About Dr. Karen

Dr. Karen has  been featured in several local newspapers including the Artist Profile section in the Lake Placid News HERE, Adirondack Daily Enterprise HERE and in the Healing Arts section in the Lake Placid News HERE.

Karen Kan, MD launched Integrative Medicine & Acupuncture, P.C. in 2002, specializing in the management of fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue and chronic pain.

Dr. Kan graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Ottawa School of Medicine, Canada, and became board certified in Family Medicine in both Canada and USA.  At the University of Ottawa, she experienced month-long intensives in acupuncture and clinical hypnosis during her residency training.

She has worked for several medically under-served communities in New York and California and has also been an Associate Professor at the Santa Monica-UCLA Family Residency Program teaching medical students and residents.  While at UCLA, she was co-chair of the Evidence-based Medicine curriculum.

Her formal acupuncture training was completed with the UCLA Medical Acupuncture for Physicians in 2000. Today, Dr. Kan continues her education in the healing arts with various trainers and master teachers from various disciplines.

Dr. Kan is well-known for her versatility and her passion for teaching and writing. She is a trainer for an advanced practitioner training program with LifeWave, a company that produces a specialized infrared acupuncture patch.  As well, she leads a growing international team of holistically-minded individuals who help teach others how to use the product.

Counseling and teaching has always been Dr. Kan’s greatest joy.  While not working in her office, she coaches and counsels individuals from around the world in holistic health, and personal transformation.  She has several different blogs and a popular Dr. Karen Kan radio show and is now the author of an #1 Amazon bestseller: Guide to Healing Chronic Pain – A Holistic Approach.

Currently Dr. Kan has an office in Lake Placid, New York and patients come from around the region to get treated for chronic pain, chronic fatigue, depression, anxiety and hormonal imbalance.

Dr. Kan is an avid singles and pairs figure skater, and West African drummer.  She resides with her partner, James Gann, in Lake Placid, NY.  Between them, they have won several National Gold medals in figure skating and are active in both singles, pairs and ice dance.




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