About Brandon LaGreca

Author, Speaker, and Holistic Medical Practitioner

My Story

 

Brandon LaGreca, LAc, MAcOM, is a 2005 graduate of the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, a licensed acupuncturist in the state of Wisconsin, and nationally certified in the practice of Oriental medicine.

Having been exposed to acupuncture at a young age, Brandon began his formal study of traditional Chinese medicine through the practice of qi gong at age 13. After the completion of his master’s degree in acupuncture and Oriental medicine, he continued his education with postgraduate clinical work in Nanjing, China.

In 2015, Brandon was diagnosed with stage 4 non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. He achieved full remission eight months later by following an integrative medicine protocol that included immunotherapy without the use of chemotherapy, radiation, or surgery.

Brandon created his Empowered Patient Blog to share his experience growing stronger through and beyond cancer. He now lectures and writes extensively on holistic cancer therapies.

As the founder and director of East Troy Acupuncture, an integrative medical clinic serving southeast Wisconsin, Brandon specializes in whole food nutrition, ancestral health, and environmental medicine.

Recent Blog Posts

The Rain Man Effect: How to Recognize and Hone Intuition

The Rain Man Effect: How to Recognize and Hone Intuition

What is intuition and how do we experience it? This is a question I’ve thought a lot about as a practitioner of traditional Chinese medicine. Though my work is based on the science of herbal prescribing and acupuncture point indications, there is also a subtle art to the medicine that draws heavily on intuition.

Godspeed Healing a Parkour Knee Injury

Godspeed Healing a Parkour Knee Injury

It was an epic fail. The full force of an impact that should have been displaced by two hips, thighs, and legs, was instead taken by only the right lower limb. Limping away, I knew I was out for the night with the full extent of the injury looming as pain radiated from the knee joint.

Why do I always wake around 3AM?

Why do I always wake around 3AM?

There is a frustrating and all too common phenomenon that plagues many a sleeper. It goes something like this: Falling asleep is no problem, but in the early morning hours, one wakes agitated and restless. This can last up to an hour or two before finally falling back asleep. Upon rising is the feeling of being unrested, what we call “non-restorative sleep” in integrative medicine.

Highlights

NEW BOOK! “Cancer, Trauma & Emotions” is in development. Sign up for Brandon’s author newsletter below to read sneak-peek material from his upcoming book.

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As I consult with a cancer patient, I quickly try to bring a vision of the future to the surface, a point of focus at which all effort will be aligned. Once that vision is in place, the emphasis shifts to the choices and decisions that bring that vision to fruition. Resilience in the face of cancer lives and dies by the consistency of thoughts that drive action and reinforce change. The collective power of those thoughts, amidst all adversity, is the anticancer mindset.

from “Cancer, Stress & Mindset”

Meet Brandon

Wise Traditions 2022; Location TBD

Book signing, practitioner panel, and presentation