Acupuncture in Leawood, KS with Stephanie McGuirk, L.Ac.

Dr. Stephanie McGuirk has been in the healing arts field for 20 years. Dr Stephanie experience includes studying in China, working at Ku Integrative medicine center, teaching throughout the Midwest, and maintaining a practice in Johnson County for fourteen years.

“My greatest privilege is witnessing the strength of the human spirit as it journeys toward health,” says Stephanie. Whether it is to strengthen your immune system for Allergy season, relieve pain so you can maintain a active lifestyle or enhance your fertility. Dr. Stephanie wants to help you tell your story of healing.


Dr Stephanie will utilize any of the following when applicable;

-Chinese Medical Tongue Diagnosis and Pulse taking

– Japanese Kototoma Pulse and Abdominal Diagnosis

– Acupuncture

-QI energy Healing


-Moxibustion warming herbal treatment

-TCM food healing / Chinese herbal consult

-Chi Nei Tsang Abdominal organ massage

-Auricular ear acupuncture, NADA protocol for addictions

-Yamamoto ‘s scalp acupuncture for Stroke care


Insurance Information:

Totem Acupuncture does not take insurance, but you may use Health Savings Funds for

acupuncture services. We would be happy to provide you with invoices for your treatments.

Traditional Chinese Diagnostics



Pulse diagnosis is one of the original set of four diagnostic methods that are described as an essential part of traditional Chinese medical practice (1). The four diagnostic methods are:pulse reading, inspection, listening, and inquiry.

Pulse Qualities
These are some example of the major pulse qualities. In Chinese medicine,

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Springtime Wellness Suggestions

It is springtime in the US, and in most regions of the country that brings lots of wind. The seasonal change is positive because it brings the renewal of spring, which helps propel us into positive action. In Chinese medicine, wind has special significance. There are whole categories of illnesses and disorders that the Chinese referred to as “wind” conditions.

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What are ear seeds?

Ear seeds will be used as part of the protocol for the Holistic Weight loss and Winter Cleanse that is starting January 8 and running for five weeks here at Totem Acupuncture. So, I thought I would explain a bit about them.

They are small black seeds from the vaccaria plant or small metal beads that are secured with a

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