Owner, Licensed Acupuncturist, Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Stephanie has been working in the field of acupuncture since 2005. After receiving an Interdisciplinary Bachelor’s degree in Naturopathic Chemistry from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, she went on to receive a Master’s degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in Portland, Oregon. As founder of AcuTribe Health & Wellness, a Fairbanks based clinic that focuses on community wellness in Alaska, Stephanie knows the importance of treating the root of illness rather then just the symptoms. Her love for her homeland and passion to provide complimentary and alternative healthcare options to our communities are what drive her to work both here in Fairbanks, as well as travel to rural communities to provide services. Stephanie is certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and is trained and certified by the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA), specializing in treating drug and alcohol addicts in rehabilitation. She is trained in traditional Chinese medicine theory, acupuncture theory and practice, Chinese herbal medicine, biomedicine, qi (pronounced “chee”) cultivation (increasing the body’s vital energy), Tuina, a Chinese form of therapeutic massage and Sotai, a neuromuscular re-education therapy. In addition, Stephanie is trained and certified through Acupuncturist Without Borders.
Dr. Dena G. Joyce is a Licensed Acupuncturist in Alaska, New York and New Jersey and is Nationally Board Certified in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine by the NCCAOM. She received her Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (DACM) from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego and her Master of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine (MSTOM) from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in New York. During her studies she interned at Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY. She completed advanced training in neuropuncture, men's health, labor and delivery, fertility acupuncture and NADA protocol. She received her Bachelor of Science from Ithaca College in Ithaca, NY. Before becoming an acupuncturist, she spent many years working in the advertising industry. She knows first-hand the repercussions of the ever-increasing expectations, stress and responsibilities in our daily-lives. She is committed to helping her patients achieve a healthy and more balanced lifestyle.