Laurel Redmon, M.S., L.Ac., Diplomate in Chinese Herbology
(National and Wisconsin Licensure in Acupuncture; Diplomate in Chinese Herbology)
Laurel studied Chinese Medicine, including Acupuncture and Herbology, at the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco and Five Branches Institute in Santa Cruz, California.
Her study of Herbalism was conducted over a period of twenty years, several of which she spent in Hong Kong, where she studied aromatherapy and participated in the founding of Cherylï¿½s Herbs, a nationally respected source of herbal education and quality products. She has studied extensively with many international leaders in Chinese and Western Herbalism, Acupuncture, Aromatherapy and Mycology.
She has taught classes on subjects from cooking with invasive plants to pulse diagnosis to herbal alternatives to pharmaceuticals, as well as wild culinary/medicinal mushroom identification and use. She has also written for and edited herb and aromatherapy books, and was a regular herb writer for the Oriental Medicine Journal. She lives and works on a farm in the Baraboo hills, growing as many plants as possible and maintains an herb shop and practice in Madison.
Scott Martin, M.S. L.Ac., Diplomate in Chinese Herbology
(National and Wisconsin Licensure in Acupuncture; Diplomate in Chinese Herbology) Scott graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Midwest College of Oriental Medicine in Racine, WI, where he received his Master's of Science in Oriental Medicine, as well as a Bachelor's in Nutrition. He completed the majority of his internship at a free walk-in clinic in the Racine community, which inspired him to help keep acupuncture and Chinese herbs accessible to those from all walks of life.
Like many practitioners, Scott came to a career in Oriental medicine as a patient first, looking for a holistic means of relieving the migraines he suffered from for much of his life. This path led to his discovery of yoga, meditation, herbal medicine, and finally acupuncture.
Scott is continually seeking to further his education, and has completed advanced study of Chinese pulse diagnosis, herb-drug interactions, and distal needling techniques. Additionally, Scott is a certified yoga instructor at the 200 hour level.
Scott is committed to empowering his patients and those in the community to take charge of their health and well-being by sharing practical information about Oriental medicine. He's given talks on nutrition, Chinese herbs, Five-Element theory, and acupressure for pain relief. When he's not doing these things, he enjoys a cup of green tea, and spending time with his wife and their young daughter.
John Thuesen, Shiatsu Practitioner
(National and Wisconsin Licensure in Massage Therapy)
John studied Shiatsu at the renowned Acupressure Institute in Berkeley, California as well as Tuina through The American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. His practice of traditional Japanese and Chinese techniques is enhanced by his knowledge of Chinese Medical Theory, which enables him to address internal organ dysfunctions through massage. He has apprenticed under two of the most esteemed Zen Shiatsu and Ashiatsu (Barefoot Shiatsu) teachers on the West coast. He currently maintains a private practice and herb shop in Madison and Baraboo.