|Gladys Novak LAc., MSOM, Dipl. Ac.|
Founder and owner of Abundant Health Acupuncture, Gladys earned her Bachelor of Nutrition and Master of Science in Oriental Medicine from Midwest College of Oriental Medicine, Racine. She is licensed as an acupuncturist in Wisconsin and is nationally board certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).
Gladys first became interested in Chinese medicine more than twenty years ago when a close friend who had been completely incapacitated by sudden and excruciating back pain could find no relief after 3 months of western medical treatment. Facing exploratory surgery she took the advise of another friend and tried acupuncture and Chinese herbs. She had some relief after her first treatment and was back at work, pain free, after three weeks of acupuncture treatments and Chinese herbs. We were both amazed and awed by the power of this medicine. Gladys is still amazed and awed by Traditional Chinese Medicine and what she sees it do for her patients every day.
Gladys' passion and interest in Chinese medicine has led to a lifetime of learning. In addition to her Master's degree Gladys has hundreds of hours of continuing education for advanced certification from some of the the world's most respected Acupuncture, Nutrition, and Herbal Medicine practioners. This includes specialties in acupuncture, facial rejuvenation, cosmetic acupuncture,hormonal balancing, as well as herbal and functional nutritional therapy.
Gladys also has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the
University of Wisconsin, Madison and is a licensed CPA. She worked in the
accounting field for 17 years as an accountant, fianancial analyst and
Gladys' training also includes an associate degree in Dental Hygiene from the
University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta Canada. She practised for 11 years
in Public Health and private practise.