Dr. Hayden Henningsen is a Licensed Acupuncturist and Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. He is the founder and clinical director at Active Life Acupuncture & Wellness Center. Dr. Hayden has over 4000 hours of education in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. He practices Distal Needling Acupuncture, Medical Pulse Diagnosis, Tung-style Acupuncture, Japanese Meridian Therapy, Scalp Acupuncture, and Ear/Auricular Acupuncture. He also uses custom formulated Chinese herbs, Moxibustion, Tui-na (medical massage), fire-cupping, Gua Sha, Acupressure, Shoni-Shin (for pediatric patients), and therapeutic movement instruction, including QiGong, T'ai Chi, Yoga, and The Egoscue Method.
Rachel is a professional mental health counseling graduate student at Harding University, where she serves as the assistant editor in chief at the Journal of Graduate Education Research (JGER). She is a member of the Alpha Pi Chi chapter of Chi Sigma Iota (CSI), the Counseling Academic and Professional Honor Society International. She is currently completing her counseling internship at The Joshua Center in Rogers, Arkansas under the supervision of Dr. Ryan Rana and Sydney Jackson, LPC. Rachel received her B.A. from the University of Arkansas in Psychology and Philosophy, with research experience in social psychology, neuroscience, and the intersection of mental health and diet. She currently has an article on the association between meat consumption and mental health in the process of publication. Rachel has experience treating various mental health concerns, including anxiety, depression, ADHD, addiction, and specific phobias, and she enjoys working with individuals from all walks of life. As a counselor, she seeks to meet her clients where they are and work on goals at their own pace. Rachel’s life and therapeutic philosophy are built around owning personal responsibility, embracing individual strengths, and building healthy relationships. She is passionate about integrating mental health services with other medical modalities, including acupuncture and Chinese medicine. In Rachel’s personal life, she is a wife, mother, and daughter, who loves spending time with her family.
DVM, CVA, CVCH, CVFT, CVTP, CTCVMP
Veterinarian, Veterinary Acupuncturist
Dr. Beverly Chevallier is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine and has practiced Western Veterinary medicine for over 35 years in the Arkansas Ozarks. Dr. Chevallier has received certification from the Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine over the last 7 years, and has incorporated it into her Veterinary medicine repertoire. Dr. Chevallier's existing practice is in Western Grove, AR, where she also owns a small, grass-fed farming operation, from which she sells lamb and beef, as well as a cattery that breeds British Shorthair and Savannah cats.
Acupuncture Therapist, Herbalist
Melody began her career in medicine by studying Massage Therapy in 2009. After finding that clients needed more support, she turned to Chinese Medicine for answers. She has over 3000 hours of training in Chinese Medicine with intensives in gynecology, herbal medicine, Tui-na, western orthopedics, pediatrics, 5 element acupuncture, and various microsystems such as hand and ear acupuncture. Her training at Daoist Traditions College of Chinese Medical Arts included study under Master Jeffrey Yuen, 88th generation Daoist priest from the Jade Purity School, Lao Tzu sect, and a 26th generation priest of the Complete Reality School, Dragon Gate sect. She enjoys specializing in treating pain and looks forward to sharing Chinese medicine with every new patient that discovers Active Life Acupuncture.
ACE CERTIFIED PERSONAL TRAINER
Movement & Rehab Specialist
Jodi is an ACE Certified personal trainer. She has worked with people from ages 14 - 92 years of age. She loves the challenge of helping each unique individual finding his/her imbalance and correcting them. Her goal for you? FEEL AWESOME!!! We all need body movement, and it's important to figure out which is best for you! Her passion in life is sharing what she has learned over the last 15 years of exercise using traditional weight lifting, TRX suspension training, kettlebells, balance, mobility, flexibility and resistance training to encourage healthy joint and spinal alignment. She has completed R.A.D (Rape Aggression Defense) certification and would love to help you to find your RAWR and also teach basic self defense strategies. Her personal successes include her three daughters and finishing her 70.3 Ironman in Chattanooga, TN May 2019.
Alexis was introduced to Chinese medicine during her senior year at the University of Arkansas while working as an intern at Active Life. She has studied nutrition at the university and on her own for six years and is passionate about making dietary changes accessible and personal to individuals. She has worked with nutrition in the context of living with indigenous healers in South America, training with midwives in the U.S., teaching nutrition classes, and offering 1 on 1 coaching. She enjoys spending time in nature, experimenting with new foods, and fostering community around her.
Acupuncture Therapist, Herbalist
Katie is a Licensed Acupuncturist and Chinese Herbalist. Katie practices Traditional Chinese Medicine, Auricular Acupuncture, Zhu Scalp Acupuncture, Jiao Scalp Acupuncture, Fu Zhen, Wrist and Ankle Acupuncture, Sun’s Abdominal Acupuncture, Zheng Gu Tui Na, Moxibustion, Cupping, Gua Sha, and Eastern Dietary Therapy. Katie’s passions include treating patients for mental health concerns, insomnia, and pain relief.
● Masters of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the Finger Lakes School of
Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine of the New York Chiropractic College
● Phi Chi Omega Honor Society
● 3,000 hours of training including over 300 clinical hours in the VA hospital in
● 100 hours of clinical training from the Zhejiang Provincial Hospital of TCM in Hangzhou,
MASTER MASSAGE THERAPIST
Massage Therapist, Neuromuscular Therapist
William Hall, MMT provides a multi-dimensional interactive experience for his clients. William not only focuses on physical aspects of well-being, but also the mental and emotional. William specializes in:
William M Hall has been a massage therapist for over 15 years and has over 1100 hrs of education. William offers measurable results combining medical massage techniques with energetic modalities making the massage experience a truly holistic one. Most of William's clients come in with specific issues like pain, poor range of motion, or needing prehabilitation or rehabilitation. They come back because they recognize intrinsic benefits of his style. William works with people of all ages and stages of health, his youngest client was minutes old and his oldest is 102. His breadth of education and his years of experience make him an invaluable member of the Active Life team. William is a Master Massage therapist with certifications in Neuromuscular therapy, Deep tissue structural integration, Acupressure, pre and post natal massage, he has training in Cranial Sacral therapy, orthopedic massage, and is a Usui and Karuna Reiki Master.