Dr. Lea Kelley, DC, LAc, MTOM, DiplOM



Acupuncture is one of the oldest, most commonly used forms of medicine in the world. Originating in China more than 2,500 years ago, acupuncture is currently one of the most thoroughly researched, practiced, and respected forms of complementary medicine available anywhere.

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, your overall health is determined by the quality of the Qi (energy) flow through the natural pathways of your body (meridians). Acupuncture uses a variety of techniques, including placing very thin sterile needles into specific points on the body, to stimulate and improve your Qi flow. The many benefits of acupuncture include:

  • Pain reduction
  • Stress and tension relief, anxiety
  • Increased energy levels
  • Stronger digestion
  • Relief from bad habits and addictions, smoking cessation
  • Greater sense of overall health and well-being
  • Relief from stiffness, arthritis, joint injury, inflammation
  • Relief from colds, flu, sinus congestion and infection, Asthma
  • Headaches, dizziness
  • fertility
  • Improved circulation, normalize blood pressure




Auriculotherapy is a form of acupuncture using the ear as a microsystem (the outer ear called the auricle) to treat the whole body. There are recognized acupuncture points on the ear that a trained acupuncturist like Dr. Lea Kelley will use to stimulate with super tiny needles as your acupuncture session. 

Conditions affecting the physical, mental or emotional health of the patient are assumed to be treatable.  Besides anti-aging, pain relief, weight-loss/metabolism and smoking cessation, auriculotherapy is one of the most effective methods for drug addiction, stress and trauma as recognized by the the NADA (National  Acupuncture Detox Association). 


The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has a published medical study from the Medical Acupuncture Journal: “Auriculotherapy in Neurology as an Evidence-Based Medicine, A Brief Overview”. It was reported that various neurological conditions including but not limited to Dementia, Insomnia, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Sciatica, Migraine and others proved favorable. See the research paper HERE


Chinese Herbology

imageChinese herbal medicine is a 2,000 year old tradition using naturally occurring substances — including herbs — to enhance one's health and vitality. As opposed to Western medicine, the foundation of this approach is to support the body's natural self-healing mechanisms and abilities.

Since each patient has different needs, I carefully select and combine a variety of herbs that will synergistically blend together to achieve optimal results for your unique situation. I prescribe high-quality, professional-grade herbal medicines that are available only to qualified licensed professionals.


imageCupping has been a part of Chinese Medicine for over 2,500 years. It relieves aches and pains, improves circulation, and also helps with respiratory and digestive issues. I simply place a specialized "cup" onto specific points on your body, and then use suction to draw your skin up into the cups. It doesn't hurt — it simply draws fresh blood to that area of your body, which facilitates the cleansing and strengthening of your Qi (energy). The end result is a greater overall sense of health and well-being.


imageElectroacupuncture is a highly effective holistic treatment for pain, nausea, and chronic ailments. In practice, it is actually very similar to traditional acupuncture. Using the exact same system of Chinese Medicine, I insert very thin and sterile needles into specific points along the meridians of your body. I then attach the needles to a device that delivers gentle electrical pulses between two points. This helps restore the healthy flow of Qi (energy) through your body, removing any blockages and clearing out stagnant areas, thus creating a stronger and clearer experience of health and well-being.


imageMoxibustion is a Traditional Chinese Medicine technique that involves the burning of mugwort, a small, spongy herb, to facilitate healing and health. Moxibustion has been used for healing purposes throughout Asia for thousands of years. The purpose of moxibustion, as with most forms of Traditional Chinese Medicine, is to strengthen the blood, stimulate the flow of Qi (energy), and enhance your overall vitality and health.

Among other benefits, a landmark study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in 1998 found that 75.4% of women suffering from breech presentations before childbirth had fetuses that rotated to the normal position after receiving moxibustion at an acupuncture point on the bladder meridian.







It has been well-established that chiropractic renders positive outcomes for mechanical spine pain. DeVochet, et al. (2005), reported that 87% of chiropractic patients reported improvement. Leeman, et al. (2014), reported that 95% of chronic pain patients reported improvement. Shokri, et al. (2018), reported that 95% of sacroiliac joints, a primary pain generator in low-back pain, improved with manipulation (chiropractic spinal adjustments or CSA). But new in 2022, Yang, et al., verified through functional MRI (fMRI) that immediate changes in the brain involving pain and emotional and cognitive changes were achieved using CSA, reporting further diminishing chronic low-back pain in all patients, and supporting chiropractor visit frequency and improved results for patients.

Outcomes verified via fMRI

The above outcomes are all related to pain and do not consider the biomechanical changes in the spine that are necessary to “normalize” the pain generators.

These pain generators make up the mechanoreceptors and nociceptors. They are comprised of Pacinian corpuscles, Ruffini corpuscles, Golgi ligament organs, and the nociceptors found in the joint capsule and on the facets. The fMRI changes reported by Yang, et al. (2022), are a direct result of a CSA causing afferent innervation, as reported by Coronado, et al. (2012), from the mechanoreceptors and nociceptors into the lateral horn. According to Montero, et al. (2021), these evoke central sensitization with both primary and secondary hypoalgesia.

Chronic pain mechanisms

The pain mechanisms are a result of biomechanical failures and neurological compromise as described herein, which are a result of joint capsule (ligamentous) subfailures.

Chronic pain indicates a persistent biomechanical failure and a constant firing of the nociceptors and mechanoreceptors to the central nervous system. Chronic neck and low-back pain as reported by Herman, et al. (2021), “usually cannot be cured, but it can be managed” (pg. E62).


Chiropractic 444K times safer than surgery

According to Shokri, et al. (2018), “compared to common treatments for lumbar disc herniation, chiropractic care is 37,000 to 148,000 times safer than non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and 55,000 to 444,000 times safer than surgery.”

Whedon, Mackenzie, Phillips and Lurie (2015) reported on the safety in general of chiropractic patients and based their study on 6,669,603 subjects after the unqualified subjects had been removed from the study, with the total patient number accounting for 24,068,808 office visits. They concluded, “No mechanism by which SM [spinal manipulation] induces injury into normal healthy tissues has been identified” (Whedon, et al., 2015, p. 5). This study supersedes all the rhetoric about chiropractic and stroke and renders an outcome assessment to help guide the triage pattern of mechanical spine patients.


Note from Dr. Kelley:
In my years of experience, people have come to me with many types of pain. I have found that pain is not just local, it comes from an imbalance of the spine, spinal curve, posture, and sometimes from the patient’s gait (how someone walks). To get to the root of the problem, I also evaluate the patient’s diet, stress level, medication use, emotional state and their daily activities. In addition, I integrate a Chinese medicine and an acupuncture evaluation. These approaches are a perfect marriage to pain-relief and overall health and well-being.

I prefer manual manipulation (Chiropractic Manipulative Therapy) as my chiropractic therapy of choice which works beautifully right after each acupuncture session.

Above all, I like to meet each patient on his or her comfort level. Acupuncture or chiropractic can be done alone or as a single therapy.


Some of the techniques I use: 

Chiropractic Manipulative Therapy

Applied Kinesiology (A.K.)



Neuro Emotional Technique

N.E.T. is a powerful intervention that can assess and alleviate the internal stressors that are creating barriers to health and success.  It uses acupuncture points or organ points along with kinesiology muscle testing to find current and former emotional stressors to your physiology.

Blood Chemistry/Nutritional Analysis

Blood Nutrition (c) is a science-guided look at nutritional status of your own blood 


Your lab-tested blood is analyzed and various values are indicated.  From this information, your nutritional analysis may indicate the need for various nutrients.  The various organ systems involved are flagged and a nutritional program is customized for you to achieve nutritional balance.                                


Energy Light Rejuvenation Facials

ELR (tm) facials use microcurrent, color-light technology and the principles o Chinese

Medicine to bring your skin AND your natural energy systems of your body back into balance.  It is a non-invasive procedure with no side-effects!  Sessions include a customized frequency, intensity and color-light prescription, along with a cleansing mask and a neck and shoulder massage.  Add acupuncture needles on the body during the facial for an additional $50.00  What a deal!

Want to smooth fine lines, remove puffiness, reddness and bring a healthy glow to your skin literally right before your big event or big night out? Try a facial during your lunch hour or before your big interview!

Quantum Reflex Analysis

imageQRA (tm) is a combination of several therapies all rolled into one:

1. Nutritional/herbal therapy using acupuncture points directly to find deficiencies, infection and/or inflammation. Dose-specific.  Balances all organs AT THE SAME TIME where other systems do not.

2. Mud/Clay therapy as a local or meridian detox to remove interference to the function of your body. Can improve pain, inflammation, local infection, scar tissue, numbness and more. Customized testing done every visit.

3. Emotional Repolarization Technique: ID and repolarize the negative de-polarizing thought patterns and emotional trauma that may be impeding your progress physically or emotionally.

4. Electro Magnetic Frequency remediation.  Protect yourself from electromagnetic pollution.

5. Vastu - Improving the energetics of your home or office.

Please visit mud and clay therapy page for more information!

Far Infrared Sauna Therapy


All Organic skin-care, body products, herbs and foods

Frequency Specific Microcurrent

FSM can dramatically increase the body's ability to heal and repair itself.  It can increase the healing rate up to 5 times and do so safely and effectively. 

Every function in the human body is electrically based.  The electricity made inside your cells provides the power for your body.  When FSM is applied to the body (specific speeds- microamp range) it can help the body promote pain relief, relax muscles, reduce inflammation, dissolve scar tissue and improve healing.

Please see the FSM page.

Bemer Therapy

Vascular Therapy using the Bemer device specializes in enhancing the microcirculation throughout your entire body in just 8 minutes! 3/4 of your circulatory tree is micro-circulation (capillaries).  It is these vessels that reach the most remote and smallest parts of your body.  Capillaries can be so small that they only allow one blood cell through at a time.  By design, your mico-circulation is slow yet it's function is crucial to allow each cell to receive nutrients and to safely remove waste and toxins.  This process is fundamental for all metabolic processes in your body.  Your circulatory system also distributes hormones, immune cells and other signaling molecules.  This is where the Bemer comes into play.  Patients have reported improved heart function, kidney function, improved energy, pain relief, improved or elimination of numbness and tingling, etc. Call Dr. Lea Kelley for more information!image

Laboratory testing

Dr. Lea Kelley offers a variety of laboratory testing with interpretation and treatment/therapy recommendations.

As a Functional Medicine licensed practitioner, I highly recommend you look into sensitive laboratory testing that your General Practitioner or medical specialist is not aware of.  I have uncovered many underlying health issues with such testing that answered health challenges for patients. 

 Please see "Laboratory testing" page for more information