It’s time to welcome a new addition to Flagstaff’s small business community. A recent arrival from California, Allison Howard is a licensed acupuncturist whose experience encompasses both alternative and more traditional approaches to chronic pain and women’s health issues. She has an orthopedic specialty, is board certified by the National Board of Acupuncture Orthopedics and also has a background in sports massage and craniosacral therapy.
Using skills developed in her studies in China, Taiwan and Bali, Howard brings her own understanding of Chinese medicine to Flagstaff. “There’s something about going right to the source of the medicine that dramatically shifted my practice. I began using traditional Chinese techniques that powerfully enhanced my results and the herbal study there really expanded and deepened my approach to herbal medicine”. After being on staff at Providence Tarzana hospital for over 10 years, in addition to her private practice, Howard is happy to have a chance to focus solely on her practice here in Flagstaff. “I loved working in the hospital, but private practice allows me the opportunity to create a really beautiful environment for healing to unfold and the time and space to work much more deeply”.
Leaving a successful practice in Los Angeles was difficult to do but the benefits are obvious to Howard and her husband, John Watkins, MD, a board certified pain management and spinal specialist. “This was really a quality of life issue and we are both so grateful for the sense of community, clean air and stunningly beautiful surroundings. I find the sense of peace and vibrancy that the area gives to me flows into my practice of Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture”.
Allison Howard, L.Ac.
Diplomate of Acupuncture and Herbology 2104 North 3rd Street
Flagstaff, AZ 86004