Acupuncture Madison WI

Matthew Wagner - Acupuncturist & Herbalist

Helping you get better, naturally.

Utilizing the theories of classical Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture, Medicine Grove provides the space to explore health problems and symptoms that are not acknowledged elsewhere. It is where we can give voice to patterns of illness and dysfunction, identify realistic treatment goals and outcomes, and experience what it means to be healthy in the human body.

Oriental Medicine

Services

Classical Chinese Herbal Medicine

Classical Chinese herbal theory is an incredibly complicated and profound description of human physiology and pathology. With roots stretching back to foundational texts written in the 2nd century, it has benefited from an elaboration of theory and clinical application through scholarly debate and discourse for the past 1800 years, right up to the present day. The sheer volume of texts and discourses (numbering in the hundreds of thousands) of this living tradition is staggering, and shows Chinese herbal medicine to be the most sophisticated herbal medicine system in the world.

Herbal Medicine

Classical Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a time-tested science that encourages the repair, growth, recovery, and balance of all body systems by stimulating the body’s own natural and innate ability to heal. It is well known as an excellent and effective aid in the treatment of all manner of pain. However, it’s real benefit extends to all aspects of the body, including hormonal, metabolic, stress, lymphatic, cardiovascular, and so much more. There is no system that acupuncture does not effect.

Acupuncture

Qigong Exercises

Qigong exercises are a subtle, yet profound longevity practice. Like yoga, it is primarily a breath practice coordinated with different physical movements. In fact, the true meaning of Qi is very close to breath, not energy, as is often thought. The mind and the body are connected by the breath. It is where the conscious mind meets the subconscious. Therefore, it is where the conscious mind can influence and guide otherwise hidden, unconscious bodily functions. This is why it can have such a big impact on digestive, hormonal, and neurological health. It is has been shown that the controlled breath work of qigong balances the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems and leads to a healthier, more adaptive neurotransmitter profile.

Qigong

Mindfulness Zen Meditation

Would your quality of life be better if you didn’t feel overwhelmed, stressed, or frustrated by events beyond your control? Would your relationships with family and friends be deeper and more meaningful if you were not emotionally triggered? Mindfulness meditation offers you a chance to directly connect to and experience a deeper, more authentic mind, that is unaffected by the comings and goings of life. This mind has always been there, hidden in plain sight. All that is needed is slow down and see it.This meditation practice has nothing to due with instant gratification, or projecting pleasant mind-states. Rather, this is practice in knowing who you are at a core level, in any given moment, and being able to respond clearly and authentically from this place.

Meditation

Certified Acupuncturist & Herbalist

Madison, Wisconsin

Matthew Wagner

Matt found Classical Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine over 15 years ago while dealing with his own healing crisis; for a decade he suffered from debilitating insomnia, fatigue, and digestive complaints that were untreatable by conventional medicine. It was only after having had consistent acupuncture and herbal medicine treatments that his health and life dramatically improved. Inspired by this healing process, Matt made the choice to devote himself to Classical Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine, so that he may help others going through similar health situations.

Before studying Oriental Medicine, Matt was an ordained Zen Buddhist Priest, and spent 3 years in strict monastic practice as a Zen Buddhist Monk. This monastic training included study in classical Buddhist thought and psychology; classical insight and meditation practices, including Koan study; and finally, aspects of modern psychology.

Alternative Medicine

News & Muse

Digestive Health in the Summer

Have you ever wondered why your digestion seems a little off in the summer? Or why you might feel a little sluggish and bloated when it’s hot and humid? What is it about summer that causes this?

Clove Cookies - A Christmas Herbal

Close is often forgotten or left out of recipes entirely (like nutmeg or allspice) because the amount of clove the recipe calls for is often fractionally small. Indeed, forgetting clove in a recipe generally isn’t a big deal and won’t prevent you from being able too make it, unlike if you were to forget cinnamon or ginger. After all, you have Cinnabons, but no “Clovabunns”, and you have fake cinnamon scented Christmas wreaths and decorations, but no fake clove-scented ones.

Is Curcumin Making My Pain Worse?

Curcumin, derived from turmeric root, has become quite popular as a generic treatment of inflammation and pain. It’s often promoted for use in a wide spectrum of disorders, from Osteo or Rheumatoid arthritis to chronic pain. It’s even used as a prophylactic, to be taken regularly to prevent potential inflammation and maintain good health. While it may help some types of pain, it can actually make other types worse.

Allergies - Isn’t it about time you got rid of them?

What is an allergy? When you think of allergies, you think of runny nose, itchy eyes, headache, cloudy head, and feeling all around crappy. The feeling of allergies is one of leaking and being stuck. You’re leaking fluids from the nose, eyes, and skin, and those fluids are also stuck (inflamed and swollen sinuses, muscle pain, etc), which makes your head hurt and gives you a cloudy head.

The results from the treatments are nothing short of miraculous.

“I am very thankful that Matt at Medicine Grove was recommended by a family member. I experienced chronic back pain for over three years. The results from Matt's treatments are nothing short of miraculous. Within a few months the back pain is gone along with various other symptoms I had accepted as part of life and the aging process. Recently I had intense shoulder pain and within two treatments my shoulder feels better than ever. Matt's wisdom and expertise in my opinion are unequaled. I am truly amazed by the improvements to my life thanks to Matt Wagner.”

B.U., Madison, WI
Acupuncture with Matt has completely given me my life back.

"Acupuncture with Matt has completely given me my life back. I came to him after trying everything else to help my lower back - which was going numb when I walked and causing me extensive pain. This pain was keeping me from walking far or doing basic household tasks - and I'm 37. Matt learned about my issues and described what he was seeing in a way I had never heard...and it made perfect sense. After just a couple of treatments I could feel a huge improvement. I saw him often for a few months and the pain was gone. Now I just go in for tune ups. During my tune ups I have gotten help for other problems too. Acupuncture with Matt has given me great relief from anxiety. If I go more than a month without a tune up I can really tell...even if my back feels fantastic my mood needs a visit. I highly recommend Matt to everyone I know who has health issues. By all means, give it a try!!"

Kate A. - Madison, WI
He has helped me to feel better than I thought was possible.

"Finding Matt has been a blessing to me. He is skilled, insightful and kind. Using acupuncture, herbs and his knowledge of Chinese Medicine, Matt has helped me with issues including digestion, nutrition, long term pain, skin irritation, and headaches. He has helped me to feel better than I thought was possible. If you are looking for someone that will treat you as a whole person, this is the place to go."

Korey Kopp - Madison, WI
I highly recommend him for all types of ailments.

"I've received absolutely amazing results from Matt's acupuncture and herbal medicine treatments over the years. I highly recommend him for all types of ailments. His herbal medicine and acupuncture knowledge and experience is top notch, I know that from being treated by many practitioners in the past."

S. A. - Madison, WI
I'm really happy that I got the problem accurately diagnosed and taken care of, so that I could get on with my life.

"Bottom line is, Matt is an excellent clinician. I consulted with Matt for severe, sports-induced hip pain. Being a registered nurse, I fear what would have likely happened if I went to urgent care… Well, I know all too well in fact, because I know the differential. I would have had an x-ray, which would have been inconclusive, and a diagnosis of either tendonitis, or bursitis. I would have been put on Ibuprofen for 10 days, with a follow-up MRI, if I wasn't better by then..."

B.G. - Fitchburg, WI
Whenever I have a problem, I go see Matt, and he patches right up.

"I suffered from nausea and heartburn that got much worse after work stress. I went to my GP, who advised me to get an upper g.i endoscopy, and a test for H. Pylori. He didn't seem convinced that the endoscopy would find anything, but wanted to rule out major issues. In the end, his suggestion was prescription heartburn meds. Well, I couldn't afford the tests, and I didn't like the side effects of the medication. My son suggested I go see Matthew. Being a very skeptical person, it took a lot of convincing. As I walked into the office I was prepared for a lot of nonsense. But, I was willing to give it a try. I was impressed by the thoroughness of the intake, and Matt's bedside manner. After the visit, I was given an herbal formula to take for a week..."

P.W. - Madison, WI
Directions from the Beltline Hwy:

Take the Exit "South Towne Dr"
Go North on W Broadway
Turn South onto WB Frontage Rd
Turn left at Gisholt Dr
Turn left at Starion Bank drive-up banking sign
Drive around the parking lot
Parking is plentiful in front and around 6400 Gisholt Dr

Alleviate & Relieve
Chronic & Acute Pain

Rebuild & Restore
Strength & Vitality

Reclaim & Attain
Peace & Calmness