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Jowanna Harman-Stever

BA (hons), BSN, MAcOM, RN, LAc


Jowanna was born in Penzance, Cornwall, England. She began her healthcare career in 1972 and completed her nursing training at St. George Hospital in London.

In 1977, she began her Oncology Nursing training at Royal Marsden Hospital and later went on to work as a Relief Sister at the London Hospital and a Ward Sister at Oldchurch Hospital, Essex.

Jowanna moved to the United States in 1980 to take a Senior Clinical Nurse position at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. While working with cancer patients there, she became interested in complimentary medicine and graduated from the Potomac Myotherapy Institute as a Certified Massage Therapist.

In 1990, she graduated, with distinction, from the University of New Mexico and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. Jowanna worked extensively with patients with cardiovascular diseases and diabetes whilst living in New Mexico.

In 1991, she began her full-time studies in Traditional Chinese Medicine and graduated from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine with a Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine degree.

In 1995 Jowanna passed the National Council for the Certification of Acupuncturists Exam and is a Diplomate in Acupuncture and in Chinese Herbal Medicine.

Jowanna spent the first two years of her Traditional Chinese Medicine career in Penzance. She established a thriving practice in Vancouver, WA, USA in 1997 until 2016. She has now returned to Penzance to practice.

Jowanna has found that her extensive nursing background has been an invaluable asset when dealing with other medical professionals and patients. She is also a highly experienced Chinese Medicine Herbalist.

Jowanna Specialises in:
Women’s Health
Gynecological Conditions
Cancer Support
Chronic Pain Syndromes