About Dr. Jodi
Dr. Jodi's fulfilling and rewarding careers have spanned the non-profit and corporate sectors for over a decade. However, she always felt a deeper calling towards the healing arts. As a young girl, she was fascinated by medicine, health, nutrition and wellness. Her early passion in healing perhaps was initiated with a toy microscope she received as a child one Christmas morning. She studied pre-medicine as an undergraduate and has a Bachelors of Science in Biology from Indiana University, a Masters in Acupuncture from Tri-State College of Acupuncture in NYC and a Doctorate in Acupuncture Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego.
Dr. Jodi specializes in Women's Health, Preconception Care, Fertility, IVF/IUI Support, Pain Management, Pregnancy Support and Postpartum.
Who We Are
Dr. Jodi Knauer, D.Ac. is recognized as a TOP Acupuncturist throughout the Alexandria, Virginia region and has been featured as a Health Care Expert on the TOP Doctors Interviews which are seen on CNN Headline News, Fox News, CNBC and Bravo
Dr. Jodi is trained in four styles of Acupuncture:
* Acupuncture Physical Medicine (Myofascial Trigger Point/Orthopedic Acupuncture)
* Kiiko Matsumoto Japanese Acupuncture
* Classical Chinese Medicine
* Traditional Chinese Medicine
She has clinical expertise treating Infertility (including Male Factor Infertility), Adolescents, Pregnancy Related Complaints, Postpartum Care, PMS, PCOS, Endometriosis, Menopause and Peri-Menopause, Musculoskeletal/Orthopedic Pain Related Complaints, Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Fatigue, Autoimmune, Migraines/Headaches, Oncology Support, Digestive Disorders, Allergies and Sinusitis, TMJ, PTSD, Pre and Post Operative Care, Bell's Palsy, Surgical Scars, Addiction, Shingles, Parkinson's and much more.
Dr. Jodi Knauer, D.Ac., L.Ac., Dipl. Ac.
Doctor of Acupuncture
Board Certified Licensed Acupuncturist
Traditional Eastern Medicine Clinic
Prana Flow Yoga Instructor and Teacher Training Facilitator, E-RYT 500
Dr. Jodi began to unravel the mystery behind Eastern Medicine while recovering from a triathlon injury. In 2008, she decided to leave her corporate career with Starbucks marketing to launch Bula Yoga. She is a yoga instructor registered with Yoga Alliance and has received over 500 hours of Vinyasa training from Tranquil Space in Washington, D.C. and Prana Flow with Shiva Rea. She has a children’s yoga teacher training certification through Karma Kids Yoga based in NYC and a certification in Pre & Post-Natal through Shiva Rea. She co-developed and led the 2013 Flow Yoga Teacher Training Program at Radiance Yoga in Old Town Alexandria and supported the Teacher Training Programs at Tranquil Space (now YogaWorks) and mentored teachers. She has taught private classes, yoga parties, workshops, local and international retreats and has led corporate wellness events.
Bula Wellness launched in 2013 and offers a whole systems Eastern medicine approach to your healthcare. Dr. Jodi will be the first to admit to being fairly skeptical and nervous about the idea of having someone insert acupuncture needles in what appeared to be random areas of her limbs to help alleviate a little nagging wrist pain. However, when her pain vanished after several acupuncture treatments she realized she had come full circle. Within less than a month after her first acupuncture treatment she applied to Tri-State College of Acupuncture in NYC. She is licensed by the Board of Medicine in Virginia and Washington, D.C. and is a recognized diplomat of NCCAOM (National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine), which required passing three national board exams, two in Eastern Medicine and the third in Western Medicine. Dr. Jodi continued her graduate studies and completed her Doctorate in Acupuncture from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. She has over 3000 clinical and didactic hours received over a four year full-time rigorous program of study in Traditional Eastern Medicine. Dr. Jodi is level one trained in both Reiki and Craniosacral Therapy. She is a volunteer with Acupuncturists without Borders and has completed their disaster relief training. She volunteered her time and services supporting those critically injured and traumatized from the Charlottsville Rally in August 2017 and led a local "We Heal" event in Dell Ray in June 2016 after the Orlando nightclub shooting. She served on the board of the Acupuncture Society of Virginia from 2015-2017 and sat as the state delegate for the American Society of Acupuncturists. She completed an additional year long apprenticeship program in Classical Chinese Medicine with Timothy Aitken (senior student of Jeffrey Yuen) in NYC. When Dr. Jodi first opened her practice in 2013 she had a contract with a non-profit organization associated with Ft. Belvoir where she offered free community style acupuncture focused on pain management, PTSD, TBI and stress relief to soldiers and their families transitioning back home from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Dr. Jodi had been an annual participant of an integrative Fertility Symposium which includes fertility specialists from all around the globe from 2015-2020. From 2013-2020, Dr. Jodi continued to learn from Sensei Kiiko Matsumoto (KM) through an annual advanced level Japanese acupuncture study group of KM acupuncture style Medical Doctors and Board Certified Licensed Acupuncturists. From 2020- current, Dr Jodi completed additional training in Chinese Herbal Medicine with Dr. Evan Rabinowitz of Yao Shan Center for Chinese Medicine and continues to study with him monthly. And finally, in the fall of 2023, Dr. Jodi completed an advanced level diploma in fertility acupuncture with one of the leading authorities in fertility acupuncture medicine worldwide and is proud to be the first practitioner in the US on the east coast with this high distinction.