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Dr. Cynthia Esseichick has been an Integrative Holistic Health Practitioner in Ann Arbor for over two decades.

Dr. Cynthia is Nationally Board Certified in Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, and Traditional Oriental Medicine, and is a Licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist. She holds a Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude, from Cornell University and a Doctorate in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, where she received a Master of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine, graduating first in her class and receiving the Valedictorian award for distinguished academic achievement.

Dr. Cynthia received her Diplomate in Oriental Medicine (Dipl. OM) from the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). She holds Clean Needle Certification from the Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (CCAOM).  


During her initial academic program in Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, and Western biomedicine, Dr. Cynthia completed a 3-year clinical internship, successfully treating patients for acute and chronic pain, infertility, migraine, insomnia, gynecological, gastrointestinal, respiratory, and orthopedic disorders.  She later returned for additional study and clinical observation in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Orthopedics, and Pediatrics, focusing on integrative, evidence-based medicine.


Dr. Cynthia completed a 14-month clinical externship at the Whole Women, Whole Health Program in the Breast Care Center at Mercy Hospital, Chicago, providing adjunct care and support for breast cancer survivors, using acupuncture to relieve the side effects of surgical scarring, medication, chemotherapy, and radiation.


Dr. Cynthia is especially interested in infertility and gynecological issues, orthopedics, and pain elimination, and can address a wide variety of healthcare issues for individuals of all ages.  Inquire for more information on how we can help you.



Summary of Qualifications

  • Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, Pacific College of Oriental Medicine

  • Master of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine, Pacific College of Oriental Medicine

  • Diplomate in Oriental Medicine (Dipl. OM), NCCAOM

  • Nationally Board Certified in Acupuncture, NCCAOM

  • Nationally Board Certified in Chinese Herbal Medicine, NCCAOM

  • Nationally Board Certified in Oriental Medicine, NCCAOM

  • Clean Needle Technique Certified, CCAOM

  • Licensed Acupuncturist (LAc), California

  • Licensed Acupuncturist (LAc), Michigan

Professional Affiliations

My mission is to provide an exceptional patient experience.  My clinical approach blends the best elements of evidenced-based biomedical awareness within an Eastern integrative medicine practice.  Treatments are tailored to meet the unique needs of individual patients, combining a solid understanding of hands-on body therapy with Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine.

My passion is to resolve issues affecting body, mind, and spirit with gentle, proven techniques, and to provide preventative health and wellness care for my patients.

- Dr. Cynthia Esseichick

Cynthia is exceptional! Each session with her addresses my body and mind holistically–we discuss recent stresses or injuries and she works to restore me. I have a few ongoing issues–my Crohn’s disease affects and is affected by general and localized inflammation. When flaring I can get painful, blistery eczema on the palms of my hands. Cynthia helps me to keep this ongoing condition in check, and gain perspective on it, as well. Acupuncture with her was even effective in completely relieving me of an acute pinched nerve/muscle issue in my back last week. It was gone within days of treatment, and this area, when it occasionally gives me issues, is usually sore for months. She also treats me for menstrual regularity and generalized female reproductive health, which is very effective. I cannot sing her praises highly enough. 
~ Amy Sacksteder
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