My name is Michelle, and I own and operate Path to Vitality Acupuncture. I’ve always been deeply drawn to the art of medicine. Even as a child, I recall thumbing through my mother’s medical books in wonderment. I continued this interest through my adult studies and soon became interested in Chinese medicine for the same reason many do: out of intrigue and desperation. I had a long-term, chronic condition that was not being helped through other forms of medicine and that left me homebound and isolated. I decided to try acupuncture and quickly found myself falling in love with it. I applied to graduate school soon after to study Chinese medicine.

I have witnessed great suffering of loved ones, and I’m sensitive and compassionate toward the health challenges that plague many. I whole-heartedly believe that everyone should have the right to experience a healthy life. This belief aligns beautifully with Chinese medicine, with its strength lying in its ability to provide and maintain optimal health and vitality. 

Treatment Style

I pride myself on being sensitive, respectful and thoughtful with each patient. My treatment style bridges Eastern and Western disciplines, resulting in a treatment that is deeply pondered and precisely executed. I look beyond the symptoms and into the root cause of the problem. Each visit, I take the time to check in with my patients to ensure they are progressing with their healthcare goals. My treatment style also includes life coaching, as I believe healthy daily choices are the key to continued wellness. I encourage my patients to evaluate areas of their lives that may be out of balance and require attention such as nutrition, exercise, sleep patterns and emotional health. 


A couple years ago I was interviewed by a local Placerville news station about Chinese medicine. Check it out here!


I am constantly sharpening my skills through mentoring, continued education and inquiry. I love to educate others about the benefits and practicality of Chinese medicine.

Master of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine 

Five Branches University, Santa Cruz, CA
Graduated December 2014

Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology (Physical Therapy Concentration) 

California State University, Sacramento, CA
Graduated May 1996



Licensed Acupuncturist
Granted by California Acupuncture Board

Dipl. O.M.

Diplomate of Oriental Medicine
Granted by National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM)


Path to Vitality Acupuncture offers Chinese Medicine treatment in Folsom, California.


Cascade Chiropractic
2371 Iron Point Rd, Suite #130
Folsom, CA 95630


9:00am – 5:00pm

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