Meet Abba

Abba Anderson MSOM LAc

Abba is a Licensed Acupuncturist (LAc), herbalist, certified clinical hypnotherapist (CCHT) and energy healer in Springfield, Missouri.

I received my graduate education in acupuncture and herbal medicine at Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine College, Berkeley in Berkeley, California, where I earned a 3000-hour clinical Master’s of Science degree in Oriental Medicine (MSOM). Since then, I have received advanced training in using gentle Japanese acupuncture techniques to treat a broad array of chronic conditions including  emotional trauma, chronic fatigue and pain, fibromyalgia, and Lyme disease.

I received my hypnotherapy certification and Reiki training from Holly Holmes-Meredith at HCH Institute in Lafayette, California, served as Editor in Chief of the California Journal of Oriental Medicine for five years, and am currently writing a book about natural remedies for anxiety for my doctoral project in theology from Holos University Graduate Seminary.

I was born and raised in Branson, Missouri and hold a bachelor’s degree in magazine journalism from Mizzou and a master’s of arts in creative writing from Sonoma State University. When I’m not sticking very tiny needles in people, I like to write with friends at the Mudhouse, see almost any film playing at the Moxie, pick up ridiculously tall stacks of books at the Brentwood library, and kayak and hike all over the Ozarks.

Call me at 417-353-8868 or email to talk about your questions about how acupuncture can help you.