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ABOUT US

Things to Look for in
an Acupuncturist

What training have you received?
Our acupuncturists are dedicated to a lifetime of learning. Each holds a Master of Science degree in Oriental Medicine (MSOM) and has passed national board exams required for licensure in the State of Wisconsin.

Additionally, they have studied with leaders in our field on fertility, pregnancy and women’s health and continue to complete over 40 hours of continuing education on these topics each year. This robust training is especially important for providing support as a complement to Western medical procedures (such as IVF), where the treatment protocols and technologies continue to rapidly evolve.

How many years of experience do you have?
At Orchid, each of our state-licensed acupuncturists has over 10 years’ professional experience since graduation. We are proud to serve as Milwaukee’s oldest practice focusing on women’s health, fertility and pregnancy.

Do you specialize in fertility and pregnancy care?
Offering fertility and pregnancy care throughout a list of numerous other health conditions may not guarantee that a provider is experienced in treating the nuances or complexities that can arise along your journey, or that he or she possesses any specific post-graduate training in either.

Furthermore, while fertility and pregnancy go hand in hand, not all providers will necessarily treat both. Orchid offers full spectrum reproductive care, meaning there’s no need to search for a new provider once you’re pregnant!

With specially designed programs for fertility, pregnancy, postpartum support and women’s health, our skilled clinicians can comfortably guide you through pre-conception planning to postpartum and beyond.

What services do you offer?
As part of our commitment to full spectrum reproductive care, our providers can also offer herbal and nutritional supplementation. Each of these components can be critical for increasing the chances of natural conception and during the preparatory (pre-medication) phase of IVF/IUI cycles.

We also have an experienced massage therapist onsite 5 days of the week providing hands on care for Maya Abdominal massage and self-care instruction in the techniques of this time-honored tradition.

When are you available to see me?
We know that you’re busy! Follow up appointments are available four evenings per week, and select weekend days. For your convenience, we also offer 24/7 online scheduling for each of our locations.

 

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Acupuncturist, Chinese Medicine Practitioner
and Certified Hypnobirthing™ Educator

Lisa Mussak, C.Ac., MSOM, HBCE

Lisa Mussak practices as a Certified Acupuncturist in the State of Wisconsin, having earned a Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine and a Bachelors of Science in Nutrition from the Midwest College of Oriental Medicine. Following her graduation in 2007, she completed an advanced acupuncture certification and internship at the China Academy of TCM Hospital in Beijing. Her training in Beijing focused on the use of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine in an outpatient setting, including work related to both fertility and women's health. After returning to the United States, she passed the NCCAOM board exams and began to specialize in reproductive health support. Prior to practicing in Milwaukee, Lisa also served as an instructor for “Introduction to Traditional Chinese Medical Theory” for 3 years.

Currently, Lisa is pursuing board certification through the American Board of Reproductive Medicine. She most commonly sees those seeking support with reproductive health, including female and male fertility concerns, menopause, pregnancy and postpartum, birth support, and other women's health concerns related to the menstrual cycle. Lisa's customized approach involves tailoring a plan to work specifically for you and your treatment goals. She offers both Chinese and Japanese styles of acupuncture, along with herbal formulas and nutritional supplementation.

Lisa enjoys providing integrated care to patients, and is always happy to coordinate with other health care professionals throughout the course of your treatment.

As an extension of her commitment to supporting women throughout pregnancy and postpartum, Lisa has completed training in placenta encapsulation and the techniques of Spinning Babies. She is also certified as a HypnoBirthing™ Childbirth Educator.

 

Education

Midwest College of Oriental Medicine (2007)

Master of Science – Oriental Medicine

 Bachelor of Science – Nutrition Magna cum laude honors

Affiliations

HypnoBirthing™ Childbirth Educator

Certified Acupuncturist, State of Wisconsin

China Academy of TCM Hospital, Beijing

Internship & Certification: Advanced Acupuncture (2007)

 
 

 
 
 
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Acupuncturist & Chinese Medicine Practitioner

Rebecca Staska Jankowski, C.Ac., MSOM, FABORM

Rebecca Jankowski is a Certified Acupuncturist in the State of Wisconsin with a Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine and Bachelor of Nutrition from the Midwest College of Oriental Medicine. She is nationally certified by the NCCAOM in both Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine and is one of only four acupuncturists in the State who is board-certified by the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (ABORM) in the treatment of fertility and pregnancy. Rebecca has been in practice since 2006 and has since studied with experts across the country and around the world with an emphasis on women's health including menstrual health, reproductive health, pregnancy and postpartum, menopause, pediatrics, and cancer care. She has worked in coordination with Columbia-St. Mary's hospital in their Institute for Women's Wellness and Cancer Care centers. In 2012, she traveled to Bali and worked in a clinic treating women and children with a wide-range of conditions using acupuncture, herbal medicine, and shonishin (a non-needle technique). Rebecca enjoys being a part of the Bay View community and works closely with fertility, pregnancy, and birth professionals in the area. Rebecca has a BFA in photography from Parsons School of Design and likes to balance her clinical practice with taking pictures and being outdoors with her family!

 
 
 

 
 
 
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Clinical Massage Therapist & Arvigo™ Mayan Abdominal Therapy Practitioner

Jennifer Prall

Jennifer Prall is a State and Nationally licensed clinical massage therapist. She graduated from the Soma Institute, the National School of Clinical Massage Therapy in Chicago with 750 hours of training. Jennifer joined Orchid in 2012 and has been in practice for 5 years. She is a certified in Prenatal, Oncology, and Infant Massage Training. In addition, Jennifer specializes in Swedish, Deep Tissue, and Myofascial Release for helping treatment of such conditions as sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome, plantar fascitis, and whiplash.

Jennifer is an advocate of using massage to relieve physical stress and pain and believes it is just as important to bring balance to the mind during therapy to enhance its effect. She encourages clients to be active participants in their healing and will tailor massage to one's individual needs.

Prior to graduating from the Soma Institute and starting her massage career, Jennifer was an Interior Designer for 8 years. She still loves design and incorporates it into her life through home decorating and clothing design.

 
 
 

 
 
 
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Reiki Practitioner and Postpartum Doula

Theresa Kopac, ART

Theresa Kopac is certified in Advanced Reiki through The International Center for Reiki Training. After acquiring a degree in Psychology, she worked for 12 years developing businesses and nurturing community projects before committing herself to helping people relieve their stress and pain through reiki. Through this practice, she places focus on the individual and his/her personal path to a unique sense of balance, well-being, and positive direction. Moved by the birth of her daughter and unexpectedly challenging "fourth trimester" Theresa has expanded her birth doula work and is trained in postpartum care. During the critical period of healing and transition into parenthood, Theresa provides emotional and informational support including breastfeeding basics, soothing techniques, and understanding postpartum and the fourth trimester. In addition, Theresa brings great structure and balance to Orchid as administrative support. When not in the office or with new families, Theresa spends her time with her husband and sweet little girl.