6440 E. Broadway Blvd. Tucson AZ 85710
Danube Jacobs, L.Ac.
Danube is a licensed acupuncturist and practitioner of Chinese Medicine for over 5 years. She graduated from the reputable Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in Portland, Oregon in 2010 with a Masters in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine; and in 1996 with a Bachelors of Science degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder. In addition to acupuncture, she is nationally certified in Chinese Herbal Medicine, NADA (National Acupuncture Detoxification Association) protocol, One Thousand Hands Buddha Qi Gong and Reiki level III. She also has further education and training in Colorpuncture, Craniosacral Therapy and Flower Essence Therapy.
She currently is an adjunct professor at Han University where she has taught Auricular acupuncture and Asian Nutrition to masters students as well as various classes and workshops on Chinese Medicine to the public. She is a frequent Qi Gong guest instructor for the Arizona’s Center for Integrative Medicine’s conferences for visiting doctors, where she has led many sunrise Qi Gong sessions to guest residents on the beautiful rooftop of the Westward Look Resort.
Before arriving in the desert in 2013, Danube worked for Holland America Line and spent 2 years circumnavigating the globe teaching Qi Gong and other wellness classes to cruise ship guests, where the average cruise length was 3.5 months. She practiced and taught Qi Gong in such exotic places as Easter Island, Hong Kong, the Suez Canal, Antarctica, Easter Island and Madagascar. It was here that her love of teaching and sharing the art and science of Chinese medicine with the public began.
Before her sailing days, upon graduation in the fall of 2010, Danube spent three months in Nepal volunteering at a no-cost medical clinic with the nonprofit, Acupuncture Relief Project. There, she provided over 500 acupuncture treatments on a variety of conditions such as body pain, respiratory conditions, sequella of stroke, headaches and insomnia. She saw firsthand how effective acupuncture can be when received regularly; and in that time became confident in her diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of certain conditions. She also experienced the importance of connecttion to people on an individual basis. Many of these Nepalese patients brought their grandchildren to the clinic for her to meet or vegetables from their garden to share. It is this personal connection to her patients and their care that she appreciates in her practice today.
Danube loves to share her own experience of how severe allergy symptoms while a woodworker in Portland, Maine led her to seek out alternative Chinese medicine treatment, and eventually on a path toward becoming a practitioner herself, a process that changed her life. She likes to think of her transformation to a more whole, healthy state as “turning her brown grass green” a difference she can feel on every level. With regular treatment, she finds her patients naturally choose to make healthier choices, in all areas of their lives. She playfully warns new patients, “Be mindful, your life is about to change!”
When Danube is not in the clinic she is most likely hiking, practicing qi gong or yoga, making puppet shows for her nephews or cooking something in her solar oven.