Experts in Acupuncture Chinese Herbal Medicine Bodywork
Donald Kimon Lightner, L.Ac.
for appointment please call: (520) 975-3983
Don Kimon Graduated from the Arizona School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in January 2000. He has studied with Master Wang Jin Huai, Wang Ju-Yi and Xia Peiqi. He has been the Herb Consultant for Yong Sheng Chinese Herbs since 2012, former Academic and Clinic Dean of Arizona School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (for four years), teaches Differential Diagnosis, Chinese Internal Medicine, Clinic Skills, Mind-body Medicine, I-Ching, Point Location and the Classic texts of Chinese Medicine.
The beauty of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine is that there are many ways to treat the same imbalance or condition. Don draws from many of the different traditional styles of acupuncture and cupping and avoids using point protocols like many others do. As an herbalist he incorporates the ancient wisdom from the classics and utilizes modern pharmacological research to create potent formulas which are tailored to the individual instead of the masses.
Don is ordained in the Zen Buddhist tradition and is a member of the San Francisco Zen Center - Green Gulch. Has also studied in the Gelugpa Tibetan Buddhist tradition, as well as the gnostic Christian and Jewish traditions. He is a certified Urasenke Chanoyu, Tradition of Tea teacher (Japanese tea ceremony), scholar, artist, competitive cyclist, event organizer of Bici Clasicas and has studied martial arts for over 25 years. He also enjoys working on his vintage truck.
Heather Walker, LMT, ABT
for appointment please call: (520) 309-1671
Heather graduated from the Providence Institute's combined Zen Shiatsu and Massage Therapy 1200 hour program in 2002. She has since studied various forms of Asian bodywork including Ampuku (Japanese bellywork), Qi Nei Tsang, Unwinding the Belly technique, Flying Qi Shiatsu, and continued study in Chinese Medicine (acu-channels and points and Shiatsu techniques). She also practices various styles of Craniosacral Therapy including Biodynamic Craniosacral. Additionally, Heather works with many athletes incorporating her study of Russian Sports Massage training with Oleg Bouimer and currently works with University of Arizona Swimming and Diving.
Heather takes great care in her work and loves what she does. Her goal as a practitioner is to draw on her TCM, Shiatsu and Russian Sports Massage background and treat each person in a holistic way. Creating a unique experience with each treatment she believes will sustain longer lasting results and harmonize the individual's unique imprint.
Jennifer Fordney, LMT
For appointment please call: (520) 370-0094
Jennifer graduated from The Providence Institute’s professional 650 hour massage program in 2005. Her work is an integrative massage practice which includes deep tissue, myofascial release and relaxation massage. She works collaboratively with each individual client to apply various therapeutic techniques to achieve personal wellness.
As an athlete, Jennifer appreciates the specific challenges a body faces from the demands of training and enjoys working with her clients to improve recovery, performance and prevent injury.