Practitioners


Mich Schreiber L.Ac.

Licenses / Credentials :

  • Texas Board of Medical Examiners Licensed Acupuncturist
  • National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) Diplomate
  • International Certification Program for Oncology Acupuncture
  • MD Anderson Cancer Center’s Integrative Medicine Program for Acupuncture Oncology
  • IMS/Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Advanced Training in Acupuncture for the Cancer Patient
  • Society for Integrative Oncology, Member
  • Texas Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Member
  • PCOM/Pacific College of Health and Science; Doctoral Candidate (DOAM)
  • American University of Complementary Medicine, Post – Graduate studies in Classical Chinese Medicine
  • AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine; Master of Science in Oriental Medicine (MSOM)
  • University of Florida and Florida Atlantic University, BA in Sociology
  • Certified Radical Remission™ Workshop Facilitator
  • Certification in Nutrition from American Association of Nutritional Consultants
  • Austin Birth Awards – Best Acupuncture Clinic 2019, 2018, 2017

Mich has been practicing in the holistic health care field since 1997, including 21 years in Austin, Texas. As the founder and director of The Cancer Wellness Center in Austin, Mich also co-founded and co-owns Sage Acupuncture in Austin. Their heart passion is in working with cancer patients and survivors, helping each person navigate one’s own healing experience. Mich has spent several years in integrated clinical settings, including Tulsi Holistic Living in Washington DC and the Carl Vogel Center – a multi-disciplinary HIV clinic. In 2005, they co-authored a study on acupuncture and pain management with HIV patients. In 2006, they participated in a peer review of “Chinese Medical Herbology and Pharmacology,” by the Art of Medicine Press. Mich is also a Radical Remission Certified Workshop Facilitator.

Mich is a Doctoral candidate at the Pacific College of Health and Science and received a Masters of Science from the AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine. They have since undergone advanced training/certification and practice in integrative oncology, women’s health and fertility, and occupational acupuncture (a practice which aims to help heal musculo-skeletal injury). Mich has also engaged in further studies in Classical Chinese Medicine at the American University of Complementary Medicine, with esteemed senior teacher and Daoist priest, Jeffery Yuen.

A passion for food and nutrition, rooted in a lifetime of study, led Mich to complete training in “Food as Medicine” through the Center for Mind Body Medicine and Georgetown University Medical School. They are also certified by the American Association of Nutritional Consultants. Mich is a graduate of The Shiatsu Institute and Therapy Center in San Francisco, The Lauterstein-Conway School of Massage in Austin, and the Asian bodywork program at AOMA in Austin, where they went on to assist in the Tuina department. Mich is also a Reiki Master and certified meditation instructor.

Outside of the office, Mich can be found spending time with family, exercising body and mind, cooking, volunteering, and playing drums and sound healing instruments.

A personal note from Mich:

“Through the experience of heartbreak and family loss due to cancer, I worked to create a holistic center focused on treating cancer patients and survivors. After witnessing my father battle four types of cancer over 10 years, I understand how overwhelming it is to keep up with the treatments, diet, exercise, nutrition, and more. This fueled my passion to create an integrative clinic where cancer patients can feel well taken care of. We work to address the side effects of disease and its treatments, keeping the immune system strong, and also in helping people who have been told they are no longer a candidate for standard treatment, and with palliative care.

There are as many ways to practice medicine as there are doctors and health care practitioners. Over the years I have refined the way that I connect with and treat each individual who we work with. I believe that this interchange is important to the healing process. Our whole team practices with this mindset, bringing to you the important combination of clinical knowledge, professionalism, and compassion.”

 

Laura Berkebile L.Ac

Licenses / Credentials :

  • Texas Board of Medical Examiners Licensed Acupuncturist
  • National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Diplomate
  • New England School of Acupuncture, Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
  • Clemson University, Bachelor of Fine Arts

Laura offers acupuncture treatments combined with holistic health counseling to create individualized and focused care. With over 11 years of clinical practice and thousands of treatments given, Laura has an abundance of expertise and knowledge to offer. Laura is passionate about her work and  is committed to the highest standards of practice. She provides thorough and compassionate care, specific to each individual’s needs.

Laura has had several years of experience working with individuals diagnosed with cancer. She has had specific experience treating patients with breast cancer, cervical cancer, leukemia, and multiple myeloma, as well as several other types of cancers of the head and neck. Along with treating the patient’s underlying constitution, Laura also addresses the many unpleasant symptoms patients may experience during and after various cancer treatments. She has also had much success using acupuncture and herbs to treat  stress and mood issues (including anxiety, insomnia and depression).
Her goal is to offer the best of her training in acupuncture, Chinese herbs and nutritional health to help patients move toward their wellness goals and optimal health.  With a strong foundation in western sciences she understands western medical diagnoses and treatments, and works easily with other practitioners and treatments to obtain the best results for her patients health. She believes in an Integrative medicine model which treats the person on all levels – physical, emotional, behavioral, environmental & spiritual – and integrates a blend of proven healing techniques for each person. She works with her clients to create a partnership built on trust.

Hannah Ford, Licensed Massage Therapist

  • Licensed Massage Therapist
  • Advanced Training in Oncology Massage Therapy
  • Massage Therapy Instructor
  • Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy: Certified Arvigo Practitioner
  • Advanced Pregnancy Practitioner

Hannah has been a licensed massage therapist since 2006. She received the Austin Birth Award for Best Massage Therapist in 2016.

Hannah is a graduate and former instructor at Austin’s Lauterstein-Conway Massage School, where she taught Swedish, Sports, and Deep Massage hands-on classes for 4 years, and has also developed and taught pregnancy massage workshops for licensed massage therapists. She recently added Oncology Massage Techniques after intensive training, to her skill set.

Hannah loves using bodywork to relax, relieve, and support cancer patients and their caregivers.

Christine Wetzel, Meditation Instructor

Christine teaches free meditation instruction at The Cancer Wellness Center. Her background includes administrating, developing, and teaching meditation in Austin. She has spent many years managing a diverse group of volunteers to maintain a formal practice and education environment. She is a meditation instructor and teacher of Buddhist studies. Her passion lies in helping others learn to use meditation in their daily lives