Pain Leg Pain Foot Pain Stiff Shoulders and Neck Lumbago Sciatica Tennis Elbow Carpal Tunnel syndrome and Painful Joints TMJ; Toothache Headache and Migraines Rheumatism; Arthritis Facial Paralysis; Bell’s Palsy Fibromyalgia
Obstetrics and gynecology Menstrual Pain and Cramping PMS Menopause Infertility Fetal Malposition
Addictions Tobacco Narcotics Alcohol Weight Loss
Diseases of the heart and
blood vessels Angina High blood pressure Obesity Drug addiction Smoking
Digestive disorders Indigestion Stomach ulcers Gall stones Diarrhea Constipation Nausea and vomiting Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Diseases of the respiratory system Allergies Asthma Bronchitis Sinusitis
Diseases of the nervous system Stroke Neuralgia Stress, anxiety, depression and other nervous disorders Nerve paralysis Headaches/migraines