Uplift Health MD Clinic provides acupuncture treatments by Dr. Zhiling Trowbridge, a board-certified family medicine physician in Grand Rapids, MI.
If you have been curious about acupuncture or have been referred by other medical specialists or therapists for acupuncture but don’t know where to start, working with a medical doctor trained in acupuncture can be a great way to start the healing process through a holistic health approach.
Dr. Trowbridge is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine, who has been incorporating integrative medicine and acupuncture for much of her medical career over 10 years.
She is able to provide medical consultation during her clinical visits along with partner with patients to help them bridge the gap of knowledge of how to utilize integrative techniques like traditional acupuncture approaches for healing. Her previous experience as a primary care physician allows her to understand a patient’s medical background along with provide education to her patients about how acupuncture may be helpful for certain chronic or acute conditions.
Her particular interests are in chronic pain, autoimmune conditions, joint problems, fibromyalgia, headaches, anxiety and stress disorders.
If you are interested in learning more about acupuncture and the science behind the treatments, see her blog posts to learn more about this therapeutic approach.
Japanese Structural Acupuncture (based off of the Kiiko Matsumoto style) which is a palpation based approach relying on feedback from the patient in regards to release of energetic points related to the body’s meridians.
Needling is done with a finer gauge needle than Traditional Chinese Medicine style. The experience tends to be painless or a slight pinch in nature. The examination initially starts with examination of the “Hara” or abdomen of the patient which helps elicit an understanding of the balance of the meridians that are the foundation for this style of treatment approach. Moxibustion is commonly used in this style of acupuncture.
I loved the bodywork component that went into the Japanese style of acupuncture that Dr. Trowbridge practices.
Dr. Trowbridge is a great balance of integrative medicine, with her MD education and holistic care background and personal lifestyle.
Highly recommend! Very knowledgeable and intuitive in offering acupuncture. Cozy and inviting space.
After just a few visits my arthritis pain has become manageable. I am very pleased.