Ann and Emily are a mother-daughter healthcare team, who are passionate about proving high quality natural medicine to their community in Phoenix. Their combined 50 years of work in health and wellness give them a broad range of knowledge and experience to provide comprehensive health solutions, with no side effects.
Ann is a licensed acupuncturist (L. Ac.) in the state of Arizona. She has a master’s degree in Oriental medicine from the Phoenix Institute of Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture (PIHMA). In addition, she is a nationally board-certified diplomat in Oriental medicine (acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine) with the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).
Ann received additional advanced training in China at the Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, where she focused her studies on acupuncture, tui na, and the herbal treatments for digestive disorders and arthritis.
She has also completed an apprenticeship in acupuncture sports medicine with well-known acupuncturist Whitfield Reaves of Boulder, Colorado, author of The Acupuncture Handbook of Sports Injuries & Pain.
Ann has a bachelor’s degree in biology from Defiance College and a master’s degree in health services administration from Arizona State University. Her entire career has been spent working within the healthcare system. Her knowledge of Western science and medicine coupled with training in traditional Chinese medicine allows her to clearly see the strengths and weaknesses of both systems.
Ann believes that patients benefit from optimal usage of both the Western and Eastern traditions and that when used together, the patient is the beneficiary.
Ann has a passion for cooking, growing her own fruits and vegetables, and raising chickens (she currently has six). Every Wednesday, you can find her shopping at the Uptown Farmers Market. She loves to relax with a glass of wine and her two puppies in her lap. She and her husband enjoy hikeing and traveling, both in the US and abroad.
Emily is a board-certified diplomat in Oriental medicine (acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine) from the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) as well as a licensed acupuncturist (L. Ac.) with the State of Arizona.
She has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Arizona and a master’s degree in acupuncture and Oriental medicine from South Baylo University in Orange County, California.
Emily’s career in health began more than 10 years ago when she fell in love with fitness. She has experience working in several aspects of the health industry, including physical therapy, personal training, and massage therapy, and combines all this experience to provide a multifaceted and comprehensive care plan for each patient.
In her free time, Emily is a competitive powerlifter with the USA Powerlifting Federation as well as a mentor to two young women through the non-profit New Pathways for Youth. She loves visiting local restaurants and coffee shops in the Central Phoenix area as well as spending time with her dogs and family.
Our Core Values
Harmony + Health Acupuncture was founded on the following principles:
We treat the person, not your diagnosis.
Everyone is treated with respect, regardless of where you are in your health journey.
The best outcomes arise from a collaboration between patient and practitioner.
We believe there is the potential for health improvement in every life.