A new inspiration in healthcare
that's all about you.
We created Catalyst with the goal of providing evidence-based acupuncture and alternative medicine to Boise, Idaho and the greater Treasure Valley community. Healthcare is about you. Catalyst provides individualized care to address your health concerns. We want to be a part of your healing journey, to be a catalyst for change in your life, to see you thrive and be the happiest, healthiest version of yourself.
Are you ready to live a happy, healthy and pain-free life?
Sonya Wool is a graduate from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in Portland, OR, where she earned her Master’s Degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. While her formal Chinese Medicine training lasted four years, she grew up in a family of physicians, and as a result her experience really began in childhood. It is this lifelong passion for medicine that eventually led Sonya to pursue a career in the field. After experiencing a particularly turbulent time in her life, she found realignment and strength through Acupuncture and Chinese herbs. It is these experiences and firsthand knowledge of Chinese medicine that eventually led her to focus on integrated care.
One of Sonya’s primary objectives is to alter the mindset people often experience when they are not thriving. The feeling of defeat following an illness or an injury can be a particularly powerful one, and she firmly believes that they key to healing is to find a balance that best suits the individual needs and capabilities of each individual patient. Her goal as a practitioner is to help and empower every patient so that they can harness their own healing force. Sonya will help patients find the root cause of their symptoms and give them the tools they need to finish their journey back to a healthy body and mind. She hopes to highlight the powers of integrated health care with acupuncture, herbs, nutritional counseling, and consistency.
Stephanie Duininck is a Licensed Acupuncturist and Registered Nurse and the Co-founder of Catalyst Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine. She earned her Master’s degree in Oriental Medicine at the Southwest Acupuncture College and her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from the University of Colorado. She’s always been passionate about health care and strives to find a connection between eastern and western medicine so that patients can get the best of both medicines. While completing her master’s degree she also completed an intensive in acupuncture and oriental medicine in Harbin, China.
Stephanie first learned about acupuncture after the death of a close family member. She was able to use acupuncture to help the grieving process and continued to seek acupuncture treatments for a variety of her own health concerns after that experience. Stephanie believes that healthcare should be about the patient and that the best healing happens when patients are involved in their own care. Stephanie wants to empower her patients to better understand their own bodies and find strength in the body’s innate power to heal itself.
Outside of acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine, Stephanie is also a nurse working in family practice. She uses her knowledge of western medicine to help tie together care so patients understand what’s happening in their bodies from diverse perspectives.
As an Idaho native, Stephanie enjoys being in the beautiful Idaho mountains skiing or hiking with her dog, Huckleberry. She’s also enjoys cooking and gardening. She gets very excited talking about the connections between soil health and human health.
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