Our Team

Meet the Acupuncturists

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

Allison France

Licensed Acupuncturist

Allison is a mom, a forever learner, and a licensed Acupuncturist with a passion for helping people find balance and comfort within their bodies. She first discovered acupuncture while studying exercise science at the University of Montana and dealing with a host of her own hormonal imbalances. She began seeing an acupuncturist and for the first time felt understood. The success she experienced with eastern medicine triggered the pursuit of a new career path.

After completing her undergraduate degree in 2010, Costa Rica School of Massage Therapy in 2011, and Southwest Acupuncture College in 2016, She became a licensed Acupuncturist with the hope that she too could be a catalyst in helping others take control of their health. In 2016, she opened an Acupuncture clinic in Missoula, MT where she happily grew her practice for four years.

It is Allison’s goal to help others achieve pain-free living and understand how to support the needs of their bodies. This includes getting to the root cause of discomfort whether it be chronic pain, headaches, fatigue, injury, anxiety or stress. It is Allison’s goal as your practitioner to not only resolve symptoms but to also help you better understand the cause of your discomfort and to create a plan to maintain optimal health.

It is with genuine curiosity that she approaches each client. Allison loves working to understand the human experience and has a passion for anatomy, physiology and the mysteries of our bodies. She has recently returned to Sandpoint with her husband and two young boys and is excited to be contributing to the wellness community in her hometown. When not helping patients, she is likely keeping up with her family in the beautiful outdoors, reading a good book or exploring new places.

Cat Tinnelly

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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