Natalie Mich's Personal Biography
Natalie Mich LAc
Chinese Medicine is one of the great loves of my life. I truly enjoy taking care of my patients, and I look forward to going into the clinic to work every day. In my practice, I specialize in developing unique, personalized treatment plans and in building long term partnerships with my patients. My training enables me to treat most general conditions, but I specialize in complex health conditions that often combine body pain/headaches with mental health/stress.
I was born and raised in a small country town in Wisconsin with a younger brother and sister. In 2004, I graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Madison School of Medicine with a BS in Clinical Laboratory Science. I used my Laboratory Science degree from 2004 to 2010, working as a Medical Technologist in hospital laboratories in Wisconsin. I met many patients during my time in the laboratory, and I found that direct patient care was my favorite part of the job. It was also during that time I discovered Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. When I learned that Chinese Medicine treats both the root cause and symptoms of a condition while also being cost effective and very safe, I decided to study Acupuncture to learn more. I attended the top ranking Oregon College of Oriental Medicine (OCOM) in Portland, OR. It was during my time at the OCOM that I learned how to practice medicine in a way that is education based, honest, and caring. I believe that comprehensive, personalized care for every patient is the solution to the health care problems we face today. Since I started my practice in 2013, I strive to give high quality, personalized care to every patient, every day.
I am a member of the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine Alumni Association, OAAOM, NCCAOM, NADA Acudetox, and the Univeristy of Wisconsin Alumni Association.
Great Patient Care Looks Like:
Open Communication & Teamwork
My Treatment Philosphy
I work partnership with my patients to get fantastic results in a way that is both comfortable and therapeutic.
First, I spend time getting to know you during our appointment. To give you the best treatment, I need to learn about your life and your experiences, and I need to understand your treatment goals.
Next, I will discuss my treatment plan before we begin the acupuncture appointment. We will talk about the "why" behind my health recommendations, and make sure you are comfortable before, during, and after the treatment process. It's also a priority to answer all your questions and provide helpful, practical home care advice as well. Patients often leave their visits feeling uplifted, empowered, and hopeful.
Lastly, we talk about what to expect after your visit. We will explain how to care for yourself at home to get the most from your treatment experience. We will also book some future visits based on your care plan. The entire process takes about 1.5-2 hours depending on the complexity of the case.
There are many different ways to craft a treatment plan - let's find the perfect one for you!
Aside from Acupuncture, I also specialize needle-free techniques including:
Lifewave Phototherapy Patch Application
Essential Oils Therapy
TuiNa Chinese Massage Therapy
Moxibustion Heat Therapy
Tuning Fork therapy
Chinese Herbal Formulas