Lori Brown, Lac, is licensed by the Georgia Medical Board and board- certified through the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, (NCCAOM). Lori has been practicing for over ten years and is licensed in Georgia, Illinois, Virginia and the District of Columbia. Lori went to medical school at the Midwest College of Oriental Medicine, (one of the first acupuncture colleges to be founded in the United States), and graduated with honors in 2009.
Lori diligently pursues continuing education and routinely accesses the latest studies and advancements in her field. She has extensive training in pain management, internal medicine, emotional disorders and women’s issues. Lori took close to 70 hours of continuing education in 2019 alone, with over 30 being earned in gynecology.
A lifelong interest in nature and community service
Lori lived most of her life in the Midwest. Her family spent a lot of time outdoors,which prompted a lifelong interest in science and nature studies. She became a strong environmental advocate and worked on various causes that she believed would build a healthier and stronger community.
An interest in botany leads to the study of acupuncture and herbal medicine
She began her college education with a major in Environmental Studies and learned as much in the Great Outdoors as inside the classroom. She developed an interest in plants and took classes in Botany. Students were taught the value of preserving biodiversity in order for pharmaceutical companies to develop new drugs, but the classes never gave any consideration to using plant medicines in their natural form. Lori decided to research this topic on her own and began studying the 2000 year old system of traditional Chinese medicine which includes both herbal medicine and acupuncture.
Her own healing journey
Her newfound interest in Oriental medicine coincided with a painful injury in 2005 that not only affected her daily life, but also her ability to engage in one of her favorite outdoor pursuits- wilderness backpacking. She was referred to physical therapy and pursued the recommended treatment plan faithfully. Unfortunately, the therapy didn’t work and she was told that there was no alternative to surgery. She decided to use traditional Chinese medicine instead. She healed without surgery and was able to backpack once again.
After her first healing experience with traditional Chinese medicine, Lori enrolled in acupuncture school at the Midwest College of Oriental Medicine in Chicago in 2005. She pursued a rigorous program of acupuncture, herbal medicine and nutrition. She also became schooled in many other supportive therapies such as cupping, moxibustion and tui na, (traditional Chinese bodywork). She treated over 600 patients prior to graduation and has treated many more since.
Her approach to healing
It is possible to not only heal from illness and injury, but also to slow and reverse many of the imbalances typically associated with aging. Treatment with Oriental Medicine can bring about an increase in energy and libido, enhanced mental cognition, freedom from aches and pains and a more vibrant, energized appearance.
Whether working on a pressing health issue or a wellness program Lori’s goal is always the same- to help the patient reach his or her fullest potential. She particularly enjoys working on complex cases such as fibromyalgia and auto immune disorders. Each year, Lori sees a number of patients that cannot be treated or even diagnosed by leading medical institutions. She has helped countless patients overcome “mystery” illnesses, avoid surgery, and reduce their medications. She will work as a team with your other health care providers to provide you with the best of both worlds.
Regardless of the hard work, intellectual processes and commitment involved however, Lori believes that much of the healing process is rooted in spirit. It takes faith for a person to believe that he or she can can heal, and it takes faith to adhere to a course of action. There may be many paths to healing, but she looks forward to working with those whose journey of faith leads them to her.