Practitioners

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.

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 am married to a wonderful man, whom is also my webmaster. We have a very handsome son named Lincoln 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

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

 

Lindsay Matthews, M.Ac.O.M., L.Ac.

 

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My career path began in Atlanta, Georgia where I attended a small liberal arts college for my undergraduate studies.  After graduation I sought out the calming and healing temperament of the Hawaiian islands and was happy to call Maui my home for a few years.  It was during this time that I had my first acupuncture treatment for an acute neck injury.  Immediately I felt a change within my body and knew in my heart that I had found my calling.  After the treatment I asked the practitioner for an introductory book on Chinese Medicine and began my journey to becoming a professional healer.

After two years of preparation I embarked on my graduate studies at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in Portland, Oregon.  I received a first-class education in Chinese Oriental Medicine which includes acupuncture, herbal theory, meditation, and massage techniques.  I have also done extensive postgraduate study in Japanese acupuncture, a style that utilizes palpation in both diagnosis and treatment.  Through my studies I ultimately learned to become a facilitator in health, using my knowledge and skills to help others reach their potential.

I always knew that I was meant to help others and it is with deep gratitude that I have found the healing arts of Chinese and Japanese medicine.  I am supported by a husband and two kids who remind me to laugh daily.  I consider myself to be an athlete, accomplishing yearly triathlete races and doing 10K trail runs when I can.  I also enjoy gardening and spending time with family and friends.

 

Certifications and Credentials

B.S. in Business Administration at Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, GA 2000

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

Ongoing study in the Certificate Program of Advanced Japanese Acupuncture Techniques; post-graduate training of Master Nagano and Sensei Kiiko Matsumoto

 

Shelby and Lindsay’s Story

 

It is no accident that these two ladies chose to work together to create a serene and health-filled environment. Shelby and Lindsay met in acupuncture school and traveled to China together. Due to shared personality traits of honesty, perseverance, compassionate presence, and humor, a long standing friendship developed. When Shelby decided to leave Portland, OR it was Lindsay who took over her vibrant acupuncture practice and continued to care for her patients and build Full Circle Acupuncture. After six years, wanting to be near more family culminated in Lindsay and her family making the move to Louisville. Now these ladies are pleased to join forces once more to create an abundant space of health and happiness. We feel confident you will enjoy your experience at Common Ground Wellness.