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This is a question I get ALL THE TIME.
So here’s what happened:
I was young, 18 or 19 at the time, and I started having asthma attacks that were seemingly out of the blue. Because I didn’t know what they were or how to cope, I ended up in the ER one night. Thankfully, they gave me a shot and helped me to breath (I definitely think that western medicine has it’s place!). After that, they did all the tests on my lungs and said that they were “fine”. So I was given an inhaler and sent on my way. I used the inhaler during my next attack and found that it did not help. I tried to use it in between attacks and quickly learned that there was no preventative value to it for me. So I felt stuck. What next? [Read more…]
The end of the year is fast approaching. Do you still have funds in your health savings account? You can use your HSA to pay for acupuncture sessions! We see many patients who use their HSA Debit Card toward their acupuncture treatments.
Around 22 million people in the United States have an HSA (which is a tax-deductible program) and a smart way to cover medical expenses for the whole family. Health Savings Accounts can also create opportunities to take advantage of other health-related services that you thought you had to pay for out of pocket.
Why Should I Try Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is very effective to treat a wide range of conditions including musculoskeletal pain and recovery from injuries, women’s health and fertility, Immunity and Respiratory issues as well as sleep, anxiety and low energy.
If you or a friend has never tried it for yourself this is a great opportunity. The truth is that acupuncture is an effective, holistic way to manage symptoms and medical problems. Why should you consider paying for acupuncture with your HSA this year?
Start Acupuncture Now With Your Health Savings Account!
There is still time to make an appointment that can be covered by this year’s health savings account funds. Contact Michigan Associates of Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine located in West Bloomfield today to schedule your next session.
Most of us eat foods because they are pleasurable and we enjoy their smell, taste and textures.
Eating is a very personal experience as it is both a source of nutrition as well as a tool for social gathering. Most of us are also well aware of the
nutritional value of food. Eating whole grains (vs. enriched white flours), fresh (vs. canned) vegetables and healthy fats (vs. trans fats) are
cornerstones of many diets. It is also valuable to look at our bodies, the importance of the temperatures and flavors of foods, and the best season to eat them
in. [Read more…]
Are you looking to start a family?
Want to OPTIMIZE each cycle while trying to get pregnant?
I am a fertility/women’s health specialist who can guide you in the right direction!
With over ten years of experience, I am a specialist at seeing the body, mind, and spirit as a unique whole where all systems must be working optimally in order to achieve your health goals.
Call now to set up your 45 MINUTE PHONE CONSULTATION where you will walk away with the following tools:
PERSONALIZED Plan for conception
PERSONALIZED Supplement regimen
PERSONALIZED Fitness plan
PERSONALIZED Plan to reduce your stress levels
Call 248-737-7126 to set your appointment up today or feel free to call me personally with any questions.
ps Don’t just take it from me – see what my patients have to say 🙂
“After trying to conceive on our own and then going through various fertility treatments, my husband and I were unsuccessful with trying to get pregnant, despite our reproductive endocrinologist finding anything “wrong” with us (unexplained infertility). Starting in January, I met with Monica and began acupuncture and Chinese herbs. In addition to instantly feeling less stressed, Monica helped me make some diet and lifestyle changes, as well as urged me to give it some time before pursing major fertility, such as IVF. By May, we found out we were pregnant! I’m so grateful for Monica and the help and support she’s given us! I’m now 20 weeks along and have loved continuing treatment during pregnancy. We’re so thankful and blessed… and maybe our story will give hope to other couples!” – Tracey R
“I came to Michigan Associates of Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine after meeting with a RE and discussing other things that I could be doing to help get pregnant. My husband and I decided that I should give acupuncture a try and we’re so glad that I did. I was introduced to Monica and from the very beginning she helped me understand what may be going on inside my body that had been so foreign to me throughout the process of infertility. She had me doing weekly acupuncture sessions as well as herbs/supplements and within 3 months I got pregnant naturally. I found that these sessions became a time when I got to focus solely on my well-being. Thank you Monica for all that you have done for me and my family.” – Heather S.
Over the eleven years I’ve been in clinical practice, I’ve seen people for a variety of physical medicine issues. The initial intake includes a lengthy review of medical history and at the end, I always check in with how people are doing emotionally. As a holistic practitioner, I’ve learned that emotions can trigger physical issues. On the flip side; pain, insomnia, digestive issues, fertility, or any other issue can certainly create their own emotional reactions. The bottom line is that we are emotional beings that are inside a physical body. It truly is such a beautiful design.
Acupuncture has proven itself to be an amazing tool for releasing old emotions and supporting us to move forward in our journey. Emotions start as a neuro-chemical release in the brain. The release triggers a physical sensation which can range anywhere from digestive upset to sweating, heart pounding, headaches, etc. Not all emotions lead to these intense reactions but they generally manifest somewhere in the body. When we allow ourselves to truly experience the emotional cascade, the physical response lasts for anywhere from 1 to 5 minutes. What is very common, though, is that people will resist their emotions and try to stop themselves from feeling them altogether. As a society we look down on others and ourselves for feeling anxiety, depression, fear, etc. The new age thought of being able to create and manifest our lives can make people feel even worse because they don’t feel they can allow any room for upset. I’ve seen so many people over the years who say that they HAVE TO stay positive in order to get what they want. That’s a lot of pressure! The Law of Attraction does NOT state that you have to be happy all the time, (we will save that for another blog). The point is that it’s OK to experience all different sorts of emotions. It is, in fact a necessary part of being a sentient and compassionate person. Oftentimes when we do experience emotions, rather than allowing them to naturally come and go, we hold on tight and aren’t able to release them from our minds and bodies. Acupuncture is a very effective way to facilitate a release. With this in mind, I am offering a specific treatment aimed at balancing stress and emotions and gently releasing emotional blockages.
During our brief intake, we will review which emotions are out of balance in your body & mind. I will also feel the pulse and look at your tongue, which are Chinese Medicine diagnostic tools. We will then get started with our hands-on treatment, be it acupuncture, acupressure, or energy work.
These sessions work well for people who are experiencing:
Breakdown of Emotional Release Sessions
* Brief intake
* Essential Oils
* Customized meditation to support you in releasing any stuck emotions and creating a new future to live into
* Healing modality such as acupuncture, acupressure, or energy work
Please call the office with any questions. I’m happy to speak with you personally, prior to setting up your appointment. I am so inspired and look forward to working with you to release past emotions and create a new & exciting future.
Monica Mae Leibson Biography
Monica Mae Leibson earned her Masters degree at the Santa Barbara College of Oriental Medicine (SBCOM), and is a NCCAOM Board Certified Acupuncturist. Monica has been trained in the treatment of physical and musculoskeletal injuries, working with alcohol and drug detoxification, as well as working with hospice patients. She has received extensive training in Chinese herbs, physical medicine and anatomy and physiology.
Monica has also obtained specialized training in Chinese Medicine and Infertility, studying under both Dr. Randine Lewis (author of The Infertility Cure) and Jane Lyttleton (author of Treating Infertility with Traditional Chinese Medicine). Monica and her infertility practice focuses on integrating Traditional Chinese Medicine with Reproductive Medicine.
Monica has been trained as a Birth Doula and Postpartum Doula. As a specialist, she educates clients about their options during birth. Through acupuncture and education, she supports a woman’s body during pregnancy so they are less likely to need induction or medical intervention. She also uses acupuncture and acupressure during birth to relieve pain and assist a smooth birth.
Her Postpartum Doula work includes educating women about breastfeeding, hormone regulation and infant health. She’s also had additional training with Brooke Miller, MS, LMFT regarding the stages of emotional shifts when preparing for motherhood and transitioning to parenting.
Monica is the past Treasurer and Membership Chair of the Michigan Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and uses Chinese Medicine to empower her clients to access their physical, emotional, and spiritual power. Monica combines her art of healing to express the divine creativity within all of us. When she’s not assisting patients in their healing, Monica spends her time with her family, being in nature, and singing.
When I tell someone I am an Acupuncturist, they respond with curiosity and questions! Below are answers to some of the most commonly asked questions in our clinic~
What is the goal of Acupuncture?
The goal of Acupuncture is to restore balance in our body by working with our body’s own Qi Energy. Acupuncture uses very thin, solid, sterile stainless steel needles to “activate” specific acupuncture points throughout the body, restoring balance and order to the Qi energy.
What is Qi? (pronounced chee)
Qi is a life force or energy that is in our body and in the universe. It is an invisible force known by its effect. We cannot see Qi. Qi underlies organic life in our body. Qi is the source of all movement in the body. Qi protects the body. Qi travels throughout the body via pathways called meridians. [Read more…]
It is hard to make sense of something that is difficult to make sense of! Most people who come for acupuncture come without knowing much about “how it works”. We take time in our initial session to explain the premise behind acupuncture. In explaining it – it makes so much sense!
Acupuncture is based on the belief that our body has the ability to promote its own healing. What underlies our body’s ability to heal is an energy called Qi. We cannot see qi. It is an invisible force that is known by its effect. [Read more…]
Michigan Associates of Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine provides whole-body choices that are safe, beneficial, and professional. We offer acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, and CranioSacral therapy to help patients heal. The key to our success lies in our team of caring professionals.
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Michigan Associates of Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine
7001 Orchard Lake Rd, Suite 120,
West Bloomfield, MI 48322
Phone: (248) 737-7126
Fax: (248) 737-7127
Our number one goal is your satisfaction, and all of our work is guaranteed.