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.

Fighting Flu Season with Acupuncture

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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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Going Deeper: The Kidneys

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

The kidney element in Chinese medicine governs water and is associated with the season of winter, where the energies are

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Meridian Point for Winter: Large Intestine 4

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Large Intestine 4 is one of the most important and influential points in the entire body. The Chinese name for Large Intestine 4 is “He Gu” meaning union valley or converging valley. The point is located on the hand in the web between the thumb and index finger, also described as the depression where the index finger and thumb bones

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