Dr. Esseichick has been a Holistic Health Practitioner in Ann Arbor for over two decades.
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 also received a Master of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine, graduating first in her class and receiving the Valedictorian award for distinguished academic achievement.
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 inital academic program in Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, and Western biomedicine, Cynthia completed a three-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.
Cynthia also completed a 14-month clinical externship at the Whole Women, Whole Health Program in the Breast Care Center at Mercy Hospital, Chicago. There she provided adjunct care and support for breast cancer survivors, using acupuncture to relieve the side effects of surgical scarring, medication, chemotherapy, and radiation.
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.
My mission is to provide an exceptional patient experience. My clinical approach blends the best elements of evidenced-based biomedical awareness within an Eastern medical 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
Registered Acupuncturist (RAc), Michigan
Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP), since 1991
American Association of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (AAAOM), since 2006
Illinois Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ILAAOM), since 2006
Michigan Association of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (MAAOM), since 2009