• Alex Lichtenauer L. Ac,

    Alex Lichtenauer L. Ac,

    ACUPUNCTURIST AT SIX FISHES NEIGHBORHOOD ACUPUNCTURE

    As an acupuncturist, Alex seeks to create an atmosphere of care that feels welcoming and safe for those experiencing anxiety, depression, PTSD, and grief. Alex studied acupuncture and herbal medicine at the Won Institute. Understanding how the emotions and the body are interconnected created a foundation for their treatment perspective.

    As a member of the LGBTQIA+ community, Alex believes that providing the highest level of care, support and creating a non-judgmental atmosphere is paramount. Before Six Fishes, Alex was a full-time touring musician and currently runs a record label that works primarily with queer and trans artists. Alex uses they/them pronouns.

  • CHINESE MEDICINE LOVE STORY

    What brings you joy?

    Outside of the office, playing music brings me joy. I’ve been a drummer since I was 11 years old and find self-expression through music to be healing, especially when collaborating with other artists. I also really enjoy walking around the city listening to supernatural and true crime podcasts while checking out all the cute cats and dogs in the neighborhood. You’ll often find me at a park drinking coffee at all hours of the day.
  • how I work

    What’s your superpower?

    I am a sensitive person and connect easily with others. This has helped me create a welcoming space where people feel comfortable opening up and sharing their needs to heal. Therefore, I work very well with those experiencing anxiety, depression, PTSD, and grief. As someone who carries all of their stress in their upper back and shoulders, I have a special knack for helping those with the same issue. As a result, my treatments leave people feeling lighter, calmer, and more centered.
  • who I am

    What was before Six Fishes?

    Before Six Fishes, I was a full-time touring musician. I also still run a record label that works primarily with queer and trans artists. Touring is physically and emotionally exhausting. However, once I could apply the tools of acupuncture and herbal medicine, my health during long touring cycles improved greatly. Since then, I’ve wanted to share the benefits of this medicine with others. Also, working with the LGBTQIA+ community has changed the way I view inclusivity within the field of medicine.

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