Missouri Acupuncture Services

215 Southwest Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64108 | 816-931-9595


Credit: Sabrina Staires

Credit: Sabrina Staires

Chris Powell M.A., Ph.D


Dipl. Ac., NCCAOM- Traditional Chinese Medicine
Lic., Ac., NCCAOM and State of Missouri
Owner Missouri Acupuncture Services

Chris Powell is a graduate of the doctoral program in Chinese medicine at the International Institute of Chinese Medicine in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  This institution provides an intensive program of learning in both Western and Chinese medicine.  
Before becoming a practitioner of Chinese medicine, Chris attended the University of Missouri- Columbia.  There he worked on his undergraduate degree in biology and medical anthropology.  He also worked on his Masters and Ph.D. in epidemiology and medical anthropology.  

Chris Powell studied a very particular form of pulse diagnosis with Dr. Joseph Thomas, Dr. Leon Hammer, and Dr. John Shen.

Chris graduated from a two year program with Dr. Arnaud Versluys, a world renowned practitioner of Chinese medicine based on a Classical approach from two famous medical texts in China.  Dr. Versluys' work has gained him international recognition both in Western modalities as well as Chinese medicine.


Credit: Sabrina Staires

Credit: Sabrina Staires

Travis Spire-Sweet

B.S.
M.A. Traditional Chinese Medicine
Dipl. Ac., NCCAOM
Lic. Ac., NCCAOM and State of Missouri

Travis has been practicing in Kansas City since 2009.  He began as a patient while he was only 13 years old.  His experience with Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture was so powerful that he decided early on that he wanted to become a practitioner.  He graduated from the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Denver, Colorado.  Along with getting his master's in oriental medicine he specializes in nephrology, and has lectured on the topic for the UMKC nursing program, American Nephrology Nursing Association, KU Cancer Clinic, and Children's Mercy Nephrology Unit.  For his contribution to kidney disease in KC, he was highlighted in the KC Star for his effort in integrating eastern and western medicine in the treatment of kidney disease, and has even established a "Kidney Talk", a support group for patients with Kidney Disease here in KC.