Rene Lightle, L.Ac, MSOM

Licensed Acupuncturist

Whether you want to eliminate pain, increase your energy, or address unresolved symptoms of existing health concerns, our team is ready to work with you to create a roadmap for optimal wellness.

License/Title & Certifications:

  • NCCAOM certified in Acupuncture 
  • Diplomate of Acupuncture (Dipl. Ac) 
  • Licensed Acupuncturist in the state of Illinois (L.Ac.) 
  • Master of Science in Oriental Medicine (MSOM) 
  • Bachelor of Science in Nutrition 

About Rene

Rene Lightle, L.Ac., is an Acupuncturist at Aligned Modern Health. Rene is a 2015 graduate of Midwest College of Oriental Medicine with a Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine. She has completed over 1000 hours of clinical internship, as well as in-depth studies of biomedicine, herbalism, and Chinese medical theory. Rene has been treating pain as a massage therapist since 2012. She draws heavily from her experience as a massage therapist in her acupuncture practice to help further patient progress. In addition to musculoskeletal pain, Rene has a special interest in treating women’s health, the LGBTQ+ community, stress related symptoms, and digestive issues.

Q&A with Rene

What are you most passionate about professionally? Personally? 

Professionally I am most passionate about helping patients meet their goals and improving their quality of life. Personally, I’m passionate about learning new things.  

What three traits define you?

Empathy, persistence, curiosity  

What are you surprisingly good at?

I am really good with my hands and just figuring out how to do things when I decide I want to do something.  

What’s one thing you couldn’t live without?

I love all kinds of food. I don’t think I could live without the cuisine diversity that a big city has to offer.       

What’s the biggest proof that you’re good at what you do?

I would have to say that returning patients and their referrals really speak to my effectiveness.  

How does your education connect to your professional career? What about personal experiences?

 My personal experiences with acupuncture as a teenager with digestive pain led me to pursue a career in alternative medicine. Nearly all my classes after high school were related to being an acupuncturist or massage therapist.   

What problems do you consistently solve for your clients?

Musculoskeletal pain, stress related symptoms, and digestive issues.  

What are you complimented on most in your work?

Patients often tell me I have a calming presence.  

What is your grand, audacious goal? What do you wish people would know, believe, do?

I would love to travel the world.  

Do you have any family members or pets to include in your bio?

My wife and daughter.  

What do you do for fun in your spare time? What are your hobbies?

I enjoy crafting/sewing, crocheting, doing home improvement projects, and spending time with my family in my free time. 



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