Lotus Acupuncture at 1 Million Cups

1 Million Cups met for their monthly presentation at Pioneer Technology Center to hear a speaker share information about their business. Lotus Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine was at the meeting held on Wednesday, May 4 with Dr. Nancy Tegan as speaker for the presentation.

Dr. Tegan moved to Oklahoma from Alaska in January and will be running the Ponca City acupuncture office. She has a degree in acupuncture and Chinese medicine; She has also worked with renowned Chinese doctors who focus on serious illnesses such as cancer and multiple sclerosis (MS). Her specialties include pain management, wellness, stress and anxiety.

Lotus Acupuncture was started about 16 years ago by Dr. Brandy Valentine. Dr. Valentine grew up in Blackwell and has been coming back to provide her services to Ponca City. Dr. Valentine specializes in cancer and fertility. She had previously worked with the Cancer Treatment Centers of America.

Recently, Dr. Valentine has got busy in Broken Arrow and has expanded the business to include three acupuncturists at the two locations. As such, she has brought in Dr. Tegan so that there is someone who can consistently be in Ponca City. Dr. Tegan is available every week on Mondays and Wednesdays to provide the services that Dr. Valentine started.

Lotus provides various services including acupuncture, the process of using needles on certain points on the body. There are over 300 of these points on the body, with certain points eliciting certain responses separately or in different combinations. This process can be used to help with pain, stress, fertility, digestive issues, hormonal issues and more.

Other services provided include cupping, which involves the application of heated glass cups, and herbal therapy. We also work on a lot of lifestyle issues. Right now, what I’m finding is that people are under a lot of stress,” said r. Tegan. “Times are not easy right now for a lot of people. So a lot of what we see are stress related illnesses, anxiety related illnesses, acupuncture and herbal therapy is excellent for treating those kind of things.”

The intake process at Lotus is long so that the doctors have the chance to go over the issues and to get a better picture of what is going on with the patient.

“We want to be able to treat the cause of the issue, not just the symptom,” said Dr. Tegan.

Following her presentation, Dr. Tegan was presented with an orange cup by Dr. Robert Howard. The orange cup is something given to every speaker for 1 Million Cups.

Lotus Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine is located at 400 E. Central Avenue in Ponca City.

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