About Michele's Practice:

Michele began her practice in 2004, after studying with Michael and Leslie Tierra. She established her clinical herbal practice specializing in traditional Chinese medicine and the use of Chinese, Ayurvedic, and western herbs, nutritional counseling, and medical qi gong. See list of treatments. She teaches about the clinical practice of integrated herbal medicine at the Academy for Integrated Medicines.
Michele sees patients from two clinic offices at 4 Branches Chinese Medicine Center in Winston Salem, NC. She develops and offers workshops, presentations, and writing focusing on herbs and herbal medicine. When not seeing patients at her clinic, she serves on the Wake Forest CAM Medical School Planning Committee which plans an annual seminar series for the medical community on complementary and alternative medicine. 
Michele is a graduate of Michael and Leslie Tierra's professional herbalist program at the East West School of Herbology, where she holds the designation as a certified herbalist (EWCH). She also has a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree in Health Behavior from the UNC School of Public Health. She is a professional member of the American Herbalist Guild (AHG), where she holds the designation of Registered Herbalist (RH). In 2011, she spent 6 months in Chengdu, China studying advanced Chinese herbal medicine in a hospital setting that integrated western medicine with traditional Chinese herbal medicine. In 2012, she joined the teaching faculty of the Academy of Integrated Medicines, where she teaches about the clinical practice of integrated herbal medicine in their Integrated Herbal Studies Certificate Program. Michele is also a practitioner of medical qi gong and teaches qi gong. She has studied qi gong and nei gong (internal alchemy) with Michael Winn, and is an associate instructor and is certified to teach Primordial Qi Gong in the Healing Tao system. She has completed a master of medical qi gong program with Wendy Lang and the International Institute of Medical Qi Gong curriculum introduced by Dr. Jerry Allen Johnson.

To schedule an appointment

please call 336-624-6727 or email Michele

4 Branches Chinese Medicine Center
2594B Reynolda Rd., Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27106

People Outside of Local Area
Phone consultations are possible for people who live outside of the Winston Salem, NC area for many health issues. For those who wish to schedule a phone consultation, a photo and completed forms are required prior to the initial appointment. Please email for more information at michele@spiritrisingherbs.com or click here.