I'm Melanie Benninger, L.Ac, MSOM
Thank you for visiting my web page. I am honored to share my love of the energy healing arts with you. My journey as a practitioner began in 2009, when I experienced a severe closed head injury in a car accident that redirected my life into the healing arts. At the time, I lost my recollective memory and the ability to produce memories. I suffered from continuous migraine headaches for months on end. I had constant light and hearing sensitivity, and I lost my sense of time and space. Living in a suburb outside of Cleveland, Ohio, at the time, most people didn’t know about the use of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Craniosacral Therapy, meditation, and diet as ways of treating concussion symptoms and migraines. I went to multiple neurologists and specialists who offered me pain medications and no solutions for how I could help myself in my own recovery. I became depressed and unmotivated, as I had no idea when or how these symptoms would stop.
I moved to Milwaukee to pursue my undergraduate degree in Journalism to help me get out of my comfort zone and communicate with people again. There I was introduced to the Milwaukee Yoga Center and the Zen Center, where I learned how to isolate parts of my body, focus on my breath, and clear my mind. For the first time in months, I saw complete relief from the migraines. This led me to study meditation traditions in Japan for half a year, and eventually, to my longer term study of acupressure, acupuncture, craniosacral therapy, systemic family constellations, and Chinese herbal medicine.
I received my Master of Science in Oriental Medicine degree from Southwest Acupuncture College in Boulder, Colorado, am certified by the NCCAOM as a Diplomate of Oriental Medicine, am a Licensed Acupuncturist in the state of Colorado, and have injection therapy and acupressure certifications.
Time and time again, I have seen clients heal themselves from conditions that have been chronic and debilitating. It is my pleasure and honor to guide and witness my clients’ healing process. What we can accomplish together is truly miraculous.