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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Anna Goldman, LAc
Anna Goldman is a practitioner of Oriental medicine with a specialized focus on women’s health. She graduated from the Midwest College of Oriental Medicine with a Master’s of Science in Oriental Medicine and is a licensed acupuncturist in the state of Illinois. Anna attended Midwest College after a rigorous course in pre-medicine at Northwestern University and is keenly interested in integrating Eastern and Western understandings of health, an interest which permeates her life as an acupuncturist, herbalist, and instructor of yoga and meditation.
Anna has served as a postpartum and labor support doula for Birthways, Inc., Chicago Volunteer Doulas, and in private practice. She has been privileged to witness the birth of many beautiful babies, and part of her inspiration for studying acupuncture was to bring this extremely useful modality into the realm of pregnancy, fertility, and childbirth. In that light, Anna was privileged to complete a clinical intensive where she was embedded as a temporary practitioner at an NYU labor and delivery unit. Her cohort offered acupuncture and acupressure treatments to laboring and postpartum women under the direction of Claudia Citkovitz, PhD, LAc.
As part of her commitment to excellence in her field, Anna has sought out several graduate and post-graduate trainings, including a yearlong residency at The John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County where she specialized in the treatment of chronic pain.
She is currently studying advanced herbal medicine under the tutelage of Arnaud Versays, PhD, LAc and Stephen Bonzak, LAc, Dipl.OM, through the Institute of Canonical East Asian Medicine.
Anna is so happy to be an acupuncturist at Division Chiropractic and Acupuncture and hopes to bring supportive, healing, and relaxing treatments to all of her patients. Contact Anna: email@example.com
Amanda Dobron, LAc
Amanda Dobron began her study of Chinese Medicine in Santa Fe, New Mexico and later graduated with a Master’s degree in Oriental Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine – Chicago. She is certified nationally through NCCAOM and licensed in Illinois. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.
Amanda was first introduced to the medicine in 2010 and has been studying and practicing ever since. Her personal experience and experience treating others have demonstrated that this system of medicine can go beyond addressing people’s physical complaints. As a mind-body medicine, it can shift people mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Helping people achieve their health goals and lead more fulfilling lives on a physical, mental, emotional and spiritual level is her passion.
Her approach is patient-centered and grounded in Classical Chinese Medicine. Amanda is especially interested and trained in women’s health but also enjoys working with people experiencing pain, digestive issues, insomnia, addiction and mental, emotional challenges. Treatments incorporate acupuncture, herbal therapy, moxibustion, cupping and gua sha. She also relies on dietary and movement therapy to help patients achieve their goals. Amanda is a teaching assistant at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in Chicago and a 2018-2019 Albert Schweitzer Fellow. Contact Amanda: firstname.lastname@example.org
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