LOTUS Integrative Therapy LLC is rooted in compassion-based care and the conscious integration of evidenced-based Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine and Rehabilitative Medicine located in the heart of Mariemont, Ohio. Our true passion is providing exceptional Integrative Medicine care that is tailored to your unique health needs.
Ingrid Keating, L.Ac., FABAA, OTR/L, MSOM, BSN
is an Integrative Medicine Practitioner and Founder of LOTUS Integrative Therapy LLC. She is a licensed Acupuncturist and a Board-Certified Diplomate of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine through the (NCCAOM) National Certification for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine with an Ohio Acupuncture license through the State Medical Board of Ohio. She is also a Board Certified Diplomate in Animal Acupuncture through the American Board of Animal Acupuncture (ABAA) and a Fellow of the American Board of Animal Acupuncture (FABAA) specializing in horses and small animals. She in addition holds an Occupational therapy license through the Ohio Board of Occupational and Physical Therapy.
Ingrid completed her Bachelor of Science in Occupational therapy from Alvernia University in Reading, PA and a four-year Master of Science in Oriental Medicine with a combined Bachelor of Science in Nutrition from the Midwest College of Oriental Medicine in Chicago, IL. During her four-year Masters degree she worked extensively with veterans, fertility patients, pediatrics and homeless populations providing Acupuncture, Cupping, Tui Na, Gua Sha, Auricular Acupuncture and Raw Chinese Herbal Medicine Formulas.
Ingrid is a Certified WATSU® Practitioner, WaterDance® (SubAquatic Therapy) Practitioner and a Certified Basic WATSU® instructor through (WABA) Worldwide Aquatic Bodywork Association of Aquatic therapists. She was previously a United States Synchronized Swimmer and a collegiate competitive swimmer. She has trained in the Aquatic therapy arena with WATSU® Creator Harold Dull, and a variety of other Rehabilitative medicine professionals in the areas of aquatic therapy since 2000.
Ingrid began her Pediatric Occupational therapy practice at Children’s Hospital Cincinnati in 2002 in Cincinnati, Ohio helping to form the Drake Center Aquatic Therapy Program. She has worked in a variety of settings since within school, rehab and early intervention such as Chicago Public Schools and Rehab Institute of Chicago. Ingrid was also previously the Clinical Director of Integrative Medicine and Hospital Liaison serving on the Planetree Integrative Medicine Committee at Galter LifeCenter affiliate of Swedish Covenant Hospital in Chicago, IL. She launched and brought the technique of WATSU® Aquatic therapy in 2004 to the Chicago area in the Chicago Public school system as one of the lead CPS Aquatic therapists for severe and profound pediatric populations and within the chronic pain and women’s health realms at the Galter LifeCenter. Her Chicago based WATSU® Aquatic Therapy Program was featured in a variety of magazines and publications including; Chicago Tribune, Time Out Chicago, Alternative Medicine Magazine and Well Magazine.
Ingrid’s postgraduate paperwork in Chinese Medicine focused on Integrative Fertility to improve live birth rates in Assistive Reproductive Technology (ART) integrating Chinese Herbs and pre/post Acupuncture for IVF embryo transfer. In 2018 she interned at the well-known Integrative Medicine practice The Raby Institute for Integrative Medicine at Northwestern on the Magnificent Mile in Chicago, IL. In 2019 she completed a Yoga Therapy Certificate in EmodiYoga® at Sangha Yoga in Loveland, Ohio which emphasized Somatic yoga, Yoga therapy, Trauma-Sensitive yoga and Embryological studies that are influenced by Somatic therapist and Occupational therapist Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen’s approach coined as Body Mind Centering®.
Ingrid is currently beginning to incorporate her life-long love of animals into practice by recently completing a board certification in Animal Acupuncture treating equines, canines and felines through the American Board of Animal Acupuncture (ABAA). This unique program is offered through the Phoenix Institute of Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture in Phoenix, AZ under the tutelage of Dr. Gene Bruno a Doctor of Oriental Medicine with other veterinarians and Equine science specialists. Dr. Bruno was the pioneer responsible for bringing animal acupuncture to the United States in the 1970’s as well as helping to start the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS). He has also done research at Harvard Medical School on the practical application of Acupuncture in the treatment of pain.
Currently, Ingrid is pursuing a Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (DACM) at the prestigious Pacific College of Health and Science in San Diego, CA. She is also currently co-authoring and publishing a clinical WATSU® Aquatic therapy book with the late Harold Dull the creator and pioneer of WATSU® with Jessica Kingsley Publishing, Singing Dragon Imprint, UK set to release in 2023. She has a deep desire to also integrate the principles of Functional Medicine testing into her existing Chinese Medicine practice in the future and is becoming certified in Functional Diagnostic Nutrition. Ingrid is an avid learner and continues to incorporate new skills into her private practice.
In practice Ingrid has extensive experience treating infertility (IVF pre/post embryo transfer), autoimmune disease, musculoskeletal injuries, chronic pain, insomnia and life transitions with adult and pediatric populations. Her areas of clinical focus are Fertility, Autoimmune Disease, Gut health, Nutrition, Women’s Health and Somatic therapies. Ingrid truly finds joy in weaving her clinical skill set to consciously integrate Eastern and Western Medicine with compassion-based care. She is excited to offer the many benefits of Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Yoga Therapeutics and Rehabilitative Medicine in the heart of Mariemont. She plans to offer Animal Acupuncture services to horses and small animals in Summer of 2022.
She is a wife and mother of four school-aged children and a resident of the Historical Village of Mariemont, Ohio. When she and her husband are not at the barn with their children and their horses or at hunter/jumper shows they love to be with their four pups at home cooking or traveling and/or hiking in nature.