BACKGROUND & EXPERIENCE

 

Ian Lowther is a licensed acupuncturist in the state of Minnesota and is certified a nationally through the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).  Ian is also a member of the American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AAAOM).  Ian received his Masters of Acupuncture from Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington, Minnesota. 

During clinical rotations he was able to provide care in wide variety of environments.  
Through his work at the Pillsbury House in Minneapolis, he had the opportunity to work in an integrative clinic
with students of chiropractic, nutrition, psychology, massage and traditional Western medical students to explore collaborative treatments to provide the best care for each patient.  

At Courage Center Kenny Rehabilitation Institute in Golden Valley, MN, Ian gained valuable experience in the treatment of spinal cord injuries, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and stroke patients.  

His experience at The Aliveness Project in Minneapolis involved treating patients with autoimmune disorders such as HIV/AIDS and hepatitis.  As a commitment to his community and to the advancement of acupuncture as an effective healing art, Ian decided to continue working with The Aliveness Project as a volunteer acupuncturist after graduation.   Ian is also working actively to advance public policy and legislation concerning alternative medicine.  
 

Ian was introduced to Acupuncture as an adolescent when he experienced amazing relief with sports injuries of his own, and was able witness treatment of other family members for migraines, headaches, fevers and chronic pain issues.  He believes that all healthcare options are truly complimentary to one another.  Ian believes that each modality of health care should be used when it is appropriate to serve the needs of each patient. 

In addition to Ian's passion for health, he has a passion for travel and experiencing different cultures.  During his undergraduate education he was able to study in Costa Rica and travel to Germany, Austria and Switzerland.  In his final year of graduate school he studied in Tianjin, China at the First National Hospital of Tianjin, where he witnessed and studied amazing treatments for stroke victims.