Afua Bromley, L.Ac.
Missouri: Licensed Acupuncturist
NCCAOM: Diplomate of Acupuncture
My journey to becoming an acupuncturist was marked by a single turning point – a friend harassing me to try acupuncture for a stubborn upper respiratory infection that left me without hearing in my left ear for a month. Much to my surprise, it worked! Within 5 minutes my hearing returned, the needles did not hurt and I felt significantly better – though I did not expect the treatment to help at all. I did some research on schools and decided to enroll in the National College of Oriental Medicine. I’d only intended to do the first year of the 3 year program so I could start (allopathic) medical school. Two months into acupuncture school and I was hooked! The things I was seeing my professors do in clinic were amazing! I gave up my spot in medical school and completed my master’s degree in Oriental Medicine in 1998 and have never regretted it since.
EDUCATION & TRAINING
Washington University in St. Louis, BA: double major – Elementary Education & African/African American Studies; premed – 1993
National College of Oriental Medicine (Orlando, FL) MS: Oriental Medicine – 1998
Yu Huang Ding Hospital, Yantai, China – Summer 1998 clinical internship
As a former educator, I stress the importance of empowering each patience with tools to ensure that they can take better control of their own health. My objective is to help facilitate your healing. The more you can do to help yourself, the better your long-term outcomes are. Acupuncture, herbs, and tuina(traditional Chinese massage) are wonderful tools that can help your body heal in amazing ways, but good nutrition and healthy living are tools that will help you attain good health for a lifetime.
In addition to my practice at Acupuncture Saint Louis & Wellness Center, I founder and executive director of Universal Holistic Healthcare – a nonprofit that works to promote equal and affordable access to integrative medicine and is building a holistic clinic and training center in Ghana, West Africa.
Acupuncture Association of Missouri, member and past President
National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Board Commissioner