Lisa Glasser, M.Ac., L.Ac
Pain Management Specialist, Acupuncturist
Lisa Glasser, a pain management specialist at Well Balanced, has more than 10 years of experience treating acute and chronic pain through acupuncture and has been named one of Eugene’s Top Doctors.
The key to her success has been finding the root cause of a patient’s symptom, assessing an effective treatment plan, and accurately educating her patients on how to not only get better, faster, but also how to ward off pain with a daily self-care routine.
As a collegiate athlete, pain was an almost daily presence for Lisa. When you ask your body to do more than it is capable of, pain is the result. As a limber, young athlete, those pains were temporary.
Today, as an active and still competitive adult, when she encounters pain she sees it as an indicator that the body needs help.
Through this journey, Lisa found her passion as pain management acupuncturist.
Through her extensive training as an acupuncturist and experience as a lifelong athlete she has honed the skills necessary to find the root of pain, addressing the source to remove the limitation, which leaves patients pain free for years to come.
Initial treatment with Lisa
Your initial treatment with Lisa will cover your medical history and what led up to your main health concern. She will then assess the muscles and joints around the area of concern, testing each muscle to see whether it is functioning at 100 percent capacity.
Each muscle that is not 100 percent will be treated in order to be restored to its full function. Lisa will then give you corrective exercises to keep the muscle at 100 percent, through a process of reprograming muscle memory.
This process of getting your muscles to be 100 percent doesn’t happen in one treatment. In fact, it is reported that in order for a muscle’s memory to permanently change, it takes 3,000 repetitions of an exercise.
Approach to treatment
Lisa uses a combination of both Eastern and Western philosophies integrated into one treatment. This approach allows her to use western diagnostic measures to find the site of pain, identify compensation patterns, then treat with Eastern modalities such as acupuncture and cupping. Finally, she returns to a global approach of teaching patients how to interrupt those patterns at home for long term results.
“Most people do not know how good their bodies are supposed to feel. Anxiety, fatigue and pain are all signals that your body is asking you for help,” she says.
Lisa’s patients often work with other Well Balanced team members, such Dr. Devin DeGreif and Dr. Jacob McNair, whenever it is needed in order to get you better, faster.
Founder of Well Balanced Center
Lisa created Well Balanced Center for Integrated Health on the philosophy that no one should be in pain, physically nor emotionally. Which is why a specialized team was created, to treat every ailment from depression to knee pain and everything in between while using the modality that is right for you — whether it be chiropractic, physical therapy, acupuncture, massage, or nutritional counseling through functional medicine.
Education and training
Lisa attended the University of Wyoming where she played Division 1 basketball while completing her undergraduate degree. She then found her way to Northwestern Health Sciences University in Minneapolis, Minn., where she received a master’s in acupuncture in 2006. She then made the leap to the West Coast and settled in Eugene.
Outside of work
When she is not working, you will find Lisa enjoying everything that Oregon has to offer, from the coast to the mountains and everything in between.