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Holly Johantgen, Doctor of Oriental Medicine
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Holly J. Brown, LAC, is a Doctor of Oriental Medicine, Licensed Acupuncturist, and Herbalist and has been a primary care practitioner for 12 years. She attended the University of South Florida for her undergraduate degree and graduated from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, San Diego, in 2003. She is board certified with the NCCAOM. She practices in Brunswick and Bath, Maine.​

Holly provides expertise in treating patients of all ages in preventative healthcare, acute care, and chronic disease management. It is ​her mission to provide patients with options in order for them to make empowered and educated choices for themselves and their children’s health. ​”​People are thrilled when they learn that, quite often, medications and other invasive procedures can be avoided with the timely use of natural medicine.”

​Her ​practice philosophy is to provide complete, compassionate, individualized healthcare. ​She does this through the use of acupuncture, herbs, nutrition and lifestyle modification.

A major focus of Holly’s work is the ​study ​of the human microbiome, gastrointestinal system, and auto-immune disease. In her clinical practice, she has found that many issues relate back to the gut, specifically bacterial imbalance, absorption, and the functioning of the organs of excretion. She is well versed in the use of stool analysis, providing her the opportunity to interpret the influence of organisms as well as the functional aspects of the digestive system on all manners of human physiology including immunity, inflammation, neurotransmitter production, absorption of vitamins and minerals, and biliary function.

Holly Johantgen, Dr. of Oriental Medicine, A.P., Dipl. Ac., M.S.O.M.

36 School Street
Bath, ME 04530


26 Bath Road
Brunswick, ME 04011

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Through this analysi​s,​ she is better able to diagnose and treat a wide array of issues as well as play a dramatic role in the prevention of disease and the long term picture of health.

Holly’s unique, complimentary-based education in both eastern and western medical perspectives has provided her with ​the ability to thoroughly evaluate all body systems and how they function together as a whole. She has extensive advanced trainings and clinical experience in pediatrics, gynecology, gastroenterology, ​endocrinology, neurobiology, dermatology​, infertility, hormonal issues, osteoporosis, liver disease, diabetes and pain management.

Holly, her husband, and their two young daughters ​relocated from Florida ​in 2013​. They are thrilled to be raising their children in Brunswick, Maine.

Holly's education, post-graduate training and clinical experience have provided her with expertise in the areas of:

  • Pain Management
  • Gynecology
  • Pediatrics
  • Infertility
  • Gastrointestinal Disorders
  • Orthopedics
  • Immune Function Issues
  • Liver Disorders
  • Arthritis
  • Auto-Immune Issues
  • The Gut and Human Microbiome​

She has also seen impressive results working with patients with:

  • Chronic and Acute Pain
  • Tendomuscular Issues
  • Pre/Post Pregnancy Issues
  • Auto-immune disease
  • Addiction
  • Stroke
  • Allergies
  • Interstitial cystitis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Non-surgical face-lifts
  • Candida
  • And a myriad of other health concerns

Holly has furthered her education with additional training in:
  • TCM Cancer Treatment
  • Herbal Energetics and Men’s Health
  • Weight Loss
  • Imaging Findings
  • Infertility
  • Motor Point Therapy
  • ​Endocrinology
  • Neurobiology
  • Eczema
  • Gastroenterology
  • Osteoporosis
  • Liver and Gallbladder Disease
  • Digestion Diets
  • The Microbiome​

  • Pediatrics
  • Laboratory Test Findings
  • Prevention of Medical Errors
  • Clean Needle Technique
  • CPR
  • First Aid
  • Metabolic Issues
  • Diabetes
  • Geriatrics
  • Lyme Disease
  • Understanding the Gut Brain
  • Bio-medical Aspects of Chinese Herbs
  • Dermatology

Holly enjoys working with athletes of all levels in order to provide wellness, prevention and treatment of a variety of pain conditions. She has also worked to receive advanced certification to become an HCV Certified Practitioner (Hepatitis C Virus). 

Holly holds a Master’s degree in Chinese Herbology and is proficient in several acupuncture techniques including:

  • Chinese Acupuncture
  • NADA
  • Scalp Acupuncture
  • Japanese Acupuncture
  • Musculoskeletal Motor Point Therapy
Holly's education at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine was based on a complementary medical curriculum providing its physicians the ability to work in an integrated healthcare model.  This unique approach  to complementary health care combines both Western and Eastern philosophies and uses techniques that promote long-term benefits. 
Through treatment, education and behavior modification, patients in Holly's practice see immense improvements in symptoms as well as overall health.  It is her goal to help educate her patients as well as the community to become proactive in their health care.  She actively pursues this goal by giving community lectures, teaching, attending seminars, educating herself and staying current with the latest research.

Holly Johantgen-Brown, LAc, DOM, AP

36 School Street
Bath, ME 04530


26 Bath Road
Brunswick, ME 04011


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