Diane Kloecker is an integrative acupuncturist in Cincinnati, Ohio, practicing with a vision where Western and Eastern medicine work together to help patients achieve their optimal quality of life. She completed her undergraduate at Miami University and went on to receive a Master of Science at Midwest College. She is currently completing her Master in Counseling, planning to specialize in mindfulness-based techniques. Having apprenticed at one of the only free acupuncture clinics in the country gave her a vast scope of practice experience well beyond the average acupuncturist.

After returning to Cincinnati, Diane Kloecker became the second licensed herbalist in the state of Ohio and worked with TriHealth Integrative Health and Medicine as lead acupuncturist for 8 years. She was involved with medical research, creating a program for chronic pain and expanding the role of acupuncture as conjunctive care for patients—selected by CityBeat Magazine as “Best Of” acupuncturist.

Diane Kloecker is certified by the National Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) as a Diplomate of Oriental Medicine and is a Licensed Chinese Medicine provider with the State Medical Board of Ohio. In addition, she completed a continuing education series under Whitfield Reaves, the USA Olympic team’s staff acupuncturist. Diane then spent time in California with world-renowned acupuncturist Dr. Tan. She has also completed training at Memorial Sloan Kettering for complementary cancer care. Last, Diane Kloecker has a certificate in teaching Qigong and meditation from Taoist Master Ted Cibik. She is currently completing her Master in Counseling, planning to specialize in patients with anxiety, chronic pain and PTSD.

After many experiences and successes with large institutional healthcare, Diane Kloecker chose to follow her own inner voice with the opening of her own clinic.  She has been in the field for 17 years now.  Diane enjoys camping and hiking as well as time with her two precocious sons and partner-in-crime Derek Johnson.  She enjoys all activities water-related as well as the occasional latest-streaming-show obsession.

Diane Kloecker
Derek Johnson


Derek’s journey with Chinese Medicine launched with martial arts training at four years old. He began exploring meditation, nature-based philosophies, and Tai Chi and Qigong as a teenager. Derek completed Tai Chi Instructor certification while earning his bachelor’s degree at Miami University. An eye-opening experience with acupuncture after a sports injury led him to start formally studying Chinese Medicine with a bachelor’s degree in nutrition and a Master’s of Science in Oriental Medicine from Midwest College in Chicago.

Derek has worked to expand access to his unique approach to Chinese Medicine in the greater Cincinnati area since 2011. He joined UC Health Integrative Medicine in 2016 as the first full-time acupuncturist employed by an academic healthcare system in Cincinnati. Derek is a founding member of the Osher Center for Integrative Health at the University of Cincinnati and teaches Chinese Medicine courses for the College of Medicine. Derek has continued studying and teaching Tai Chi and Qigong, earning a Medical Qigong Therapist certification and a Doctorate of Medical Qigong.

Derek continues his passion for martial arts with the study of Aikido, Karate, and Jujutsu. He enjoys spending time with his partner Diane and their two sons. The family loves to travel, camp, hike, and take on any adventure they can on land or in the water.