Your Acupuncturist, Michele
Michele Smith is a licensed acupuncturist in the state of Arizona, receiving her Masters degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the Arizona School of Acupuncture in 2010. After graduation, Michele began working at a local community acupuncture clinic in Tucson where she has administered thousands of treatments.
Michele is confident and skilled in treating a wide range of health concerns having treated such a large quantity of patients. She is certified in Chinese Herbology by the National Certification Commision forAcupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM), and the American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AAAOM). certified reflexologist, and tuina (Chinese Medical Massage) therapist. The Gathering Point Community Acupuncture is ranked by Expertise as one of the top acupuncture clinics in Tucson.
Michele is a vibrant, friendly, and outgoing person who will make your experience a joy. When she is not working, Michele enjoys time with friends, hiking, travelling, and being an active participant in her community.
About the Clinic and preparing for your treatment:
The Gathering Point Community Acupuncture has a large relaxing and calming treatment space. To prepare for your treatment make sure you have eaten a light meal. Since we are a community clinic we mostly utilize acupuncture points on the arms and legs. It is best to wear comfortable loose fitting clothing that you can roll up to your knees and elbows, so we may administer treatment easily.
If you are coming from work a change of clothes may be advisable. We do play soft enjoyable relaxing music, still occasionally there are people snoring so if this bothers you feel free to bring headphones or earplugs. Blankets will be provided but you are welcome to bring your favorite from home.
As a gentle reminder, please turn off your cell phone upon entering the treatment space. Forms may be downloaded for your convenience. It is advisable for new patients to arrive 10 minutes prior to your treatment to fill out paperwork if you have not done so online.