Meet Abba

Abba Anderson MSOM LAc

Abba is a licensed acupuncturist, herbalist and certified hypnotherapist in Springfield, Missouri.

I received my training in acupuncture & 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 gentle Japanese acupuncture techniques, and treating 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, & 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, and earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism at Mizzou and an MA 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 anything playing at the Moxie, pick up ridiculous stacks of books on hold at the Brentwood library, and kayak, hike and bike all over the Ozarks.

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