Dr. Tohtz graduated magna cum laude from the National University of Health Sciences in April 2001. While attending chiropractic school, she also began working toward a diplomate in Acupuncture and in August 2009 received her Diplomate in Acupuncture from the American Chiropractic Association’s Council on Chiropractic Acupuncture (CCA) of which she sat on the board over 8 years in various positions and now helps coordinate educational efforts for the group as President Emeritus. After attending two supervised medical internships in Beijing and Hangzhou, China, she found advanced studies to be warranted and obtained her Master of Science in Acupuncture (MsAc) through the National University of Health Sciences graduating summa cum laude in August 2014.
In April 2009, Dr. Tohtz also completed an advanced certification in Pregnancy and Pediatric care through the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (icpa4kids.com). She is a certified placenta encapuslator though Placenta Benefits, certified in Mercier Therapy (visceral manipulation for pelvic pain, trauma and fertility enhancement), and is a trained post- partum doula. She teaches not only to physicians for continuing education on the topics of acupuncture, pregnancy and pediatric care, but she also teaches to various organizations such as Shine Chicago (a fertility awareness group) and Resurrection Health Care’s “Thinking Out Loud”. She has appeared on WGN radio discussing health issues and is an international lecturer for the Global Women Co.
As a Certified Yoga Instructor through the Temple of Kriya Yoga, Dr. Tohtz uses yoga and meditation as a part of her treatment options for patients. She is also a certified hypnotherapist through the National Guild of Hypnotherapy to assist with such issues as IBS, stress reduction, fear and phobia treatment and smoking cessation.
The combination of all of these healing arts is paired in a unique way for each patient for their optimal treatment, rehabilitation and general stress management. So that she may offer the most cutting edge treatment options for her patients, Dr. Tohtz attends numerous continuing education courses in rehabilitation, yoga, nutritional therapies, comprehensive evaluation of blood work, acupuncture, cranial sacral therapy and visceral manipulation, Chinese medicine and body work in various forms to name a few. She is currently working toward her certification through the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM).
Dr. Tohtz served as an instructor in the department of Chiropractic Practice and as a staff clinician at the National University of Health Sciences for 4 years after she graduated. She continues to teach Pregnancy and Pediatric care as well as Acupuncture through the University’s Post Graduate Education Department. She lectures in various other postgraduate departments and state associations. Her newest position is as Assistant Professor and Curriculum Coordinator for Post Graduate Education at Resurrection University.