Acupuncture is the practice of inserting thin needles in strategic locations in your body to stimulate the nerves, muscles and connective tissue. After they are placed, they may be stimulated by gentle movement, electrical current or heat. 

As a complementary alternative treatment for pain relief, acupuncture is offered onsite by Kathleen Martin, C.Ac., M.S.O.M., B.S. a trained acupuncturist at Lake Country Health Center.


Initial Consultation, Examination, & Treatment: $100

Single Treatment: $75

Package of 10 treatments: $620*

*Package attainable after initial consult & treatment

Kathleen ‘Walsh’ Martin, C.Ac., M.S.O.M., B.S.

Kathleen began her academic career with a firm foundation in science and the study of Western Medicine and completed her undergraduate degree in Biomedical Sciences at Marquette University, with minors in Biology and Health. A strong believer in integrative medicine, Kathleen knows that Chinese and Western medicine can co-exist in harmony, based on a full awareness of their complementary strengths and limitations. This approach to patient care helps to guide her treatment decisions.

Kathleen is a certified acupuncturist who graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Midwest College of Oriental Medicine with a Master of Science in Oriental Medicine, and an additional Bachelor of Science in Eastern Nutrition. She is a Diplomate in Oriental Medicine with the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). Certification in Oriental Medicine equates to certifications in acupuncture and Chinese herbology along with education in all of the five branches of Oriental medicine (acupuncture, Chinese herbs, bodywork, dietary therapy, and exercise). She also received advanced certification in acupuncture from the China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, in Beijing, China, as well as additional training in Qigong, TCM food therapies, Sooji Chim (Korean hand acupuncture), and Chinese herbs while studying in Northern and Western China. Kathleen has served as the President and the Vice President of WISCA (The Wisconsin Society of Certified Acupuncturists).  She is also on staff at The Women’s Pavilion at Aurora West Allis Medical Center.
Kathleen chose TCM because it is a complete health care system that strives to balance the body, mind, and spirit. She has successfully treated both male and female patients for a wide variety of ailments ranging from arthritis, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, fatigue, depression, and headaches to cancer, providing adjunctive therapy for patients undergoing chemotherapy and /or radiation treatment. Kathleen has undergone specialized certification for oncology patients through Memorial Sloan Kettering. Currently, her practice includes a growing number of patient’s dealing with gynecological concerns.

Most gynecological conditions respond well to Chinese Medicine, and significant improvements can be seen within two to six menstrual cycles as the body is brought back into balance. Here are just some of the conditions for which acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine have been found to be effective:
  • PMS (Premenstrual Syndrome)
  • Irregular periods
  • Long periods
  • Heavy periods
  • Dysmenorrhea (Painful Periods)
  • Amenorrhea (Absence of Periods)
  • Endometriosis
  • Fibroids
  • Thyroid Conditions
  • PCOS (Polycystic Ovarioan Syndrome)
  • Hormone-induced Migraines/Headaches
  • Chronic Yeast Infections
  • UTI (Urinary Tract Infections)
  • Fertility Issues
Kathleen has a passion for Oriental Medicine and a sincere commitment to her patients' health.