Doug Blanchard, B.S., M.Cm., L.Ac.
Doug is the co-owner and practitioner of
Cups & Needles Acupuncture, LLC. He is trained in
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) which encompasses
an array of modalities, not just acupuncture.
Some modalities that are included: Chinese herbal medicine,
dietary therapy, cupping, moxabustion,
Tui Na (Chinese medical massage), Tai Chi,
Qi Gong and Gua Sha.
Doug acquired experiences in various clinics during his studies at Northwestern Health Sciences University and American Academy of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine including University Health Services at Northwestern, UMMC hospital, acute rehab and post-surgery, and AAAOM Clinic in Roseville, MN.
Upon completing his BS in Psychology at Iowa State University, Doug went on to complete his Masters in Oriental Medicine at the American Academy of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. He is certified in Clean Needle Technique through the Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (CCAOM).
Some fun facts about Doug. He is a Third Degree Black Belt/Second Level Master in the Chinese Martial Art "Li Jia Tao Chan Kung Fu." Before his background in TCM, Doug was an electrician for 10 years. Doug has carried the knowledge that he has gained from doing electrical work to TCM. "The body is like a power plant, everything needs to work together to run smoothly. When one thing fails, everything fails." "I just have to find the break in the wire (Acupuncture Channel), repair or take out the bad spot (Tonify or Reduce), and help the electricity (Energy) move better."