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.
Lobby of 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.