Our practitioners are seasoned, diverse and always expanding their repertoire. Pick your practitioner or contact us and we can recommend which therapist might be the best fit.
Michelle Young, LAc
NCCAOM Board Certified Herbalist
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.
Michelle graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Midwest College of Oriental Medicine with a Masters in Oriental Medicine and a Bachelors in Nutrition, and 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, as each treatment encompasses a personalized fusion of acupuncture, herbal remedies, Chinese dietary therapy, and lifestyle counseling. Michelle then adds the powerful element of touch to her sessions by doing energy work over the needles, while Cupping and Tui Na massage further address both chronic and acute pain.
Michelle treats a wide array of health imbalances including digestive problems, anxiety, depression, allergies, menopause, and insomnia by teaching people how to use food as powerful medicine to combat and prevent disease. As a practitioner of yoga for 15 years, Michelle also offers yoga poses for self-care at home. She endorses yin-type exercises such as yoga, qi gong, and pilates along with yang-type exercises including cardio for a balanced exercise program. Happily, many of her patients have been able to avoid invasive surgery and reduce western medications.
Women’s health is of special interest to Michelle, as she helps women conceive both naturally and in conjunction with reproductive technology. Fascinated with the process of childbirth, Michelle has been a doula since February 2012, and offers various forms of labor support, including acupuncture for pain relief, stalled labors, turning breech babies, and reducing pregnancy hypertension.
Outside of her practice, Michelle enjoys being tackled by her three rambunctious boys, communing with nature, cooking colorful food and practicing yoga. Contact Michelle: email@example.com
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Samara Reigh, L.Ac
NCCAOM Board Certified Herbalist
Samara is thrilled to be joining Division Chiropractic and Acupuncture! A native of Madison, WI, she is very glad to be back in the Midwest.
Samara is a graduate of Southwest Acupuncture College in Santa Fe, New Mexico and has her NCCAOM diplomate in Oriental Medicine and Herbology. In addition to her formal education in Chinese Medicine, Samara has studied local plant medicine in the Amazon rainforest and the Sangre de Cristo mountains, learning from shamans, medicine men, curanderas, and rural herbalists. Her time in these communities has taught her the curious fact that often both the cause of and the cure for a disease originate in the environment around us. Samara has come to believe that all of medicine is a lesson in how we interact with our surroundings.
Samara loves educating women in how to understand and manage their own bodies through learning the subtle language of signals and rhythms, and through her experiences with patients has seen that herbs and acupuncture are powerful tools in working with women’s health. Samara also specializes in the treatment of anxiety, depression, and GI disorders. Her lifelong interest in nutrition and ten years of practicing yoga inform her approach to overall health and patient counseling.
With a commitment to staying up to date with medical research, Samara’s goal is to bring together ancient healing arts, the wisdom of plants, and the innovative spirit of modern medicine.
In her free time, Samara likes to climb mountains, dance tango, and write. Contact Samara: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Cassie Devine, L.Ac
Cassie began studying acupuncture because she believes in the importance of holistic methods of healing, and sees acupuncture as an effective therapy that aids the body in healing itself. Cassie is passionate about helping her patients become more in tune with their bodies both physically and mentally. With her background in spring board diving, yoga, and acrobatics, she has developed a love for understanding what what the human body is capable of when it is functioning at its best.
Cassie graduated from the Midwest College of Oriental Medicine of Chicago. She has a gentle, compassionate treatment style. She strives to educate each person so they can be involved in their own healing journey through a blend of Traditional Chinese Medicine and modern medical practices. Cassie has experience in treating a wide variety of conditions including digestive problems, infertility, stress-related conditions, allergies and various types of pain.
Cassie has a special interest in treating anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and addictions. Cassie has learned the importance of treating the whole person on a mental, physical, and emotional level. Developing a strong mind-body connection is important to our long-term health and well-being, and Cassie loves to help her patients enhance this connection.
Cassie has a love for Latin-American culture that she developed while living in Chile. She enjoys spending time with her family and experimenting with new recipes. Contact Cassie: email@example.com
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