Diane Little Eagle, LAc, OMD, CCH
Diane Little Eagle has spent most of her life in Alaska adhering to the ways of her people - following the seasons and cycles of the land and water. As a traditional singer and dancer, Diane has dedicated her life work to the youth and elders. In addition, she loves to work with the medicines of the earth.
She began her study of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) more than forty-five years ago. Upon attending school in Colorado she met a man, an old Chinese master, that understood her whole life just by examining her face... so began the journey. This voyage has taken her to many of places, but the greatest joy has come from the life stories of the numerous people she has had the privilege of treating.
Little Eagle's intention for all of her patients is to live a healthy, happy life and always remembering that we have the opportunity to create heaven on Earth at any moment.
schools attended / degrees
- Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO - Bachelors of Science, Forestry
- Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO - Masters of Science, Forestry and Fisheries
- Studied with many great masters
aWARDS / SPECIAL TRAINING
- NCCAOM Diplomate
- Licensed Acupuncturist, OMD
- Certified Herbalist
- Certified Classical Homeopath
- Certified Flower Essence Practitioner
- Medical Qi Gong Practitioner
- Acupuncturist without Borders
- NADA (Acupuncture Wellness)
- Trauma Resiliency Training (Trauma Resiliency Institute)
- Spirit of Family
What are your specialties?
I treat all ages and all conditions; from the womb to the end of life. For many years there were only two of us acupuncturists in Alaska and I guess I still think about that we treat all conditions and people.
How long have you lived in alaska?
All my life except when I left for college and training.
wHERE ELSE HAVE YOU LIVED?
Washington, Oregon, Colorado, and Arizona.
I was a ski racer as a kid and began working in a sporting goods store when I was 14-years-old. Until just a few years ago, I taught and coached skiing throughout high school, college.
hOBBIES AND OTHER INTERESTS?
For years, I participated in competitive skiing, snowshoeing, ultra running, and long distance cycling.
My hobbies include:
- making flower essence and gathering medicines to make tinctures, syrups, and salves
- traditional singing, dancing
- medical Qi Gong
I love my family. My aunts taught me so much. As native people, we are not raised by our parents. Girls are raised by their aunts and by boys by their uncles. Now that many of them are gone, I cherish all my family and my traditional relationships with my nieces.
BOOKS AND WEBSITE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR PATIENTS?
- White Cloud, Old Path: Walking in the Footsteps of the Buddah by Thich Nhat Hanh
- True Love: A Practice for Awakening the Heart by Thich Nhat Hanh
- Field Guide to Alaskan Wildflowers: Commonly Seen along Highways & Byways by Verna Pratts (I loved Verna, she was a dear friend and teacher)
- Our Great Teachings from Our Elders (their words and actions - greater than any book)
- Chief Marie Smith Jones - My aunt, and last full blooded chief - many books about her and her life was an inspiration to the world.