Valerie Stallbaumer, LAc, MSOM
Valerie Stallbaumer is a state licensed, nationally certified acupuncturist who has been practicing acupuncture and Oriental medicine full-time since September 1997. She graduated from one of the top colleges, the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, in June 1997 with a master’s degree. Coursework included Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), as well as topics in Japanese and Korean medicines, and many topics in Western medicine.
Prior to pursuing the complementary medicine degree, she worked as a research associate at the Oregon Health & Sciences University in Portland, Oregon. Previously, she had earned a Master of Science degree in biology, chemistry and education from the University of Oregon. She taught chemistry, physics and biology at the secondary level for eight years.
In 1990, Valerie was diagnosed with acute post-viral fatigue after suffering years of chronic health problems. After several months of unsuccessful medical treatments, a friend suggested that Valerie try acupuncture. Within weeks of the acupuncture and herbal therapies, she recovered.
Valerie continued to follow the advice of diet and lifestyle changes that were suggested and has maintained good health since then. She enjoys gardening, photography, folk dancing, hiking, traveling, and helping others learn healthy life choices.
She is a member of the National Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and is active in the Iowa Association of Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture (IAOMA).
Specialty: Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
Affiliation: Story County Medical Center
Joined Story Medical in: 2000
Certifications: National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
Education & Accomplishments: Valerie earned an MAcOM in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in Portland, Oregon, and a Master of Science degree in Biology, Chemistry and Education from the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon.