Director of Acupuncture
Lamya is NCCAOM certified in Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, and Traditional Oriental Medicine. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Scripps College in Chemistry and Physics and a Master of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine and Doctorate of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. She received her Diplomate in Oriental Medicine (Dipl. OM) from the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). Lamya’s 4-year Master’s program emphasized acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, and western biomedicine. Her subsequent 2-year Doctoral program focused on studying the classical texts of Traditional Chinese Medicine, the medical language itself, and honing clinical skills by studying with pioneers in the field. It also emphasized leadership and training in integrative medicine. She was fortunate to study with world renowned practitioners and authors Drs. Giovanni Maciocia and Jill Blakeway. While completing her doctorate she conducted and published original research on the role of integrating acupuncture and chiropractic medicine to treat chronic pain. In addition to being the Director of Acupuncture at Aligned Modern Health she is an Associate Professor at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. She has been a member of the Illinois Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ILAAOM) for nine years, the last five as Vice-President and President, promoting awareness of the medicine and protecting the rights of Acupuncturists in Illinois. Her clinical interests range from treating pain, digestive health, neurological disorders, mental health, women’s health, infertility, as well as maternity and post-partum care. In her free time, she enjoys rollerblading, playing basketball, crossword puzzles, and spending time with her family.