Board certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.
Licensed in the state of Illinois. Lic.#198000859
Scott Stewart, MSAc., Dipl.Ac., L.Ac.
Scott is originally from Moline, IL., but moved to Chicago to pursue his Bachelor degree in 1998. He graduated from the University of IL. with a double major in Latin American Studies and Political Science. After graduating, he continued working as a construction contractor in the Chicago area, until 2005 when he decided to make a career change. He traded his hammer in for a needle, and began studying Traditional Chinese medicine, which was more in sync with his Tibetan Buddhist philosophy; and also gave him a chance to help people, which he enjoys very much.
In 2009, Scott obtained his Master's of Acupuncture (cum summa laude) from National Health Sciences University in Lombard, IL., and soon after, began treating patients full time.
At the beginning of 2010, Scott traveled to Asia to further his skills in Chinese Medicine and to gain a comparative knowledge in other traditional systems of medicine. He spent 1 1/2 years in Thailand researching Thai herbs, Thai Traditional Medicine, and learning Vipassana meditation. He also volunteered at Wat Thung Bo Paen Rehabilitation Center for patients with paralysis, where he offered free acupuncture treatments to patients who had suffered from stroke.
He then traveled through Malaysia and Indonesia gaining insight into local traditional systems of medicine that are regaining popularity with the masses. And finally, returning to the Quad Cities to open Healing Lotus Acupuncture.