Integrative Oncology

Michigan Associates of Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine offers natural cancer care. We support you in identifying ways for you to:

  • Safely integrate natural therapies with conventional cancer care.
  • Help address side effects of cancer treatment
  • work to maintain and improve your quality of life
  • Ensure there are no negative interactions with chemotherapy or radiation
  • Choose supplements that are cost effective, at the right dose and free of contamination

Tools include:

  • Acupuncture
  • Nutritional and dietary support
  • Vitamins and supplements
  • Herbs and homeopathy
  • Stress management and lifestyle counseling
  • Cold laser

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Naturopathic Doctor?

  • Naturopathic Doctors are highly trained health care providers who offer leading edge complementary management for primary care health issues. ND’s are licensed in 17 states to practice as family practice physicians with prescription rights

What is FABNO certification?

  • FABNO (Fellow of the American Board of Naturopathic Oncology) refers to a Naturopathic Doctor who has received additional board certification in natural medicine for cancer care.

What types of therapies do Naturopathic Doctors incorporate in their treatment?

  • Nutritional Supplements: vitamins, amino acids and other nutritional supplements are recommended on a case-by-case basis to restore balance in the body.
  • Diet :  Our Naturopathic Doctor’s look at dietary patterns and make recommendations to balance blood sugar, decrease inflammation and eliminate food sensitivities.
  • Herbal Medicine: Many plant substances are powerful medicines when used properly. They can be gently effective for decreasing inflammation and supporting immunity. With appropriate supervision from a Naturopathic Doctor, they can be used in conjunction with conventional treatment to reduce their side effects and enhance their effectiveness.
  • Homeopathy: homeopathy is based on the understanding that natural substances, prepared in very diluted doses, can prompt the body to heal.

What is Acupuncture?

  • Acupuncture is an energy medicine that promotes our body’s own natural ability to heal. In studies,  Acupuncture has been shown to be very effective in treating side effects of cancer therapy.

How are Acupuncturists trained?

  • Acupuncturists attend schools that are accredited to teach Traditional Chinese Medicine. Most acupuncture programs are 4 years long. Acupuncturists then sit for national boards and are certified by the NCCAOM (National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine). In Michigan, Acupuncturists must be registered with the State to practice.


For further information about scheduling a visit with an Acupuncturist or Naturopathic Doctor, call our office today at 248-737-7126