At Aligned Modern Health, we treat every patient as an individual. All of our Acupuncturists have extensive experience in treating a variety of conditions and all hold a Masters or Doctorate degrees in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine from the top acupuncture schools in the world.
License/title and certifications:
- Master’s of Science degree in Oriental Medicine
- Board Certified through the National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
- Licensed Acupuncturist
Melissa graduated in 2002 earning a Master’s of Science degree in Oriental Medicine from the Midwest College of Oriental Medicine, which included an internship at the local teaching hospital in China thru Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine (GUCM). After working several years in her private practice in downtown Chicago, Melissa was accepted in GUCM’s first acupuncture PhD program for foreign students and competed all core classes.
Melissa is a former Board Secretary for Illinois Society of Acupuncture (ISA) formerly (ILAAOM) and Board Certified through the National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).
As a generalist, Melissa enjoys treating a variety of conditions including musculoskeletal, pain, insomnia and anxiety.
Q&A with Melissa
What are you most passionate about professionally? Personally?
I’m passionate about helping my patients. With so many stresses in daily life, acupuncture can help with a variety of physical or emotional injuries as well as helping them relax.
What three traits define you?
Organized, empathetic & a good listener
What would you do even if you didn’t get paid to do it?
Acupuncture and genealogy.
What’s one thing you couldn’t live without?
My computer. It’s a constant companion. I need my computer for work, research, to Skype with my family in France and other friends I’m unable to see in person.
What’s the weirdest job you’ve ever had?
Character in a martial arts video game.
What are you complimented on most in your work?
Many of my patients tell me I put them at ease and I’m a good listener.
Who is your ideal client and why should they connect with you?
I enjoy helping those who don’t believe in acupuncture. It always makes me happy when the treatment helped someone who was reluctant to try or in general doesn’t like needles.
Do you have any other passions of personal goals that you would like to share?
One day I will have a cute, stone home with a garden in the South of France
What are your hobbies?
I enjoy researching genealogy and creating family trees and solving DNA mysteries.
Share something unique that most people don’t know about you.
I was a former Wushu (Chinese Kung Fu) martial artist and motion-capture video game actor who competed on the national level with forms and weapons. As injuries were common and often treated with acupuncture and herbs, this exposure was the starting point for my career as an acupuncturist.
Everyone here is so kind and knowledgeable! I have never loved any healthcare location like I love Aligned Modern Health!
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