“I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis (UC) when I was a newly married 22 year old. When I got pregnant a year later, the symptoms only got worse and the flares more frequent, requiring a blood transfusion and an emergency C-section 5 weeks prematurely (thankfully my baby boy was perfect and healthy). I was accepted into pharmacy school 7 months later, and continued to fail all the treatments my doctors tried to keep my UC in check, all the while suffering many devastating side effects of western medications. I was repeatedly hospitalized, missing time from my family and from my studies. I sought treatment from some of the nation’s leading doctors in gastroenterology, traveling out of state to seek their guidance and experimental treatments… In the end, they all agreed that removing my colon was the best option. I lived with an ileostomy bag for a year and a half before they were able to reconnect what was left of my “plumbing”. In the meantime I graduated from Pharmacy School, but the illness had damaged more than just my physical body… It lead to depression and eventually the demise of my marriage. I was still suffering from many loose stools, sometimes still bloody, related to inflammation in the new “rectum” that the surgeons had created, commonly referred to as pouchitis. When I began to see Emily Liburdi for treatment of these symptoms, I began to see immediate results! Her combination of acupuncture and herbs were amazingly effective at returning my stools and bowel habits back to as close to normal as they had ever been! I believe that everything happens for a reason, and therefore, even my illness was a blessing to be learned from… However, I also believe, with all my heart, that had I gone to Emily for treatment years ago, I’d still have all my original body parts”. – RT
- Michigan TCM Wellness Center45163 Cass Avenue
Utica, Michigan 48317586.221.0650
Mon & Thurs | 10am - 6pm
“I have been seeing Emily for several years. Her acupuncture treatments have helped my sinus issues and overall relaxation. She is very knowledgeable, kind and accommodating. I highly recommend her to everyone.”-G.S.
“Emily is very professional and knowledgeable in the field of acupuncture. I cannot thank her enough for the relief of pain she has given me.”-D.M.“I’ve had a few treatments with Emily and had physical issues corrected. She is extremely knowledgeable in, not just acupuncture, but also the physical body and traditional plant medicine that goes hand in hand with your treatments. TCM and Emily have a very welcoming and loving energy and I highly recommend seeing her.”-H.P. “QUICKLY becoming the highlight of my week! I look forward to my next acupuncture treatment the second it ends. Great way to get centered & balanced.”-B.G.
“My husband and I have been going to Michigan TCM Wellness Center for over a year now. It has become a great way for us to do a little self-care, and take time out of our busy day to relax and ensure continued wellness. My husband has been going for ulcerative colitis relief and I have been going for allergies. The atmosphere that Emily has created at her Center is so inviting and relaxing that we look forward to our... Read more »
“I have been seeing Emily for back pain due to degenerating discs for about a year now. The pain has been helped substantially. Emily is very knowledgeable in her techniques and her office is relaxing and clean! Highly recommend her!” -K.M.
Acupuncture in Downtown Utica, MI