We had the good fortune of connecting with Emily Kuentz and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Emily, can you tell us more about your background and the role it’s played in shaping who you are today?
Hi! I’m Emily Kuentz, Licensed Acupuncturist and Chinese Herbalist. In my 20’s I spent over six months completing post graduate work studying Chinese Herbal Medicine with a specialty in Women’s Health in China and Australia. When I look back and reflect on my life, I can say that it was divine timing that led me to mentor with renowned teachers across the globe inspiring me to continue to deepen my skills and understanding in acupuncture and herbal medicine. My personal health journey wasn’t an easy one. I had hormone issues, skin problems, and an unfortunate car accident that occurred when I was 15 years old. Due to the physical pain I experienced daily, I underwent multiple lumbar facet and epidural block injections, myelograms which caused painful migraine headaches that many days that left me physically and mentally exhausted. My wise mother introduced me to an acupuncturist and I began to seek regular treatments. That year my body began to transition from being inflamed, painful and out of balance, to a place of hope and true healing. This changed my life forever. I didn’t know it at the time, but our Heavenly Father was preparing me to reflect His heart of compassion for others. This deepened my empathy for humanity, while placing a passion deep within me to teach and heal those He places before me. He has also taught me that our bodies are designed and highly capable of healing naturally by gently guiding the human body to a place of balance. Fast forward two decades and I’ve journeyed through completing a Masters of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine. I’ve engaged in clinic rotations in various settings such as hospice, pain clinics, women’s health centers, and internships in the U.S. and overseas. Today I am humbled that I am living a blessed life and married to my best friend and wonderful husband of 15 years and with our 3 beautiful children. I have a thriving practice in Fort Worth where I specialize in women’s health, infertility and treating pain. I use comprehensive health analysis both from the lens of Western and Traditional Chinese Medicine to understand the root causes of conditions. My aim is a customized approach to focus on the deepest level of optimal healing and abundant health.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
As the founder of Trinity Oak Acupuncture, I believe wholeness equals wellness. I am committed to treating each patient with a gentle and holistic approach.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Best friends are easy just because spending time together matters most. However, I would want to share some of my favorite places with them. For cuisine we would go to Bonnell’s or Lonesome Dove Bistro for dinner. The winner at Bonnell’s would be the elk mini tacos for an appetizer and then for dessert the amaretto chocolate cherry cake is divine. If we were in the mood to get our boots on and head down to the Fort Worth Stockyards for the evening, we would enjoy a nice dinner at Lonesome Dove with cocktails such as my favorite, the Bluebonnet. You can’t go to Lonesome Dove without trying their fried spinach. It has the perfect amount of crunch and flavor to make you want a whole bowl to yourself! Early the next day, take in a nice walk along the Trinity Trail and check out the Farmers Market at Clearfork. There are many great local vendors to support. Press Cafe for brunch would be the perfect way to end the weekend indulging ourselves.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
There are many people that I am grateful for because I wouldn’t be where I am today if not for them. First and foremost, I want to acknowledge my faith in Jesus Christ. It is Him whom I give the glory for placing my friends, family and patients in my life. Many thanks to my husband who has stood by my side inspiring and encouraging me to do my heart’s desire. To my mother who has been my biggest cheerleader since day one, my sister, who I consider my best friend and colleague, who also is an acupuncturist in California. Additionally I want to thank Rick Foreman, Steve Clavey, Dr. J Min Fan, Dr. Yu, Dr. Dale, and Dr. Jennifer Trejo all of who have helped shape me into the practitioner I am today. Last but not least, many thanks to The Reynolds, Benny Vaughn, Kelly Hucklebridge, and Toni Biggerstaff that make work a place of genuine camaraderie. We provide outstanding care and respect to our patients that are treated on the R4 campus.