Asian Medicine by Michelle Thelen, L.Ac. MSTOM

With over 15 years of experience in the field of acupuncture and herbology, Michelle has honed her skills in diagnostics and treatment. A complete bio is available at link above.

Michelle maintained 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.

She is working out of a yoga studio in south Durham until more permanent digs can be located. The studio is equipped with acupuncture supplies, table, heat lamp and many comfort measures such as bolsters, pillows, and music.

Herbal consultations are offered either in person or via Skype, Facetime, Zoom or phone. Please click on the Herb tab to learn more.

how to book

To book a new or follow-up appointment online use the Book Now button below. 

A calendar will appear offering all available options. You may add special notes or information, such as chief complaint and reason for 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.

Once you click the button you will see a menu. Regular services and all Specials currently featured are listed.

Book an appointment with Chapel Hill Acupuncture using SetMore

For new patients:

After booking an appointment, return to the website and complete the “Intake Form” – on menu and on Home Page.

Current Specials for New & Returning Patients

All new patients will receive $15 off of the initial acupuncture service ($100, reg. $115) during the month of September 2022.

Tiger Special” – a combination of acupuncture, massage, and cupping for $100 (new)/$85 (return), is available during September and October 2022.

after booking, complete intake form

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I have chronic back pain despite (or, perhaps related to) three laminectomies/fusions over the past 10 years.  I went to Michelle with an open mind, hoping for an appreciative level of relief.  She performed a full assessment and developed a plan of action.  I noticed relief following the first acupuncture treatment.  I had a total of three treatments.  I intend to follow up with her soon.  I recommend Michelle to anyone who is not receiving adequate control of pain with traditional modalities or wants to avoid long term opioid use.”

Edward W., RN Care Coordinator at Carol Woods Retirement Community, Chapel Hill, NC

“My husband and I have been getting treatments with Michelle Thelen for several years.  She has been trained in acupuncture, massage and herbal medicine.  She also has intuitive knowledge and she can tell you what she needs to do to help you with your problems.  She is very committed to do everything she can to help her patients.  After suffering intensive cluster headaches on almost a daily basis for years, Michelle was able to eliminate my husband’s headaches after one treatment.  It has now been over 4 years and my husband has never experienced that pain again.  We recommend Michelle without reservation.”

Anna G. Hillsborough, NC

 

 

Testimonial

“Michelle is an amazing acupuncturist who really knows her craft. She really listens to her clients and ensures that they leave each session feeling satisfied. She doesn’t just use acupuncture as her only treatment modality but rather she combines several modalities to ensure the best results. She goes above and beyond for her clients and is very flexible with scheduling. As a nurse, I would highly recommend Michelle.”

Lauren T, RN, BSN, OCN, Assistant Nurse Manager, Radiation Oncology

“Michelle Thelen is an excellent acupuncturist.  Last year, I had foot surgery to remove two bone spurs.  The orthopedic surgeon did not prepare me well for the surgery nor did he do a good job with my recovery.  I was in incredible pain for months before I went to see Michelle.  Michelle made more progress after one treatment than the orthopedic surgeon could do at all.  After three treatments, I felt like a new person.  I have since gone back to Michelle for other things and she is fantastic.  She has helped me relieve tension, get over a cold and more.  I can’t recommend Michelle more highly.”

Jodi B, Chapel Hill, NC

 

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