Wanda Simmons

Wanda Simmons, MS, Lac,
Founder, Ahonui Healing Power Adventures – Kauai
Master’s in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Licensed Acupuncturist

Acupuncturist, Herbalist, Distant Healer, Martial Artist
Adventurer of the Heart

Wanda's Personal Journey to Kauai

As a little girl, I already knew I was meant to live in Hawaii even though I had never been. In my early 20s, I came to Kauai for the first time and as I stepped from the plane, I knew I was home. I left after spending one week exploring as much of the island as possible.

Years later, in 2010, a successful acupuncturist, running four clinics between CT and NYC I started receiving signs that it was time to go back to Kauai and do my healing work with more people and on a higher level. Following my intuition, in May 2010, I made my second journey here. The signs were clear. I went back to notify my family, friends, patients and teacher of my move and plans.

However, after notifying everyone, I was involved in an unforeseen life threatening car accident in which I had suffered severe head trauma. While in the recovery stage it became apparent that I needed to be in Kauai for my healing process. Once I was given clearance from my doctor, I resumed my journey and arrived in Kauai, October 2010.

Upon arriving in Kauai I continued my healing and going deeper through daily meditation practices, and by connectivity with the ‘aina’ (Hawaiian word for Land) and by working with many spiritual, alternative healers for one full year. It was from this process that I realized what my soul purpose was in helping others. My role is to help uncover the person’s true form. In the world, we humans are taught that being ourselves isn’t acceptable and that we must live how society deems best. While this is being done the person is over shadowing themselves and disconnecting with their soul’s essence. By offering these Retreats and Journeys we’re giving the person an opportunity, power to uncover themselves, remove their fears, to raise their higher consciousness and to rebuild the connection from their mind to their heart and soul.
Wanda's Professional Background

In 2007, Wanda graduated from Touro College in Manhattan, with a dual degree of Bachelor’s in Bio-Sciences and a Master’s in Traditional Chinese Medicine. After graduating, Wanda successfully practiced out of four clinics throughout New York City and Connecticut.

Wanda’s unique style of healing has been sought after by clients in many states and is based upon the integration of principals combining Traditional Chinese Medicine, Chinese Medical Massage and Martial Arts. A passionate believer in Martial Arts as an aid to healing, Wanda is a certified Instructor with New York Internal Arts (NYIA) and teach classes in Ba Gua Zhang and Qi Gong. She studied under the most world-renowned martial art teachers, Liang Ke Quan (Xing Yi), Gao Ji Wu (Ba Gua) and Tom Bisio, founder of New York Internal Arts, (NYIA).

Full Bio and List of Healing Therapies

An accomplished Chinese Herbalist in her own right, Wanda believes that one is continually a student of Chinese Medical Studies and Martial Arts. In 2008, Wanda returned to Asia to further her studies at Dong Zhi Men Hospital, where she also gained further clinical experience treating Depression, Weight Management, Orthopedic Conditions, Immune Disorders, Neurological Disorders, Paralysis, and pain management from Trauma, Surgery, and Injury. She continued to work with Tom Bisio, teaching workshops in sports medicine and Bagua Zhang.

In 2009, Wanda completed additional training in Pediatrics, Wilderness Medicine and Infectious Diseases with the Global Alternative Healthcare Project (GAHP), becoming a member of the non-profit organization, which focused on bringing medical services to remote villages throughout the world. Wanda has journeyed and assisted in bringing medical care to the Navajo Indians in Arizona and also assisted with bringing medical supplies to the native people of San Marcos, Guatemala.

In 2010, always a lifelong lover of the beautiful string of islands in the Pacific, Wanda answered her soul’s desire to create a life for herself in Hawaii and a path to wellness for others. She formed Ahonui Healing Power Adventures- Kauai, with the goal of sharing her extensive knowledge in Chinese Medicine and Martial Arts with those on the path to healing themselves- in the most magical setting one could ever imagine- Kauai.

In 2011, Wanda became a board member with “Na Keiki O Ka Aina”, The Children of the Land, which focuses on promoting the Polynesian Culture by way of teaching it to all children of Kauai. A student herself, Wanda continues to learn the Polynesian culture by way of studying the art of Hula dancing with her teacher, Kumu Kalena. In addition, she has also taken a few classes in Hawaiian drumming and Poi / Fire Spinning, as well as Hawaiian Herbs.

Since moving to Kauai, Wanda founded “Tribal Kauai” which focuses on transformational journeys for women. She continues to host many customized retreats, and has resumed teaching Ba Gua Zhang and Zumba as well as offering TCM sessions to those interested in individualized TCM treatments. Wanda has also started a new series called “Awakened Hearts” which features those who have followed their heart and passion in an effort to encourage and inspire others to do the same.

In an effort to assist her patients back in CT and NYC, as well as those unable to venture to the beautiful island of Kauai, Wanda is now offering successful distant healing sessions. Please see link of testimonials.

Wanda offers office, distant and in-home treatments by appointment. She also offers community acupuncture, healing, sports medicine, qi gong and martial art workshops.

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