About Michaela

I am an acupuncturist, herbalist, dancer, healer, and educator. I began my path of healership while studying dance at Marlboro College, where I became acutely aware of the undeniable reality of how emotion, experience and trauma is stored in our bodies. My inquiries led me to study dance movement therapy as an undergraduate, and eventually to Chinese Medicine and acupuncture. 

What I love about Chinese Medicine is that it recognizes body, mind and spirit to be intrinsically linked, and does not separate physical illness from emotion. It provides a framework to understand the connection between trauma and physical illness that has withstood the test of thousands of years of human history. It also provides a framework in which to understand health, and our healing potential, no matter how severe the illness. I believe lasting health is cultivated when we are in connection with our own true nature; a place of self-love, self-acceptance, and deep connection to life.

In my practice, I use acupuncture and Chinese Medicine to help clients lean into their own, natural ability to heal from illness and trauma. I like to help my clients bridge the worlds between Eastern and Western medicine by explaining how their symptoms are understood from both perspectives. My background in Western science aids me in helping to demystify Chinese medicine and provide an intuitive explanation for how treatment works.  

I specialize in Pediatrics and Women’s Health, and enjoy treating clients who are actively trying to get pregnant, are pregnant and are navigating life with new babies.

I obtained my Master's in Acupuncture and Chinese herbs from the Academy for Five Element Acupuncture, and hold a Bachelor's in Dance and Biology from Marlboro College.