The Team

Meet the Acupuncturist:

Dr. Jamie Davis

Dr. Jamie L. Davis, MA, MSA, DAOM, LAc. is a licensed acupuncturist and practitioner of Chinese medicine in the state of Idaho, and previously in the state of Washington, since 2009. 

In 2004, acupuncture was introduced to her while in graduate school earning a Master’s degree in medical anthropology. She was experiencing an intense illness throughout most of her life (later it was discovered to be late-stage lyme disease and coinfections), and by then it had become almost completely debilitating. Once Dr. Davis started receiving relief from pain and illness from acupuncture, she knew that her life’s path was not just to study medicine but in fact to practice it as well.

After completing her MA degree in anthropology and pre-med requirements, she immediately enrolled at Bastyr University, and graduated with a Master of Science degree in Acupuncture, 2008. This 3-year Masters program was followed by a one-month internship in Shanghai, China, working in two well-known hospitals, focusing on stroke/neurological conditions and endocrinology. After several years of practice, Jamie made the decision to return to school to receive her Doctorate in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, with a focus on scientific research, completing this degree in 2015. During this time she earned a certificate in acupuncture for labor and delivery at the Lutheran Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York; and an additional internship at a neurological clinic in Taipei, Taiwan. 

Dr. Davis’ focus is on building a community of natural healthcare that is accessible to everyone, placing special emphasis on family care. Through acupuncture, Chinese medicine (herbal medicine), lifestyle, education and her previous training in medical anthropology, Dr. Davis uses an integrated approach to holistic medicine in order to promote healing, wellness, and cultural awareness to her patients and community. 

For further information, read Jamie’s published works:

Acupuncture and The Extracellular Matrix: Exploring the Mechanism of the San Jiao Kindle Edition

Identifying Underlying Emotional Instability and Utilizing a Combined Intervention in the Treatment of Childhood Constipation and Encopresis-A Case Report

Meet the Physical Therapist

Jennifer Jones, Licensed Physical Therapist

Jenny Jones has been a physical therapist for over 40 years. She knew at the age of 12 what she wanted to do with her life after reading a book about a child’s struggle with cerebral palsy and “physiotherapy”.
Raised in the midwest, she entered the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor with the intent of being accepted into their program. Four years later, she received her Bachelors of Science degree in physical therapy and also her Masters degree.

She met her husband Marty in their dormitory and soon fell in love. He graduated with his engineering degree and supported her through her intense studies and internships. They moved to Long Beach California, Marty’s hometown for him to join his family’s tugboat business and Jenny worked in a large rehabilitation hospital. Their two children followed and she worked weekends at a smaller community hospital in order to keep the children at home with a parent.

Marty decided one degree wasn’t enough and they moved to Sacramento to a quieter environment and Marty earning a law degree. Jenny worked in outpatient clinics and then spent 12 years in home health for the flexibility of raising children who want their mom at their events and sports games and to chauffeur them to all their activities. The family moved back to Los Angeles into Jenny’s parents’ home for Marty’s job and to become caregivers for her aging parents. It enabled her to care for her father with Parkinsons disease and then her mother with pancreatic cancer.

Finding Sandpoint Idaho was a heaven sent serendipity on a cross country motor home tour. No longer having “sandwich” responsibilities of care for children and parents, they eagerly left California. Laurel came along to make Idaho home and their son Dan moved on to Houston.

Jenny considers Sandpoint to be her adopted hometown, having moved frequently as a child in the Philadelphia, Chicago, and Detroit regions. The four seasons, wonderful nature, and outdoor opportunities finally feels like home and a sense of belonging. Having worked here at various clinics and nursing homes in the area Jenny decided to focus her career on relieving chronic pain. Studies and
courses of myofascial release, strain/counterstrain, treatment of the pelvis, and the game changing modality Frequency Specific Microcurrent have
finally led her to teaming up with Lake Life Acupuncture.

The Jones household is blessed by a loving chaos with her daughter Laurel and her husband plus four foster children, one labrador retriever, 2 bunnies, 3 cats, one 25 year old cockatiel and 20 chickens. In spare moments, Jenny enjoys working in her garden, reading, Sudoku, kayaking, and volunteering at her church, St. Joseph’s.

Meet the Office Manager:

Cat Tinnelly began her career at Lake Life Acupuncture May of 2020, as the office manager. She holds a degree in medical billing and terminology, and her expertise is in managing medical offices and personnel, with over 18 years of professional experience with Hospice. Cat’s passion is helping people and animals, as well as reading, hiking and baking. She and her husband Steve, along with their four cats, live here in Sandpoint and are enjoying life in this amazing community. 

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