About Your Practitioner

Michelle Iwama, L.Ac., Dipl.O.M. (NCCAOM), MAOM

Michelle Iwama is an NCCAOM Board-Certified licensed acupuncturist in the state of Texas.  Issuance is granted through the Texas Medical Board under the Texas State Board of Acupuncture Examiners. She holds a Master’s Degree from the American College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, located in Houston, TX.  ACAOM is one of the top accredited acupuncture colleges in the country and has an affiliation with the Methodist Healthcare System. Michelle fulfilled her internship requirements at the Methodist Hospital – Medical Center under the guidance of John Paul Liang, L.Ac., president of ACAOM.  Michelle currently continues to treat patients at the Methodist Hospital – Medical Center Wellness Center when needed.  Her status as an NCCAOM Diplomate of Oriental Medicine was achieved through successful completion of the nationally recognized board examinations in Acupuncture, Foundations, Biomedicine and Chinese Herbology.

In addition, Michelle is certified as a 5 Element Functional Medicine Practitioner with a layered specialty in Holistic Endocrinology, Fertility, and Anxiety.

She also holds her certification as a Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture Practitioner. She completed her training under the personal guidance of Dr. Martha Lucas, L. Ac.

Michelle is passionate about helping her patients achieve optimal health.  She values her time with each patient as she listens and answers their questions and concerns.  As a wife and mother of four she understands the need to maintain a healthy lifestyle and the importance of instilling healthy habits in both herself and her family. She strives to incorporate the advice she gives to her own patients by receiving her own acupuncture treatments on a regular basis, as well as following other health conscious practices.

“One of the best gifts you can give to your family is choosing to take care of your health and well-being.  Take care of yourself for you and for them.  Pass down this one simple act and it will create improved health and longevity with each generation.”

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

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