Amy Guinther has studied extensively with national experts in the fields of Oriental Medicine and Functional Medicine, giving her an eclectic yet focused approach to challenging health care issues. Amy’s approach to wellness combines the ancient traditions of Oriental medicine and acupuncture with modern scientific approaches such as advanced laboratory analysis, amino acid therapy, hair mineral analysis, customized herbal formulations, nutritional supplementation and lifestyle coaching.

Amy earned a Master of Science in Oriental Medicine from Meiji College of Oriental Medicine in San Francisco in 1997. She is a licensed acupuncturist in California and a certified acupuncturist in Wisconsin. She is nationally board certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). She has an MBA and BS in Psychology from UW-Madison. She moved back to Madison in 2009 after practicing in California for many years.

Amy has advanced training and specializes in the following:

Women’s Health Care

  • PMS
  • Menopause
  • Endometriosis
  • Fibroids
  • Hormone imbalances
  • Menstrual irregularities & PCOS


Natural support or assistance with western medical reproduction techniques such as:

  • In vitro fertilization
  • Intrauterine insemination
  • Medicated timed intercourse
  • Natural cycles

Functional Medicine & Endocrinology

Detecting & treating the root cause(s) that underlie various disease conditions including:

  • Adrenal fatigue & dysfunction
  • Hypothyroidism & Hashimoto’s Disease
  • Hormone imbalances
  • Chronic fatigue

Gastrointestinal Conditions

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Food sensitivities
  • Acid reflux
  • Intestinal pain
  • Bowel irregularity
  • Intestinal parasites
  • Candida overgrowth

Emotional Imbalances

  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Irritability
  • Mood swings

Acute & Chronic Pain

  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Back pain & sciatica
  • Arthritis
  • Migraines & headaches

Modalities Used

  • Japanese Style Acupuncture
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • Customized Herbal Formulations
  • Nutritional Supplementation
  • Cupping
  • Trigger Point Release/Gua Sha
  • Moxibustion
  • Electrical Stimulation
  • Advanced Laboratory Analysis including:
  • Neurotransmitter/Amino Acids
  • Organic Acids
  • Gastrointestinal Function
  • Hormone Analysis
  • Adrenal dysfunction
  • Functional Blood Chemistry analysis
  • Hair Mineral analysis
“I received acupuncture from Amy for chronic headaches, which were accompanied by nausea. Over the past two years, I would wake with severe headaches that would occur 2-3x week. This made it difficult for me to attend school, concentrate on homework and keep up with classes. I felt relief from my headaches immediately after beginning acupuncture and am now 100% better.”
- Anonymous
"Amy is amazing. She takes ample time to talk about my health needs and has a wealth of knowledge and experience to treat me. Her genuine care for the patient and her personable skills are what keep me coming back. I had suffered from migraines for many years, but I no longer have them!"
“I went to see Amy for PMS and low mood. She was empathetic, caring and patient in helping me to find the protocol that worked best for me. With the right supplements and acupuncture, my symptoms improved dramatically in only a few months of treatment. Amy is intelligent, well-informed, patient and caring. I would recommend her to anyone looking for a natural and holistic treatment option.”
- C.W.
“I wanted to share our good news. Our son was born and he’s a healthy and happy little guy. I wanted to say thank you for all of your support through the IVF process. I really feel like acupuncture helped me significantly. I felt more relaxed and open after acupuncture than during any of my previous rounds of infertility treatments. I am so appreciative of your expertise and care. Thanks again.”
- Christine N., Madison WI