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Kate Campos

Acupuncturist & Herbalist

My name is Kate Campos and I am a Licensed and Nationally Board Certified Acupuncturist with a Masters degree in Acupuncture from The Asian Institute of Medical Studies and my Chinese Herbal certification from Han University of Traditional Medicine in Tucson, AZ. I am currently working on a Doctorate of Chinese Medicine through Five Branches University.  While I enjoy the variety of treating many health issues, I specialize in migraine headaches, chronic pain, and women’s health.  I am a founding member of the Tucson Chapter of the National Coalition of Chronic Pain Providers and Professionals and am passionate about helping those suffering from chronic pain enjoy a better quality of life.

I am a native Tucsonan who loves to travel. I stay active with yoga, pilates and dance, and am enjoying the adventures of raising a family with my husband.  If there is any time left in the day, you can find me with my nose in a book.

Why I was drawn to Chinese Medicine:

I began receiving treatments at the age of 14 to regulate my cycle and was amazed at the power of acupuncture. Finding this medicine at such a young age was a real blessing for me because not only did I receive treatments for a specific condition, but I was also taught how to modify my lifestyle and pay attention to the subtleties of my body. This resonated with my yoga practice and I felt so much more empowered and balanced. Once I was open to the possibilities, I returned back to Chinese Medicine as other ailments popped up over the years, whether it be a sports injury, or the flu, it seemed to have a way of helping whatever came my way.

I have always had an interest in anatomy, fitness and health.  I received a Bachelor’s degree in Education at the University of Arizona, and taught middle school science for 6 years.  I had plans to go on to graduate school for child psychology, but after some soul-searching I realized that I wanted to study a more holistic approach to physical and mental health.  The Chinese Medicine view that emotions and symptoms in the body are not separate, but must be treated together really resonated with me.  I find this to be true over and over, our body is a complex system and it’s only when you look at the bigger picture that major shifts take place. Chinese Medicine has given me the tools to really get to know my patients and help guide them towards lasting health. I feel very privileged as an acupuncturist to help initiate the powerful healing that the body is capable of.

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Lisa Mandelbaum

Acupuncturist & Herbalist

My name is Lisa Mandelbaum and I am a licensed and Nationally Board Certified Acupuncturist/Herbalist with a Masters Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, San Francisco, CA. With fifteen years of practice experience, I am a well-rounded practitioner with a passion for treating women’s health and chronic conditions. Aside from treating patients in private practice, I teach acupuncture and Oriental medicine at Arizona School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. In addition to being a massage practitioner, I have earned advanced certifications in Nambudripad's Allergy Elimination Techniques — NAET, Julia Ross’s Nutrient Therapy, and Functional Medicine.


I originally grew up in New Jersey and left the East Coast to go to school in the West. I earned my BS in film and politics at UCSC and spent most of my professional years outside San Francisco. Though new to living in Tucson full time, I am not new to the area. I spent much of my vacation time exploring this incredible desert. When not in clinic or classroom, I am an avid hiker and reader. A mermaid at heart, if not on the land, I am often in the water.


Why I was drawn to Chinese Medicine:

Prior to practicing Chinese Medicine, I taught middle and high school students. Each summer, I would take my eight weeks vacation and go to learn and experience something new. I figured if I forgot the risks that came with learning, I would not be an effective educator. One summer, I studied massage therapy, and I was hooked.


I loved helping people with their health and wellness, and left teaching to work as a massage therapist. After a few years in practice, my clients kept coming into session with many issues that I wasn’t able to address with massage alone. I knew it was time to return to school, and I was so lucky to find acupuncture and Chinese medicine. Together, these two modalities address both the root of disease (cause) and the branch (patient’s daily experience). It is an incredible medicine, and I love both the practice and the teaching of it.

Much like teaching and learning, I believe that reclaiming one's health and well being is an active process done in partnership between practitioner and patient.

 
 
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"Lisa's not just your practitioner, she's your friend, a true empath. She cares, she listens, she remembers and she intuits. She inspires trust from the very first visit. Having been to other acupuncturists and not found true success in long term healing, it felt absolutely miraculous to find her. She combines craniosacral therapy with her acupuncture skills and it really takes her healing energy to the next level. She's very knowledgable and is also great at recommending other alternatives to help you heal - whether it's a book, a supplement, an alternative healing method or another practitioner. She's a fabulous communicator and runs a very clean space. She also loves dogs, like really loves them - that says it all right there."

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