Naomi loves Chinese medicine for its ability to harmonize body, mind, and spirit, internally and with the natural world. It is truly a medicine that works to support health, as much as to prevent and heal disease.
When she is not working, Naomi practices Qigong, knits, reads, sings and dances, and plays with as many dogs, cats, llamas and horses as she can find. She lives in Boise, Idaho.
To learn more about her education, experience & service please look at Naomi’s curriculum vitae (PDF).
Naomi Jankowitz, LAc, is a licensed acupuncturist with a Master of Science degree in Oriental Medicine from Southwest Acupuncture College. She has been studying and practicing Chinese medicine since 1998. Along with acupuncture, Naomi uses nutritional therapy, herbal medicine, flower essences, and Qigong to help her patients achieve their goals.
In addition to her general practice, Naomi provided Chinese medicine to cancer patients at the Mountain States Tumor Institute, in Boise, Idaho, from 2006 to 2010, as a member of the hospital’s Integrative Medicine team. She completed beginning and advanced coursework in this specialty with Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital’s Integrative Medicine doctors and faculty. Working with cancer patients continues to be a passion, and one of her areas of expertise.
Naomi also provides acupuncture to enhance fertility and to support women undergoing Assistive Reproductive treatments. She sees these patients in her office, where she provides acupuncture and Chinese lifestyle advice, and at Idaho Center for Reproductive Medicine for acupuncture on the day of their embryo transfers. Naomi loves working with these growing families.
Naomi has been studying Qigong with Masters Liu He and Liu Dong, in their Ling Gui International Healing Qigong School, since 1999. She is certified to teach several forms, including Qigong to improve the immune system, Qigong to relieve anxiety and stress, Qigong to support female reproductive function, and Qigong for cancer prevention.
Why "Plum Blossom?"
In Chinese culture, the plum blossom symbolizes graceful strength, and the courage to endure through hardship. It is among the first flowers to appear each year, quietly heralding the end of winter and the stirrings of renewed life and the beginnings of spring. For me, the plum blossom represents the life force that lives in each of us. It is this energy that Chinese medicine taps into, to move us toward healing and growth.
"There is nothing you can see that is not a flower. There is nothing you can think that is not the moon." - Basho