Ancient Wisdom for Modern Humans
At our wellness clinic, our primary mission is to empower you in effectively managing acute situations while equipping you with valuable tools for inclusion in your daily wellness routine. We firmly believe that health is not a mere destination but an ongoing journey. Our aim is to offer you the means to harmonize your life and reduce the impacts of the constant stress that life presents. We're here to guide you on this path to lasting well-being.
At Milwaukee Urban Acupuncture, we invite you to embark on a journey of self-awareness and transformation. In a world where the subtle nuances of our daily habits often go unnoticed, we recognize the profound impact that seemingly small, everyday choices can have on our well-being.
Think about how even the simplest choices can affect our well-being, just like the Zen Buddhist practice of excluding onions from their meals to find inner peace. In our busy lives, it's easy to miss these small details, often noticing things only when they become very noticeable or disruptive.
For instance, it took us years to realize that something as common as our daily cup of coffee was linked to our experience of panic attacks. This realization prompted a significant shift in our perspective. We began reflecting on the many everyday things we engage with – food, beverages, the air we breathe, skincare products, our surroundings, and the information we consume. Often, we do these things out of habit or pleasure, but what if we approach them with greater awareness? Would that change the way we experience life's simple pleasures, like savoring ice cream without being driven solely by a craving for sweetness? Could we deepen our connections with friends without the nagging fear of solitude? These questions led us on a journey of self-discovery and transformation.
At Milwaukee Urban Acupuncture, we've undergone our own journey of self-awareness and perspective shift. Originally founded in 2013 as a community acupuncture clinic with the goal of promoting health in our community, we soon realized that a more profound impact was possible. Today, we stand as guides for those ready to deepen their wellness journey, infusing it with mindfulness and fresh perspectives that can transform lives. Join us on this path to greater self-awareness and well-being.
Meet The Team
Anne Putra L.Ac.
Founder & Acupuncturist
Anne is a licensed Acupuncturist and Massage Therapist in Wisconsin, boasting an impressive fifteen-year track record of professional expertise. She holds a Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine and a Bachelors in Nutrition from the prestigious Midwest College of Oriental Medicine. Anne's commitment to excellence is exemplified through her pursuit of advanced continuing education, including specialization in the Dr. Tan Balance Method. Her extensive skill set encompasses certifications in Dry Needling, Motor Point acupuncture, Neurofunctional Acupuncture, and proficiency in the EXTORE body assessment system. Anne has further honed her expertise through continued education in the treatment of conditions such as Fibromyalgia and autoimmune diseases, Aerobiome Mastery, Advanced Tongue and Pulse Diagnosis, and she actively collaborates with a national network of herbal experts at TCM hub.
Anne's passion for holistic well-being has led her to new horizons, including ongoing education classes in TCM dermatology and medical Chinese. Her dedication to staying at the forefront of her field ensures that her patients receive the highest standard of care. In addition to her professional accomplishments, Anne embraced a new role in 2021 as a mother to her first child, Seymour. Her love for continuous learning, appreciation of mythology, and a passion for the outdoors continue to enrich her personal and professional journey.
Johanna Paulus LMT
Massage & Reiki Therapist
Johanna Paulus is an accomplished licensed massage therapist and Reiki Practitioner, bringing over nine years of dedicated professional expertise to her practice. Specializing in both pain management and stress relief, Johanna is committed to tailoring her therapeutic massage treatments to the unique needs of each individual she serves.
Her approach is versatile and adaptable, guided by the specific goals of each session. Johanna integrates various modalities into her treatments, drawing from a comprehensive range that includes Swedish massage, Sports Massage, Neuromuscular Therapy, Myofascial Release, and Trigger Point Therapy. This dynamic and customized approach ensures that each client receives a treatment that not only alleviates their immediate concerns but also promotes overall well-being.
Johanna's journey in the field began when she graduated from the renowned Cortiva Institute - Chicago School of Massage Therapy in 2010. Her dedication to her craft is further enriched by her academic background, as she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology/Philosophy from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee.
Johanna's ongoing commitment to professional growth and excellence, along with her sincere passion for helping others, make her a valuable asset to the field of massage and holistic wellness. With a strong foundation in both education and practical experience, she continues to provide her clients with the highest standard of care, nurturing their physical and emotional well-being.