Open Passage Acupuncture
& Herbal Medicine

at the spa at sacred grounds

At the Spa at Sacred Grounds, acupuncture is provided by Open Passage Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine. Grace and Nate utilize Chinese medicine modalities with the purpose of regulating and bringing our patient’s Qi back to a state of balance. Qi is a vital force within the body that circulates along acupuncture channels, infuses into all the tissues of the body and keeps the body in a state of homeostasis. Chinese medicine will not only treat active symptoms of biomedical conditions but leave you feeling emotionally and physically lighter, breathing deeper, and sensing more vibrantly.

Helping you create a passage toward your original vitality and cultivating it onwards!​

Meet the Open Passage Practioners

Meet Grace and Nate, the couple that founded Open Passage, who share a deep passion for Chinese medicine. Grace, originally from Wisconsin, and Nate, who grew up in Florida, found each other in Boulder, Colorado. In 2023, they decided to relocate to Door Country, where they could be closer to family and the natural healing influence of the ecology of the Great Lakes.

Both are certified Wisconsin acupuncturists, having passed the rigorous exams administered by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). This certification is mandatory for an acupuncturist licensure in most states.

Grace and Nate’s expertise extends beyond acupuncture, as they also both have advanced degrees in Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine and are able to specialize herbal remedies customized to their patients’ needs. And while they both have the training and skill to treat any condition, Nate’s specialities are headaches and insomnia, while Grace’s are psycho-emotional and digestive issues. Both specialize in general pain, chronic illness and musculoskeletal issues.

Lately, when they are not working, they are usually enjoying developing herbal medicine products, reading, researching, talking science and philosophy, cooking and baking delicious food, making one another laugh, watching movies and being out in the winter wonderland of the peninsula with their beloved dog, River.

Bio Pic Nate

Nate Mohler

DACM
Bio Pic Grace

Grace Kay

MAcCHM

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Nate's Story

Nate’s passage into Traditional Chinese Medicine was by way of martial arts. At 13, he began training as a 5th generation Okinawan Shuri-Ryu Karate-Do student in Sarasota, FL. Through diligently cultivating Qi and refining his discipline he received his 1st black belt degree five years later (he has gone on to receive 6). Throughout those initial years of training at Shuhari Martial arts he fortified a deep respect for and skill in both internal and external arts. Along with developing a profound relationship with Qi that it intrinsically creates.

Also throughout that time ongoing discussion about maintaining optimal physical health and the finding the most effective ways to heal strains, breaks and bruises as quickly as possible were commonplace at the dojo. These discussions further inspired his interest in Chinese Medicine, so much so that at 22 he decided to formally extend his study of Qi beyond martial application into medicinal practice. That propelling force led him to receive a Masters Of Science in Oriental Medicine from East West College of Natural Medicine (2003) and later he went on to receive his Doctorate in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine from American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (2018).

Throughout the last 20 years, Nate has not only treated thousands of people for a diverse array of conditions, but has also become a captivating educator in the fields of acupuncture, Western & Chinese herbal medicine and various types of martial arts. He is sought out by educational institutions as well as martial and medicine students alike for his eloquent explanations and experiential expertise in Karate, Taiji, Chinese & Western herbalism, Chinese Medicine Theory and Tan and Tung style acupuncture.

He has taught at East-West College of Natural Medicine in Sarasota, Florida, Colorado Chinese Medicine University in Denver and the Southwest Acupuncture in Boulder, Colorado where he also served as the Academic Dean for 4 years. Currently, he lives and practices in Door County, Wisconsin and is still teaching virtually at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine. He can also be found leading herb walks, making products for his herbal medicine line Shuhari Healthworks, working as a chief instructor at Shuri-Te Bujutsu-Kai martial arts organization and writing innovative medicinal herb monographs.

If you have a chance to get a treatment, take a class with or even just catch Nate’s ear to discuss a curiosity you may have about Chinese medicine, martial arts or herbs, TAKE IT! His enthusiasm, depth of knowledge and attentiveness is contagious. Whether learning from him or being treated by him you will be effortlessly and masterfully attuned to an authentically rooted lineage of wisdom and practice more than 3,000 years old.