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About Our Practitioners

Keith received his education at Midwest College of Oriental Medicine in Racine, WI attending the Master’s of Oriental Medicine Program and is a Licensed Acupuncturist in the State of Wisconsin.

Keith specializes in pain management (whether chronic or acute), musculoskeletal disorders, auto-immune disorders, dermatology, digestive disorders, cancer patient support, and internal medicine.  That being said Keith consistently prepares himself to treat any condition. In addition to being a Licensed Acupuncturist Keith is also a Certified Personal Trainer (NASM) and Martial Arts/Tai Chi/Qi Gong instructor.  Keith has been training in Traditional Asian Martial Arts for over 30 years which has enabled him to become deeply rooted in Eastern thought and philosophy, strengthening his passion and understanding for this highly effective and comprehensive form of medicine.

Keith’s Journey: In his early 20’s Keith faced a serious challenge with an auto-immune disorder that rendered him virtually crippled.  When Western Medicine failed to provide a solution to the issue, Keith turned to Traditional Chinese Medicine.  The results were profound and life changing.  Keith then knew this was his path: To provide healing and relief for those who need it.  His own personal experience planted the seed of Keith’s passion for healing and putting the health of the individual back in his or her own hands.

What Makes Keith different from Other Acupuncturists?

Keith’s practice places emphasis on Functional Medicine which includes Acupuncture, Whole Food Nutritional Therapy, Chinese Herbs, Tui Na (massage/body work), Tai Chi and Qi Gong (breathing exercises) in order to provide his patients with the relief they need and deserve.  Keith utilizes both traditional TCM diagnostic methods as well as modern bio-medical tests including blood chemistry, hair mineral analysis, a comprehensive physical exam, urine and saliva testing.  You will not find many practitioners in any modality of medicine that works as hard as Keith does for your health.

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From “Karate Kid” to Red Dragon Acupuncture

Meet Lara Patterson

group of people that includes LaraLara studied Traditional Chinese Medicine at Midwest College of Oriental Medicine in Racine, WI, and is a Licensed Acupuncturist in the State of Wisconsin. Natural health, whole food nutrition and alternative medicine have benefited Lara and her family over the years, and sharing those benefits with others is her passion.

Lara recognizes the ability of Chinese Medicine to address many different ailments by balancing body, mind and spirit. Once our amazing creations have what they need to heal their dynamic, integrated systems, they sometimes even resolve chronic annoyances while addressing seemingly unrelated health issues.

Lara especially appreciates acupuncture’s effectiveness in reducing stress, alleviating allergies, recovering from sports injuries, managing all kinds of pain, avoiding and recovering from surgeries, supporting energy deficiencies, and re-balancing internal organ systems. She marvels at how well the body responds to this gentle but powerful medicine. Lara is glad to team with Keith at Red Dragon, and looks forward to helping you realize your health goals and improve your quality of life.

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