Rick Oberg, LAc graduated summa cum laude from the Midwest College of Oriental Medicine. Rick is nationally licensed and board certified in both Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, NCCAOM. He maintains a state license in both North Carolina and Wisconsin and specializes in the treatment of Pain, Women's health, Infertility and Pregnancy care. He also has extensive expertise in Autoimmune diseases, Anxiety, Depression and Pain.
Rick’s interest in medicine stemmed from a family history of auto immune illnesses. Witnessing first hand the physical and emotional impact of the disease, he developed an empathy and a desire to help. Wanting to ease suffering and improve his family members' quality of life, Rick was drawn to medicine. Rick started on a more traditional path of medicine initially, but was introduced to eastern medicine and acupuncture after he and his wife began struggling with infertility, multiple miscarriages, and his wife’s increasing anxiety associated with the loss.
After seeing how effective acupuncture was for treating anxiety and learning it could be helpful for fertility and auto immune illnesses, Rick knew it was a perfect fit. His own experience with acupuncture and herbs led to the successful conception, and more importantly healthy birth of their first daughter, and then he and his wife Lori went on to have two more daughters. Rick is as passionate about fertility today as he was when he began specializing in fertility over sixteen years ago. Over that time, his specialization in infertility has helped a countless number of families grow.
Rick’s interest in auto immune illness and treatments began long before his formal education. Initially it was to help his family's history of chronic pain and auto immune illness, but has grown into almost two decades of knowledge and experience. His interesest in treating auto immune patients became more of a mission since his youngest daughter's life was threatened by an auto immune illness when she was just six years old.
Treating chronic pain often comes with the territory of supporting patients with auto-immune disease. Rick has mastered many techniques for treating pain over the years, including dry needling, and especially likes to work with our Veterans. With over sixteen years treating chronic pain, auto immune and infertility he has also developed a proficiency for helping stress, anxiety, and depression as they are common threads often shared by these patients.
Rick loves a challenge as he is accomplished in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Japanese Acupuncture, Auyervedic Acupuncture (Marma Puncture), and Korean Acupuncture. He has extensive knowledge of herbs, supplements, and will help guide his patients through the confusion of diet and lifestyle changes. He is happy to share his skills and experience to give his patients the tools they need to live to their full potential, achieve their goals, and enrich their lives.