Welcome to A Better Way. I’m Dr. Shannon Freeman, D.Ac., L.Ac., Eastern Medicine Practitioner. I am a member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians (Ojibwe/Cree/Metis) in Belcourt, ND. My heritage and upbringing are much of why I do what I do. I first became a Certified Nursing Aide in 1992. I then became a Licensed Massage Practitioner studying under Zdenka Daucik, a European physiotherapist who incorporated specific, long-lasting, deep treatment work into her practice. I received my Eastern Medicine Practitioner License in 2013. I recently received my Doctorate of Acupuncture from Five Branches University, researching allopathic and Eastern Medicine treatment of Lyme Disease, Epstein Bar, long-haul post-Covid, and any other treatment protocols using acupuncture and supporting healing methods. I am currently in a two-year Doctor of Chinese Energetic Medicine Program (D.C.E.M.) awarded by Bian Hua Gong (The Temple of Change and Transformation) Daoist Temple.

The most common patient complaints are pain, emotional issues, fertility, adrenal fatigue, and exhaustion. Through Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), I provide Chinese medicine diagnoses, acupuncture, and other TCM modalities applicable to the patient’s condition.

My holistic approach includes creating patient-specific ongoing post-treatment goals and recommendations, including nutritional, dietary, lifestyle, and exercise recommendations for orthopedic issues, pain reduction, and improved function. Also, your treatment plan may include meditation and Qi Gong exercises.

I believe that combining Western and Eastern Medicine is optimal for a patient to heal.

Our office is not taking new massage therapy patients, nor scheduling for massage therapy at this time.

Our office is requiring Covid Pre-Screen and face-covering, per current mandates on medical offices.

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HISTORY OF CONTINUING EDUCATION:

Shannon Freeman, D.Ac., L.Ac., EMP (WA LIC #MA00012766, WA LIC #AC60254073)

5/18/2022 - Healing Stones, Gem Remedies & Feng Shui Training. 40 hours - Bian Hua Gong - Temple of Change and Transformation

04/22/2022 - Foundation of Chinese Energetic Medicine 3-day intensive training - Bian Hua Gong - Temple of Change and Transformation

02/15/2022 - Qigong Applications, Prescriptions & Healing Meditations 3-day intensive training - Bian Hua Gong - Temple of Change and Transformation

08/21/2021 - Research: Using TCM and Biomedical Findings to Enhance Clinical Practice - 45 hours - NCCAOM ACHB 170

05/16/2021 Washington Acupuncture and Eastern Medicine Association Spring Seminar - Live Streaming Webinar - 2.5 PDA

4/24/2021 - Systems Based Medicine: Western Health Care and Integrative Practice - 45 hours - NCCAOM ACHB 170

12/05/2020 Pediatric Insomnia: Using Acupuncture to Help Babies, Children and Teenagers Sleep-AC - PDA-553-533

12/03/2020 Acupuncture during Pregnancy: Safe and Ethical Practice-SA - PDA-553-423

11/28/2020 The Needle in the Haystack: Acupuncture Protocols for the Prevention and Treatment of Burnout Syndrome - Online-BIO - PDA-553-608

11/28/2020 The Needle in the Haystack: Acupuncture Protocols for the Prevention and Treatment of Burnout Syndrome - Online-AC - PDA-553-608

11/28/2020 The Needle in the Haystack: Acupuncture Protocols for the Prevention and Treatment of Burnout Syndrome - Online-OM - PDA-553-608

11/22/2020 So How Safe Is Acupuncture? Review of Up-to-date Clinical Evidence & Perspective - Online-SA - PDA-553-622

11/14/2020 Recovering from Acute and Chronic Viral Infections with Chinese Medicine - Live-CH - PDA-553-663

11/05/2020 4 CPR Tips - CPR for Acupuncturists

10/25/2020 2020 WAEMA Annual Spring Seminar-BIO - PDA-395-12 - Washington Acupuncture and Eastern Medicine Association (WAEMA)

10/25/2020 WAEMA Fall 2020 Webinar-BIO - PDA-395-12 - Washington Acupuncture and Eastern Medicine Association (WAEMA)

10/25/2020 WAEMA Fall 2020 Webinar-BIO - PDA-395-13 - Washington Acupuncture and Eastern Medicine Association (WAEMA)

10/25/2020 2020 WAEMA Annual Spring Seminar-PRES - PDA-395-12 - Washington Acupuncture and Eastern Medicine Association (WAEMA)

10/25/2020 WAEMA Fall 2020 Webinar-PRES - PDA-395-12 - Washington Acupuncture and Eastern Medicine Association (WAEMA)

10/24/2020 Acupuncture Medicine Day: A Celebration of Diversity & Community in Acupuncture - Cultural Appreciation/Appropriation Panel -ET - PDA-169212-5

10/07/2020 Abdominal Acupuncture, Put Simply, Abdominal is Phenomenal

08/24/2020 Microcurrent Therapy Training

04/21/2020 Insurance Billing - A complete course

04/21/2020 Examination & Bulletproof Documentation

EDUCATION:

Current Studies: Indigenous Canada by the University of Alberta Indigenous Canada is a 12-lesson Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) from the Faculty of Native Studies that explores the different histories and contemporary perspectives of Indigenous peoples living in Canada. From an Indigenous perspective, this course explores complex experiences Indigenous peoples face today from a historical and critical perspective highlighting national and local Indigenous-settler relations.

Current Studies: Doctor of Chinese Energetic Medicine Certificate (D.C.E.M.) Awarded by Bian Hua Gong (The Temple of Change and Transformation) Daoist Temple

Current Studies: Christian Mysticism

12/2021 - Doctor of Acupuncture - 5 Branches University - Graduate School of Traditional Chinese Medicine

06/2012 - Masters Level Training in Acupuncture - Middleway Acupuncture Institute

06/1999 - Licensed Massage Practitioner - Seattle Massage School/Ashmead College

06/1997 - Human Service and Education, Bachelors - Western Washington University

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