While she treats a wide variety of conditions, Vikki specializes in chronic pain, fertility, and digestive disorders. She focuses on listening to each individual and believes working together is the key to achieving incredible and lasting results.
Vikki is a Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac.), a nationally board-certified Diplomate of Oriental Medicine by the NCCAOM, and a certified Fellow of the Acupuncture and TCM Board of Reproductive Medicine (FABORM). She earned her Master of Science degree from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine.
Women’s Health with a focus on fertility support for natural, IVF or IUI conception, irregular periods, PMS, Ovarian cysts, Endometriosis, and Menopausal symptoms
Chronic and Acute pain such as low back and neck pain, sciatica, tendonitis, Migraines, Fibromyalgia, and sports injuries
Digestive Disorders such as Nausea, Abdominal pain, IBS, GERD, Leaky Gut, Gluten Sensitivity, Constipation, Diarrhea, and Colitis
Cancer Support to relieve side effects during Western medical care
Though Corey treats many conditions, he specializes in mental and emotional disorders and working with patients that have experienced trauma. Corey primarily uses Traditional Chinese Medicine combined with Five Element Acupuncture as his base of practice while integrating Jin Shin Jyutsu massage techniques.
Corey is a Registered Acupuncturist (R.Ac.) and a nationally board certified Diplomate of Oriental Medicine by the NCCAOM. He earned his Masters degree from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine. Corey is a certified teacher of Qi Gong and Tai Ji and received his certification in Massage Therapy from The Institute of Natural Therapies.
Mental + Emotional Disorders such as anxiety, depression, PTSD, trauma, etc.
Women’s Health with a focus on support for mental & emotional disorders, PTSD, and dealing with trauma as well as post-partum depression, anxiety, and OCD.
Neurological Disorders such as Parkinson’s Disease, Bell’s Palsey, Strokes, Alzheimer’s Disease, Headaches, Migraines, Fibromyalgia.
Autoimmune disorders such as Rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, IBD, psoriasis, vasculitis, etc.
Complex medical issues not easily treatable with Western Medicine
Rachael DeLuca completed her 4-year medical training in Classical Chinese Medicine at Southwest Acupuncture College in Santa Fe, New Mexico, earning a Master’s of Science. She is a Doctor of Oriental Medicine (NM), and a Diplomate in Oriental Medicine recognized by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). After running her own clinic of 6 years in Kansas City, MO, she continued her studies in Estes Park, Colorado, completing a 4 month residency program in Qi Gong and Therapeutic Tai Chi instructed by a renowned Daoist priest from Wu Dang Mountain, China. She has continued her practice in Michigan and has recently acquired her 200 hour yoga certification.
Rachael believes in the medicine of the heart. Her philosophy on longevity is to know what truly brings us joy. If we continually explore the voice of the heart, then we will live in what we love, and the body, mind, and spirit will fall in harmony.
She is most interested in assisting a person to health by maintaining a balanced lifestyle and understanding the importance of preventive medicine.
Leah’s background as a Physician Assistant sets her apart in her field by giving her a complete understanding of both the physical and energetic aspects of the body. She believes the mind, body and soul work together as one. When one area is misaligned your entire well-being is affected.
Leah is a Reiki Master in the Usui Shiki Rhoyo system of Reiki. She earned her B.A. in Biology and Chemistry from Olivet College and her Master of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies from Central Michigan University.
Emilia provides our Rehabilitative Bodywork and Be Well Consults. She is a Licensed Massage Therapist, a Certified Bodywork Therapist and holds a Graduate Certificate in Holistic Health Care from Western Michigan University. She is a six time graduate of Dr. Barbour’s Manual Medicine Technician course as well as completing courses in Craniosacral work.
Pain such as neuromusculoskeletal pain resulting from accidents, trauma, injuries, and surgeries.
Sciatica, frozen shoulder, migraines, scoliosis, back pain, bone spurs, tennis elbow, TMJ, arthritis, neuralgia, tinnitus, fibromyalgia, colitis, IBS, indigestion, etc.
Immune Support: Enhancing immune function through mechanical means to help increase respiratory function.
Colds, flu, asthma, allergies, otitis media, bronchitis, sinusitis, etc.
Hormones: balancing the endo/exocrine structures directly or through their associated structures.
PMS, thyroid issues, sleep issues, glandular disorders, diabetes, pancreatitis, gallstones, kidney stones, Cushings, adrenal or pituitary disorders, etc.
Physical Wellbeing: Guidance for all health issues and for those looking to up the ante through, food, supplement and herbal guidance, physical exercises, stretching, strengthening, and aerobics.
Emotional, Mental and Spiritual Wellbeing: through emotional release techniques, meditation, guided imagery, affirmations. Can support anxiety, depression, bipolar, loss, grieving, anger, tension, energy loss/lethargy, or for motivation and peak performance enhancement
Gretchen graduated in 2003 from the American Institute of Massage Therapy in Pompano Beach, FL where she received 600 hours of training in Swedish massage and bodywork.
She prefers to approach her sessions with a good idea of her clients lifestyle in order to have correct holding patterns, increase mobility and create space in areas that stress can accumulate. Using various hands-on modalities, her goal is to encourage a better quality of life for each individual.
In 2019 she completed an Oncology massage training through Beaumont hospital to care for anyone being treated for cancer or suffering the residual effects of the disease.
Gretchen believes massage therapy is for every body, in every season of life. She creates an experience catered to each person she’s able to assist to help guide them to a more balanced existence.
Dr. Jean-Marie Cartier, DACM, MATCM, L.Ac is a registered acupuncturist in the state of Michigan and licensed by the state of California and nationally by the NCCAOM. Dr. Jean-Marie received her doctorate in Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture from Pacific College of Health and Science in 2020 and graduated with highest honors. She also has a four-year master’s degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture from Yo San University in Los Angeles, where she graduated with highest honors in 2013. Dr. Jean-Marie received her bachelor’s degree in communication with a minor in business from Florida State University in 2002.
Dr. Jean-Marie has studied with many healers and mentors over the years in the fields of East Asian Medicine, Esoteric Energy Healing, Herbal Medicine, Intuitive Healing, Yoga, Qi Gong and Meditation. She completed advanced training in Esoteric Acupuncture with Dr. Mikio Sankey in 2018. Dr. Jean-Marie combines multiple styles of acupuncture including TCM, esoteric, auricular and distal acupuncture. She treats a wide range of health conditions including but not limited to: emotional and physical pain, digestive difficulties, women’s health, mood and stress issues.
Dr. Jean-Marie believes that we are all healers and assists her patients to become empowered in their own wellness journey. She emphasizes balance in lifestyle, connection with nature and heart centered awareness. Treatment begins by asking what your health and wellness goals are. There is no judgement about where you are in your healthcare journey. Instead, let’s find out where you want to go and how you want to feel!
Alex is our office manager at the office. She completed her undergraduate degree in Health Sciences at Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, MI. She will have her Masters in Healthcare Administration with a specialization in Interprofessional Education from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in May of 2023. Her goal is to help make Grand Rapids a central hub for integrative health, by reaching out in the community and making connections between Western and Eastern healthcare professionals. She loves to create events with the Grand Rapids community and Grand Wellness, so feel free to chat with her if you have any ideas!
When she isn’t at the office, she loves to spend time with family and friends. She loves to travel and loves to chat with anyone about holistic health and well-being.
If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to reach out to her at (616) 466-4175 or firstname.lastname@example.org
751 Kenmoor Ave SE, Suite H
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
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Don’t let chronic pain keep you from enjoying life! Whether you’ve been suffering for a week or living with chronic pain for 20 years, Acupuncture can help your body break the cycle of pain and correct the root of the imbalance.
Research shows that Acupuncture is a natural and effective treatment to improve joint function, increase range of motion and reduce nagging pain, all to get you back to enjoying what you love. This treatment’s ability to eliminate physical and emotional stress, resets our body by relaxing muscles that effect our alignment and cause pain.
While the mechanism of dysfunction are very different in Rheumatoid arthritis and Osteoarthritis, both conditions have been shown to benefit from Acupuncture in medical research. Acupuncture reduces inflammation, relieves pain and helps slow joint destruction, creating a better quality of life for those who suffer from these conditions.
Acupuncture relieves swelling and pain, encourages circulation, and promotes your body’s natural healing responses, all of which to help cut recovery time. The treatment also reduces the amount of opioids needed to manage pain, and is a researched and effective treatment in reducing opioid dependency.
Cancer patients and survivors often suffer from pain as a side effect of the cancer itself or from the life saving treatment which may include chemotherapy, radiation, hormones and/or surgery. Acupuncture is a safe, gentle and effective complimentary medicine for these patients.
Acupuncture has the added benefit of reducing additional cancer related side effects such as nausea, fatigue, hot flashes, dry mouth, peripheral neuropathy, as well as elevating mood and boosting the immune system. Mitigating side effects is important to help the body focus its attention on healing.
Yes, the needles. The central technique of acupuncture involves inserting 5-20 tiny needles into the skin at specific points. They cause little to no discomfort. Promise.
Think of it as a reverse massage — expanding your tissues through suction rather than compressing them. Cupping is both therapeutic and diagnostic, soothing you while helping us determine the cause of your pain. Cupping can leave temporary bruise marks, so check your social calendar — or just plan to leave the tube tops in a drawer for a couple weeks.
Similar to cupping, this practice is proven to dramatically increase blood flow to specific areas by press-stroking them with specialized tools. If you’re experiencing pain or at the onset of a cold, gua sha can get to the root of the problem. Like cupping, gua sha can also leave temporary marks.
Heat therapy expels cold to boost the immune system, eliminate pain, and surprisingly – to turn a breech baby to a normal head down position before birth. For this process, we burn a dried herb (ai ye in Chinese; known as mugwort in the west) at specific points above the surface of your skin. The heat is gentle, and there is no burning of the skin.
We believe in curative chemicals — we just prefer to get them straight from nature. Consumption of natural herbal extracts has been practiced for millennia and include thousands of varieties. We’ll determine a safe and tested herbal remedy customized to your situation.
Light helps your skin’s cells regenerate, and thanks to NASA technology we’ve learned how to apply just the right amount of LED light to produce collagen and elastin. Healthier cells will promote pain relief, heal acne and reduce wrinkles.
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