Montserrat Gonzalez, L.Ac, MSOM
Founder, Practitioner - Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine
Montserrat’s first experience with acupuncture was after a training injury caused a brief loss of control of her legs that led to terrible sciatica in both legs. As a Pilates and Meridian Flexibility trainer, Montserrat specialized in corrective biomechanics to correct pain patterns. She worked alongside a physical therapist, working with people in chronic pain and providing her services to assist in their therapy process. Even with her expertise, nothing she did physically brought any relief. That was when a close friend suggested she try acupuncture. After the first session, she experienced an immediate response in the pain levels and sciatica. She thought it was interesting that putting small pins in her hands and feet would help her back. It was also amazing to her that over the course of her treatment, her anxiety and sensitive digestion improved with her acupuncture and herbal therapies, even though she was being treated for her sciatic pain.
After experiencing burn out in the fitness industry, she started to consider how she could learn to help people in the same way she had been helped. It was her experience with acupuncture that led her to study Traditional Chinese Medicine at Texas Health and Science University in Austin, Texas. She received her Bachelor and Master of Science in Oriental Medicine. Montserrat is nationally certified as a Diplomat of Oriental Medicine by the National Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and is a board certified Herbalist. She currently sits on the board as treasurer for the Missouri Acupuncture Association and is active in raising the standards for Traditional Chinese Medicine in Missouri. She is also passionate about continuing her education and skill set and is an avid learner of the newest techniques to improve the quality and efficiency of her care.