Vital Balance Health Care

When was the last time you felt awesome?

Vital Balance Health Care focuses on helping you reclaim or maintain high vitality with  acupuncturefunctional nutrition, dietary counseling and food therapy, and professional herbal medicine.  We offer both traditional and needle-free acupuncture (using cold laser and electrostimulations) for those averse to needles.


Acupuncture is one of the oldest continually practiced medical methods in the world.  It stimulates your body's natural healing responses to prevent and treat disease, relieve pain, balance emotions, increase fertility, and enhance health.  

Acupuncture is a safe, effective, drugless method to promote self-healing.


  • Relaxes tense muscles 
  • Induces deep relaxation
  • Improves sleep
  • Releases natural pain killers
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Stimulates blood circulation
  • Increases energy
  • Enhances digestion 
  • Improves mood and focus
  • Boosts immune function


A traditional acupuncture treatment involves insertion and manipulation of fine, flexible needles into specific locations on the body.  For those who prefer a needle-free treatment, we use cold laser and electrostimulation acutherapy as an alternative. Learn more here.


Acupuncture is more effective and safer than opioids!

Watch the video to learn more.

Cosmetic Acupuncture

We also offer cosmetic acupuncture, which stimulates skin regeneration, reduces wrinkles, and improves skin tone, texture and hydration.


Cosmetic Acupuncture

  • Stimulates skin regeneration
  • Softens wrinkles
  • Reduces fine lines
  • Enhances skin hydration
  • Improves skin tone and texture

Herbal Medicine and Food-Based Nutrition Therapy


  • Provides deep nourishment
  • Reduces inflammation 
  • Corrects deficiencies and clears excesses
  • Enhances detoxification systems
  • Supports healthy structure and function
  • Enhances metabolism
  • Improves body composition
  • Promotes health and longevity
  • Stabilizes moods, blood sugar, and energy
  • Prevention from common diseases

Food-based nutrition therapy and herbal medicines are the oldest continually practiced medical methods in the world.  

Food-based nutrition therapy consists of eating foods that provide your body the  nutrients it needs to promote physical, mental and emotional health health, as well as longer life. If you give your body what it needs, it does an amazing job of healing itself.  

Eating the right foods not only helps you feel and look your best, but can change your biology and psychology, helping you enjoy greater peace and clarity about your life purpose.

Herbal medicines are a type of intensive nutrition therapy. Humans have been using minerals, plants and animals for medicine for literally millions of years.  

You have probably already used at least one herbal medicine product: Aspirin.  Aspirin is salicylic acid, a phenol phytochemical derived from and named after white willow  (Latin: Salix alba) bark.  

Since health food stores sell many herbs over the counter, many people erroneously believe that no special training is required for successful use of herbal medicine.  Why hire a professional herbalist when you can just pick something up at the health food store guided by an untrained clerk?

Herbs are powerful foods, and not every herb is good for every person. Wrong use of herbs without sufficient knowledge can at best produce no benefit and at worst cause serious problems.  

For example, many people have been told to use echinacea herb for to treat or prevent colds.  The problem is that echinacea is a cold natured herb which is appropriate for treatment of a condition involving excess heat.  Not all upper respiratory issues involve excess heat (marked by fever, thirst, sore throat, swollen glands), and taking echinacea when you actually have a cold condition will not improve the condition and can even make the condition markedly worse.  

For another common example, many people are advised to use cayenne pepper for various purposes.  Cayenne is a very hot and drying herb.  If you have a condition known as deficiency heat cayenne will probably make you feel much worse.

Another problem is that without proper training, people tend to use herbs to treat symptoms rather than underlying causes.  For example, a woman going through menopause and suffering from hot flashes might assume she has too much heat and use a cooling herb like black cohosh to treat it.  Although black cohosh may provide some relief, it does not address the underlying cause of the hot flashes.

Another problem is dose.  Without proper training, you may use a dose too small to be effective, or too large to be safe.  

A highly trained national board certified herbalist knows how to properly design or prescribe herbal medicines in specific doses tailored to your individual condition.   

Chinese medicine has preserved an ancient knowledge of how to use Nature's gifts to support the body to heal itself. Herbs can support physical, mental and emotional balance and health. 

Combined, acupuncture, herbal medicine, dietary coaching and functional nutrition are very powerful for resolving disorders and achieving health.  You have the power to feel your best with every bite!

Additional Services 

We provide other holistic, natural health care services including:

We are national board certified and Ohio and Michigan state licensed, and have more than 15 years experience in practice of acupuncture and herbal medicine.  In addition we have more than 30 years combined experience with nutrition and holistic medicine.   

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