Dana Ruben, L.Ac., MSTOM. Dipl.OM, is the founder and owner of Michigan Acupuncture Studio.
Michigan Acupuncture Studio is conveniently located inside Encompass HealthCare and Wound Medicine in West Bloomfield, Michigan. Founder and owner Dana Ruben has a Masters of Science of Traditional Oriental Medicine and believes in natural approaches to treating diseases of the mind and body.
After completing her Bachelor’s degree in Integrative Physiology at the University of Colorado in Boulder, she studied at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in Chicago, where she completed her Masters in the Science of Traditional Oriental Medicine. Through the Pacific College campus, Dana worked in the student clinic as a Chinese Medicine health care provider for a variety of patients. This 4-year program includes 900 hours of clinical work and experience.
Dana interned at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego. Additionally, interning at a community clinic treating underserved communities with integrative medicine. Dana implements a holistic approach to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) by creating an individualized treatment plan for each patient. Dana’s ultimate goal is providing affordable integrative care to patients and working alongside other health providers to find the best care for each individual.
Dana’s holistic approach evaluates the body as a whole, rather than targeting specific illnesses. Through procedures such as acupuncture, cupping, herbal remedies, Moxa, Gua Sha and Tui Na, our patients have reported remarkable improvements in just a few visits. Acupuncture is available at Encompass HealthCare & Wound Medicine in partnership with Michigan Acupuncture Studio, West Bloomfield Michigan’s premier acupuncture studio for pain, stress, anxiety, depression, digestion issues, allergies, PMS, menopause, fertility, hormonal imbalance and more.
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a complete medical system originating out of China over 3,000 years ago. TCM encompasses many different mind-body practices. TCM includes acupuncture, moxibustion (burning an herb above the skin to heat the acupuncture points), Chinese herbal medicine, tui na (Chinese therapeutic massage), dietary therapy, and tai chi and qi gong (practices combining specific movements and postures with coordinated breathing and mental focus). These practices are applied and operate under the belief that disease comes from an energetic imbalance in the body. Therefore, during each treatment, the goal is to create balance in the body to resolve illness indefinitely.
Most notably, acupuncture and herbal medicine are the cornerstones of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Acupuncture is a therapeutic practice that inserts hair-thin needles into multiple areas in the body. The needles are placed in accordance with each patient’s energetic imbalance. The goal of each treatment is a progression toward resolution of the disease or symptom of the disease. Each patients experience is different regarding duration.
Chinese herbal medicine is an essential counterpart to acupuncture. Herbal medicine augments the effects of acupuncture. This treatment is used alone or in conjunction with acupuncture. The herbal formulas are customized for each patient. The formulas are available in multiple forms — tea, capsules, granules, and tinctures. The herbs are derived from food and plants that grow all around us. The herbal formulas are intended for daily consumption. The change in symptomology of disease or disease itself varies with each patient.