At Vitality Acupuncture my goal is to help you achieve your health and wellness goals! Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine have evolved over thousands of years, and are some of the oldest continually practiced medical modalities in the world. Acupuncture is used to prevent and treat disease, increase immunity, relieve pain, balance mood, regulate sleep, increase fertility, support healthy development in children and much more.
Acupuncture is a safe, effective, chemical-free way to promote your body's self-healing abilities.
Modern research has shown that acupuncture is a safe, effective, chemical-free way to promote the body's remarkable self-healing abilities. An acupuncture treatment involves the insertion and manipulation of flexible, hair-thin needles at specific points on the body. Most patients find the sensations produced by acupuncture treatment to be deeply relaxing both mentally and physically.
Valerie Schwankl is an Acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist licensed by the Montana Board of Medical Examiners. She is a member of the Montana Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MAAOM), and serves as a Diplomat of Oriental Medicine, by the National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). She looks forward to serving the Bozeman and greater Gallatin Valley community with her training and experience in Classical Chinese medicine.
Valerie received her Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MAOM) degree from Daoist Traditions College of Chinese Medical Arts, in Asheville, NC. During her training at Daoist Traditions, she was fortunate to study under Master Jeffrey Yuen, an 88th-generation Daoist Priest from the Jade Purity School of Daoism. He has served as a principal figure in bringing Classical Chinese Medicine to the West. Her study into the Classical roots of Chinese medicine has led to a deeper connection to her own health journey, and has expanded her perception of how to help each patient individually.
Her curriculum at Daoist Traditions included four years of intensive western medical training, alongside acupuncture, herbal medicine, tui na massage, Chinese dietary therapy, Qi Gong, and essential oil medicine. She is trained in 5 Elements acupuncture theory, and is experienced using the five complement channel systems which include the Sinew, Luo, Primary, Eight Extraordinary and Divergent acupuncture channels. Her clinical training included 4 years and over 800 hours of internship experience.
Valerie moved to Bozeman in July of 2016 to join her husband and local artist, Adam Schwankl. Her interests include hiking and camping, feather artwork, live music and supporting the local food movement in her community.