At NWA Sports Acupuncture, our goal is to provide our patients with a broader understanding of health and a more lasting sense of well-being. Instead of the traditional disease-centered focus of conventional medicine, we apply a patient-centered approach that addresses the whole person rather than simply his symptoms. What this means is that patient and provider work together to develop an integrated diagnostic and therapeutic plan that will best address the whole patient.
Zach Beavers DAcOM, L.Ac.
As a collegiate athlete and a naval officer, Zach experienced a life changing medical event that would impact the course of his profession. In 2006, Zach was accepted into Flight School, and transferred to Officer Candidate School, his first step to becoming a Naval Aviator. Due to a documentation error in his medical paperwork, Zach received 16 vaccinations in the course of 8 days. This immediately led to an autoimmune internal bleeding condition that caused him to lose 30 pounds at the beginning of Officer Candidate School. While able to finish OCS, he was permanently grounded from flying, and medically discharged 6 months later. He soon moved to Arizona in search of care at the Mayo Clinic, but found little help. After 2 years of no improvement, Zach finally met Marcelle Hanish, an acupuncturist that specialized in autoimmune conditions. Marcelle became his practitioner, mentor, and friend. EVERYTHING CHANGED. His health completely shifted, and he quickly enrolled in a 4 year program to become a licensed acupuncturist. Zach found eastern medicine to be the catalyst of healing. Now, this discovery has led Zach to dedicate his life to the study and practice of eastern medicine, specializing in the treatment of athletes. Zach is a graduate of the Graduate School of Integrative Medicine where he spent a total of 5 years and nearly 4,000 hours in classroom and clinical education including acupuncture, herbal medicine, biomedical sciences, mind-body study, and asian bodywork.
-Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
-Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
-Diplomate of Oriental Medicine NCCAOM
-Licensed Acupuncturist L.Ac.
-Fascial Movement Taping- Level 1&2 Certified
Cheyenne Beavers LMT
Cheyenne was an accountant for many years before the clinic was established. She has helped build the practice from the ground up, actively running the clinic from behind the scenes. Her primary job is being a mom to two girls of whom she homeschools. Cheyenne contributes to the clinic as a licensed massage therapist and certified nutrition coach.
-Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT)
-Certified Nutrition Coach (WAG)