Ellie Grove, MSOM, LAc
Practicing Acupuncture at the Alaska Center for Natural Medicine
Ellie Grove, MSOM, LAC
Ellie is a nationally board certified and licensed acupuncturist in Alaska and Colorado. Attracted to the healing arts from a young age, she has had the fortune of working among talented massage therapists, energy workers, acupuncturists, herbalists, and doctors. She is grounded by the rhythms of nature, loves connecting with others, and sees the significance of balancing mind, body, spirit. Remaining creative and curious about the healing process, Ellie is committed to encouraging positive change in the lives of her patients.
- Southwest Acupuncture College, Boulder, CO - MSOM Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs
- University of Colorado, Boulder, CO - Matriculated Pre-Health Molecular/Cellular/Developmental Biology
- University of Vermont, Burlington, VT - BA Fine Art and Art History
- NCCAOM board certified Diplomate of Oriental Medicine
- Advanced clinical training in the use of Nogier Auriculotherapy, Dr. Tan Balance Method, and Motor Point Therapy
- Adjunctive therapies including Moxibustion, Cupping, Gua Sha, and E-stim
What are your specialties?
Acupuncture and herbal prescriptions for stress management and psycho-emotional health, addiction recovery, acute and chronic pain management, women’s health and fertility concerns, and supportive care for optimal gastrointestinal function.
What do you like to treat and why?
I believe “health” describes a dynamic and integrated mind-body state that is shaped by both internal and external conditions. Because the environments within and around us are continually changing, maintaining good health is a continually evolving responsibility! In my work, I strive to promote optimal balance for my patients, meeting physical and emotional needs as they arise. I consider the total health of my patients, so I’m routinely investigating a variety of systems. Areas I’m often researching include (but definitely not limited to!): digestive health and nutrition, stress and psycho-emotional health, hormonal balance, and physiological and musculoskeletal function.
So more than “what,” I would say I most enjoy witnessing the positive changes that holistic medicine can bring an individual. It is truly a privilege to be a part of the process of cultivating wellness in others - from small, short-term goals to major, sweeping transformation!
How long have you been in Alaska and why did you move here?
I have been in Alaska since the beginning of September. I moved to practice in an exceptional clinic - that supports an incredible community - surrounded by an awesome landscape!
Where have you lived before Alaska?
Boulder, CO, Burlington, VT, Santa Fe, NM, and Boston, MA
A colorful variety of customer service and office admin gigs, from hardware store retail to medical office reception. Favorites (before acupuncturist) have been: art gallery manager; sample-board-maker for an Italian mosaics wholesale company; chocolate factory tour guide; and slide-maker for the UVM art history department.
Hobbies and other interests?
Painting, black & white film photography, hiking, listening to music, traveling, reading, writing, cooking and knitting!
Book or website recommendations for patients?
- The iChing
- Nourishing Wisdom by Marc David
- A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle