Michelle Waneka, MACOM
Michelle comes from Homer Alaska, where she spent nearly 20 years as Executive Director of a non-profit health care clinic. It was here that she learned to love and care about creating the best possible experience for each individual in the present moment, and she is pleased to carry that into her work as a Licensed Acupuncturist. She received her MACOM degree at OCOM in Portland, widely considered to be the top college in the nation. She is nationally certified through the NCCAOM.
Her advanced studies include an internship with the Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine in China, volunteering with the acclaimed Acupuncture Relief Project in Bajra Bahari Nepal, and working in many and various local clinics and offices. She is a certified Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist and a certified Toyohari Meridian Therapy (Japanese style) practitioner and also practices Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) style, Balance Method, Tan/Tung style, and both Tuina and Shiatsu massage.
Michelle specializes in the treatment of chronic and acute injuries, pain relief, insomnia, anxiety, and internal disorders. She has advanced training in sports injury, digestive support, women’s health, and preventative medicine. Her style is gentle, eclectic, and based in what she loves most: connecting with people one on one, and furthering her clients along their healing path.