About Our Acupuncture Clinic in Louisville, KY

Helping other people live their lives well is the goal of our practice. Sometimes it is an attitude and sometimes it is a physical limitation that holds us back. Fortunately, acupuncture treatment with a skilled provider can address both sides of this coin. We encourage you to seek this truth for yourself by scheduling a treatment with our office. We have a choice. We can chose to be well. Together we can work to bring our bodies back into balance.

Meet the Practitioner: Shelby VanCleve, M.Ac.O.M., L.Ac.


About Acupuncture  in Louisville, KY - Shelby VanCleve, C.Ac.With awe and gratitude, I have found myself back in the American Heartland after spending many years on the west coast. I am excited to offer acupuncture and Chinese Medicine with a compassionate hand and a focused mind to my community here in Louisville.

My journey with Chinese Medicine began during my undergraduate studies at Indiana University. Stress, headaches, anxiety, stomach aches, and TMJ pain were my common complaints and I sought the help of a local acupuncturist. He was able to help me eradicate these issues and work toward better health and happiness. He encouraged me to make positive changes and hold steadfast in the face of adversity. Now, I work to do the same for my patients.

I was fortunate to have this experience because it set me on the right career path. I created my own major at IU through the Individualized Major Program. I focused on medical science, Eastern philosophy, and nutrition. Then I chose to attend the highest ranked acupuncture school in the country – the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in Portland, OR. Here I delved deep into the art and science of acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. It was a life changing experience, to say the least. I focused intently on personal development and this focus unlocked the compassionate healer inside of me, which I am fortunate enough to be able to share with you.

I have been in private practice since 2009, caring for my community with acupuncture, herbal medicine, nutritional counseling, and massage. I encourage you to come see what Common Ground Wellness and Louisville Acupuncture Clinic has to offer you.


Certifications and Credentials


B.A. in the Individualized Major Program at Indiana University 2003
Studies in Nutrition and Oriental Medicine

Masters in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine at Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in 2008
Including clinical study in Nan Jing, China

Nationally certified by the National Certification Commision for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine; state certified in Oregon and Kentucky

Certified 1000 Hands Buddha Instructor

RYT 200 Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga Instructor

Member of the Kentucky State Acupuncture Association