Michelle N. Iona, L.Ac. is the owner and founder of Healing Points Acupuncture & Wellness Center, a unique, integrative, evidenced-based healing arts practice, providing individually tailored and patient-centered treatments.
Her interest in Chinese medicine began with her own healing journey over 25 years ago when she was first introduced to acupuncture. Her fascination with this area of medical science brought her to the New York College of Health Professions, where she graduated with a combined Bachelor of Professional Studies/Master of Science degree in Health Sciences and Oriental Medicine. Upon graduation and licensure, she went on to receive her Diplomate of Oriental Medicine by the NCCAOM. Additionally, she is a certified NADA (“National Acupuncture Detox Association”) detox specialist and certified in Facial Rejuvenation.
With over 17 years in practice, Michelle’s passion for natural healthcare has led her back to school to continue her studies in Nutrition and Functional Medicine at the University of Western States in Portland, Oregon. Michelle strongly believes that both nutrition and functional medicine compliment Chinese medicine in that they both look for the root cause of illness and that their approach to healing is patient-centered and not disease centered. No two patients are alike and thus no two treatments or recommendations should be the same. Additionally, she is a Doctoral Candidate of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego, California.
An empathetic, intuitive and natural healer, Michelle strives to inspire each of her patients towards a healthy, vibrant life. It is her belief that our bodies have an innate ability to heal if properly supported. She specializes in the treatment of difficult, chronic diseases, pain management and women’s health. Using the various modalities encompassed in Chinese medicine, nutrition and functional medicine, Michelle will help you uncover the root cause of your imbalance. In conjunction with your doctors, she will guide you to looking and feeling your very best; mind, body and spirit!
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