Michael Wells, LAc, Dipl. OM (NCCAOM)
Michael is the owner of Healing Point Therapies, LLC who is proud to join forces with the Coastal Wellness team and help further their integrative approach to healthcare. His passion to champion the cause of holistic health and wellness started in his teens when he developed Grave’s disease, an auto-immune illness of the thyroid. For several years he followed his doctor’s advice, dutifully taking medication to calm his overactive thyroid. By his early twenties the condition had not improved, and his doctor said the only solution was to undergo a radical procedure which would destroy most of his thyroid. This would require taking replacement thyroid medication for the rest of his life. He knew a better way had to exist, and so began his own healing journey.
Michael sought out advice from other holistic health practitioners, did his own research, and even had a lucky trip to the ER. Persistence paid off and he was able to reverse the course of his illness through diet, herbs, and lifestyle modification. This proved to him that the human body has a great ability to heal itself when given the proper tools.
” The mystery of the needle and the body’s ability to heal itself are what drive him to help others.”
His first exposure to acupuncture came when he was having severe skin allergies. Acupuncture not only relieved the symptoms helped heal his condition. It seemed like magic that sticking pins in his body could help cure him! Years later when he was not feeling satisfied with his current work, he became interested in Traditional Chinese Medicine. The mystery of the needle and the body’s ability to heal itself are what drive him to help others.
Michael is also a native to Corpus Christi and was drawn to share his experiences and serve the community here. Interesting side note- Corpus is Latin for body, and our area code, 361, signifies the classic number of acupuncture points. Coincidence???
Michael received his Master’s degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in 2010 from AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine.
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Enabling Healthy Lives- My Mission
Acupuncture and TCM are great resources when one is sick or in pain. They are also great allies to help one avoid unnecessary disease and remain in balance. I want everyone to have the opportunity to heal themselves. This means helping people to understand how to make healthier choices in their lives, and providing the tools and resources needed to achieve their highest potential. In my practice of acupuncture and Oriental medicine, I strive to understand each person as an individual without judgement, to respect their needs and goals, and accept every condition that I meet as an opportunity to better myself and the world around me.
Why I love working at the CW
I love partnering with Coastal Wellness. It is a dream come true to find a thriving community of like-minded practitioners that can enhance each other’s ability to care for others and themselves. A true family of health and caring.Book An Appointment