Donna Huber is a Diplomate of Acupuncture (Dipl.Ac.) and Diplomate of Chinese Herbal Medicine (Dipl.C.H.) certified through the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM.org). She received her four-year Master of Science in Chinese Medicine in 2002 while living in Santa Fe, NM. Donna also completed a clinical internship in China at the Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. She is a Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac.) in the state of Nebraska.
Donna came to study Chinese medicine during her own struggle with fertility. It was her OB/GYN in Santa Fe who suggested she turn to acupuncture, saying, “I have no idea how it works, I just know that it works!” Donna and her husband began receiving acupuncture treatments, taking Chinese herbs, and making major lifestyle changes. With commitment and discipline, their health and overall well-being began to improve exponentially. As she became enlightened and empowered by her own health and wellness, Donna soon realized that she needed to help others to take charge of their bodies and their health! Through a difficult and painful path, she experienced a shift in focus that led her to attend Chinese Medical School and emerge as a new being. Donna gave birth to Thirteen Moons Acupuncture in February 2003.
Donna is a qualified practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine with special training in female and male reproductive health. Donna has worked extensively with Dr. Randine Lewis, author of the bestselling book The Infertility Cure. In addition to specializing in reproductive health, Donna also focuses on digestive health, emotional health, stress reduction, and acute and chronic pain management. She has been studying Human Mind, Body and Spirit for 53 years and loves to teach people how to take care of and be responsible for themselves!
Donna lives in Omaha, NE, with Tracy, her husband of 21 years, and their dog, Jasper. Donna loves being outside in nature, gazing at the stars with her telescope and spending time on self-improvement. When not running her business and seeing her beloved patients, she can be found in her hammock devouring classical Chinese medicine texts, or tapping away on the computer, writing her life story.
Lori J. Holland is a Diplomate of Oriental Medicine (Dipl.O.M.), certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in Acupuncture (NCCAOM.org). She received her Master’s Degree in Oriental Medicine from the Florida College of Integrative Medicine and her Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature from Chestnut Hill College. Lori is certified in Balance Method Acupuncture, Tui-Na and Aromatherapy. Her specialites include: internal medicine, emotional health, facial rejuvenation, Qi Gong and essential oils. Lori J. Holland is a Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac) in the state of Nebraska.
Lori discovered acupuncture and herbs after many years of trying other natural medicine and healing therapies to treat her Sjogren’s Syndrome and came out of her first acupuncture treatment profoundly changed physically, mentally, and emotionally. That’s when she knew that Chinese Medicine was her calling. Everything clicked in place, she studied the medicine and is now entirely devoted and committed to helping patients become their best selves. Regardless of the ailment, Lori believes that patients have the power to make a positive change in their lives, that they can choose health and begin to take the actions necessary to feeling better. Lori believes there is a solution to feeling better, enjoying life and living comfortably on a daily basis. Her motto is believe, balance, become.
Prior to moving to Nebraska, Lori owned her own practice in Pennsylvania where she treated patients in the privacy and comfort of their own homes for a variety of health ailments. Having grown up in a small town of 2000 people, Lori was impressed by the country feel of Omaha, it’s many outdoor recreational areas, and was immediately taken in by its warm and friendly residents. The moment she walked into Thirteen Moons, she felt a homelike sensation wash over her and she knew this was a haven for healing that she wanted to join; a place she could put her Chinese Medicine skills to use and be of service to the Omaha community.
Lori grew up in the mountains and has been observing and studying nature for 40+ years. She is deeply rooted to the earth, its seasons, its patterns and its rhythms. Her background gives her insight into the interconnectedness of all living beings and how to view the human body as a microcosm of the universe. Given her small town roots, Lori also recognizes the strength found in community and having a support system that both anchors and nourishes.
In her spare time, Lori can be found riding her bike or hiking. When the weather isn’t optimal, she is reading, spending time with loved ones, and engaging her brain in everything that catches her interest.
John Hurt is a Diplomate of Acupuncture (Dipl.Ac.) and certified through the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM.org). He received his four-year Master of Science in Oriental Medicine in 2015. He is a Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac.) in the state of Nebraska and an active member of the Nebraska Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Association. John also has a B.S. in Business from UNO, and a B.S. in Ed. from Peru State College.
John is a T’ai Chi Chuan and Qigong exercise instructor since 2012 and teaches Tai Chi introductory courses to the Livestrong Cancer Support groups at his local YMCA. His many life experiences help him to listen to and empathize with his patients. He found many answers to his own struggles while studying Traditional Chinese Medicine.
John’s journey to acupuncture began with his dog, named Buster. Buster was a Border Collie and was in the geriatric stage of life. He was beginning to experience painful degenerative back issues. He was treated by a Holistic veterinarian with acupuncture and supplements. Through a series of treatments, Buster was able to regain his mobility without pain and went on to live the remaining years of his life pain free and enjoying a typical dog’s life.
John equated his experience with Buster to the realization that his own body was beginning to break down while he was working his remodeling and construction business. It was at that point that he decided to divert his energies to going back to school to study Traditional Chinese Medicine and become an Acupuncturist. He wanted to help himself and others to realize the power and healing of bringing the body and mind to a more balanced state using the theories of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
John focuses on acute and chronic pain management, emotional health, and stress management. He has been trained in many types of acupuncture including but not limited to auricular therapy, abdominal, electrical stimulation, scalp, and facial. He is currently studying Tung style acupuncture. He also has been trained in Moxibustion, Cupping, Gua Sha, Tui Na Anmo and various muscle melting techniques. John is excited to join Thirteen Moons and is looking forward to using his talents and knowledge to serve the community.
John is a native of Omaha, NE. He lives here with his wife, Jonna. Together they have four boys and Standard Poodles. John enjoys fishing off his boat, hiking, riding his bike, and football.
A Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac.) has typically obtained a three- to four-year Master’s-level degree or diploma from a school approved by ACAOM (Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine) and is awarded the Dipl. Ac. (Diplomate in Acupuncture) upon successful examination by the NCCAOM (National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine), the national standard used for licensing in most states. For a list of approved schools and colleges for acupuncture training, contact the U.S. Department of Education, the Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, or the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.
Acupuncture should only be administered by a practitioner who has specific training in this field, due to risk of improper needling, inadequate understanding of Eastern Medical diagnostic procedures (such as tongue and pulse diagnosis), transmission of disease, or ethical violations. For more information, or to find a qualified practitioner in your area, visit the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine or the American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.