About

Jana Bricker, L.Ac, C.SMA

I was first introduced to acupuncture following a shoulder surgery, and continued treatment to relieve chronic headaches and debilitating migraines.

My fascination with acupuncture theory and the success of the treatments made me want to learn more. A lot more. After four years of school, over 3000 training hours, and four board exams, I became a licensed acupuncturist and board-certified herbalist. My respect for, confidence in, and fascination with Chinese / Asian Medicine continues to grow, and I continue to further my education and share what I learn with my patients.

I go out of my way to make sure that all questions are thoroughly answered during office visits. I am grateful for the opportunity to get to know my patients and be a part of their “team”. I truly love the work that I do.

Please feel free to contact me if I can answer any questions or help you determine if acupuncture, and/or Chinese herbal medicine is right for you.

CREDENTIALS AND DEGREES

NATIONAL CERTIFICATION COMMISSION FOR ACUPUNCTURE AND ORIENTAL MEDICINE (NCCAOM)

  • Diplomate of Oriental Medicine
  • Diplomate of Acupuncture
  • Diplomate of Herbology

MIDWEST COLLEGE OF ORIENTAL MEDICINE

  • 3000 hour professional program with approximately 2000 classroom hours and 1000 supervised clinical hours
  • Summa Cum Laude Designation
  • Master of Science in Oriental Medicine
  • Bachelor of Science in Nutrition

SPORTS MEDICINE ACUPUNCTURE® CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

WHITE PINE INSTITUTE GRADUATE MENTORSHIP PROGRAM

THE ACUPUNCTURE SPORTS MEDICINE APPRENTICESHIP CERTIFICATION

  • 60 hour apprenticeship with Whitfield Reaves (www.whitfieldreaves.com)
  • Certificate of Achievement in Acupuncture Sports Medicine

SA’AM ACUPUNCTURE

  • 70+ hour foundational and advanced coursework with Toby Daly. Korean Sa’am acupuncture is a tradition that has been passed down through a lineage of monk practitioners.

THE BALANCE METHOD

ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF PROFESSIONAL REGULATION

  • Licensed Acupuncturist (#198.000984)

COUNCIL OF COLLEGES OF ACUPUNCTURE AND ORIENTAL MEDICINE

  • Clean Needle Technique

YOGA ALLIANCE

  • Registered Yoga Teacher