By Nina Grenningloh, Communications Specialist at Emperor’s College
Acupuncturist Heather Lounsbury, who graduated Summa cum Laude from Emperor’s College in 2001, has been successfully running her Oriental medicine practice in Santa Monica, California, for over a decade. She has worked with many award-winning celebrities, including Rainn Wilson, Coldplay, Tori Spelling, Carmen Electra, and Dave Navarro. And she was featured as Best of the Best in Elite Traveler‘s 2006 Black Book.
In addition to treating patients in her private practice, Lounsbury puts a lot of effort into public relations activities. As a result, you can see her frequently as a guest speaker on television and radio shows, at local colleges, and even at Whole Foods. Her weekly radio show “Live Natural Live Well” covers a wide variety of health topics and general advice for green living.
I sat down with Heather Lounsbury to find out what advice she has for recent graduates and newly licensed Oriental medicine practitioners who want to start their own business and promote themselves to patients and their local community. Lounsbury shared insights into her success as well as some of the challenges she has been facing along the way. Read more