New Day Acupuncture
Autumn D. Snavely L.Ac, LSW
Autumn D. Snavely L.Ac, LSW
My path began as a Social Worker where I provided mental and behavioral health therapy to youth and families. I also worked for a few years in the substance abuse prevention field. From those experiences grew my desire to provide holistically approached mental health and substance abuse care. While also understanding the magnitude of our current opioid epidemic I became determined to help individuals find natural pain relief with the hope of decreasing the possibility of opioid addiction later on.
I have special interest and training in pediatrics, prenatal, postnatal, women’s health and birth acupuncture. I am currently in the process of becoming a birth doula to better support my moms to be.
Outside of my time with New Day I am the Acupuncturist within the Pain Clinic at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Acupuncture has been found to be very safe and effective for children. It is virtually painless and some non-needle techniques are available.
I received my Masters level Certification for Acupuncture from The American Institute of Alternative Medicine. I am licensed through the Ohio State Medical Board and certified through the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.
I discovered the healing art of acupuncture during a time of career contemplation. I knew my passion and purpose was to help others reach their health and wellness goals, but I felt the need to reach beyond the limitations of current healthcare options.
At this time, I was also working to improve my own health. I tried everything under the sun, and in retrospect, probably tried acupuncture last because of my fear of needles. (Yes, even acupuncturists hate getting shots). I was pleasantly surprised to find these weren’t the scary syringes we are all used to, but hair-thin, flexible pins with little-to-no pain involved. I was even more surprised at how quickly I noticed improvement. I knew then that sharing this ancient medicine with others was my life’s intention.
My goal as a practitioner is for you to feel heard. Every ache, pain or symptom has its own story to tell. It is through the lens of Traditional Chinese Medicine that we begin to interpret and honor these unique stories to find underlying imbalances or blockages. I find joy in helping people restore balance in order to live their best life.
I received my undergraduate degree from The Ohio State University. I received my Master’s Degree in Acupuncture (MAc) from the American Institute of Alternative Medicine. I am licensed through the Ohio State Medical Board and certified through the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.
With a background in biology, I've always been interested in both public and individual health. After graduating from Oberlin College, I worked with non-profits in MI and NY for 15 years. While living in Ithaca, NY, I came to acupuncture through personal experience: I had chronic neck pain and had not found relief through conventional medicine. After only a few acupuncture treatments my multi-year problem was resolved easier than I'd ever expected, and I was interested in learning more about Traditional Chinese Medicine. The timing was right for personal change, so I returned to Ohio to pursue acupuncture.
I received my Master's in Acupuncture (MAc) from the American Institute of Alternative Medicine, and am licensed by the Ohio State Medical Board and certified through the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. In the past year I have specialized in chronic pain management and mental health (anxiety, stress, depression, etc). TCM recognizes that everything in the body is connected, which allows me to approach your concerns related to the body as a whole; you are a dynamic being rather than just an individual symptom. Our treatment for your pain may be totally different than for someone else's, and that is the beauty of acupuncture.
is Our Priority
is Our Priority
Whether you are dealing with chronic pain, fatigue, emotional distress…our goal is to help you reach optimal wellness. Working with where you are and where you want to be. We strive to provide compassionate and safe care.
“The realization that we are all basically the same human beings who seek happiness and try to avoid suffering is very helpful in developing a sense of brotherhood and sisterhood; a warm feeling of love and compassion for others.”
– Dalai Lama