Michelle owned and operated Chapel Hill Acupuncture for 12 years and took a sabbatical in July & August 2022 to work on courses on auriculotherapy (ear reflexology), and complete writing for an online herbal academy.
Acupuncture studio is located in downtown Carrboro. Studio/office is equipped with infrared heat lamp, bolsters, pillows, and blankets to ensure your comfort. Because the studio is inside a private residence, the exact address is provided upon booking an appointment.
Treatments & Consultations
Michelle is a specialty practitioner and treats primarily those health issues for which she has focused on throughout her years of practice. The specialties are listed below. These represent areas in which she has undergone advanced training and spent more time researching and practicing. Click on links to learn more about her experience, as well as how acupuncture and herbs are utilized. The Blog page (linked on header) also provides information that may be useful in researching acupuncture and herbs.
Ear reflexology for massage therapists is a course offering for massage therapists interested to learn how to incorporate this modality in their practice.
Click on highlighted text to read more about each specialty
- Orofacial pain to include TMJ, Trigeminal Neuralgia, and neurovascular disorders of the face, jaw, and neck
- Women’s Health to include menopausal syndrome, infertility, dysmenorrhea, and related endocrine imbalances
- Orthopedic disorders of the neck and head, shoulders and hips
- Thyroid imbalances and related disorders such as fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue
- Auto-immune dysfunction with the goal of providing support to reduce the symptoms and slow the progress of tissue destruction. Some examples are Systemic Lupus Erythematous and Metabolic Syndrome. This also includes sequelae of viral illness, such as long Covid.
- Facial rejuvenation treatments aim to reduce sagging and fine lines and promote collagen formation.
Michelle is a strong proponent of herbal medicine and provides free consultations with acupuncture treatment. These can also be conducted as a separate service in person or via Skype, Facetime, Zoom, or by phone.
how to book
To book a new or follow-up appointment online, use the Book Appointment button below.
A calendar will appear offering all available options. You may add special notes or information, such as the chief complaint and reason for the visit. An interview will be part of the first visit as well to cover all important health history and current symptoms. Choose “Initial Appointment” if you are a new patient.
To learn more about services, click on tab “Services”
Once you click the button you will see a menu. Regular services and all Specials currently featured are listed. You may pre-pay if you wish or scroll down and “Skip” to book and pay later.
For new patients:
After booking an appointment, return to the website and complete the “Intake Form.”
As the weather cools, the body can feel tighter and muscles may contract to conserve energy.
Receive a warming moxibustion treatment with massage and focused acupuncture (i.e. shoulders, low back) and feel yourself unwind. Whole body type of treatment with some focus to areas of tension.
Choose “Warming Moxibustion” from the booking page. Special price $75 ($20 off) for January 2023.
after booking, complete the intake form
All information entered in this form is confidential. Once you click Submit, the form is sent to a HIPAA-compliant portal and is read solely by the practitioner.
Instructions: Required fields are asterisked *. You may skip questions that do not apply. After completing a section click "Next" to continue. You may need to scroll up to find the next section on your computer or phone. After the last page Mandatory Disclosure, please type your name and click "Submit."