Welcome to Ardent Acupuncture!

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Our company vision:

Ardent Acupuncture provides a compassionate environment where patients are encouraged to discuss their thoughts and concerns regarding their health.  The subsequently personalized treatment plans will help patients achieve a healthier version of themselves or aid in the maintenance of an already healthy lifestyle.

“Leave a legacy of health, rather than a family history of disease.”

7915 FM 1960 W.      Suite 203

Houston, TX 77070

(5 minutes from Methodist Willowbrook Hospital)

By appointment only: 281-460-5042

What Patients Are Saying:

I am healed and thriving and attribute a large part of it to Michelle Iwama! 

After 9 months of excruciating pain, a misdiagnosis, a failed outpatient surgical procedure, and being told a major surgery was my only option, I knew there had to be some other alternative to get my chronic anal fissure healed. I had done a bunch of research and decided my Hail Mary would be a new treatment plan that consisted of more inner changes – led by acupuncture, meditation, diet and exercise. I still took a subscribed topical treatment and had a doctor monitor my progress, but most importantly I had to slow down and prioritize me and my healing. Michelle was the one who helped me understand this and was right along side me for the full journey. 

I started acupuncture in so much pain that I wasn’t sure if I would be able to get through the sessions, much less even begin them. I pushed through and stuck with it because even after the first session, I believed it was working inside me. It sometimes felt like a long journey (nothing compared to where I had been), but after 3 months of consistency, I was pain free and physically healed (the doctor said, “I don’t even see it anymore”)! That is the short story, but the more important part, the real journey was realizing how disconnected my whole being was. The amount of mental and emotional trauma I had also been through for 9 months was something no doctor was treating and the anxiety, even depression that I was “pushing through” was such a huge part of healing, not only my fissure, but my whole being. The outcome from acupuncture and Michelle’s guidance is where the real healing and life change happened.

The personal growth and additional physical, mental and emotional benefits I received are more than I can count or express here. But there are two examples worth noting here. One, the degree of anxiety that my body manifested had to be addressed. The tightening of my pelvic floor and the tension I was holding on to because of the pain was as much a symptom as potentially the root cause. Accepting the gift of acupuncture helped me release the anxiety and is what will keep me coming back to acupuncture as a maintenance tool and an overall self care necessity for me moving forward. Secondly, I am in my mid-40s and had not had a menstrual cycle for 12 months. I had gone to my OBGYN and was trying to accept early menopause. Michelle told me at my first appointment to not be so sure about that reality and oh my was she right! 1 1/2 months in to acupuncture I had my first period and have since been as regular with my cycles as I was before my pregnancy 5 years ago. That in itself speaks to the power of acupuncture for me. Michelle tells me I was one the one who did the work and if that’s true, it is simply because I kept showing up, committing to myself that I was worth the investment in me and my overall health. I would encourage anyone to have Michelle provide the gift of acupuncture and all of her knowledge and support to anyone who is on a journey for healing or just better overall health and wellbeing. – Tracy

“Michelle has a beautiful gift of helping others through acupuncture. I was completely new to the treatment, but had always been curious. I have suffered with an issue for a while and struggled through many medical appointments for an answer and relief, to no avail. I feel blessed to have found Michelle and Ardent Acupuncture, and the long-awaited self-healing through her techniques. My quality of life has greatly improved and I know that complete freedom from my issue is possible and near.”

Linda – Marketing Assistant

“I have experienced several sessions of acupuncture. I can honestly say I am now a fan! I have found relief in a shoulder that had given me issues. When my sessions are over I feel relaxed and a sense of well being. I initially had reservations about the needles, but through education, patience and understanding, Michelle helped me to feel at ease with the whole process. It ended up being a great experience! I would highly recommend my closest family and friends. I have confidence in Michelle’s extensive skills and I know my loved ones would be treated with the utmost respect and professionalism.”

Valerie – Administrative Assistant

“I have been going to Ardent Acupuncture for over a year now and look forward to each of my by weekly treatments. Michelle is a highly trained professional. The atmosphere in the office is peaceful and calming.
I had the privilege of knowing Michelle while she was going to school and receiving her training. I know she is very prepared and knowledgeable about everything she practices. I first began going in for help with hot flashes. I had very little knowledge about acupuncture and was not sure what to expect. Michelle was very patient and kind when she explained everything she does, including showing me the tiny needles she uses, and explaining the cupping. Over time, the treatments have helped to curb the flashes and have given me amazing relief. I typically fall asleep during my time in her office as it is very relaxing. The needles are really tiny and I often don’t feel anything when she is placing them. I love that she really listens to me and asks questions to be sure that the treatment she plans out is what is best. She will make adjustments as needed to cover anything I may be needing help with such as body pain, trouble sleeping, digestive trouble and more. I highly recommend Michelle Iwama and Ardent Acupuncture to anyone seeking relief from a variety of health and well being issues.”

Sophia – Teacher

“Two years ago, I first started to experience mild pain in my neck. I didn’t think too much of it and just dealt with it as it came, mainly with OTC pain medication. I started to see a chiropractor when the pain worsened after a couple of months, and that provided some temporary relief. But, as the months progressed, so did the severity of the pain along with what accompanied it. It started out as headaches once or twice, which progressed into near daily headaches a week along with uncomfortable pain. Fast forward a year, and everything was only getting worse. At this point, I had tried over a dozen medications, seen an equal number of specialists, had tried physical therapy, chiropractic, and deep-tissue massages, all to no avail. I had daily headaches, most of which were excruciating, and had even experienced migraines a couple of times a month which were accompanied by extreme nausea and horrific hot flashes. My daily life had been put on hold!

At this point, my neurologist recommended me seeing an acupuncturist. I will have to admit: I was very skeptical. The whole idea that needles being placed into specific points on my body could somehow just make all of this stop. But, I decided to give it a try. Of course, I went with Michelle, a dear family-friend, and after a thorough consultation, made a plan of treatment. I began by coming in a couple of times a week. I always looked forward to my visits: the relaxing environment, the down time I got while allowing the needles to do their thing and the sweet, calming presence of Michelle. After just a couple of weeks, I could already note a difference. The nausea episodes weren’t as bad and neither were the hot flashes. Then we moved to just once a week. And after about a month-and-a-half, the severity of the headaches were starting to die down, too. We then moved to once every other week, and little by little, my symptoms were getting progressively better and better. After just a few months, I was to the point of having virtually no hot flashes or nausea episodes and the headaches and debilitating neck pain had practically disappeared. It was a miracle! After two long years of suffering, Michelle had made it all go away in a matter of months. All of the medication and therapy and doctors I had tried didn’t help at all, but here, an acupuncturist and her needles, were able to make it all go away just like that!

I am eternally grateful to and the relief that she has provided to me. If it was not for her, I don’t know how much longer I would have had to suffer, how many more doctors I would have had to seen or how many more medications I would have had to take. Her business, Ardent Acupuncture, seeks to help people suffering with pain return back to their normal activities. As Michelle’s “About Me” page says, “[She] is passionate about helping her patients achieve optimal health.” And with her, nothing could be more true.”

Mark – Student

Legal & Testimonial Disclaimer

*No guarantee of specific results is warranted or implied and your results will depend on many factors.*

Individual results may vary, testimonials are not claimed to represent typical results. All testimonials are from real patients, and may not reflect the typical patient’s experience, and are not intended to represent or guarantee that anyone will achieve the same or similar results. Every person has unique level of commitment, experiences, exercise habits, eating habits, and applies the information in a different way. Thus, the experiences that we share from other people may not reflect the typical users’ experience. However, these results are meant as a showcase of what these patients have achieved. You should not begin our program if you have medical condition that precludes acupuncture or changes to nutritional or exercise habits. Ardent Acupuncture is a wellness clinic that provides guidance and treatment within the legal scope of practice as regulated by the Texas State Board Of Acupuncture Examiners. Our advice is not a substitute for medical advice from a physician, and we do not diagnose medical conditions. Please consult a physician before beginning any exercise or diet program.

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