Meet Our Practioners
Laurie Mecham, L.Ac. is celebrating her 21st 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.
Laurie Mecham brings all the tools of Chinese Medicine to her work: acupuncture, dry needling, cupping, Tui Na, and acupressure. She is a master in Chinese Herbal Medicine.
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.
Dr. Becca Blake
Dr. Becca Blake is a chiropractor and certified acupuncturist serving the West County area. After graduating Cum Laude from Logan University in 2021, she began practicing specific upper cervical chiropractic. After a year, she decided to pursue her passion of practicing acupuncture and herbal medicine by becoming part of the Traditional Acupuncture team. Dr. Blake combines her Western studies of human anatomy, physiology and manifestation of diseases with Eastern holistic healing modalities. She is constantly expanding her knowledge base of alternative healing techniques, including reiki, sound therapy, breath therapy, yoga and meditation. In her spare time, she helps facilitate sound healing, yoga and acupuncture sessions across the St. Louis area. Dr. Blake brings a highly effective and unique approach to the treatment of acute and chronic illnesses, when, in many cases, all other treatment options have failed. She has successfully treated asthma, infertility, vertigo and Meniere’s, trigeminal neuralgia, back pain, chronic headaches, constipation, tinnitus, mood disorders, autoimmune conditions and much more. She would love to be a part of your journey towards health!
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
Licensed Massage Therapist
Pamala has a distinguished career as a health care provider and teacher. She specializes in Craniosacral Therapy, Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy, Swedish Massage, Reiki, Deep Tissue Massage, and Stretching/Movement Re-education. With her Kripalu Bodywork certification she brings a meditative, anatomically precise, non-judgmental touch that encourages client body awareness, general well-being and acceptance of self.
Her passion for healthcare stems from her fascination with the architecture and workings of the human body and a desire to provide hands on care to help her patients optimize their functional mobility.
Pamala graduated from Southern Illinois University (1983) after which she worked as a Physical Therapist Assistant, broadening to include Massage Therapy upon completing her certification at the Chicago School of Massage Therapy (1985). She certified in Kripalu Bodywork (2001) and graduated with a Master of Science (Anatomy) from St. Louis University (2012). In addition to her massage therapy practice, she teaches human anatomy in physical and occupational therapy programs at Washington University in St. Louis and Maryville University.
When outside the clinic or laboratory, she can be found taking in nature, hiking, biking and spending time with friends and family.