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. You have a choice. You can chose to be well. Together we can work to bring your body back into balance.

Shelby VanCleve, M.Ac.O.M., L.Ac., FABORM


About Acupuncture in Louisville, KY - Shelby VanCleve, C.Ac.I am excited to offer acupuncture and Chinese Medicine with a compassionate hand and a focused mind to my community here in Louisville. In addition to using Chinese Medicine and acupuncture to treat all human conditions, I specialize in treating infertility and helping women conceive healthy babies.

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 am married to a wonderful man, whom is also my webmaster. We have a very handsome son named Lincoln, a sweet baby girl named Fenna, and a sweet doggy named Timber. We live in the Highlands and enjoy hiking, camping, gardening, cooking, and creating sustainable relationships with our friends and our environments.


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

American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine Certified Fellow

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


Holly Christiansen, M.S.T.O.M., L.Ac.


CYMERA_20170301_181410I am a board-certified, licensed acupuncturist who enjoys working with people who are ready to take control of their health naturally. Through individualized and customized treatments, I am here to inspire and support you by combining the best of traditional and holistic wellness techniques with modern medical knowledge. My approach is unique and adaptive to each patient. I strive to listen to you and to teach you skills you can take with you to apply to your everyday life for ultimate well-being.

My education included a strong foundation in Western medicine and science, so while I am versed in modern medicine, I am a “traditional” medical practitioner and I promote wellness by addressing the health of the mind, body, and spirit. My approach is conservative & holistic; I prefer to allow the body to heal itself & use more modalities as needed.

I discovered Chinese medicine and acupuncture through a chronic shoulder injury, when nothing else would help it heal, and I had little interest in relying on pain medication to make it through the day. I was thrilled to discover that Chinese medicine embraced all of the aspects of health I already viewed as vital, especially nutrition, exercise, and meditation.

I enjoy going on adventures and traveling, especially long drives to somewhere new, hiking, and backpacking. I grew up in the Pacific Northwest, and have lived in both Ecuador and southern California. I have enjoyed living in Lexington, Kentucky since 2014, and am excited to expand to Louisville! I love to read, especially epic & historical novels, doing yoga (inversions & twists are my favorites), rowing, being outdoors, and spending time with my dog-kids, Boone & Cleo.


Certifications and Credentials

B.A. in Liberal Arts from the Evergreen State College Olympia, Washington

Latin American studies and Spanish language

M.S. in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine San Diego, California

Externships at: UCSD Cancer Center, San Diego Hospice, and Geriatric Clinic

Nationally certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

State certified in California, Washington, and Kentucky

RYT 200 Certified Power Yoga Instructor

Member of the Kentucky State Acupuncture Association