8branches Chinese Medicine

About us



We have been providing individualized care in Milwaukee’s Bay View neighborhood since 2012. We strive to improve the health of our patients and our community through education and meaningful connection. Our treatment rooms offer privacy and allow us to provide quality care in a calming environment.

Recognizing a need in our community, we opened the 8 Branches Student Acupuncture Clinic in 2016. Our teaching clinic provides quality and affordable care, while supporting the growth and advancement of future acupuncturists.

 

Honored in Milwaukee Magazine’s Best of Milwaukee 2016 – Best Acupuncture

“8 Branches Chinese Medicine takes a holistic approach to women’s health and family care. Owner Sheri Lee uses needle and non-needle techniques for birth preparation, labor support and postpartum recovery. Plus, 8 Branches offers a student clinic for reduced-cost treatments.”

Our Providers

Sheri LM Lee MSOM, L.Ac., LMT

Owner, Clinical Director, and Chinese Medicine Practitioner

Sheri has a special interest in mother-baby care and enjoys guiding women and families through life’s transitions. As a licensed Acupuncturist, Bodyworker, and Chinese Medicine Practitioner, she has over 15 years in practice. She works with her patients in a supportive environment to help improve their quality of life, promote their natural ability to heal, and aid in the reduction of stress and pain.

Listening deeply and taking the time to really connect with others helps her understand the needs of each person she works with. She loves being able to act as a conduit for healing by using her gift as an energy worker and intuitive. Sheri is always looking to expand her knowledge by continuing her post-graduate studies. She has had the pleasure of studying under many wise women, including; Claudia Citkovitz, Sharon Weizenbaum, Robin Green, Amy Gilliland, Soma Glick and Debra Betts.

Sheri finds happiness with her husband, Jordan, and their three children. Together, they enjoy all things food, music and travel. Her most recent trips include China and Thailand.

Education

  • Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine — Advanced Course Chinese Medicine, 2016
  • Midwest College of Oriental Medicine — Master of Science Oriental Medicine, Bachelor of Science in Nutrition, 2012; magna cum laude graduate of Acupuncture, 2010
  • UW-Milwaukee — Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2005-07
  • Reiki Master Level — 2004
  • Institute of Beauty and Wellness — Aesthetics/Skin Care, 2002
  • Milwaukee School of Massage — Massage Therapy and Bodywork, 2002

Additional trainings include: DONA labor support, Acupuncture for Labor and Delivery, Spinning Babies techniques, prenatal and pre-birth acupuncture, perinatal education, pediatric shoni shin and infant massage.

Affiliations

  • CARE Network Wisconsin Board member, 2017-present
  • WISCA Legislative Committee member,  2016-present
  • Friends of Morgan Park, Milw.  Board C0-Chair,  2013-present
  • Mothering the Mother, Inc. Board member, 2013-2014
  • Member of CARE Network, 2010-present

Tuuli Massignan MSOM, L.Ac.

Chinese Medicine Practitioner, Meditation Instructor

Tuuli’s approach to health care is firmly rooted in the eight branches of Chinese Medicine and its belief in the body’s ability to come into balance.  She received her Master of Science in Oriental Medicine and a Bachelor’s Degree in TCM Nutrition from the Midwest College of Oriental Medicine in 2012.  As a Chinese Medicine practitioner, she enjoys helping her patients better understand holistic medicine and how daily mindfulness, nutrition, movement, self-care, and centering can improve their health and happiness.

Alternative medicine has always been a part of Tuuli’s health care practice and she strongly believes in the importance of the mind-body connection. For the the past 15 years she has used meditation for spiritual healing, calming the mind, and centering the energy in the body to achieve balance.  She has studied spiritual practices at Mount Soma in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, and enjoys using the skills she has gained from her own meditation and mindfulness practices to better help her patients.

Tuuli is most interested in focusing on and helping to eliminate stressors that adversely affect the body, such as insomnia and anxiety, which give way to exhaustion and digestive issues. She believes that the body has a greater capacity to heal when it is relaxed and functioning in its natural state. She has studied various techniques and wisdom from Richard Teh-Fu Tan, Nir Salomon, Robin Green, Sharon Weizenbaum, and Debra Betts, among others.

Tuuli finds happiness in spending time with her husband, Andy, and their beautiful young girls.

Student Clinic

We are proud to offer the only student acupuncture clinic in Milwaukee through our partnership with the Midwest College of Oriental Medicine.  At our student clinic, you will receive exceptional care at a much lower cost.  Guided by 8 Branches owner and clinical supervisor, Sheri LM Lee, your student practitioner will provide treatments that meet your specific health needs while honoring the connection of mind, body and spirit.

About Student Clinic

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