About Heidi Botnick O’Hare, L.Ac
There are a few things that pulled me into studying acupuncture and chinese medicine. Since I was young, I’ve always had a fascination of the healing power of plants and herbs, and often gravitated toward more natural products. It intuitively made sense to me.
In my late 20’s I came to a crossroads in my life and realized that a career change was imperative to my happiness. I knew I wanted to go into some branch of medicine. While exploring all the various avenues I could take I kept coming back to Acupuncture.
The holistic approach deeply resonated with me.
The philosophy of treating the whole person, not just a body part made so much sense to me. The idea that everything is connected and one bodily function can affect another and then another rang so true. The opportunity to study herbs fit right in with my growing interest in plants and herbs. At the time I also sought out acupuncture for migraines and was blown away by the relief I got.
It was years later that I believe Chinese medicine had the most impact on my life.
Around 2011 I started to have health issues and was diagnosed with an autoimmune condition. It was eye opening in a myriad of ways, both for what Acupuncture and Chinese medicine can and can’t do for autoimmune disorders. I know without a doubt that my knowledge and understanding of the medicine as a practitioner led me to the right resources and help to get better, and overcome my condition.
Since working hard to get my health back, I’ve never felt better in my life, so much that I was able to get pregnant and have a healthy son at 42 years old. If I hadn’t chosen this field of work, I strongly question where my health would be right now. I also strongly believe that my journey in getting my health back naturally was so I could help others suffering from similar conditions that walk through my clinic door in growing numbers everyday. I’m a walking example that a holistic approach to getting back your health is key and it works!
Heidi Botnick O’Hare Training & Credentials:
I am an NCCAOM certified acupuncturist licensed in the state of New Hampshire. I graduated from the Tri-State College of Acupuncture (TSCA), one of the oldest acupuncture schools in the United States, in New York City in 2006. TSCA was unique in that we learned 3 styles of acupuncture and the training was very hands on.
That hands on approach was so invaluable and taught us skills that I have honed over the years and are integral to providing optimal relief to my patients. I’ve been in practice for 11 years now.
I moved to New Hampshire in 2013 for a healthier and quieter lifestyle after living and working in Brooklyn, NY for 12 years.