Badin grad opens acupuncture business in Oxford

Adam Gloyeske shows one of the needles he uses for his treatments. The needles are a half-inch to an inch long. CONTRIBUTED/BOB RATTERMAN

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Adam Gloyeske shows one of the needles he uses for his treatments. The needles are a half-inch to an inch long. CONTRIBUTED/BOB RATTERMAN

Adam Gloyeske smiles a lot, encourages relaxation, and enjoys a good joke. All of that is why he decided to train in acupuncture and then chose the name for his new business — Gloyeske Acupuncture Pointe.

“It’s both a pun and place,” he said with a smile. “That lends a level of humor and sophistication to it.”

The business opened March 6 at 5958 Fairfield Road, at the corner of Lynn Avenue, a building which had previously housed a photography studio and computer business.

When it comes to his chosen field, the smile stays in place but Gloyeske is serious.

Acupuncture helped him recover from a toe injury in college and can be used in relieving problems from a wide range of issues, he said, as well as helping patients to relax, a factor which comes up frequently when he talks about it.

“Acupuncture looks at the body as a whole. There are different channels connecting to different organs of the body,” he said, explaining that the needles placed at points along those channels can help relieve problems. “The liver channel is central.”

That liver channel, he said, can be used to deal with problems of the eyes and emotions. He emphasized acupuncture is not the final answer to all problems, but a tool to use in connection with other treatments.

“I can only do so much with needles,” Gloyeske said. “You always look for patterns, at a series of points.”

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WHERE: 5958 Fairfield Road, Oxford

MORE INFO: 513-401-0468 or

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His personal experience with acupuncture came in college after a car accident he admits was his fault but left him with a jammed big toe. He was running track and cross country at Northern Kentucky University and kept on running, trying to ignore the pain, but it “kept getting worse and worse.” He said he tried chiropractic as well as other treatments, but did not get full relief. Finally, he said, he heard about acupuncture and went to a man in Cincinnati

“I don’t think it was acupuncture that healed it. It was a combination of things,” he said.

The 2008 Badin High School graduate finished his NKU degree in exercise science summa cum laude and went for a master’s degree in traditional Chinese medicine at the American Institute for Alternative Medicine in Columbus.

His mother suffers from rheumatoid arthritis and gets relief from a variety of modalities, including acupuncture, he said.

“Part of my motivation was to take care of my mom,” he said.

Another of those modalities which helps people find relief from their ailments is massage and Gloyeske Acupuncture Pointe offers that, as well.

Also housed in the building is Lindsay Swift’s Integrative Medical Massage office, which Gloyeske sees as a natural fit with his practice. The building is larger than he needed for his acupuncture practice and he said he hoped to find other complementary treatment options to join him within the first year. That timetable got moved up before he even opened for business when Swift sent him a message wanting to talk about the available space.

“She contacted me and it was a great fit,” he said.

Swift is a lifelong Oxford resident, daughter of Bill and Jane Swift and a Talawanda High School and Miami University graduate. She agrees opening her practice as part of Gloyeske’s turned out to be a great move.

“When I met Adam, I had graduated from my Medical Massage program and was looking to open up a practice of my own. All the leads I had on places, spaces and buildings to practice out of for one reason or another didn’t work out,” she said. “I had heard that there was an acupuncturist coming to town through the grape vine, shot him an email, we met for coffee and four weeks later we were opening up our businesses together—Integrative Medical Massage and Gloyeske Acupuncture Pointe. I couldn’t have asked for a better partnership of Acupuncture and Medical Massage together.”

She is a recent graduate of SHI Integrative Medical Massage School, out of Lebanon, and trained in different modalities—Cranial Sacral, TMJ, Muscle Energy Techniques, Sports Massage, Swedish Massage, Chair Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Deep Tissue Massage, Cupping and Kinesio-taping.

“I would say the training for a Medical Massage Therapist is more in depth in Anatomy and Physiology and other techniques as listed above. I also have my bachelors of science in kinesiology and health promotion from Miami University,” she said. “I look forward to what the future holds. I am so excited to be able to give back and be a part of the Oxford Wellness Community.”

Her web site is

Gloyeske said the services available in the building are continuing to expand even further already, well ahead of that year timetable.

Jennifer Riggs opened a studio in the large rear room of the building this past week for her Anat Baniel practice which works with neuro-movement. It’s an activity which uses movement to work with kids with special needs such as autism and Asperger’s Syndrome. The movement is used to help brain function.

Also coming there this month is Molly Eiche, a Reiki master, who also works with movement in an exercise effort to promote energetic healing.

Gloyeske credits his parents, Steve and Chris Gloyeske, with helping him get his office open. He said they own their own business and helped with marketing his endeavor and opening the door of his practice. His twin brother, Bran, is a chiropractor with an office in St. Louis.

He can be reached at 513-401-0468 and his website is

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