At Aligned Modern Health, we treat every patient as an individual. All of our Acupuncturists have extensive experience in treating a variety of conditions and all hold a Masters or Doctorate degrees in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine from the top acupuncture schools in the world.
License/title and certifications:
- Doctorate of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine from Pacific College of Health and Science Chicago
- NCCAOM board-certified in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine
- Licensed Acupuncturist in the state of Illinois
- Bachelor of Arts in Telecommunications with a minor in the Spanish Language from Indiana University Bloomington
About Dr. Wetzel
Dr. Brittany Wetzel, L.Ac., DACM, Dipl.OM graduated with her bachelor’s degree from Indiana University Bloomington. After several years of working in marketing in Chicago, she decided to switch gears when she realized she wanted to work in a profession more aligned with her values of helping people, holistic healing and connecting with the natural world. Through a series of fortunate events, she was connected with Chinese Medicine and decided to pursue her Doctorate of Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine at the Pacific College of Health and Science in Chicago. Since then, her passion for this beautiful medicine and helping others on their healing journey has only expanded. She is currently enrolled in the White Pine Institute Graduate Mentorship Program to further expand her knowledge in Classical Chinese Medicine diagnostics and herbal medicine.
Dr. Wetzel has a particular interest in women’s health, helping patients in their health journeys with reproductive health, fertility, pregnancy, postpartum and beyond! She also enjoys treating pain and stress/anxiety!
Q&A WITH DR. WETZEL
What are you most passionate about professionally? Personally?
Professionally, I am passionate about empowering people to really connect with themselves and play an active role in their health and healing. I believe Chinese Medicine is a beautiful way to help initiate and facilitate our connection with our mind, body and spirit.
Personally, I am passionate about food/cooking, my plant babies, spending time in nature and jamming to music. I am a huge foodie and love to experience cuisines from all cultures and parts of the world but my favorite thing is to cook! Interacting with all of the beautiful flavors, textures and colors brings such joy to my heart, especially when cooking and eating with family and friends. Weekly family cooking sessions are a must for me!
My houseplants are my newer passion since April 2020. The joy that is derived from taking care of and watching my beautiful plants grow is immense! They are so cute and each has their own personalities and temperaments as they are truly individual living beings! Such a fun way to connect with nature from inside my home
I truly feel like if I don’t spend time in nature with the sun on my face, amongst trees, plants and chirping birds that I’m missing out on something huge, I get major FOMO. There’s something about enjoying the outdoors, whether in the mountains, the forest, the countryside or in the city that makes me feel so whole and happy!
And finally…is there anything better than moving and grooving to great jams? I think not. Extra points if it’s live music.
What three traits define you?
Vivacious, empathetic, introspective
What would you do even if you didn’t get paid to do it?
National Geographic nature photographer OR owner/sommelier of a natural wine bar (has snacks too) that is preferably located in Paris in the 11th.
What are you surprisingly good at?
Making bread and karaoke
What’s one thing you couldn’t live without?
My morning routine — a cup of hot water and reading/journaling while I wake up followed by qi gong!
What’s the biggest proof that you’re good at what you do?
Not only that my patients keep coming back but that they come back with learned insights about themselves and their health through our treatments.
What’s your biggest accomplishment?
Making a huge career change and going after a profession I’m passionate about.
Everyone here is so kind and knowledgeable! I have never loved any healthcare location like I love Aligned Modern Health!
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