Meet Our Team

Meet Our Team

Julie Silver

JULIE SILVER, MSW, R.Ac.

Julie Silver is president and founder of Michigan Associates of Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine, Inc. Julie is a NCCAOM board Certified Acupuncturist with a degree from the Midwest College of Oriental Medicine in Chicago, Illinois. In addition, she has a Master’s Degree in Social Work (M.S.W.) from Wayne State University. Julie is the past Vice President of the Michigan Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and a former board member of the Hebrew Free Loan of Detroit.

Monica Mae Leibson

MONICA MAE LEIBSON, Dipl. Ac. R.Ac.

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).

JULIE SHINDLER-COHEN, Dipl. OM, FABORM, R.Ac.H

Julie has degree from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in Chicago. She is NCCAOM board certified in both Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology. Julie completed an internship at the Zhejiang University teaching hospital in Hangzhou, China where she worked alongside very knowledgeable and experienced TCM practitioners. Julie is a member of the Michigan Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine is the only Acupuncturist in Michigan certified by the ABORM (American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine).

Jennifer Pillow-White

JENNIFER L. PILLOW-WHITE, LMT, MS

Jennifer Pillow-White is a nationally certified massage and CranioSacral therapist. She received her master’s degree in anatomy from the University of Detroit Mercy in 1996 and her massage degree through Irene’s Myomassology Institute. While still a student at Irene’s , she began her training in CranioSacral therapy with the Upledger Institute. Jennifer has continued her post-graduate training in this discipline. In addition to CranioSacral Therapy she is also trained in Lymph drainage, Visceral Manipulation and KinesioTape techniques.
Karen Siegel Propis

KAREN SIEGEL PROPIS, MSOM, MPH, R.Ac., Dipl. CH, RD

Karen Siegel Propis earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Human Nutrition & Dietetics from the University of Vermont and completed her internship at the University of Texas, Houston. She received a Masters in Public Health degree from the University of Texas School of Public Health and her Masters degree in Oriental Medicine from the American College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in Houston. Karen was founder and owner of the Acupuncture and Nutrition Clinic in Houston, Texas where she had a private practice for acupuncture, herbal medicine and nutrition for over 15 years.

KAT BARBER R.Ac. MSOM

Kat Barber is an NCCAOM board certified Acupuncturist with a Master’s of Science of Chinese Herbal Medicine and Bachelor’s of Science of Nutrition from the Midwest College of Oriental Medicine in Chicago. Kat is an active member of both the American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and the Michigan Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.
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