Michelle Turley L.Ac graduated from Five Branches University with her Masters Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Five Branches University derives its name from the five branches of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), which maintain and restore an individual’s harmony with nature: Acupuncture, Herbology, Massage, Qigong, and Nutrition (Chinese Dietary Medicine). The Master of Traditional Chinese Medicine (MTCM) program educates students in the TCM of modern-day China. Five Branches University was the first Acupuncture College in America to add Medical Qigong to their curriculum. Michelle studied Medical Qigong under Dr. Jerry Alan Johnson and received her Medical Qigong practitioner certificate.
Though Michelle has studied and practiced massage therapy since 1995, Michelle is no longer practicing massage and is turning more towards energy medicine. She attended Heartwood Institute in Garberville, CA, Mueller College of Holistic Studies in San Diego, CA, and The Acupressure Institute in Berkeley, CA. She has studied various styles of Massage Therapy and energy work including Swedish, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point Therapy, Chakra Balancing, Therapeutic Touch, Tuina, Acupressure, Shiatsu, Prenatal Massage and Reflexology. Michelle has studied and practiced Yoga, Tai Chi, Qigong and Meditation since 1995. Michelle enjoys hiking and backpacking and soon hopes to bring all the modalities together to create a program to encourage a deeper understanding of self through nature.
Michelle Turley L.Ac, MTCM practices Traditional Chinese Medicine, which includes Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Chinese Dietary Medicine and Medical Qigong in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of Truckee California. She also teaches courses that improve the knowledge of Eastern thought, theory and energy medicine. Michelle’s goal is to educate people about the wisdom of ancient medicine and connect them back to nature and allow their bodies to heal naturally.
She is interested in working with people with chronic or acute illness that are interested in getting to the root of their illness, changing their lifestyle and healing from their core. Michelle has been successful improving illnesses like muscular skeletal pain including back pain, neck pain, hip pain, shoulder pain, knee pain, acute injuries due to accidents, depression, anxiety, insomnia, infertility, habitual miscarriages, headaches or migraines, stress management, side effects from chemo therapy, multiple scoliosis, carpal tunnel, asthma and many more.
Michelle is working towards a grand dream of creating a healing center on acreage to educate people about healing with ancient medicine, connecting people back to nature, educating about growing food and herbal medicine, educating on how to prepare amazing healthy food, connecting people to ancient practices like qigong, tai chi, yoga & kirtan and much, much more. Her dream would be to set up programs so that low income people can take advantage of the healing and education as well.