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ABOUT OUR TEAM

Dr. Stark Ligon, D.C.

Doctor of Chiropractic, University of Western States

PAK, Professional Applied Kinesiology

Dr. Stark is a Little Rock native who grew up hiking, biking and rock climbing around the Ozarks. After graduating from UALR with a B.S. in Biology, and a two year stint in snowy Boulder, Colorado, he moved further west to Portland, Oregon. There, Dr. Stark received his Doctorate in Chiropractic Medicine from the University of Western States. After running a successful practice in Portland for a few years, while his wife, Margaret, finished her Acupuncture degree, they decided to move back to Little Rock to practice together in their hometown.

“I discovered Chiropractic care while searching for help with several chronic sports injuries. At one point I would injure myself more quickly than I could heal. Finally, a Chiropractor showed me how my body was all connected, and that sometimes when our bodies can’t heal themselves properly, we need a gentle nudge in the right direction to restore proper function. What I’ve learned since then is that sometimes that nudge is a chiropractic adjustment, sometimes it’s a change in our diet and exercise, or even changing our internal dialogue and finding better strategies for dealing with life’s stresses. My goal for each patient is to identify what’s getting in the way of them achieving better health. This often involves digging deep into the root cause of their problems and working on those issues from several different directions at once.”

 

When Dr. Stark’s not helping patients with aches and pains, providing functional medicine or lifestyle coaching, you can find him out exploring the rocks, trails and rivers around the Natural State, usually with his rescue dog, Bullet.

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Margaret Goodloe

MAcOM, Oregon College of Oriental Medicine

L.Ac. Licensed Acupuncturist 

Arkansas Society of Licensed Acupuncturists

National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

Margaret is a licensed acupuncturist and trained herbalist. She found East Asian Medicine as a last resort to help with years of chronic ankle pain. After her first treatment, not only had her ankle pain improved, but so had her digestion and sleep – the kicker was they never put a needle in her ankle! After this experience, Margaret attended Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, one of the oldest and most reputable schools in the nation for East Asian Medicine. In 2021, Margaret moved back to her hometown of Little Rock to share her skills and knowledge of this incredible medicine with the Natural State.

As a holistic practitioner, Margaret believes one size does not fit all in medicine. She treats the whole patient, identifying the root of the problem and tailoring each treatment plan to the individual. She values listening to her patients and making sure their care is centered around their goals. Margaret is passionate about treating general pain conditions, lowering inflammation and helping patients heal themselves so they can get back to doing the activities they love. She is trained in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), sports medicine acupuncture/trigger point release, Japanese Meridian Acupuncture, and many non-needling techniques like cupping, gua sha, and TuiNa (Chinese Massage/Physical Therapy). Additionally, Margaret specializes in reproductive issues and fertility. She works with patients on promoting regular menstrual cycles, addressing OB/GYN conditions, reducing PMS and cramps, reducing menopausal symptoms and helping people with subfertility get pregnant and carry a healthy pregnancy to term.

Every day she is continually impressed at East Asian Medicines ability to heal and restore balance to the body. When Margaret is not studying to enhance her training, she loves being outside in nature surrounded by earth, rocks and trees. She also loves cooking, gardening, biking, rock climbing and exploring the Natural State with her husband, Stark and their rescue dog, Bullet.

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