Jeri Petz has a Masters degree in Oriental Medicine, graduating summa cum laude from Midwest College of Oriental Medicine.
Jeri is board certified as an acupuncturist and in Oriental Medicine by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). Jeri is licensed by the state of Illinois. She is a past board member of the Illinois Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ILaaom).
Jeri is currently a faculty member at National University of Health Sciences, and is a clinic supervisor for the acupuncture and Oriental medicine program.
Jeri has taken courses from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center on treating cancer patients with acupuncture, and is experienced in helping people with the side effects of medical treatments such as chemotherapy.
Jeri first became interested in Chinese medicine when she had a Great Dane, Kurvenal, with epilepsy whose seizures were not well controlled by medication. Her dog responded very well to gold bead implants, (gold beads are implanted on the acupuncture points), and lived out his life seizure-free, without any medications. Although not everyone responds this well to Chinese medicine, the experience sparked a passion to learn about Chinese medicine, and to be able to treat others with acupuncture and Chinese herbs.
Jeri is currently successfully treating her dog Casper, another Great Dane, for epilepsy and separation anxiety. For Casper's story, please click on "Casper".