Patrick Yoerger, L. Ac., LMT

Patrick Yoerger L.Ac., NCCAOM, LMT. Licensed Acupuncturist. Master of Acupuncture, Northwestern Health Sciences University (NHSU), 2014. Massage therapist, Eastwind School of Holistic Healing, 2003. During acupuncture school, Patrick worked as an intern in several settings in the Minneapolis area, including the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Pillsbury House Integrated Health Clinic, and Edith Davis Teaching Clinic. Patrick is certified in the Clean Needle Technique (CNT), and holds certification as an acupuncturist through the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). Patrick is also a Trigger Point therapist.

Prior to pursuing training in acupuncture, Patrick had a successful massage therapy practice in Iowa City for several years. As a massage therapist, Patrick specialized in myofascial trigger point therapy – treating pain conditions such as headaches, backaches, neck and shoulder pain, and plantar fasciitis. He also took continuing education in myofascial pain patterns and courses that explore the correlations between acupuncture points and myofascial trigger points, including dry needling techniques. He is an Associate Professional member of the National Association of Myofascial Trigger Point Therapists and an expert at identifying an treating myofascial pain and dysfunction. Now, as an acupuncturist, Patrick combines his knowledge of Traditional Chinese Medicine with his deep understanding of the human body, in order to treat a wide range of syndromes and disorders, including those recognized by the World Health Organization’s (WHO) 2003 report “Acupuncture: Review and analysis of Reports on Controlled Clinical Trials.” Patrick would be happy to work with the following conditions, as well as other chronic health problems.


Conditions listed in Who’s 2003 report:

  • headaches and migraines
  • muscle pain and stiffness
  • low back pain
  • neck and shoulder pain
  • sciatica
  • facial pain
  • TMD (temporomandibular dysfunction)
  • frozen shoulder
  • tennis elbow
  • knee pain
  • digestive disorders
  • nausea
  • postoperative pain
  • scar tissue reduction
  • depression and anxiety
  • post traumatic stress disorder
  • gynecological conditions

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