People are always curious about how acupuncturists come to do what they do! I suffered from chronic depression and anxiety from a very young age, and they would regularly cause abdominal pain so severe it would land me in the Emergency Room. I also had disordered eating habits beginning in my adolescence, and was constantly dieting, exercising, binging, and purging. My physical and emotional pain took over my life. I worked in busy hospital pharmacies as a young adult, and had access to excellent medical care, but the Western medicines weren't helping me with the main causes of my pain.
My experience with acupuncture started with a lot of doubt and reluctance, but I decided to try it out of desperation. I will not tell you that I resolved my complicated pain issues immediately with acupuncture and herbs, it took time and I had to learn and re-learn new ways of thinking about my body. But one of the most powerful things that happened in my first visits with an acupuncturist was an acknowledgement of what I had known from a very early age, that my physical and emotional pain were connected. It was incredibly powerful to learn about this ancient system of medicine based in holism, treating the whole person, and to see how neglecting health in one area can cause issues in other areas of your life.
I was so interested in what I was learning about acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine that I went back to school to get a Master's degree and an acupuncture license. I now specialize in treating pain, chronic conditions, and women's health conditions. After treating hundreds of people's physical symptoms of pain, I couldn't keep ignoring the deep connection between physical and emotional pain, this connection I've been aware of my whole life. I completed the Martha Beck Wayfinder Coach Training to gain a whole new set of tools for launching incredible personal growth.
My own experience led me to seek ways to help you thrive, not just be free of illness. Our collaboration allows you to write your healing story. We celebrate together when you go back to doing the things you love, the things that get you out of bed in the morning! When I see you move fully into your life, that is why I do this work.
Danielle Sadler, L.Ac., Dipl. O.M., holds a Master's degree in Oriental Medicine from completion of a four-year program at American Academy of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in Roseville, MN, in 2015. Her acupuncture clinical internship included a rotation in Acute Rehabilitation and Orthopedics at University of Minnesota Medical Center in Minneapolis. She also holds a Diplomate in Oriental Medicine from the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, having passed national board exams in Acupuncture, Biomedicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine Theory, and Chinese Herbs. Danielle has completed advanced training in Master Tung and Dr. Tan methods (specialized techniques to treat pain), electroacupuncture, the treatment of orthopedic conditions, and the treatment of infertility. In 2018, Danielle completed Martha Beck Wayfinder Coach Training.
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