Dr. Tiffany Avery is the clinical director of Modern Acupuncture, which seeks to remove all of the barriers that prevent people from seeking acupuncture for their healthcare routine. Dr. Avery counts the U.S. Air Force as her first job and is an avid outdoorswoman. Learn about Dr. Tiffany Avery…
Hometown: Humboldt County, California
First job: U.S. Air Force
Favorite ways to spend your free time in AZ: Arizona is the best state for the great outdoors. I spend my free time doing anything from kayaking the Salt River and camping on the Rim, to hunting the southwest, snowboarding in Flagstaff, and riding dirt bikes at Four Peaks.
Your biggest accomplishment and why: Once I knew my passion for acupuncture and Chinese medicine, nothing was stopping me from pursuing this career. My biggest accomplishment was pursuing two master’s degrees and my doctorates in two years.
The biggest obstacle you overcame: I don’t believe in obstacles; nothing can hinder you unless you allow it to.
Someone who inspires you and why: My grandmother is the one and only person who inspires me. Her drive and self-discipline inspires me to be more than what we think our limits are.
Advice to someone pursuing a career path in what you do: My advice for the acupuncture profession is to be open to all modalities of acupuncture so that you can treat the complexity of the human body on all levels.
Favorite quote: “Extreme ownership. Leaders must own everything in their world. There is no one else to blame.” –Jocko Willink
Something someone would be surprised to learn about you: I am ambidextrous, which is very convenient for needling my patients!
What makes someone fabulous: A fabulous person is someone that goes outside of themselves to better the world with no one agenda. Those people who dedicate their lives to helping others, those are fabulous people.