Natalie Mich's Personal Biography
Natalie Mich LAc, MAOM
Chinese Medicine is one of the great loves of my life. I truely 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 custom, individualized care and in building long term partnerships with my patients. My training enables me to treat most conditions, but I specialize in treating complicated conditions that often combine body pain/headaches with mental health/stress conditions.
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 2014, 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.
It's my philosophy to work in partnership with my patients to get fantastic results in a way that is both comfortable and therapeutic. First, I spend time talking to my patients about my findings during our appointment, and I discuss my plans before we begin treatment. I enjoy explaining the "why" behind my health recommendations, and it's important for my patients to feel comfortable with the treatment process. It's also a priority for me to make time to answer all my patients' questions and to provide helpful, practical advice. Lastly, different people have different comfort levels. Because we develop a personalized care plan, every appointment is focused on your experience. Your comfort is a key aspect that I consider before planning every treatment. I also specialize needle-free techniques including Essential Oils Therapy, Chinese style bodywork (massage), Moxibustion, Cupping, Gua Sha, and Tuning Fork therapy. Many patients also add Chinese Herbal Formulas and Western Vitamins and nutritional supplements to their daily routines to get faster results.