About Us

Samantha Shore ND, MSOM, LAc, Dipl. A.C.

Licensed Acupuncturist, Naturopathic Doctor, Owner

Dr. Samantha Shore completed a four-year Doctorate program in Naturopathic Medicine and a three-year Master’s program in Oriental Medicine/Acupuncture.  She has over ten years of healthcare experience including over two thousand hours of clinical training in both eastern and western medicine. This training included a hospital-based pain management acupuncture program, where she used various acupuncture techniques to help alleviate acute and chronic pain. Dr. Shore commonly treats acute and chronic pain, anxiety, depression, weight loss, and infertility. 

In addition to acupuncture, Dr. Shore provides individualized supplement and herbal recommendations using a naturopathic approach. She also provides lifestyle counseling and eastern nutrition counseling to help establish the foundations for optimal health.  Due to her holistic approach to healthcare, her patients often notice improvements in other areas of health such as improved sleep quality, digestion, and stress reduction.

At AcuWell LLC, we blend the best of Eastern and Western natural medicine to help you reach your health goals.  Dr. Shore combines traditional Chinese acupuncture points with modern western acupuncture techniques such as auricular acupuncture and electro-acupuncture.  By using traditional acupuncture points in combination with points chosen based on modern biomedical knowledge, she has found her treatments have a strong effect. 

Heated massage tables and guided meditation music are available during treatments. For your convenience, we offer secure online scheduling, secure online forms to fill out from home prior to your appointment, and flexible scheduling that includes evening and weekend hours.

Below are details about Dr. Shore’s education, experience, and credentials:

Education

  • Master of Science in Oriental Medicine, National University of Health Sciences
    • Included over 1000 supervised clinical hours
    • Summa Cum Laude
    • Valedictorian
  • Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine, National University of Health Sciences
    • Included over 1000 supervised clinical hours
    • Cum Laude
    • Valedictorian
  • Bachelor of Arts, History, The College of New Jersey

As part of her clinical training, Dr. Shore completed a unique set of competitive internships and preceptorships in addition to the standard clinical program. They include:

  • Hospital-based Pain Management Acupuncture Internship, John H Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, Pain Management Clinic, Chicago, IL
  • True North Health Center ND Preceptorship, Santa Rosa, Ca – Dr. Alan Goldhamer and Dr. Michael Klaper
  • Yellowstone Naturopathic Clinic ND Preceptorship, Billings, MT – Dr. Margaret Beeson 

Licenses and Certificates

  • Illinois Licensed Acupuncturist
  • Nationally Board Certified in Acupuncture (NCCAOM)
  • Vermont Board Certified and Licensed Naturopathic Physician*
  • Basic Life Support Provider
  • Certified in Clean Needle Technique (CCAOM)

*Dr. Shore is licensed as a Naturopathic Physician with a Primary Care Physician scope of practice in Vermont. Since Illinois does not yet license Naturopathic Physicians, Dr. Shore currently only provides services covered under her Acupuncture license