The Wyoming Acupuncture Society (WAS) is a professional non-profit association dedicated to the safe practice of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in Wyoming. Our organization is made up of practicing Acupuncturist members and non-practicing supporting members. Our goals are to promote education and understanding of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and to ensure the safety of the public, practitioners and the profession.
MEET OUR MEMBERS
Learn more about the Acupuncture practitioners in your community
“I LOVE MY JOB. Does it get better than helping people in a place you love, while listening to old country tunes?” Alish Bynum, MSOM, L.Ac. is a seasoned acupuncturist and herbalist who specialized in pain relief, women’s health and emotional wellness. She has been working since 2013 as an acupuncturist in Wyoming. As a rural practitioner she has treated everything from allergies to getting kicked by a heifer.
Alisha graduated at the top of her class in Graphic Design at Montana State University and advanced from designer to creative director within a few short years. After 10 years of marketing and design, she was inspired to pursue the study of acupuncture after the loss of a close friend. Alicia saw the lack of palliative and natural health care resources after her friend became ill, this led to a shift in focus from fine art to the healing arts.
Using a synergy between creativity and care, Alisha applies communication and problem solving skills to serve her patients compassionately, concisely and creatively. Her goal is to create genuine and positive changes in her patients’ lives. Over the last spring and summer Alisha worked with 4 women concerning fertility issues that resulted in 4 pregnancies. “Helping to grow families is one of the greatest joys of my job.”
A Wyoming native, Alisha has lived in Montana, Colorado, Texas and travelled the globe including Central America, Canada and Europe. But she has always returned home, finding she can’t shake her unbridled love of the Wyoming life, landscape and the hard-working, down-to-earth folks who live here.
Alisha graduated from Southwest Acupuncture College in 2013 with a Master’s of Oriental Medicine degree. She is certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine. Formally the secretary, she is now President of the Wyoming Acupuncture Society, which has been key to passing state regulatory law and perpetuation the practice of acupuncture throughout Wyoming.
If you don’t find Alisha in her office, you might see her out on Wyoming’s back roads-exploring and meeting folks. She likes to fly fish, hike, ride horses and paddle board-anything that gets her outside.
You can schedule a visit with Alisha in Casper, by calling 307 577 2929 .
Soleiana is a native to Lander, Wyoming where she grew up on her family’s cattle ranch just south of town. She was able to experience the benefits of acupuncture first hand when she travelled to China, Tibet and Nepal. After her adventures abroad, she returned inspired to study herbal medicine and natural health care.
Soleiana wanted to work one-on-one with people to help them achieve their greatest health and well being. Growing up on a ranch, being dependent on nature and connected to the rhythms of the seasons, she naturally understood this common sense approach to well-being that is fundamental to Chinese Medicine. She graduated from the Southwest Acupuncture College in 2011 with a Masters in Science of Oriental Medicine and continues to feel a strong connection and commitment to the well-rounded, holistic perspective Chinese Medicine offers.
Her mission and purpose is to help others find relief from their dis-ease and empower individuals to achieve their fullest health potential. Whether it be pain relief, stress management or treating mood disorders, Soleiana is dedicated to supporting the body and mind throughout the healing process. She is always striving to learn more and embody what she teaches on a day-to-day basis.
At her office, Soleiana specializes in pain conditions and reproductive health. Outside of the office, she loves spending time with all of her animals and most of all, being horseback in the mountains with her husband.
Call to schedule an appointment with Soleiana at her office located at 164 South 10th Street, in Lander.
In the state of Wyoming, the practice of Acupuncture has been unregulated in the past. This meant anyone could call themselves an acupuncturist, whether they had actual training or not. The WAS wants to ensure that everyone is in safe hands when they go to see an acupuncture practitioner. The WAS has worked hard and has now been successful in getting legislation passed to guarantee any Acupuncturist or practitioner of Oriental Medicine has met minimum requirements before they are licensed by the State of Wyoming.
PLEDGE YOUR SUPPORT
WYOMING ACUPUNCTURE SOCIETY needs your help!
Bill #165 has been passed by the State of Wyoming Legisature! But Wyoming Acupuncture Society still needs your support. We continue to have legal and lobbist expenses to be paid.
We welcome any support you may be able to give us. Advocacy from patients, friends & family has been crucial for our success and we thank you!
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