About

Hello and thank you for your interest in working with me. My name is Mena Swanson Eastwood, I am the owner of Amena Wellness Center, located in Chicago, IL. I am a licensed acupuncturist, medical herbalist, cert. health coach, cert. life coach, EFT practitioner and licensed massage therapist. Further information regarding my formal education and training is listed below.

What is probably more important to you, is how I may be of service to you.

Well, I specialize in women’s health. There are three areas in which I focus:

  1. Women’s Reproductive Health: Hormones, In/Fertility, Menstruation, PMS, Peri/Menopause and other gynecological issues.
  2. Women’s Psycho-Emotional & Psycho-Spiritual Health: Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Stress, Insomnia, PTSD, Depression and other issues related to Mind/Body/Spirit Healing
  3. Women’s General Health & Well-being and Consciousness Living 

It is my Life’s Work and a great pleasure to be able to work with women using natural methods of healing.  And even more exciting is to teach women how to use natural medicine for themselves and their families.

 In our modern day there has been a rebirth of natural health and healing.  Including herbal medicine, energy healing, acupuncture, essential oils, organic foods and farming and more.  In today’s world we have the advantage of bridging the wisdom of nature with the science of modern medicine. 

We are able to understand intuitively, as well as scientifically, that we are a mosaic system that includes, physical, psychological, (conscious, subconscious & higher conscious), emotional and energetic levels.  And ultimately, as complex humans (even more so for women), all systems need to be addressed if true healing and vibrant health are to be attained.

 I look forward to meeting you and hope that I may be able to walk with you on your health journey–mind body and spirit! 

Bright & Healthy Blessings! 

 

 

Formal educational & training bio:

Board Certified (NCCAOM) Acupuncturist & Herbalist

Board Certified (NCBTMB) Massage Therapist

As a graduate of Pacific College of Oriental Medicine I have earned a four year degree as Master of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine and hold a Diploma of Oriental Medicine through the NCCAOM.  In conjunction with my prior training in biology and psychology I have been able to merge my passions in science, biopsychology and Chinese medicine into a truly holistic approach to healing and health.  In particular I have merged these areas quite effectively into women’s health care including, but not limited to, gynecological and reproductive health.  Additionally, my training as a massage therapist has afforded me years of experience in many areas of body work from professional athletes to pre/postnatal massage.

 

Education

Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, MSTOM, Dipl. OM

Nationally Board Certified NCCAOM

Chicago School of Massage Therapy (Cortiva Institute), Illinois

Nationally Board Certified NCBMTB

DePaul University, Illinois

Bachelor of Science in Psychology & Biology (Premedical Studies) Graduated Highest Honors

Certifications

Certified Reiki 1, 2, and Master since 2001—11th Generation of Dr. Mikao Usui

Certified Health Coach ACE (American Council on Exercise)

Certified Life Coach QSCA (Quantum Success Coaching Academy)

Certified Qigong Instructor

Certified Meditation Instructor

Certified EFT Practitioner

Certified in Prenatal and Postpartum Massage

CPR Certification

 

Illinois State Licenses

Licensed Acupuncturist: 198.001081

Licensed Massage Therapist: 227.013032