You may be simply curious about acupuncture or actively seeking a holistic remedy for your illness. In either case, Wilder Health’s intention is to be a beacon of hope for those who are sick of being sick. Our passion is helping people heal, not only physical ailments, but also emotional and spiritual wounds as well.
Wilder Health is a Reno acupuncture business. Getting results is our top priority and we use a blend of ancient and modern techniques to catalyze your body’s natural healing response. Whether you are seeking relief from intense pain or need more balance in your body, we can help.
Traditional Chinese Medicine has been practiced for the last 5,000 years. It contains one of the best diagnostic systems on the planet. It pinpoints a patient’s constitutional imbalance according to their symptoms. Then acupuncture, Chinese herbs and other Asian modalities are utilized to restore harmony to the body.
Wilder Health utilizes functional medicine, which embraces traditional healing as well as modern Western medical methods of diagnosis. Detoxification of the liver, large intestine and other organs is often needed since the modern world is a “toxic soup.” Then herbs, vitamins, supplements and nutrient dense foods are used to strengthen the body.
Although acupuncture is known primarily for relieving musculoskeletal pain, it also is effective for women’s health, pediatrics, digestive and autoimmune disorders. A combination of subtle and deep treatments are available, according to your needs. Maintaining open communication with Dr. Wilder is essential. You deserve good health!
Dr. Wilder teaches a variety of classes including qi gong, acupressure self-help and nutrient dense cooking classes. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about receiving
acupuncture in Reno!
Photo Credit: Sunny Giscombe
Master of Science in Oriental Medicine
Southwest Acupuncture College 2010
B.A. Environmental Studies
U.C. Santa Cruz 1996
Certified Acupressure Massage Therapist
Acupressure Institute 1996
Se habla Español.
About Hopi Wilder, O.M.D
Hopi Wilder, OMD
Reno, NV Acupuncturist
Hopi Wilder is an Oriental Medicine Doctor (OMD) specializing in pain management and holistic medicine. Hopi completed her Master of Science degree in Oriental Medicine at the Southwest Acupuncture College in Boulder, Colorado in 2010. She began her career as a shiatzu and sports massage therapist, practicing for 15 years in California and Colorado. She currently is offering acupuncture treatments in Reno.
In 2000 Hopi began a life-long apprenticeship with Michael Turk, L.Ac., a pioneer in the field of orthopedic acupuncture and author of Pain’s Healing Secret. She is highly trained in the use of heat in conjunction with acupuncture needles to melt adhesions in the body and stimulate the body’s natural healing ability. While in acupuncture school, Hopi also ran the herbal apothecary for the clinic of Jake Fratkin, O.M.D., L.Ac., internationally renowned teacher and author of Chinese Herbal Patent Medicines. She mastered Fratkin’s method of making custom Chinese herbal tinctures and completed his year-long Functional Medicine for Acupuncturists course.
Certifications and Licensure
Hopi is licensed by the Nevada Board of Oriental Medicine and also holds a national license from the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. (https://www.nccaom.org) She established successful practices in her hometown in Northern California and more recently in Eastern Oregon.
Hopi Wilder, O.M.D. is primarily focused on relieving chronic pain and sports injuries. She utilizes a number of Traditional Chinese Medicine modalities including: acupuncture, cupping, moxibustion and tuina massage as well as modern additions such as electric stimulation and infra-red therapy. A special interest of hers is “glued fascia” or scar tissue from surgeries, injuries, accidents, c-sections, childbirth and other musculoskeletal issues in the neck, back and joint pain. Nerve pain such as neuropathy, shingles, trigeminal neuralgia and sciatica are other health problems she treats effectively. If you are needing fertility, pre-natal or induction treatments, Hopi has a lot of knowledge and resources to share with you. Mental health issues such as PTSD, anxiety and depression are also often treated alongside other ailments. Lastly, she assists many patients with nutrition and digestive health issues. Not only is Chinese herbal medicine a powerful tool, but food is also medicine!
Hopi enjoys spending time with her family, hiking with her dog and gardening with her husband. She is a life-long student of yoga and martial arts.
Traditional Chinese Medicine effectively treats:
chronic or acute pain
“Hopi is a skilled and caring acupuncturist with sensitive, intelligent hands. She seems to know exactly where to get the best results with chronic pain conditions. I had a recurrent, muscle spasm in my shoulder region, which wasn't responding to chiropractic or massage techniques. It finally resolved after just two acupuncture treatments with Hopi and hasn't returned. Hopi combines knowledge with a quiet, wise, nurturing presence. A wonderful combination for anyone in need of physical healing."
~ Nance, MSW / psychotherapist.
Welcome to Wilder Health
Acupuncture uses single-use, hair-thin pins to open gates along rivers of wellness that run through the body. The goal is to get all the rivers flowing well and release blockages that are preventing you from feeling healthy. Acupuncture also has an amazing capability to release natural endorphins that are 1,000 times stronger than morphine. It is safe for children, pregnant women, cancer and H.I.V. patients amongst others. Weekly acupuncture in Reno is ideal.
CHINESE HERBAL MEDICINE
Ancient Chinese herbal doctors devised very effective combinations of herbs that are gentle and easy for the body to assimilate. An in-depth analysis of your individual constitution is done to help match you with the appropriate herbal formula that will nourish your deficiencies or ward off flus , colds and other common illnesses. Dr. Wilder will discuss drug-herb contraindications with you as well as avoiding minor side effects such as digestive upset, gas or bloating. Finding the best-suited herbal formula for you can be a life-changing experience.
Recently, cupping has gotten more attention since Hollywood divas discovered Chinese medicine and continued wearing backless dresses after treatments. The main goal of applying plastic or glass cups with suction is to dredge up toxins that are stored in specific pockets in the body in order for the body to get rid of them. In Chinese medicine this is called removing qi and blood stagnation. This is especially helpful in the neck, back and shoulders. The light purple bruising that remains is actually a good sign indicating stagnation and toxins are dissipating and vanishes within a few days.
Functional medicine is a systems biology approach to healing based on root causes of diseases. Previous lab tests and health histories are analyzed alongside Traditional Chinese Medicine diagnostics. Each person then receives a constitutional diagnosis and recommended supplements, herbs, vitamins, nutrition, and exercises to remedy their particular imbalances. Further lab testing is advised for food and other allergens, thyroid, etc.
For thousands of years, Oriental healers have burned an herb called moxa or mugwort (Artemesia vulgaris) on top of the needles or close to the skin. Heat traveling down the shaft of a needle melts scar tissue, decreases pain in old injuries and increases range of motion. Moxa is also an amazing immune booster during flu season and can be used for a variety of conditions, including neuropathy, chronic fatigue syndrome and fybromyalgia. It is wonderful for children, the very ill or hypersensitive patients who are new to acupuncture.
CranioSacral Therapy is a light touch modality for improving health and function in the body. It was created by Osteopathic doctors, namely Dr. Upledger, in the mid 1970s.
Clinical considerations include: headaches/migraines, balance issues, Rheumatoid arthritis, back pain, sciatica, reproductive issues, bowel and bladder problems, pre and post childbirth, vertebral fusions, respiratory issues, poor lymph drainage and more. It is very relaxing and patients often claim to sleep better and have a greater sense of calmness in their lives.
“I have had back, neck, and sleep problems for overuse and previous injuries for many years. As a professional driving instructor with many active hobbies my body always seemed overburdened and uncomfortable. I tried chiropractic and massage therapies, which provided only temporary relief. Hopi introduced to me a type of acupuncture, which quickly resolved scar tissue, range of motion, and muscle memory issues in record time. I must say that the treatment has changed my attitude by giving me hope for being comfortable and strong, as well as a sense of well being.... My neck and back have improved dramatically. It is so appreciated.”
~Shawn, 40 years old