Lisa Noto, L.Ac.

Lisa Noto, L.Ac.

My first encounter with Eastern modalities came with the birth of my daughter 25 years ago.  About two weeks postpartum, I began to experience depression. I went to my doctor and all that was offered were anti-depressant medicine.  I was never a person to take drugs, so I searched for an alternative cure. I was introduced to Shiatsu (Japanese acupressure) by a friend. Shiatsu is based on the theory of acupuncture, only without needles.  After my first treatment, I felt like someone “turned the light back on” in my body and my brain. I continued treatment and kept getting more energy and felt like I was 16 again. I knew more people needed to experience this work and be educated in alternatives in order to regain health.

I became a certified Ohoshi Shiatsu practitioner, Master Reiki healer and Thai massage therapist, and opened a practice in Pennsylvania.  I was amazed to see how many other people were searching for holistic ways to heal. From 2000 to 2003, I studied Acupuncture at Tri-State College of Acupuncture in New York City.  I hold a Master’s Degree in Acupuncture, accredited by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and am licensed by the North Carolina Acupuncture Licensing Board.

I have had the pleasure of studying with many notable acupuncture teachers, such as:

  • Japanese Meridian Acupuncture with Kiiko Matsumoto
  • The Balance Method with Dr. Richard Tan
  • Trigger Point Release with Dr. Mark Seem and Carolyn Bengston
  • Tuina massage with Jeffrey Yuen
  • Cosmetic Acupuncture with Martha Lucas

My areas of concentration are emotional disorders (depression, anxiety & PTSD), gastrointestinal issues, migraines and pain management (back, neck and joint pain) using personalized treatments. I am also interested in teaching the importance of food as our medicine. I am certified in Mei Zen Facial Rejuvenation. I am proud and humbled to be a part of this wonderful healing medicine that brings natural relief and vibrant health to the masses.


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