Hey! My name is Elizabeth, but everyone calls me Lisa.
A little background on me: I grew up in
Elgin, Illinois, so I am not unfamiliar to the Midwest winters. As
a child I loved taking care of others including my younger brother
and knew whatever profession I chose would also revolve around
I became acquainted with acupuncture in my teenage years after a
soccer accident. I had torn a few tendons in my ankle and the
orthopedist put me in an air cast to heal. My mother, who has
always been health conscious, dietarily and environmentally, took
me to her chiropractor who was licensed in acupuncture. I had never
had acupuncture and since I hated needles was a little scared, but
to my dismay I barely felt the needles. The acupuncture helped me
heal in a more than timely fashion because when I went for a
check-up, the orthopedist couldn't believe how fast I was healing.
Ever since then I knew I was hooked. After that I would go to the
acupuncturist when I had sinus infections or colds and especially
when I was in pain!
My career path has led me down many avenues but after the
company I was working for was laying people off including myself, I
knew there was no better time to follow my dream. That's when I
looked up National. My chiropractor graduated from National and
highly recommended the university. I started in late 2005,
enrolling first in the bachelor's program and soon after in the
MSOM program. I met my boyfriend, who is now my husband, in the
bachelor's program and we moved to Glen Ellyn. We love the
Chicagoland area because there are so many things to do, places to
shop and a variety of restaurants.
At National, I have taken a variety of classes in eastern and
western medicine and biomedical sciences. The integration of the
two really benefits the students and prepares them for a world that
is accustomed to conventional western care. That's why I chose
National because my professors are at the top of their field and
have the knowledge and experience to share with us.
Enjoy my journey as I continue through the trimesters and don't
hesitate to email me if you ever have questions.