"I believe that with the proper knowledge, the appropriate care, and the correct selfunderstanding, we can enjoy better health and happiness than we may have believed possible.”

Matthew Wagner, L.Ac., M.S.O.M.

About

Matt

Matthew Wagner is a Licensed Acupuncturist in the State of Wisconsin, and NCCAOM board licensed herbalist. Matt has maintained a private practice for the last 8 years.

Matt found acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine 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 life dramatically improved. Inspired by this healing process, Matt made the choice to devote himself to acupuncture and Chinese medicine, so that he may help others going through similar health situations.

From 2010, Matt has maintained a private practice, first in Boulder CO, and in Portland OR, then here in Madison WI. He received his degree from Southwest Acupuncture College in Boulder CO. This Master of Science in Oriental Medicine (M.S.O.M) program consists of a total of 3,045 academic hours, as well as 1,140 hours of clinical practice. Additionally, he completed a private, two-year internship at a clinic in Boulder CO, focusing on herbal and classical theory, needle and hand manipulation techniques, and Qi Gong. Matt has also completed several post-graduate internships and training. These include two, four month long internships in Taipei, Taiwan, with some of the foremost doctors in the field of pain management and herbalism, as well as frequent observations at Chang Gung Memorial Hospital and Tzu-Chi Buddhist hospital. Matt also has a Bachelors degree in Linguistics from the University of Wisconsin Madison with emphasis in Middle High German.

Before studying Oriental Medicine, Matt 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.

Matt is an ordained Zen Buddhist Priest. Currently, he offers weekly zen meditation and qigong exercise instructions at Medicine Grove in Madison WI for his patients and anyone interested in learning the art.

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About

The Clinic

Medicine Grove specializes in whole body care using Classical methodologies of Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine, Qi Gong, and Zen meditation. This alternative medicine clinic is committed to the dedicated patient who wants to understand and transform their life from the inside out.

Medicine Grove focuses on complicated issues, such as digestive health, hormonal imbalance, stress-related disorders and other chronic conditions. (The clinic also treats simple aches and pains, too!)

The patient who will get the most out of the clinic is deeply committed to their own health (even if they are not healthy yet!), is able to be honest about their condition and make any appropriate lifestyle changes. This patient is interested in having a healthier, happier, and fundamentally different, relationship with their body, mind and life.

Patients who will not get the most out of the clinic are those looking for a quick fix, and to forget the problem without learning what the problem was trying to teach.

Lastly, it is important to realize that healing occurs in the relationship between the patient and practitioner. It is an involved and dynamic process, that is done WITH the patient, not TO the patient.

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
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. - Manitowoc, 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
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Madison, WI

Medicine Grove Acupuncture
437 S Yellowstone Dr #220
Madison, WI 53719
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