Welcome To Acuintegra
Acuintegra is a medical company that started out 20 years ago as a network of holistic clinics. We utilize a personalized medicine approach that combines the best of acupuncture, botanical extracts, and nutritional supplements to deliver the most efficient and effective healing experience.
Throughout our years of clinical practice, as we acquired more and more clinical experience, we started to develop our own health products. These supplements are mostly combinations of botanical extracts, in which we have combined traditional applications of ancient herbs with modern nutraceutials. The efficacy of both has been validated with emerging scientific research. New research clearly shows that herbs and botanical extracts are multi-targeting molecules that can act in synergy with many physiologic pathways and systems in the human body and support human detoxifications systems, microcirculation and vasculature, antioxidants systems, and appropriate redox balance.
Barbara Mikicki, MD.
Functional Medicine / Medical Acupuncture Practitioner
Dr. Mikicki graduated from Silesian University Medical School in Poland and completed residency training in internal medicine in St. John’s Episcopal Hospital in Far Rockaway, NY and in psychiatry in Connecticut Valley Hospital / Yale Department of Psychiatry , CT. Dr. Mikicki completed her medical acupuncture training in USC Santa Barbara, CA Program for Physicians in 1999-2000. She has been a member of Institute for Functional Medicine since 2009 and American College of Nutrition. She practices Medical acupuncture, functional medicine, with special interest in , modern application of ancient herbs seen through science based research.
Miroslaw “Mick” Mikicki, L.AC.
NCCAOM Diplomate in Acupuncture
Dr. Mikicki graduated from Midwest College of Oriental Medicine, Racine, WI/Chicago, IL and received his NCCAOM diplomate certiﬁcation through NCCAOM Board in 1996 He started one of the very ﬁrst Acupuncture Clinic in state of Tennessee, in Clarksville, TN. He attended postgraduate training in TCM Herbal Medicine in Chicago, IL 1996-1998. His special interest are botanical formulation, tui-na body work. He is a member of American College of Nutrition.
Brandon “BJ” Smith, L.AC.
NCCAOM Diplomate in Acupuncture
Dr. Smith is a graduate of Northwestern Health Sciences University College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Bloomington, MN.
Frequently Asked Questions
For more than 20 years, Acuintegra has put our knowledge and experience to help improve the lives of our patients. Here are a few of the questions we are asked most frequently. If you have questions that are not answered on our website, please feel free to contact any of our offices for assistance.
What is Holistic Medicine?
Holistic medicine is a healing philosophy that views the patient as a whole person – body, mind, and spirit – not just a disease or a collection of symptoms. Practitioners may address a client’s emotional and spiritual dimensions as well as the hereditary, nutritional, environmental, and lifestyle factors that can contribute to an illness.
Does Holistic Medicine work for everyone?
Yes, holistic healing does work for everyone – we are all created with an energetic field. Whether or not one chooses to allow it to flow into one’s daily life, however, is up to each individual. Free will, remember?
If I am an Acuintegra patient, do I still need to see my regular physician?
“Yes and No” and “Yes”. As our understanding of holistic medicine evolves, we will need to rely less and less on “conventional” medicine which can be invasive, however, there is no alternative when it comes to repairing broken bones, emergency surgeries, etc. So Yes, you should continue to see your doctor for some conditions. While holistic work is comprehensive, we may not totally replace the care and advice you receive from your current medical team.
What is acupuncture?
In traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture is linked to the belief that disease is caused by disruptions to the flow of energy, or qi, in the body. … One major hypothesis is that acupuncture works through neurohormonal pathways. Basically, you put the needle through specific points in the body and stimulate the nerve.
How does acupuncture work?
Acupuncture improves the body’s functions and promotes the natural self-healing process by stimulating specific anatomic sites–commonly referred to as acupuncture points, or acupoints. The most common method used to stimulate acupoints is the insertion of fine, sterile needles into the skin. Pressure, heat, or electrical stimulation may further enhance the effects. Other acupoint stimulation techniques include: manual massage, moxibustion or heat therapy, cupping, and the application of topical herbal medicines and linaments.
What conditions do you treat?
Acuintegra has been successful in treating a variety of conditions for our patients. Hundreds of clinical studies on the benefits of acupuncture show that it successfully treats conditions ranging from musculoskeletal problems (back pain, neck pain, and others) to nausea, migraine headache, anxiety, depression, insomnia, and infertility.
Case-controlled clinical studies have shown that acupuncture has been an effective treatment for the following diseases, symptoms or conditions:
Allergic rhinitis (including hay fever)
Depression (including depressive neurosis and depression following stroke)
Dysentery, acute bacillary
Epigastralgia, acute (in peptic ulcer, acute and chronic gastritis, and gastrospasm)
Facial pain (including craniomandibular disorders)
Induction of labor
Low back pain
Malposition of fetus, correction
Nausea and vomiting
Pain in dentistry (including dental pain and temporomandibular dysfunction)
Periarthritis of shoulder
Do you recommend nutritional supplements?
Throughout our years of clinical practice, as we acquired more and more clinical experience, we started to develop our own health products. These supplements are mostly combinations of botanical extracts, in which we have combined traditional applications of ancient herbs with modern nutraceutials. The efficacy of both has been validated with emerging scientific research. New research clearly shows that herbs and botanical extracts are multi-targeting molecules that can act in synergy with many physiologic pathways and systems in the human body and support human detoxifications systems, microcirculation and vasculature , antioxidants systems, and appropriate redox balance. These botanicals can also help suppress inflammation, maintain balanced glucose and lipid metabolism, and support a healthy GI microbiome. New research shows that these herbs support production of a healthy level of nitric oxide in the blood vessel wall, therefore promoting vasodilation and supporting microcirculation.