Lisa Tongel, MAcOM, LAc, has specialized in reproductive health, fertility, and pregnancy care since 1999. Lisa has in-depth knowledge in the area of reproductive health in East Asian Medicine, as well as extensive experience working in integrative medicine settings. Since 2000, Lisa has provided adjunct health care to fertility and gynecology patients, working in a variety of settings directly with MDs and other conventional providers. In 2020, Lisa secured a grant to develop and implement an integrative medicine program for peri-operative patients. This program became the standard of care for surgery patients at a Portland, Oregon-based gynecology clinic. She has also been a co-investigator in research studying the effects of acupuncture on IVF outcomes.
Lisa is passionate about using integrative medicine to support all families who want to grow. She has special interests in endometriosis, recurrent pregnancy loss, and transgender fertility.
Lisa brings to NUNM significant experience as a longtime small business owner, making her an excellent resource to teach the Business of Chinese Medicine courses. Lisa feels an earnest desire to help other acupuncturists succeed not only clinically but in business as well. The professional excellence she sees possible for the field of acupuncture makes her passionate about supporting students to start their careers with the best foundation for success. She is honored to part of the NUNM community and to support its mission to create the next leaders in health care.