Clinical Experience & Credentials
Michelle Thelen, L.Ac. MSTCM received her training at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego, which included over 3,500 hours of comprehensive Chinese medicine and allopathic medicine. This training included both Western and East Asian anatomy and physiology, differentiation of diseases in both Biomedicine and East Asian Medicine paradigms, and case management in a holistic and complimentary medicine model. The program included an intensive herbal medicine component as well. She is board-certified by the NCCAOM and is state-licensed by the N.C. Acupuncture Licensing Board. She is also in-network with United HealthCare.
She is a skilled practitioner of many East Asian Medicine therapies including acupuncture, electro-acupuncture, ear acupuncture, Tan-style Balance Method Acupuncture, internal and external herbal medicine, moxa heat therapy, cupping, tui na, and qi gong exercises, and Traditional Chinese dietetics. She has a special interest in gastrointestinal health and believes that balancing gut health is a central component to many health issues, including pain, allergies, stress, and more.
She has experience treating difficult health issues such as IBS, peripheral neuropathy, migraine, torn rotator cuff, and more.
Michelle works at UNC Dental School, Boylan Healthcare and also maintains a private practice. She likes the the collaborative nature of care with other health practitioners and medical professionals.