Meet Dr. Wasson of River Point Family Acupuncture
The number one question I get asked is: “What made you decided to become an acupuncturist?” It’s true, Acupuncture is definitely a unique choice for a career, but for me however, it was a “no-brainer.”
Many acupuncturists get into their careers through amazing personal experiences they have had with the medicine. They might have had a severe injury or illness and acupuncture was the one thing they could rely on more than any other medical approach.
This has inspired many acupuncture careers and it makes for a great story of hope for many people, but that’s not what happened with me. In fact, I can count on one hand the amount of acupuncture treatments I had received when I started my Masters in Acupuncture.
My exposure to the medicine was through my grandfather who was both a chiropractor and an acupuncturist. He was also a child at heart and LOVED to tease anyone and everyone for his own amusement.
Imagine walking into your grandparent’s house for a visit at four or five years old, and your grandfather is on the couch with needles sticking out of his arms, legs, and head. Instead of saying hello, he would say “It’s your turn next!” in a tone that sends chills down your spine. Let’s just say that by the second or third occurrence, I had my hiding spots picked out in that house. I can still hear my grandmother chiding him for scaring my siblings and I and remember him getting a good laugh out of it.
You would think that would stick with me and make me stay away from needles, but my grandfather also loved to take us to his office and show off his grand kids to his patients. This made a real impression on me. He had an entire community very well taken care of, who loved him and would tell stories of all the wonderful things he helped them with. He made a huge difference in many people’s lives during a time when acupuncture wasn’t always that well received.
Unfortunately, my grandfather passed away when I was six. His loss was felt in a very big way by his community, and this too made an impression on me.
I knew even at six years old, that I wanted to make a difference in people’s lives just like he did. I was fortunate to have friends and family that always encouraged me to follow that path and that’s what I did!
To this day, I still hear stories about “Doc” when I visit my grandmother and after all these years, he still inspires me to do my best in my lifelong dream. I consider what I do a great honor and responsibility and wake up every morning grateful for the path I took.
I am the luckiest person in the world to be doing what I love, and I look forward to sharing it with you. Thank you for stopping by my website. If you have any questions regarding your specific ailment or need additional information, please feel free to call me at (715) 716-5909.
Dr. Wasson attended Northwestern Health Sciences University after undergrad at University of Minnesota-Duluth with B.S. in biology and completed her Masters of Acupuncture in 2013. Along with her classroom education she completed 690 hours as an intern in various clinics, including private and public health clinics and at the University of Minnesota – Fairview Hospital in Minneapolis, MN where she had the opportunity to treat post-surgical pain (to lessen the use of opioids after surgeries) and various conditions causing high risk pregnancy.
Dr. Wasson has also received specialized training in stroke and traumatic brain injury rehabilitation, women’s health, and pediatrics at the First Teaching Hospital of Tianjin and Tianjin University for Traditional Chinese Medicine in China.
In 2015, she opened her acupuncture clinic, River Point Family Acupuncture in Hudson, WI and continues to serve Hudson and the surrounding communities with quality healthcare.
To better serve her community, Dr. Wasson continued her education and received her doctorate in 2017 from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego, CA and is now a Doctor of Acupuncture. Her focus is on the family, as she loves treating people of all ages with a variety of conditions.
Education: BS in Biology – University of MN-Duluth Master of Acupuncture – Northwestern Health Sciences University-Bloomington, MN Advanced specialized training in stroke rehabilitation, women’s health and pediatrics – Tianjin University for Traditional Chinese Medicine Doctor of Acupuncture – Pacific College of Oriental Medicine – San Diego, CA
Clinical Training: Private Acupuncture Clinics in Bloomington and Burnsville, MN Pillsbury House Integrative Health Clinic – Minneapolis, MN University of MN Medical Center-Fairview – Minneapolis, MN Courage Center – Minneapolis, MN First Teaching Hospital of Tianjin University – Tainjin, China
What our clients are saying:
Dr. Wasson? More like Dr. AWESOME!!! I would highly recommend Dr. Wasson and have told all my friends and family about her amazing practice. The drive from the metro to Hudson is more than worth it! Go see Dr. Wasson for whatever ails you!
Barb has a wonderfully gentle technique with her acupuncture, which is a perfect match for her personality! She is amazingly caring and thorough with meeting your needs. I highly recommend getting treated at River Point Family Acupuncture to optimize your health, with any of your health needs!
Barb continues to impress me with her ability to identify and remediate the imbalance I have found myself in. She is very knowledgeable and always walks you through what she is doing and why. Her abilities have assisted my body and mind with the recovery from both a knee and spinal injury. I always leave her office feeling rejuvenated and relaxed.
Barbie is an amazing acupuncturist who truly cares about her patients. She brings much knowledge and intention to each treatment. She can help with so many different conditions. We are so lucky to have her in our community!
Barb is by far the best Acupuncturist that I have been to! She has helped me with jaw pain, Head Aches, and recovery for a sprained ankle. Barb tailors every visit to fit my individual needs. She is informative and has a very gentle touch. I will continue to recommend her to friends and family.
From allergies, to migraines to ankle pain Barbie has helped me heal.
Love Barb! I have a neck injury for when I was an infant that has caused me to have headaches which has only gotten worse. In the last few years it has also turned into pressure and pain around my right ear. I told Barb about this on my second visit and she treated the area. That was two weeks ago and there is almost no pain. I am so thankful for Barb!
Barb is a pro!! Gentle, very knowledgeable and wonderful at what she does! I️ have done acupuncture and cupping for over 10 years and Barb is one of the best!!
I just saw Dr. Barb today and she was simply amazing! Can’t wait to see her again on Friday and keep the good vibes going
My Migraine is gone! I have been struggling through this migraine for way too long. This was my first Acupuncture and Cupping Experience. Thank you Barb for sharing your knowledge and talent. She took such good attention to detail, answered all of my questions, made sure I understood the process and what to expect. One treatment changed my world! I cannot wait to come back. Thank you!
Do not hang out in pain, see Barbie! She is beyond gifted in her practice. Professional, knowledgeable and passionate about her service to others!
Barb is awesome, she’s gentle and very. knowledgeable. She makes my visits comfortable and relaxing. Acupuncture has helped me heal quickly from sports injuries, HEAD colds and allergies. I’ve had acupuncture and cupping for 3plus years
Barb is an incredible acupuncturist! There have been many times that I have seen her after my concussions and TBI and she was one of the few that was able to get my head feeling normal again.
I had not researched the benefits of acupuncture before, and am so glad I went to see Barb! She explains things well, researches to learn more about how to treat you effectively, makes you comfortable, and is a warm and caring person. I am already seeing positive results and Barb has determined a treatment plan to help me. Thank You, Barb! You are a true professional!!
Barb is an exceptionally skilled acupuncturist who makes you feel welcome and comfortable. I highly recommend Barb for all your acupuncture needs.
Barb performed acupuncture on both my boys and did a great job making them feel comfortable. It wasn’t long before we started seeing the advantages!
Barb does an excellent job making you feel at ease and relaxed and is one of the friendliest people I have ever met!