Kelly received her Masters in Oriental Medicine from the Academy of Oriental Medicine in Austin, Texas. During the four year program she studied acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, cupping therapy, moxabustion, tuina (therapeutic massage), Tai Chi and Qi Gong.

She is licensed by the Louisana State Board of Medical Examiners and maintains her Diplomate of Oriental Medicine certification with the National Certification Commision for Acupuncture and Orietnal Medicine (NCCAOM). A Diplomate of Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM)TM has completed four academic years of education at the master’s degree level in an acupuncture and Chinese herbology program accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM). 

A Diplomate of Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM)TM must demonstrate professional competency by passing NCCAOM certification examinations in Foundations of Oriental Medicine, Clean Needle Technique, Acupuncture and Point Location, Chinese Herbology, and Biomedicine. Generally, the NCCAOM Diplomate training and competency verification is in sharp contrast to the 'Dry Needling' acupuncture training of other healthcare professionals such as chiropractors, physical therapists, registered nurses or even medical doctors who typically receive 100 or less of abbreviated training. Certified (and licensed) acupuncturists and Oriental medicine practitioners are also trained in standard medical history gathering, safety, and ethics, and recognition of when to refer patients to other healthcare professionals or consult with other medical practitioners.

Kelly is a 400 hour, registered yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance. Yoga classes are available to current clientele of The Healing Point. She is also a Level 2 Teacher in Training for the iRest Yoga Nidra form of guided meditation. Weekly iRest Yoga Nidra class currently available to the clientele of The Healing Point.

Kelly is deeply committed and passionate about working with her clients to achieve a healthy, balanced state of well-being. She has been invited to educate the local community about the benefits of acupuncture at St. Tammany Parish Hospital, Lakeview Regional Medical Center, Gilsbar and Southeastern Louisiana University.

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Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself.
                          ~Zen proverb

Kelly Kiviko,L.Ac., DOM, NCCAOM
141 N. New Hampshire St., Covington LA 70433