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

Medical Reformation

Medical Reformation

We live in a time where the medical-industrial complex and related regulatory agencies are providing medical indulgences to citizens of the Western world. Rather than lead with education and invest in prevention as a first line of intervention, high-priced drugs and procedures cram the coffers of corporate medicine. If you think this analogy is pure hyperbole, what follows is a small sample of “theses” widely espoused by providers in the integrative and holistic medical community.

Breathing in Spirit: How to Recognize and Cultivate Inspiration

Breathing in Spirit: How to Recognize and Cultivate Inspiration

Being connected to a universal stream of consciousness may sound as unattainable as it is mystical, but to do so is an inherent feature of a broader spiritual reality we all share. From pre-civilized shamanic peoples to modern spiritual traditions, the same theme has echoed across millennia—we are not human beings having spiritual experiences but spiritual beings having human experiences.

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.

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.

Published Books

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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