Margaret C. "Maggie" Ryan R.N., L, Ac.

Margaret C. "Maggie Ryan RN, L.Ac. is a May 2005 graduate of Midwest College of Oriental Medicine in Racine, Wisconsin. She graduated with a combined degree of Master of Science in Oriental Medicine and a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition. In the effort to combine Western and Eastern medicine therapies, in November 2003, Maggie completed an internship in Advanced Acupuncture Techniques at the Guangzhou University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China to explore the root of this ancient healing art. Maggie enjoys blending their styles to enhance clinical results.

Maggie Ryan graduated from the nursing program at Western Wisconsin Technical Institute in May 1979, and has practiced as a registered nurse in the areas of Oncology, Bone and Marrow Transplant, Thoracic Surgery Stepdown, Home Health and Hospice. She is also a Healing Touch Practitioner.

Traditional Chinese Medicine

Created by some of the best educators and brightest scholars in Chinese history, Chinese medicine works by re-establishing harmony and balance within the body, which can be weakened by modern-day stress and environmental hazards. This is done by supporting the body's healthy energy and resolving or removing any unhealthy energy. Chinese Medicine is a comprehensive healthcare tradition that dates back over 2,500 years. Currently, one-fourth of the world’s population makes use of it. Chinese Medicine is holistic, taking into account all systems of the body, in order to strengthen vital energy, or qi (pronounced “chee”) so that the body can heal itself. To read more about TCM, please visit my page on the topic.

The cornerstones of TCM are acupuncture and herbal medicine. Chinese Herbal Medicine works in concert with acupuncture; providing the nourishing support for acupuncture’s energetic efforts. In addition, gua sha, moxabustion, and cupping are adjunctive treatments used in Chinese Medicine.