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Dr. Hayden Henningsen



Dr. Hayden Henningsen is a Licensed Acupuncturist and Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. He is the founder and clinician at ActiveLife Acupuncture & Wellness Center. Dr. Hayden has over 5000 hours of education in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. He practices Distal Needling Acupuncture, Medical Pulse Diagnosis, Tung-style Acupuncture, Scalp Acupuncture, Ear and Micro-systems Acupuncture, and has developed and trade-marked his own approach to acupuncture combining this diverse training and his own clinical experience. 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.


  • Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (DACM), Pacific College of Oriental Medicine

  • Masters of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine (SIOM)

  • National-Board certified Acupuncturist (NCCAOM) 

  • Fully-Licensed in Arkansas (previously in Colorado and Washington)

  • National Acupuncture and Detox Association (NADA)

  • Extensive Orthopedic Massage training in ZhengGu Tuina, Thai Massage, and Polarity Therapy

  • 14 years clinical experience treating patients, 200-hour Certified Yoga Teacher

Didactic and Clinical Training

  • 3,000 hours of Classroom Training with pre-eminent practitioners Tom Bisio, Robert Doane, Dr. Dan Bensky, Jason Robertson, Dr. Chi Wei Young, Stephen Brown, Dr. Huang Huang, and Junji Mitsutani.

  • 1,200 hours of Supervised Clinical Training in diverse settings such as Methadone clinics, VA hospitals, retirement communities, refugee community clinics, and family practices.

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