I was born in Pennsylvania, where I completed my Bachelors in Fine Arts and Philosphy and foreign language. I left the east coast for the mountains in Colorado. High altitude skiing, river rafting, hiking while earning a successful living at Graphic Design for multiple local magazines. After a decade in the art world, I decided on a complete life change of focus and career. I always loved studying nutrition and learning about healing herbs along with meditation and energy medicine.
What triggered my career shift was a wanting for greater knowledge and healing within myself especially after a serious sickness and death of someone very close to me. I wanted to be part of a change in my community to help raise the health consciousness.
My studies began with Qi Gong and Tai Ji along with Kung Fu (shaolin style) meditation and self healing before TCM School. I was awarded a Master of Oriental Medicine Degree from the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Denver, Colorado. CSTCM was chosen because of its highly experienced and eager to teach professors from China. They support students to learn through experience and constant practice creating a confident comfort level. While in graduate school I extended my learning to outside resources like Raindrop Oils Spinal Massage with Young Living, BAT Body Alignment Therapy (energy healing, Jeff Levine originator), and tuning forks thanks to Acutonics.
During my healing and education process I’ve witnessed almost instant recovery from illness, in my patients as well as treating myself. From what I thought was a horrible cold flu, intense pain, emergency room visits to job changes, perspective changes, and healing hearts to new relationship as well as improving blood pressure and cholesterol, letting go of pain, and just feeling and looking better. But I’ve also learned, we need constant attention and awareness to maintain a healthy body, mind and spirt.
My studies continue to grow with Shiatsu, Massage, and Cosmetic Acupuncture, Access Consciousness, Body Alignment Therapy and constant research and learning how to better our health in our modern world. And of course from you and all my clients I continue to learn and grow and really enjoying sharing our experiences on this ever changing planet together.
I currently live in the Hawaiian Islands, and enjoy an abundant life surrounded by endless ocean and beauty. I enjoy aerial silks, learning to surf, yoga, dance, etc and love living on a small chunk of land surrounded by a pair of goats, a wild pig, cats, dogs, bunnies, peacocks and chickens.
My goal as a practitioner is to meet each individual exactly where they are allowing freedom to discover and connect to their fullest potential. Creating a higher quality of life through natural means and self empowerment.
Please contact Laura Michele Lic. Ac., MAT, at Blu Jade Acupuncture for safe, gentle acupuncture and tuning fork sound healing treatments with your specific health issue. Located in Kapaa, Hawaii. I also travel to Poipu, Princeville, Kalaheo, Hanalei, Koloa, Omao & Wailua.