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1 . resultJohn George Ghuneim MD
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Specializes in Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine), Acupuncture

1235 Industrial Drive; Suite 6
Saline, MI
(734) 429-2581

(rated an average of 5 in 2 ratings)

Dr. John Ghuneim is a physician who specializes in acupuncture. He is affiliated with Oakwood Healthcare, Chelsea Community Hospital, and The Regents of the University of Michigan. After completing medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

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2 . resultNicole Charette Settle LAc, DIPLAC, MSOM
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Specializes in Acupuncture

16801 Newburgh Road
Livonia, MI

(rated 5 in 1 rating)

Clinical interests: Allergies, Colds and Flu's, Fibromyalgia, Gastrointestinal Disorders, Headaches/Migraines, ... (Read more)

Ms. Nicole Settle works as an acupuncturist in Livonia, MI, Farmington, MI, and Royal Oak, MI. Ms. Settle's areas of expertise include the following: cupping, allergies, and migraines.

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3 . resultRosanne M Emanuele MAC, LAc
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Specializes in Acupuncture

2350 Washtenaw; Suite #7
Ann Arbor, MI
(734) 302-7300

(rated 5 in 1 rating)

Clinical interests: Acupuncture

4 . resultJulie Silver
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Specializes in Acupuncture

7001 Orchard Lake Road; Suite 132
West Bloomfield, MI
(248) 737-7126

(rated an average of 4.5 in 2 ratings)

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5 . resultJay Brian Danto DO
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Specializes in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Family Medicine, Acupuncture

25500 Meadowbrook Road; #215
Novi, MI
(248) 477-7020

Dr. Jay Danto works as a family practitioner, acupuncturist, and osteopathic manipulative medicine specialist. His education and training includes medical school at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit and a hospital affiliated with MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine. He takes Medicare insurance.

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6 . resultMr. Henry Augustus Buchtel V DIPLAC, RAC
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Specializes in Acupuncture

2016 Manchester Road; Apartment 26
Ann Arbor, MI
(734) 845-8550

7 . resultAlison Lee
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Specializes in Acupuncture

136 S Pontiac Trail
Walled Lake, MI
(248) 926-4292

8 . resultMr. Gary Merel
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Specializes in Acupuncture

210 Little Lake Drive
Ann Arbor, MI
(734) 222-8210

9 . resultZhixing Guan ACUPUNCTURIST
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Specializes in Acupuncture

2200 N Canton Center Road; Suite 200a
Canton, MI
(734) 844-1117

10 . resultMs. Carey Ae Ryan R AC
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Specializes in Acupuncture

210 Little Lake Drive; Suite 7
Ann Arbor, MI
(734) 846-4510

11 . resultMr. Mark Rojek NC
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Specializes in Acupuncture, Nutrition, Naturopathy

1785 W Stadium Boulevard; Suite 104
Ann Arbor, MI
(734) 475-2737

12 . resultMr. Robert Brodie Burris MS
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Specializes in Acupuncture

2711 Carpenter Road
Ann Arbor, MI
(734) 975-2745

13 . resultMarino Moutafis REG, AC
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Specializes in Acupuncture

6018 W Maple Road; Suite 888
West Bloomfield, MI
(248) 432-2846

14 . resultMr. Mark S Boone LAC, CMTPT
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Specializes in Acupuncture

325 E Eisenhower Parkway; Suite 1
Ann Arbor, MI
(734) 761-5402

15 . resultMr. Joel Erin-Dailey Robbins RAC
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Specializes in Acupuncture

2307 Walter Drive
Ann Arbor, MI
(734) 315-0573

16 . resultDr. Julie Twomoon NMD, DIPL AC
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Specializes in Acupuncture, Naturopathy

44670 Ann Arbor Road W; Suite 110
Plymouth, MI
(734) 414-7669

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a form of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) that is at least two thousand years old, although it has only recently gained popularity in North America. Practitioners of acupuncture are called acupuncturists. They may also provide other forms of TCM, or they may have learned acupuncture alone. In the United States, acupuncture providers must have three or four years of graduate level education to be licensed.

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, the body is filed with a vital energy called qi. When this energy becomes blocked or unbalanced, pain and illness result. To redirect the flow of qi, the acupuncturist inserts extremely thin, stainless steel needles (the width of a human hair) into a patient’s skin at specific points in the body (called meridians). A trained acupuncturist knows which meridians to insert the acupuncture needles into, how deeply to insert them, and how to stimulate them by raising or twisting them in order to balance the qi correctly.

Although researchers don’t know exactly how acupuncture works, they do have solid evidence that it does. Multiple studies have shown that acupuncture is effective at relieving pain, reducing nausea from chemotherapy, improving fertility, and reducing inflammation. The World Health Organization has stated that acupuncture is effective in treating 28 different conditions and may be helpful in treating many others. The Western medical view on acupuncture is not that qi is being balanced, but that the needles stimulate blood flow and endorphin production, which promote a sense of well-being.

During a typical acupuncture treatment, the acupuncturist will first examine the patient and ask about any complaints. The patient will lie down on a table and get comfortable. Then the acupuncturist will insert the needles, which are between 13 and 70mm long and made of stainless steel. Usually a treatment uses between 3 and 15 needles, and they are left in place for about 20 minutes. Most states require the needles to be disposable, single-use needles to reduce the chance of any infection. The needles may be twisted or moved, and in some cases, low currents of electricity are passed through them. Then they are removed, the patient is given lifestyle advice, and the appointment is over. Sessions are often repeated weekly or every other week.

Acupuncture has many benefits. Since it is extremely safe and has no side effects, it can be an excellent alternative to pain medications for those patients who cannot or choose not to take them. In addition, acupuncture is now covered by the majority of health care insurance plans in the United States. Acupuncture can be a wonderful option in your treatment plan.

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