M.Ac., Dipl.Ac., L.Ac.
"My focus has always been the honoring of the individual's unique journey toward healing. My goal is to help individuals understand their physical challenges and strengths. I believe in empowering individuals to be the best they can be, whatever their situation may be."
In the 1980's, Catherine Travis, L.Ac. worked for 10 years with Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Clinics as a massage therapist practicing Trager Neuromuscular Re-integration.
Catherinewent on to complete her Master's Degree in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine, at the NW Institute of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine graduating in 1994. She then completed advanced training in Mental/emotional imbalances, chronic pain and sports injuries.
For 25+ years, Catherine has worked collaboratively with the conventional medical community:
- Acupuncture and the Treatment of Depression: National Institute of Health funded study, University of Arizona.
- Acupuncture and the Treatment of MS, Oregon Health Science University and Oregon College of Oriental Medicine.
INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE CLINICS:
- Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Clinic, Acupuncture, Harborview Medical Center. Seattle, WA.
- Chronic pain and PTSD Clinic, Acupuncture clinic, Harborview Medical Center.
- Acupuncture clinic within Student Health Clinic, U of A.
- Fertility clinics: Acupuncture Pre and Post IVF. Oregon, Phoenix/Scottsdale
Catherine contributed to her profession, in the role of Dean of Clinical Studies for the Master's and Doctoral degree programs at the Oregon College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Here she was responsible for the oversight of 1,000 patients visits a month, 100 student interns and clinical faculty.
She was also a member of the clinical faculty and taught:
- Advanced Clinical Acupuncture: Pain, Digestive disorders, Depression/Anxiety.
- Trigger Point Therapy. Acupuncture Master's Degree Program. 1997 WA, 2004 OR.
In private practice, she continues her passion working collaboratively with Primary Care physicians, Physical Therapists, Rheumatologists, Pain Specialists, Mental Health practitioners and Fertility Clinics and Sports Medicine Doctors.
Catherine is licensed by the state of Arizona and National Board Certified. She is also trained in Mindfulness meditation and has been practicing Buddhist meditation for 30+ years.
Catherine splits her practice between Arizona and Oregon, and is available at ilumina periodically throughout the year.
MSOM, Dipl. O.M., L.Ac.
Ann Rea has been a part of the ilumina team since 2011. She is a Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac.) in the state of Arizona with a Masters Degree in Oriental Medicine and a nationally board certified Diplomat in Oriental Medicine (Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine) with the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). She received additional advanced training in China at the Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine where she focused her studies on acupuncture, tui na, and Chinese herbal prescriptionology.
Ann has a Bachelors Degree in Biology from Defiance College and a Masters Degree in Health Services Administration from Arizona State University. Before becoming a Chinese medicine practitioner she worked in medical administration for 17 years. Her knowledge of Western medical science coupled with training in Traditional Chinese Medicine allows Ann to integrate the best of what each can offer.
Ann’s primary role at ilumina is as an acupuncturist in the on call rotation to attend pre- and post-transfer services at the Reproductive Endocrinology clinics in the Valley. She also fills in at ilumina for our practitioners while they are out of the office. Ann creates a healing and relaxing environment for her patients while providing excellent acupuncture and Chinese medical care.
M.Ac., Dipl.Ac., L.Ac.
"Acupuncture is my passion. I’ve spent the last 15 years watching it restore health and change lives. In 2013, I was drawn to reinvent my acupuncture practice by pursuing a degree in nursing with the desire to better learn the language of western medicine and bridge the gap between the two worlds. I look forward to focusing my practice on women’s health and expanding my repertoire of treatment options to provide truly holistic care."
Jennifer received a Bachelor’s degree from Northern Arizona University in 1995 and a Master’s degree in Acupuncture from Bastyr University in 1999. She has been nationally certified by the NCCAOM and licensed in Arizona since 1999. In the fall of 2014 Jennifer will complete her Associate’s Degree in Nursing and receive her R.N. Jennifer plans to continue on to a Master’s program in Nurse Midwifery and Doctorate in Nursing Practice in January of 2015.
Jennifer is mother to Hutton, 13, Lucas, 10 and Elie, 8. She is a founding member of the 22q11 Family Support Group of Arizona that recently assisted in opening a specialty clinic for 22q11DS at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. Jennifer is a member of the American Holistic Nurses Association and the President of the National Student Nurse Association- Everest College Phoenix chapter. Favorite quote: "Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can!" Rev. John Wesley.
Jennifer’s primary role at ilumina is as an acupuncturist in the clinic and in the on call rotation to attend pre- and post-transfer services at the Reproductive Endocrinology clinics in the Valley. Jennifer creates a healing and relaxing environment for her patients while providing excellent acupuncture and Chinese medical care.
M.AC., DIPL.AC., L.AC.
“I am moved and enriched by the oftentimes profound results of acupuncture. After nearly 20 years in practice I am still in awe of the wonders of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. To gently facilitate the unique healing process of each person ranging from easing physical and emotional pain to facilitating the miracle of birth, it seems the healing powers of these practices are infinite.”
Kelley has had a life long interest in the healing arts. At the age of 17, she experienced a single acupressure session that solved a chronic woman’s health issue. From that moment, she was fascinated with Chinese Medicine and it’s incredible healing powers.
10 years later, while studying Shiatsu and Massage she sought out acupuncture treatment, for the first time, to help recover from an emergency surgery. That one acupuncture treatment helped her dramatically. Those two experiences redirected her life. She knew she had to learn the ancient arts of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine.
After two years studying bodywork she went on to formally learn the discipline of Acupuncture. What has continued to fascinate Kelley is the depth of Chinese Medicine. It is a never-ending source of grace, wonder and knowledge. It can sometimes be miraculous yet often subtle…thus is the richness of it.
Kelley has been in the healing arts since 1992 and practicing Acupuncture full time since 1997. She has operated a private practice without compromise to her values since 1998. She focuses on the mind/body/spirit paradigm treating each person uniquely and holistically. Many of her first patients have continued their wellness treatments from Kelley since that beginning. She is also on Andrew Weil’s Integrative Medicine referral list.
Her education includes a B.A. from New York University (with honors); a graduate of Swedish Institute (NYC); and a Masters in Acupuncture from the Traditional Acupuncture Institute (Maryland University of Integrated Health). She feels blessed and honored to be able to work with others helping them achieve health and well being. Kelley is State and Nationally certified.
Kelley is exited to be part of ilumina to help facilitate the miracle of birth.