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.

Summer Solstice

During the summer solstice your yang energy reaches its peak. It is important to harness the peak of this yang energy, because as summer shifts into fall yang energy will decline. This great abundance of yang energy will translate throughout your body because during this season you are active and growing.

According to five element theory, during the

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IBS: Relief with Traditional Chinese Medicine

Irritable Bowel Syndrome, otherwise known as “spastic colon,” is a common disorder that affects the colon and causes many disruptive symptoms. Many of these symptoms can be managed with a simple change in diet and lifestyle. Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture may be able to help.

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Acupuncture: Not Just Needles

Most people have heard of the field of acupuncture by now, but did you realize the scope of the practice encompasses Chinese medicine, which includes so much more than needles? Let’s explore this ancient therapy.

First of all, the practice of Chinese medicine starts with a diagnosis. The practitioner asks many questions to build a history; this includes

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