Mid Michigan Wellness Center

Acupuncture in Bay City, MI | Julie Botimer

Here at Mid Michigan Wellness Center we specialize in practicing Traditional Chinese Medicine which typically focuses on Acupuncture and Herbs plus massage and body work to relieve symptoms and promote healing. Julie graduated from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in Chicago, Illinois with a Master of Science degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine. This nationally accredited program includes over 2500 classroom hours and over 900 clinical hours in western and eastern diagnosis, acupuncture, herbal medicine and therapeutic massage. Julie is board certified to practice acupuncture by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and is a member of MAAOM, AAAOM, and AAC

Acupuncture and Herbs have been used for nearly four thousand years to treat almost every ailment that afflicts mankind.

Heart Afire: The Fire Element

The organs in Chinese medicine are more than just a physical representation. The organs include not only their physiological function, but also their mental, emotional, spiritual and elemental qualities that align with nature and the seasons. Let’s explore the heart.

The heart season is summer, and heart is considered the most yang: hot, bountiful and abundant. Yang is what is

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Valentine’s Day, TCM and Heart Health

Every February men all over the world flock to the local flower shops and jewelry stores in search of the perfect bouquet or piece of jewelry to express their undying love to their significant other. Why?  Nobody knows for certain, but there are at least a couple of theories.

One theory is a Catholic priest, Valentine, was imprisoned for helping

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Fighting Flu Season with Acupuncture

While the flu is actually not a season, we have become programmed to think of it as the months of November through March. On average, the flu hospitalizes thousands every year, especially the young and elderly. There are also a number of deaths related to the flu, mostly due to people already having compromised immune systems.

The flu, also known

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