Laura Christensen, MA, MAc, LAc, DiplAc(NCCAOM)

Laura Christensen, MA, MAc, LAc, DiplAc(NCCAOM)
Acupuncture of Iowa 1070 William St. Iowa City, IA 52240

Laura Christensen, MA, MAc, LAc, DiplAc(NCCAOM)

I am the first professional acupuncturist to be practicing in Iowa continuously since 1992.

I am experienced in treating pain, women's health, allergies, fibromyalgia, infertility, and many other problems.

I am from a family of medical practitioners, and am a native of Iowa City.

I have 8 years experience as a researcher in medicine, and 6 years experience working as a mental health counselor. I enjoy cooking, gardening, music, photography, sewing, training my two dogs, and studying Asian medicine.
Years In Practice 30
Primary Specialty


Education New England School of Acupuncture, MAc, 1984. Lesley University, MA,1986, Oberlin College, BA, 1982
Training Comprehensively trained in Traditional Chinese medicine including acupuncture, cupping, acupressure massage, herbalism, electroacupuncture, gua sha, and specialized techniques of Japanese acupuncture.
Certification Board Certified in Acupuncture by the NCCAOM. This is the Dipl.Ac. designation. Also certified in Chinese Herbology by the Institute of Traditional Chinese Herbology in Oakland, CA, and certified in Japanese Acupuncture by the Japanese American Acupuncture Foundation and Dr Miki Shima OMD.
Office Staff Laura Christensen, MA, MAc, LAc
Services Chinese and Japanese Acupuncture, Acupressure, cupping, gua sha, herbal and dietary therapies according to traditional chinese medical principles. Additional Services diet and nutrition
Consumer Feedback
(7 Reviews)
5 star average for Service
5 star average for Environment
5 star average for Expertise
5 star average for Recommended
5 star average for Value
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Recent Reviews
I love Acupuncture of Iowa. I highly recommend seeking treatment there. The staff is extremely professional and friendly. The treatments are painless and have fixed many issues for me. I continue to go there for maintenance; as life has presented me with other problems such as sciatica, fibromyalgia, migraines and side effects from chemo. Laura Christensen is extremely knowledgeable about Chinese herbs and supplements. She cares about my overall health and has referred me to other professionals, if she thought medical intervention was necessary. She is fair, honest and professional. I know I will get superb care there and that is why I continue to go back. The atmosphere is relaxing. Laura spends more time than most acupuncturists on each patient and she really listens to your problems and concerns. If you have never tried acupuncture before, the experience at Acupuncture of Iowa will make you a believer. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT !!!
by gm
November 19, 2012
The waiting area here is extremely spacious and attractive. There is beautiful photography and decor with live plants. I couldn't believe how easy it was to find the office! I appreciated not having to drive around for an hour searching for it!

The clinic looked clean and well-maintained. It was very obvious that they took pride in the appearance.

The staff were wonderful and very professional. They answered my questions and handled everything smoothly.

My acupuncture treatment there was very thorough. I could not believe how much time she took with me compared to other acupuncture places I have been. I really trust her experience and wisdom.

I would recommend this place to anyone. If they can't help you with acupuncture, they will make suggestions as to other things that might help and they go the distance for you.
by Anonymous
June 25, 2011
Recent Polls
Does this acupuncturist use current and safe equipment?
Yes, the equipment is very advanced!
How would you compare this provider to others in his/her field that you have visited?
Do you feel that you could have received better service somewhere else?
No, I don't think so
Is this acupuncturist's business conveniently located?
Does this provider maintain a professional appearance?
by P
August 04, 2014
Do you feel that you could have received better service somewhere else?
No, I don't think so
Does this acupuncturist leave you on hold for a long time when you call?
Never! I don't think I've ever been put on hold here for a long time
Does this acupuncturist treat every client equally?
Definitely, they make everyone feel equally respected and cared for
Were you able to relax during your appointment?
Yes, I was completely at ease
Did this acupuncturist leave you unattended for an extended period of time?
Not at all! The provider was always present and attentive
by Anonymous
May 14, 2014
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