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Holistic Healthcare Through Traditional Chinese Medicine

Anima Acupuncture and Healing Arts, LLC is the optimal experience for holistic healthcare through Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in the Cedar Valley area, run by Christey Sharpshair, LAc. The core modalities she uses are TCM therapies including acupuncture, cupping, food and herbal therapy in a patient-centered, integrative approach to health and well-being for anyone and everyone. She seeks to know your individual health story and achieve the best possible outcomes on your terms, and her primary goal is to create a treatment plan tailored to your individual needs, activities, and other healthcare options of your choice to recover and maintain your best life.

About Christey Sharpshair, LAc

Christey Sharpshair is a licensed acupuncturist from Marshalltown, Iowa, and received her bachelor of arts in Religion and Philosophy at Coe College in 2013. She then went on to graduate valedictorian and Summa Cum Laude from Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington, Minnesota in 2016 with a master’s degree in Oriental Medicine, learning both eastern and western medical modalities and interning for 2 years in a variety of medical settings.

She has worked with HIV-positive and underserved populations at the Aliveness Project and Pillsbury House in Minneapolis working with medication side effects, mental health, digestive and hormonal irregularity, and pain. She has administered post-operative pain, nausea, and anxiety relief at Regions and Woodwinds hospitals in the Twin Cities area, and she has worked with a variety of other populations at on-campus clinics throughout her 3-year training. Altogether, she has over 3,000 hours of in class and practical training in acupuncture and Oriental medicine. Today she practices acupuncture in the Cedar Rapids area at The Therapeutic Collective.

Christey enjoys playing ultimate frisbee, biking, and board games in her free time, as well as spending time with her cat, Lila.