Julie Silver, MSW, L.Ac. is founder and owner 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 currently in her second term on the Michigan State Board of Acupuncture and is excited about the ability to influence change and awareness of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine at a statewide level.
Julie’s client base is quite diverse. She works with many different patients who have benefitted from acupuncture and are interested in health prevention and wellness.
Fertility and Women’s Health
For the past 20 years, Julie has worked with women and couples, helping them in their journey to become parents. She has trained under Dr. Randine Lewis (author of The Infertility Cure) and Jane Lyttleton (author of Treating Infertility with Traditional Chinese Medicine) as well as many other leaders in the field of fertility and TCM. She, along with her colleagues in the practice, understand the mastery of combining Acupuncture with Assisted Reproductive Technology.
The marriage between Traditional Chinese Medicine and Women’s health is a fruitful one. Many symptoms and health issues related to women’s health can be treated with Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine. In addition to working with Fertility, Julie specializes in working with peri-menopausal and menopausal women as well as women with Endometriosis, Fibroids, PMS and Pelvic Inflammatory Disorders.
Pain and Musculoskeletal Conditions
Acupuncture is very effective for treating pain and inflammation. Over the years Julie has trained with experts in the field and combines Acupuncture with Traditional Treatments for musculoskeletal conditions. She is currently training in The Balance Method of Acupuncture, which is a specialized method for treating pain and inflammation.
In her practice she works with a variety of Traditional Chinese Medicine techniques, using acupuncture and Chinese herbs as the foundation. She also supplements acupuncture with massage, gua sha, moxabustion, Cupping and electro-acupuncture.
When she’s not creating well-balanced and holistic treatments for her patients, Julie is passionate about nature. She loves the outdoors and can be found doing many nature related activities with her fiancé Mark. She loves to travel and enjoys taking several road trips a year to visit her friends in Chicago or visiting one of the many National Parks including Yellowstone, Glacier, Bryce and Zion. She is a lover of good food, meaningful conversations and all that life has to offer. Julie, Mark and their rescue dog Casey live in Royal Oak.