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MEET TAMARA

Tamara D. Willingham-Rapp L.Ac., L.OM, MSAOM

“I love this beautiful medicine & helping people discover their path to health.”

I enjoying figuring out the TCM patterns helping the body rebalance & thrive. I listen to your story and will create a personalized wellness plan based on your constitution. We are nature – We need to learn to balance with it to be well and restore our greatest potential. My work isn’t like work, it’s like visiting friends all day.

I had an idea of helping people find their way of health with natural medicine. And I discovered along the way, what you do with an idea…you change the world. I’m beyond blessed and truly honored to bring TCM to our community. I’m committed to maintaining a high standard of care with integrity & compassion that is safe, & effective.

READ TAMARA'S BIO

I grew up here in the Toledo Surrounding Area. I started out my undergrad at the University of Toledo in Nursing. Then changed my major every year, from business then onto education. I was injured in a car accident and didn’t go back to school. I discovered massage therapy and attended Healing Arts in Perrysburg. This is where I learned about 5 Element Acupuncture. I was enthralled. I listened to every word that women said and I thought to myself, I’m going to do that someday.

I practiced massage therapy for 8 years before I made the decision to attend Bastyr University in Seattle, WA. I gave up everything – I sold my practice and almost everything I owned – I took my dogs and shipped a small metal container across the country. I went down the rabbit hole – indeed. I learned TCM and I came back, home. Why, because my family was here and the medicine wasn’t. I felt compelled to represent our community, with this beautiful natural medicine

When I’m not working I’m CEO Mom Boss managing 4 children, with my wonderful husband & dog. In my free time I enjoy riding my bike, gardening, reading, meditation, listening to music, painting, traveling, pilates & learning.

My Training & Awards

  • Massage Therapy, Reflexology, & Cranial Sacral Therapy – Healing Arts Institute – Perrysburg, Ohio 
  • Voted Toledo’s Best LMT 2 Consecutive Years – Toledo City Paper
  • BS in Science and MS in Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine – Bastyr University, Seattle WA – This is a 4 yr Master’s program with internships in the community, hospitals, nursing homes, and clinics.
  • International Study – Completed Intensive Herbal Program – TCM Hospital in Chung Du China
  • 5 Element Acupuncture – Lonny Jarrett
  • Balance Method, Core, & Master Class – The Academy of Acupuncture
  • Voted Toledo’s Best Acupuncturist 3 Consecutive Years – Toledo City Paper

Teaching Experience

  • Business & Herbs Instructor – Elotus
  • Guest Speaker – Women & Business Course – Bowling Green State University

MEET CAROL

“I had my first acupuncture treatment fifteen years ago and was amazed that such tiny needles could make such a difference in how I felt. My acupuncturist made a big difference in the quality of my life and I knew I wanted to do the same for others.”

Carol started her journey in education at Bowling Green State University, double majoring in Music and German. During the process of getting her bachelor’s degree with BGSU, she studied abroad for two years at the University of Salzburg in Austria. After spending years in the corporate world, Carol discovered acupuncture and became passionate about the healing potential of this ancient treatment and became driven to start a new career path.

Motivated to learn more, Carol attended the American Institute of Alternative Medicine in Columbus, Ohio. There she was able to study with Chinese medical doctors and acupuncturists. After this accelerated and extensive program, Carol graduated with a Masters Degree in Acupuncture and became a Licensed Acupuncturist through the state of Ohio.

MEET YESENIA

Yesenia DeCapua was born in Venezuela and moved to the US at the age of 16 to pursue a degree in medicine. She attended the University of Findlay and successfully earned her Bachelor’s degree in Science and Pre-Medicine as well as Nuclear Medicine Technology. In 2014, Yesenia graduated Magna Cum Laude with her Master’s degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the American Institute of Alternative Medicine in Columbus, Ohio and is a fully licensed Acupuncturist with our Tamara TCM practice. Yesenia is thrilled to bring all that she is into this excellent field and healing to all her patients.

Through her previous work experiences as a Nuclear Medicine Technologist at Flower Hospital for 9 years and her time spent with us here at Tamara TCM as Tamara’s assistant, Yesenia developed a solid and extensive background in acute hospital care, all aspects of nuclear medicine technology and how TCM and acupuncture can complement treatments in a more holistic approach to healing. As part of her training, Yesenia also completed a 6 week internship in Beijing, China at the Beijing Hospital of Western and Integrative Medicine where she was able to solidify her knowledge of energy medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine in a hospital setting.

Yesenia is passionate about helping people discover their true potential and helping them heal on multiple levels.

MEET SCOTT

Scott McBride is a Certified Crystalline Consciousness Technique (CCT) Master Teacher, and Crystalline Transformation Coach. Scott both practices and teaches CCT online and over the phone with clients across the country, and is a proud ‘Virtual Practitioner’ at the Tamara TCM Wellness Clinic.

Scott helps people with what is called ‘energetic transformation’. Energetic transformation is the process of building and growing, through the use of energy healing techniques, to achieve greater and greater levels of potential within ourselves.

Sometimes events and situations from our past hold us back from experiencing the quality of life and health that we want. Sometimes we have trouble accessing what we know is possible, and aren’t sure why we can’t get there. Sometimes we don’t know the direction we want to go in life. Scott is the person to get you there. He can help heal and release trauma from your past (even that which you aren’t aware is affecting you today), so that you can move forward with greater levels of ease, clarity, and joy.