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Michelle Young, LAc, MSOM, CD-DONA

Michelle Young, LAc, MSOM, CD-DONA photo
Gentle Acupuncture By a Skilled Practitioner
Accept Insurance & Convenient Wicker Park Location
We are a multidisciplinary clinic offering acupuncture alongside chiropractic and massage. We work as a team for the greater good of the patients.By combining our three complementary treatments, many of our patients get relief more quickly. We bill insurance for all of our services and would be happy to check your benefits.
Michelle’s beliefs in natural medicine stem from childhood, when she and her mother gathered wild foods and herbs in the local forest preserve. They collected slippery elm for cough, dandelion leaves for detoxification, willow for headaches, and St. John’s wort for depression. This path led her to the natural healing system of Traditional Chinese medicine which views the body as a whole being, inherently part of nature, ebbing and flowing with the sun cycles, moon cycles, seasons and weather.

Each treatment is a personalized fusion of acupuncture, herbal remedies, Chinese dietary therapy and lifestyle counseling. You will get an individualized treatment depending on the season and state of your body on that day. Michelle adds the powerful element of touch to her sessions by doing energy work over the needles. She teaches people how to use food as medicine to prevent and treat dis-ease. Cupping and Tui Na massage are added to address both chronic and acute pain.

Michelle treats a wide array of health imbalances including digestive problems, anxiety, depression, allergies, menopause and insomnia. She helps women conceive both naturally and in conjunction with reproductive technology. She has also helped many of her patients avoid invasive surgery and reduce western medications.

Fascinated with the process of childbirth, Michelle has been a doula since February 2012. She offers various forms of labor support, including acupuncture for pain relief, stalled labors, turning breech babies and reducing pregnancy hypertension.

As a practitioner of yoga for 15 years, Michelle treats offers yoga poses for self-care at home. She endorses yin-type exercises like yoga, qi gong and pilates alopng with yang-type exercises like cardio for a balanced exercise program.
Practice Areas
 Acupuncture / Alternative Medicine  Classical Acupuncture (Yuen)  Gua Sha
 Auricular Acupuncture  Cupping  Moxibustion
 Bodywork  Dietary Therapy and Nutrition  Traditional Chinese Acupuncture
 Chinese Herbal Medicine  Electro-Acupuncture  Tuina
 Acupuncture (NCCAOM)  Chinese Herbology (NCCAOM)
 Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac.)  Master of Science in Oriental Medicine (MSOM)
Michelle graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Midwest College of Oriental Medicine with a Masters in Oriental Medicine and a Bachelors in Nutrition. She is board certified in acupuncture through the NCCAOM. She combines these credentials and book smarts with intuition to give each person what their body needs on that particular day.
National Certification Commission for Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine
American Association of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine
Doulas of North America
American Acupuncture Council
Payments Accepted
Cash, Check, Visa, Mastercard, Discover
Hours:Monday 3-8:30, Tuesday 9:30-8, Wednesday & Thursday 12-8pm, Friday 1-6pm, Saturday 8am-3pm
Cost/Session:$80, Discounted Treatment Packages are Available
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1630 W. Division St.
ChicagoIL 60622
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