I have been a patient of Lauren Howard for more than a decade. Why? Because she is a true health practitioner who strikes the right balance between being compassionate and giving it to me straight. She takes the time to talk to me, and then customizes each acupuncture session based on what I am feeling that day. Over the years, she has educated me about nutrition, energy meridians, Chinese herbs and my unique symptoms. But by far, the most important thing Lauren has taught me is the importance of taking personal responsibility for my health. I highly recommend her as both an acupuncturist and an expert speaker on health and wellness.