Read Their Stories…..
Tracey R – Acupuncture and Fertility
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!
Danyelle King – Acupuncture and Pain Relief
I had been suffering from an incredible amount of stress due to being a full-time mom, full-time student and avid ballet dancer, when my 2 year son decided to jump on my back when I was not expecting him to. I was rushed into urgent care having to be carried like a baby due to my inability to stand alone along with the concurrent amount of breath-taking pain from my back. The steroid injection I received upon arrival provided temporary relief. Still, the pain and inability to stand-up alone re-visited the following morning. Being a holistic nutritionist, I knew my physical pain was just a reflection of something else happening internally, so I sought out acupuncture. After asking around, Monica Leibson, came highly recommended. After the first visit, she recognized the physical and the internal pain by treating both my back and my ‘flight or fight’ mechanism.
Needless to say, I was back to the gym the next day :).Thank you Monica!!! I CANNOT wait for my follow-up appointment!
Susan L.- Acupuncture
They are a wonderful group of caring, knowledgable therapists. They have always taken time to review studies that pertain to my medical issues, and pass on the findings. I highly recommend them.
Lisbeth L.- Injury Recovery
I am grateful for the talented people in this practice. After tearing the ligament in my ankle I could not get back to 100% and even 9 months after the injury I was still experiencing daily pain. It was suggested (by Jennifer Pillow-White) acupuncture could help me turn the corner on my stalled healing and she was spot on.
Though nervous, I entered into several sessions of acupuncture with electrical stimulation; after a few weeks and some TLC – I am back to running, biking and regular life!
Thank you to Julie Silver and the team at Michigan Associates of Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine! Their skills and holistic approach to health and well being has made all the difference for me.
Rachel P – Acupuncture and Fertility
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.
Jill R. – Acupuncture
I’d never tried acupuncture before seeing Monica Mae. I had such a soothing experience! It’s hard to believe that very tiny needles can help you feel relaxed and contribute to your wellbeing but that was my experience. I recommend Monica to all my friends and clients!
Betsy A. – Pain Relief -Acupuncture
Lessened the intermittent pain I was experiencing in my right lower back/hip area. Was nervous for 1st treatment but now finished # 3.
Those Chinese healers were wise!
Daniel Ottney- Pain Relief
Just before Christmas I was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma cancer stage 3 & started chemo-therapy February 4th. Being a clean & sober addict in recovery,I’ve refrained from all pain meds & taken nothing but Motrin & Tylenol thru 2 surgeries, a bone marrow biopsy & 2 chemo sessions. Needless to say, I’ve been in discomfort. I’ve been flirting with the idea of pain medicine although I’m deathly afraid of starting down that path unless I’m in excruciating circumstances.
I emptied my bank account paying cash for cancer diagnosis & one surgery. I purchased insurance thru the Affordable Care Act, but have been challenged to earn the income I need to get by being sick.
I casually met Monica Mae a number years ago. When Monica heard about my struggle with discomfort, she reached out & offered me a complimentary session as ACA won’t cover acupuncture.
I arrived at the office in the early afternoon, was greeted with a smile & soon after was explaining to Monica the pain I’ve been experiencing as well as the insomnia that often accompanies chemotherapy. After a thorough interview Monica applied the acupuncture & before she even left the room I found myself drifting off to sleep.
Nearly an hour had passed when Monica re-entered the room and woke me. Still in a dream like state, I drove to Royal Oak, climbed into bed & slept more than I have in over a month.
Even after only one treatment, the tightness in my shoulders & back where i seem to carry my tention have dramatically lessened, I am calmer & been sleeping far better.
Thank You Monica for your generosity & kindness. You’ve made my life much more bearable & words can’t express how grateful I am.
Warm Regards & POSITIVE LOVE
I have been coming to see Julie Silver for the past year. Julie Cohen and Monica are also great! If anyone is looking to try acupuncture this would be a great, supportive practice.
Katherine M.- Acupuncture
I always feel better after meeting with the treatment providers. Eran is an outstanding massage therapist. He speaks to you about your concerns and needs before each session and knows just how to help relieve pain and stress. He is intuitive in his touch and knowledgable about anatomy and physiology and its relation to energy flow. I highly recommend you try him.
Julie Silver treats me with acupuncture, since I started seeing Julie 18 months ago my asthma symptoms are just about non existent. Even during this spring and summer I have not had to use my inhaler. Acupuncture has helped me with with all my lung problems.
Bev G.- Acupuncture
Julie Silver…what a wonderful surprise not knowing what to expect, I was very skeptical. Having a problem for 10 months my doctors were at a loss on how to help me. A friend told me about Julie and after a few sessions not only did I start to feel better physically I have never felt so relaxed with feelings of well being. Julie seems to really care. She has since recommended other avenues of help that I would of never imagined. She has truly made a difference in my life.
Gloria R.- Acupuncture
What a find. Debilitating migraines sent me to Julie and I could not be happier with results. My daughter also makes use of cranial sacral massage for migraines. Great office, great people. 5 out of 5!
Jacqueline V- Acupuncture
I am a nursing student and I have always been interested in alternative medicine. It was my first time getting Acupuncture done and I was surprised of how relaxing it was. You barley feel the pokes and the actual poking of the needles only takes a couple minutes. Then you get to relax for 20mins with the needles in while your body releases all the bad stuff or finds its balance. You can’t feel them!
You talk to the acupuncturist and you walk out feeling good, like normal. I went on with my day and actually worked 12 hours and felt fine, even with more energy!
The place is very clean, calm and peaceful. I was offered tea and snacks when I arrived and before I left. I was treated very well.
I recommended Acupuncture to anyone who wants to do it. You can be healthy or have an issue, regardless it’s a good experience.
Monica is very well trained, educated and experienced. She has a beautiful presences and soft warm hands.
Thank you. JV
Jennifer is a brilliant, intuitive and versatile therapist. She strives to truly understand the root causes of your issues and uses multiple modalities to resolve them. My world is a happier and healthier place because of her work. JHK
I have many fine doctors and specialists who help me manage my care, but their x-rays and assessments did not help my pain, aphasia and reduced range of motion. through CST, Jennifer was able to identify problems and correct them in a very practical and efficient manner. I would recommend CST to anyone who suffers from these sort of symptoms. It works! KH
Fibromyalgia – Rebecca K – White Lake
I came to Michigan Associates of Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine for symptoms related to Fibromyalgia – intense joint pain, back pain, exhaustion and depression. With acupuncture, I experienced a great sense of relaxation, more energy, pain relief, the ability to accomplish more in a day with little or no pain. In addition, it helped with my allergies, cold and asthma relief.
While I was worried it would not work and afraid it would not be able to help with my chronic pain, I could not be more wrong. I did not believe this kind of relief was possible!! If I see anyone with pain or a lot of stress, they should definitely try acupuncture. It has made my life 100 times better and my family sees the relief I get as well!
Thanks to Monica and the team at Acupuncture Healthcare!
Chronic Sinus Infections – Desiree C. – Farmington Hills
I came to Michigan Associates of Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine suffering from chronic sinus infections. After my third round of antibiotics in one winter, I said “that’s it!”. Having used acupuncture before to treat allergies and stress, I looked up a new practitioner closer to my home and came upon Julie and her amazing practice. I found the team at Acupuncture Healthcare to be extremely warm, professional and a very patient-friendly environment. They have a way of making you feel special (from the assorted teas, to the calming music and the beautiful environment). Through acupuncture, my symptoms are now manageable and I have had NO INFECTIONS! Finally, I can look forward to a health winter!
Acupuncture is a regular part of my overall health regimen. I highly recommend it!
Allergies and Pediatric Care – Dondra E.
My 6 year old daughter came for acupuncture to treat allergy related symptoms. Monica treated her with acupressure. My daughter loved it! We brought her in because she had one eye that was swollen, red and itchy. Zyrtec did not help! After one session her eye completely went back to normal and did not reoccur! She also had less congestion, drainage and sneezing. Acupuncture reduced all her symptoms that were keeping her up at night and we ALL had a good night’s sleep!
Chronic Cough – Judith F – West Bloomfield
Dear Julie – after coughing for seven years and going to MANY different doctors for relief, the acupuncture and Chinese herbs you gave me have finally gotten rid of the cough! I cannot thank you enough!
Birth Testimonial – Natalie D.
Monica offered a committed and uplifting presence to me throughout my pregnancy. Her acupuncture and personal doula care helped keep me calm and centered and profoundly supported my birth. When the contractions would arise, the acupuncture eased tension and helped me to go with the flow of nature! It was so valuable during my birth experience and I would highly recommend it!
Anxiety and well-being – Erin M
While I started to go to Julie Shindler-Cohen because I was having trouble conceiving, I found the benefits to be much broader. I had a lot of anxiety due to my work life and travel schedule to the point where I had terrible heartburn. During my initial session, Julie took her time getting to know every aspect of my health history and diet. She gave me advice on how to improve my diet and I noticed right away improvements in my digestion. I found the experience of going weekly to be very calming and was energized when I left. My anxiety decreased and heartburn went away. I ended up getting pregnant on my second month of going to see Julie.
Neck and shoulder pain – Lisa H.
Acupuncture worked very well in conjunction with massage and physical therapy to help decrease the knots in my muscles. My range of motion increased and my every day pain diminished. I continue to go to Julie Silver a year later because the results have been so great. There is a deep sense of relaxation you get during the treatment. This is great for people with stressful jobs and lives! I tell EVERYONE about acupuncture. I tell them it can help with many medical problems as well as reduce stress. I also tell them it is a painless process. The staff at Acupuncture Healthcare are amazing people and help to make the whole experience relaxing.
Monica: I am writing to thank you for helping me. I have suffered from TMJ, neck pain and swollen joints for several years. My dentist made me a mouth guard for the TMJ, but it never really went away. After a friend mentioned that acupuncture helped her, I decided to see if that would help. After the first treatment, I recovered full range of motion of my neck, and was able to open my mouth wide at my next dental appointment. As a side benefit, I was the happiest that I’ve been in years. I also had an old lower leg injury that affected the circulation in that leg. I was pleased to discover that the treatments improved my circulation – based on lessening the swelling of my left leg. am writing to thank you for helping me. You also are working with me to improve my digestion and overall health. With continued treatments, I am sure that I will continue to improve my overall health and maintain the full range of motion of my neck. I cannot thank you enough for the excellent care you have given me.
Bliss – Carole D.
I experience a peace and sense of well being that happens no other way. It’s like my body feels whole and works well together. I don’t know how I managed before acupuncture was part of my life!
Tendinitis in wrists and Elbows – Niki C.
After 13 years of doing massage, I developed tendinitis. Because I was a Kidney donor, I could not take any medications. I was close to quitting my job, having surgery and physical therapy. However, I was not willing to do that. a client referred me to Julie Silver. My pain has been decreased as well as the inflammation. Although it is a chronic problem (and I still go to acupuncture for maintenance), I will be able to do my job for a long time now!
Allergies – Eileen
It may surprise others as it surprised me that acupuncture awards many benefits to one’s health and well being. Over a year ago I had my first acupuncture treatment and the difference in my well being has been remarkable. Before I started treatments, I suffered a great deal from allergies. I was allergic to dogs, cats, mold, dust, pollens from grass, maple trees, flowers, you name it. . I had symptoms all year. A runny nose and congestion were commonplace even escalating to bronchitis. I used a lot of over the counter remedies as well as some prescription medications. As a result, I was either drowsy or over dry or congested. This problem was magnified when I started my own business as a professional gardener Since seeing Julie, I am free of allergy medications for over a year and I can breathe! Not only that, I have less joint pain from the treatments I receive. I recommend Acupuncture Healthcare Associates, Inc. to everyone I know with allergies. It has changed my life; it could change yours too. Eileen Hugelier, owner Roots and Shoots Gardening, L.L.C.
Asthma- Joyce H.
I have asthma. An upper respiratory infection had developed into a two month asthma attack that was quite severe and controlled with significant steroid use. Prior to acupuncture I always had congestion. Even with steroid use. The congestion felt like a mask under my face and I had difficult breathing. After acupuncture, the congestion is completely gone. I had a cold that was just a cold – it didn’t turn into a nightmare of doctor visits and drugs. My initial evaluation was not limited to my primary complaint. Julie Silver insisted on thoroughly evaluating any and all health issues. I had issues with sleeping, a sluggish metabolism and stress. Was I surprised that these issue were corrected with acupuncture as well.
Eye Condition – Rosalie
For approximately 6 years I have had a condition called BLEPHAROSPASM which is a chronic, unremitting, progressive dysfunction of the nerve that controls the muscles around the eyes. It causes uncontrollable winking, blinking, squinting and forcible closure of the eyelids. I have had temporary relief due to botox injections in my eyelids which resulted in little improvement. For the last 3 months I have had acupuncture treatments with Julie and my condition has improved so much! I thank Julie for all the help she has given me. I know I will continue to improve.
Vertigo – Carol D.
It has been seven months since I have had any symptoms of vertigo. I have also not had any problems with my sinuses and didn’t even come down with a cold this past winter or spring, which I usually do. Julie is a capable professional, who cares about her clients and wants us all to be healthy.
Sleep and Neck Pain – Kaytee C.
Acupuncture helped with my sleep and it relieved my neck and back pain. I was surprised to find out that my pain completely went away – after only a few sessions! And I slept better as well. I thought it might be painful or scary, but it is actually very relaxing. I would recommend tyring it because it may help more then you think. Relax and don’t be afraid!
Fibromyalgia and pain relief – Mary J.
Prior to acupuncture, i felt like a puzzle with all the pieces scattered. I have been doing acupuncture for many years and the acupuncture treatments put me back together! I use it for pain relief from fibromyalgia as well as for support during cancer treatment. It helps with so many things. I enjoy the needles vs. taking pills and dealing with all the side effects of medication! I suggest to DO IT NOW!
Addison’s Disease – Diane L
After being diagnosed with Addison’s disease, my endocrinologist offered no solutions. I was extremely fatigued and could barely function at work. I went to see Monica and she helped me to “make sense” of all my symptoms. I saw her once a week for 6 weeks and each time I got off the table I felt much better. I felt clear headed, with increased strength and energy. I was so impressed I couldn’t believe it! She also suggested lifestyle changes that really supported me in getting better. I feel like I owe my life, or at least the quality of it, to Monica. I would trust anyone in her hands.
Elbow pain – Joan
Dear Julie, Acupuncture really works!!! I played tennis 3 times per week all summer. Toward the final matches of the USTA session I was having to medicate myself with Advil in order to get through the games. By the time I started the fall season of tennis, I could not lift my arm to serve the ball. I went to see Julie Silver. I had three sessions of acupuncture on my elbow and I can now play two hours of tennis with no medication and no pain!!! I felt much relief even after the first session. Acupuncture cured my tennis elbow–much better than surgery!!!
Low Back Pain – Audrey G.
I am a woman in my late 70s with a history of constant, low back pain that radiated down my leg. I tried physical therapy, the chiropractor, steroid shots and even visited an orthopedic surgeon. None of these helped. I heard Julie speak at a health club, and was determined to see if I could help myself because I was in a lot of discomfort. After five weeks of acupuncture treatments (once a week), the pain in my leg was completely gone and has not returned. The back pain is 80% better. Other than an occasional ache, it doesn’t bother me anymore. I am able to walk in the malls, play golf, and do just about everything. I continue to see Julie for regular ‘tune-ups,’ to keep my body in balance. I’m grateful to Julie for her help. I recommend acupuncture to anyone who has not yet tried it.
Neck Pain – Dr. S. Sauber, M.D.
I am writing to thank you for helping me. I have suffered from neck pain for the past two to three years. I have been to an orthopedist, neurologist, and underwent months of physical therapy without much relief. My neurologist and a nurse that I work with both suggested acupuncture. After the first visit, I was significantly better. With continued treatments, I am pain free and have regained full range of motion of my neck again. I cannot thank you enough for the excellent care you have given me.
Back Pain – Dr. Russel H.
Dear Julie Just a note to thank you for helping me. After many years of low back and sciatic pain exacerbated by forty years of practicing dentistry and a couple of rear end auto accidents ,I thought living with chronic pain was just going to be a reality of life. I must admit I was skeptical when my chiropractor suggested that I try acupuncture . After the first treatment I was probably eighty percent better. After three more sessions with you I am totally pain free and back to me full physical routine of long walks, bike riding and yoga. I can not thank you enough for the great care you have given me. Gratefully Russell J. Horton D.D.S.