301 S Bedford St., Madison WI

Amy Crikelair and Acupuncture (Chinese Medicine)

Amy Crikelair and Acupuncture (Chinese Medicine)

My journey to acupuncture and Chinese medicine is filled with twists and turns, both in geography and careers. I grew up in New Jersey, lived for a few years in Pennsylvania, and then Boston for over 20 years. I moved here to Madison, Wisconsin the month after 9/11 in 2001.

I began my work career as a teacher for 7th grade science students, and also taught emotionally disturbed adolescent girls and then juvenile delinquents in a locked facility. Scattered in these years was a job at AAMCO Transmissions and a job building bicycles at a bicycle store.

Then I attended Boston University and in 2 years took all of the undergraduate and graduate level courses for master’s degree in electrical engineering. I worked as an electrical engineer for 7 years – from large corporations to small start-up companies.

While working as an engineer, I became intrigued with acupuncture and decided that, once again, I needed to change my path. I attended the New England School of Acupuncture, the oldest acupuncture school in the country, for 3 years and began my newest career. Having been studying and working in acupuncture and Chinese medicine since 1991, I am happy to report that I have found where I want to be.