Meet our nationally board-certified acupuncture practitioners - serving the Genesee Valley with safe, effective, evidence-based therapy.
Shannon Chanler, M.A., L.Ac.
Shannon Chanler graduated from the Finger Lakes School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine at New York Chiropractic College in 2008, and trained at Memorial Sloan Kettering for applications of acupuncture for the cancer patient. For the last seven years, Shannon has led an acupuncture program at Rochester Regional Hospital, Lipson Cancer Center, where she worked with in-patient and out-patient cancer patients, palliative care, and cancer survivors.
Shannon began her studies in tai chi, qigong and energy medicine as a young person in the seventies. She obtained a BA degree in dance performance and a graduate degree in Dance Movement Analysis. Retiring from dance performance, she applied these studies in sports medicine and movement therapies with Genesee Hospital psychiatric outpatient and Children’s Convalescent Hospital.
Shannon currently treats patients from her own practice at Geneseo Acupuncture at the Gardener’s Cottage, in Geneseo, N.Y.
Lauren Drohr, MSAOM, L.Ac.
Lauren Drohr received her Masters Degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MSAOM) from the Finger Lakes School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine at New York Chiropractic College and is a licensed acupuncturist in the state of New York. While studying Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), she worked in many clinical settings including Seneca Falls Health Center, the Veteran’s Affairs Hospital in Canandaigua, NY, and the NYCC Outpatient Clinic in Rochester, NY. Her training includes acupuncture, Chinese herbs, eastern dietary therapy, tui na, and Qi gong.
“I have always had a passion for caring for people. As soon as I was introduced to acupuncture in the last year of my undergraduate degree, I knew it was what I wanted to study. Two weeks after graduating with my Bachelors degree in Biology, I moved to Seneca Falls, NY and began my journey studying TCM. My passion really began when my brother underwent surgery due to Crohn’s disease. Myself, my brother and my sister all have this disease. Currently there isn’t a cure for Crohn’s, just a lifetime of medicine and possible surgeries. I went through this program with the goal of finding an alternative way to treat Crohn’s without harsh medications. Through my education and experience so far, I have learned ways to help this and other digestive system disorders as well as women’s health- especially fertility, migraines, dermatological disorders, various pain conditions, acute illnesses, sports related injuries and much more. With my knowledge and experience, I strive to improve people’s lives with Chinese Medicine, no matter what ails them.”
Michelle Wright, MSAOM, L.Ac.
Michelle Wright graduated with honors from the Finger Lakes School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine at New York Chiropractic College in 2010 and opened Naples Valley Acupuncture. After a successful 10-year career as a special education teacher, which provided experience and a unique perspective into the health needs of many different types of people, some amazing personal experiences as an acupuncture patient helped to clarify her passion for helping people in a way that also included a long-time interest in herbal medicine and alternative forms of care.
Michelle was fortunate to work under some of the most respected professionals in the field. Her internship experiences provided a diverse and comprehensive training in multiple settings including private practice, community clinics, and hospitals. Michelle’s practice philosophy reflects a desire to be able to help anyone who walks through the clinic door. Therefore, rather than specializing in one area of ailment (such as oncology or fertility) as many acupuncturists do today, she continues to pursue more in-depth training in a variety of styles, techniques, and diseases in order to best serve the varied population of small-town upstate New York.