About Anne Biris
Anne Biris is a nationally board certified (NCCAOM) and State of Michigan registered acupuncturist, Chinese herbalist and massage therapist. She is the owner of Eastern Integrative Services, founder and president of Humanitarian Acupuncture Project (HAP) and current Board of Director for the American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AAAOM).
Anne has been practicing since 1994 and has extensive training in various fields, particularly in fertility, women’s issues, pain management, and cancer care and recovery.
Anne earned her masters degree in Chinese Medicine and a bachelors in Nutrition from Pacific College and Midwest College of Oriental Medicine in Chicago. Her mentor was Dr. Cai, who is well-known for her expertise in gynecology and fertility with the use of Chinese herbs. It was this hands-on clinical experience that has made her successful working with couples to conceive both naturally and during fertility procedures.
Since 1998, Anne has worked closely with Dr. Kraynek in pain management and sports- related injuries. She has found that the combination of acupuncture with deep tissue massage and cupping, has worked more effectively than acupuncture on its own.
Anne’s interest in cancer care was born out of a strong desire to find the best way to help those in such life-changing circumstances. She has been fortunate to be able to work with both Western and Eastern doctors who have been both patient and kind enough to share their knowledge of procedures, tests, and standard care.
Anne’s love of learning has continued even after having graduated with 7 years of schooling. She has found that her passion for this medicine is fueled by the need to continue to grow and develop as a practitioner and therefore better equip her to help her patients. Her post graduate studies have been with two prominent teachers, Lonny Jarrett and Nicholas Herman Oving.
The latest venture has been a realization of a dream that Anne has had for as long as she can remember. This was to bring TCM to parts of the world where suffering and poverty are beyond what we can imagine in the comforts of our American homes. When she heard about Walter Fischer and that he was looking for volunteers in his clinics in India, she knew right away that this is what she wanted to do.
After numerous skyping and emails, she made her first trip in January of 2011, and returns yearly. Having fallen in love with the Indian people and the clinics there, she made the commitment to form Humanitarian Acupuncture Project.
To read more about her experience there, you can click on the tab above or go to her blog site On Indian Grounds.
- Nationally board certified by NCCAOM
- Member of MAAOM, Michigan Acupuncture Association of Oriental Medicine
- Holds two degrees, MSOM, Master of Science in Oriental Medicine and Bachelors in Nutrition
- Certified in Enzyme Nutrition
- Current Board Member of AAAOM
- Member of NGAOM
- President and founder of Humanitarian Acupuncture Project
- Owner of Eastern Integrative Services
- Midwest College of Oriental Medicine 1991 -1994, Certified in Acupuncture and Oriental Massage
- Pacific College of Oriental Medicine 2003 – 2005
- Midwest College of Oriental Medicine 2005 – 2006, Masters in Oriental Medicine, Bachelors in Nutrition