Dr. Emmert has highly specialized training in three areas of medicine- chronic pain conditions, anti-aging medicine and weight loss. With chronic pain, Lishanna is constantly refining skills with classes and seminars. She is currently studying neuropuncture and dry needling to alleviate chronic pain. With regards to regenerative medicine, Lishanna utilizes cosmetic acupuncture, Celluma light therapy, hair mineral analysis for optimal aging, and scar repair. She spearheaded and participates in in-house stem cell therapy programs for joint regeneration and overall wellness. Lishanna is a certified provider of the Metabolic Balance program for functional weight loss, and has helped dozens of patients lose weight, clear inflammation, reverse metabolic syndrome and improve heart health.
In the clinic, Lishanna incorporates a wide array of tools for treating chronic health challenges including acupuncture, electrical stimulation, dry needling, cupping and gua sha manual therapies, celluma light therapy, functional nutrition and weight loss, whole food supplementation and herbal therapies, lab diagnostic testing and analysis, and meditation and qi gong exercise protocols. In her clinical experience, Lishanna has found that many ailments are caused by multiple factors, and must be met on many levels for full resolution.
Lishanna has extensive eduction functioning as a bridge between Chinese Medicine, Functional Nutrition, and Conventional Western Medicine. She is happy to collaborate with practitioners of all philosophies, and is also capable of working as a health team coordinator, evaluating all systems and making referrals as needed. She will leave no stone unturned in determining the cause of imbalances, and is willing to be as committed to your healing journey as you are.
Lishanna’s health education started when she earned a Bachelor’s of Arts in Holistic Health from Fairhaven College in Bellingham, Washington. She then moved to Santa Cruz and earned both her Master's and Doctoral Degrees in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Five Branches University, an eight year process. Here she received extensive training in acupuncture, herbal remedies, massage, medical nutrition, and qigong. Lishanna is blessed to have studied with some of the finest Doctors of Chinese Medicine and QiGong in the Bay Area and in China. She is dedicated ongoing research and classes, and finds great joy in tackling tough cases.
Below is a short list of the types of ailments Dr. Lishanna has had success in treating-
- Chronic Pain from ailments such as frozen shoulder, sciatica, low back pain, neck pain, sports injuries and musculoskeletal disorders, arthritis, fibromyalgia, regional pain disorders
- Digestive Disorders such as acid reflux, peptic ulcers, GERD, gastritis, IBS, IBD, food allergies and sensitivities, celiac sprue, Crohn's Disease, chronic constipation, leaky gut and SIBO, and gall stones.
- Disorders of energy and sleep including anxiety, depression, insomnia, restless leg syndrome, chronic fatigue, adrenal fatigue, and sympathetic dominance
- Migraine Headaches
- Skin issues such as itching, psoriasis, acne, eczema, herpes, and scars
If you feel Lishanna may be able to help you with your healing journey, please call and set up an appointment. If you have further questions or concerns before pursuing treatment, she would be happy to do a complimentary phone consultation. Call 831-464-1605 for details.
“Forty years ago I experienced acupuncture for the first time, and have been utilizing acupuncture services ever since to enhance my body’s healing process for many conditions. I have seen a number of practitioners over four decades, ranging from practitioners I would not recommend at all, to master practitioners I fully trust, and would gladly see others assisted by them! Lishanna is one of the latter- a profoundly gifted practitioner. Recently I suffered a bout of horrendous, painful sciatica in my left leg; never before in my life had I felt anything like it! It lasted months and months. I was seeing a physical therapist, but a friend recommended I also consider doing acupuncture with Lishanna. I did, for 5 sessions, and am now convinced she is “fully assisted by revered ancestors”. My experience was deep, restorative, and I am now fully recovered, with no pain whatsoever. I highly recommend her as a master acupuncture practitioner!” -Christina Pearson