Dr. Cynthia Esseichick, DACM

Cynthia-1686-final (2)Dr. Cynthia Esseichick has been an Integrative Holistic Health Practitioner in Ann Arbor for over two decades.

Dr. Cynthia is Nationally Board Certified in Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, and Traditional Oriental Medicine, and is a Licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist. She holds a Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude, from Cornell University and a Doctorate in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, where she received a Master of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine, graduating first in her class and receiving the Valedictorian award for distinguished academic achievement.

Dr. Cynthia received her Diplomate in Oriental Medicine (Dipl. OM) from the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). She holds Clean Needle Certification from the Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (CCAOM).  

During her initial academic program in Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, and Western biomedicine, Dr. Cynthia completed a 3-year clinical internship, successfully treating patients for acute and chronic pain, infertility, migraine, insomnia, gynecological, gastrointestinal, respiratory, and orthopedic disorders.  She later returned for additional study and clinical observation in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Orthopedics, and Pediatrics, focussing on integrative, evidenced-based medicine.

Dr. Cynthia completed a 14-month clinical externship at the Whole Women, Whole Health Program in the Breast Care Center at Mercy Hospital, Chicago, providing adjunct care and support for breast cancer survivors, using acupuncture to relieve the side effects of surgical scarring, medication, chemotherapy, and radiation.

Dr. Cynthia is especially interested in infertility and gynecological issues, orthopedics, pain elimination, and can address a wide variety of healthcare issues for individuals of all ages.  Inquire for more information on how we can help you.

My mission is to provide an exceptional patient experience.  My clinical approach blends the best elements of evidenced-based biomedical awareness within an Eastern integrative medicine practice.  Treatments are tailored to meet the unique needs of individual patients, combining a solid understanding of hands-on body therapy with Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine.

My passion is to resolve issues affecting body, mind, and spirit with gentle, proven techniques, and to provide preventative health and wellness care for my patients.

Summary of Qualifications

Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, Pacific College of Oriental Medicine

Master of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine, Pacific College of Oriental Medicine

Diplomate in Oriental Medicine (Dipl. OM), NCCAOM

Nationally Board Certified in Acupuncture, NCCAOM

Nationally Board Certified in Chinese Herbal Medicine, NCCAOM

Nationally Board Certified in Oriental Medicine, NCCAOM

Clean Needle Technique Certified, CCAOM

Licensed Acupuncturist (LAc), California

Licensed Acupuncturist (LAc), Michigan

Professional Affiliations

American Association of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (AAAOM)

American Society of Acupuncturists (ASA)

Michigan Society of Acupuncturists  (MISA)

National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM)


5 thoughts on “Dr. Cynthia Esseichick, DACM

  1. I crushed my pelvis and crushed 2 vertebrae in 1994. I have had increasing pain over the years and finally in 2015 it was clear I would have to get used to the idea of being drug dependent. Since going to a2healingarts I have gotten much better and Ms Esseichick has helped me more than I could have guessed she could have. I’m planning to live without pain going forward.

  2. Cynthia is exceptional! Each session with her addresses my body and mind holistically–we discuss recent stresses or injuries and she works to restore me. I have a few ongoing issues–my Crohn’s disease affects and is affected by general and localized inflammation. When flaring I can get painful, blistery eczema on the palms of my hands. Cynthia helps me to keep this ongoing condition in check, and gain perspective on it, as well. Acupuncture with her was even effective in completely relieving me of an acute pinched nerve/muscle issue in my back last week. It was gone within days of treatment, and this area, when it occasionally gives me issues, is usually sore for months. She also treats me for menstrual regularity and generalized female reproductive health, which is very effective. I cannot sing her praises highly enough.

  3. I first came to Cynthia shortly after an ectopic pregnancy that required the surgical removal of my Fallopian tube. I felt bloated and hormonal; after just one visit I experienced a remarkable difference both physically and emotionally. Cynthia helped to not only balance my hormones and heal my wounds, she also nurtured my spirit through an incredibly difficult time. Following this, I continued to see Cynthia and credit her expertise and gentle guidance with my subsequent successful and easy pregnancy. She treated my whole self throughout my pregnancy, and after the birth. I have complete trust in her and her abilities as an acupuncturist and a healer. She is nothing short of remarkable!

  4. Some background: I’m not naturally inclined toward integrative medicine, but went to Cynthia for help with headaches on the recommendation of my wife. I’m really glad I did. My ~15 acupuncture sessions were definitely helpful in reducing my headache burden — and very relaxing. I always looked forward to the weekly sessions with Cynthia; I only stopped seeing her due to an out-of-state move.

    I very much recommend giving Cynthia a try. She is quality!

  5. Cynthia has been treating me and my family for over 20 years. She is an outstanding doctor. Cynthia has excellent academic credentials in addition to her proven healing skills and therapeutic touch. She genuinely cares for the welfare and health of her patients. When evaluating her patient’s condition she takes the time to listen carefully to their symptoms, asking questions that lead her to a diagnosis. She then formulates a treatment plan which she implements in a professional manner.

    Cynthia is exceptionally knowledgeable about the human body, Chinese herbal medicine and the art of acupuncture. She is perceptive, intuitive, and compassionate, and radiates a shining spirit which encompasses her patients. When you leave her office you feel uplifted, serene and on the path to better health. Cynthia was able to resolve my headaches that had endured for over four months prior to her treatment. Another time she was able to dissipate a stiff neck from which I had suffered for two months. I also received a general “well being” acupuncture treatment which acted like a spring tonic. My daughter, after a difficult first pregnancy and delivery, went to Cynthia during the last month of her second pregnancy. She received weekly acupuncture treatments and at the last session she actually left the office in labor. The delivery was quick and smooth.

    I enthusiastically and wholeheartedly recommend Cynthia’s practice for healing your medical issues.
    Margaret C
    Ann Arbor

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