Dr. SHEL DI MONTAGNA L.Ac, DAOM
Educational Specialist, Acupuncturist & Herbalist
Dr. Shel Di Montagna, DAOM, LAc is an Educational Specialist (and H.A.N.D.L.E practitioner), as well as a Licensed acupuncturist & herbalist, specializing in helping families create and sustain daily health routines that bring ease to their wellness goals.
Licensed in both adult and pediatric care, Dr. Shel specializes in harmonizing disorders of the gut-brain axis affecting appetite, digestion, food sensitivities, immunity, sleep, learning, memory, stress tolerance, brian development, addiction and mood stability.
After two decades supporting families as a teacher, advocate and family resource specialist, Dr. Shel shifted gears towards family medicine completing a Community Health Science degree in early 2000 on her way to becoming a Holistic Family Nurse Practitioner.
Disappointed in the lack of focus on education and empowerment at the prestigious medical school she chose, she switched to Chinese Medicine attending Five Branches University for her Masters degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine, with extended training from Dr. Lucy Hu, a famous pediatric physician acupuncturist from China and Holly Guzman, OMD, a well known integrative doctor of oriental Medicine tackling complex health disorders in Santa Cruz, California.
Completing the competitive clinical Doctorate in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Dr. Shel also has additional intensive study in medical herbalism and scalp acupuncture for integrative neurology with Dr. Suzanne Robidoux in Toronto, ON and holistic pediatric care for Immunity, Digestive Disorders, ADHD and Autism with Robin Ray Green in Idaho.
Dr. Shel is overjoyed to share herbal medicine, nutrition, acupuncture, body work, neuro-diverse therapies and many other resources with families to collaborate on their families wellness and joy.