Meet Our Specialist

Jocelyn Michel C.Ac, BA, BS, MSOM NCCAOM Board Certified

Hello, I’m Jocelyn, it is lovely to meet you! As with many practitioners, my journey began with a need to heal myself.  I came from a family where both of my parents were diagnosed with mental illness and along with being heavily medicated, they were addicted to drugs and alcohol.  I was raised by grandparents after one of my mothers’ many suicide attempts. Although my grandparents were well-intentioned, they were also mentally and emotionally abusive.  I developed my own addiction as a coping method—overeating, especially anything that was sweet.

High-stress levels that come from being in an environment like the one in my family of origin depletes the adrenal glands (constant flight or fight mode).  By the time I was in my twenties I had a list of mental and emotional ailments.  I was exhausted all the time, overweight, I hurt all over (I’m sure I would have been diagnosed as having fibromyalgia–if I would have sought traditional medical care). I was depressed, anxious, and I couldn’t sleep. I just did not feel good. I was stuck big time.

I transformed my suffering through curiosity. I wanted to know what caused these problems in my family and in myself.  I was determined to heal myself and share what I learned to help others.  I found the information, experiences, and help I needed through my studies and with the help of professional healers in my own life.  I received chiropractic care, acupuncture, experiential psychotherapy, prayer and inner healing ministry.  I believe we each choose to heal our lives, and we choose how much healing we are willing to let in.  I know from my experiences, I couldn’t heal myself by myself–I needed the help of others.  I chose to study medicine so that I could become a source of help to others.

I have formal education in psychology, nutrition, and oriental medicine.  I attended the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee (UWM) where I received a bachelor of arts degree in psychology.  I went on to study at the Midwest College of Oriental Medicine where I received a bachelor of science degree in nutrition and a masters degree in Oriental Medicine. I have also done training on a coaching approach to supervision through paraprofessionals health institute. It is my desire to use my education and life experience in practical ways to help my patients get real; practical results.

When I was hurting, I needed something that worked, not just a theory.  I chose to study Oriental Medicine because of the amazing results it has been achieving for thousands of years—it works.  The methods or modalities I use to help people heal include acupuncture and electroacupuncture, sound healing –acupressure with tuning forks, acupressure/ reflexology, manual therapy including cupping and gua sha,  dietary therapy, whole food supplementation, botanical medicine (Chinese herbs), homeopathic flower essences, essential oils, stone medicine (using crystals), and coaching.

I have come a long way.  I’m no longer depressed or anxious.  I no longer have that inner critic controlling my life with negative thoughts.  I don’t hurt all over, and I am able to sleep.  I’m still working on optimal energy levels and letting go of excessive body weight.  I continue to walk the path of healing.  I would love to meet you, hear your story, and walk with you on your journey to feeling good.


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