Meet Our Practioners
Laurie Mecham, L.Ac. is celebrating her 20th year as a Diplomate in Oriental Medicine and a Licensed Acupuncturist. She has been practicing Traditional Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine since 2001. Laurie came to St. Louis and established the Traditional Acupuncture Health Clinic in Ballwin MO in 2009. She is excited to expand her practice to include cosmetic acupuncture and microneedling in 2021.
Before studying Oriental Medicine, Laurie worked as a Respiratory Therapy Technician for more than a decade, serving hospitals across the country, including St. Louis University Hospital, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Deaconess Hospital, and Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center. With her considerable experience in both Western and Eastern medicine, Laurie is a firm believer that both systems are complimentary, despite their different approaches to health care. She brings together her experience with Western medicine and her passion for Eastern medicine to maximize the care and healing she can offer her patients.
Registered Polarity Therapist
Michael graduated from the Healing Arts Center in December 2009 with a degree in Massage Therapy. Michael incorporates his energy work into his yoga practice and his massage therapy. His style is influenced by Zen Buddhism and is very traditional, healing, and heart-opening.
Prior to becoming a Massage Therapist, Michael completed his degree in Equestrian studies, during which time he began familiar with energy healing through his work with horses. He trained in and instructed Tae Kwon Do throughout the 1980s, and holds a second-degree black belt. Michael has been practicing meditation for the past 20 years. He began practicing Siddha yoga in 1992, then Hatha yoga in 2000 with Tias Little. Michael is currently a Prajna-certified Yoga instructor. He has taught yoga in St. Louis for the past 6 years. Michael is a musician and brings his drumming skills into facilitating kirtans.
Appointments for Michael can be booked using our online booking system. You may also call him directly at