I began my acupuncture practice in July 2000 in Silver Spring, Md., near Washington, DC, where I practiced for three years prior to moving to Columbia, Mo., in December 2003. I completed my master’s degree at the Maryland University of Integrative Health in Columbia, Maryland and became nationally board certified (NCCAOM) as a Diplomate of Acupuncture. In 2024 I completed a professional three-year training in shamanic healing and added this to to the service offered by Lynn Maloney Acupuncture.

State-licensed to practice acupuncture, I also serve as Past President of the Acupuncture Association of Missouri. Originally from the Chicago area, my return to the Midwest has provided me with a community I am proud to be a part of. I am a member of the Acupuncture Advisory Panel which oversees licensure for acupuncture in the state of Missouri. I taught yoga for 15 years at Columbia’s first yoga studio, alleyCat Yoga.

My earlier training includes a bachelor’s degree in religious studies from the University of Illinois-Urbana and a master’s degree in the history of science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. During a three-year residency at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Lenox, Mass., I earned a certificate to teach Kripalu Yoga. I am also recognized by the Yoga Alliance as a registered yoga teacher.

My patients receive the benefit of my skills both as acupuncturist and yoga teacher. Often the tools of yoga assist my patients in learning how to better take care of themselves between treatments. Treatment involves more than acupuncture alone. It often includes simple suggestions and support for self-care tailored to each patient’s specific needs, interests and desire for healing.