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Spirit Rising Herbs, LLC is made up of Michele Collins Vergara and Andres Vergara, both of whom have clinical practices of Chinese medicine, Michele as an herbalist and medical qi gong practitioner and Andres as an acupuncturist, herbalist, and medical qi gong practitioner. Michele and Andres are both very passionate about the practice of Chinese medicine and qi gong. They have studied and practiced Chinese medicine for a combined total of over 18 years and both currently practice at the 4 Branches Chinese Medicine Center in Winston Salem, North Carolina.  Michele and Andres co-author the spirit rising herbs blog, writing articles both individually and jointly.
Michele, a professional member of the American Herbalist Guild (RH) and a Master of Public Health (MPH), integrates Chinese, Ayurvedic, and western herbs, nutritional therapy, and qi gong into her practice as an herbalist. For more information about Michele, see her website at  To read more about Michele and her experience and training, see her bio by clicking here
Andres is a Diplomat of Oriental Medicine (Dipl.OM), acupuncturist (L.Ac. and M.Ac.), medical qi gong practitioner, and teacher of qi gong, using solely Chinese herbs in his practice.  For more information about Andres and to read more about Andres and his experience and training, see his bio by clicking here.
Michele and Andres host the internet radio show, Holistic Healing with Herbs and Chinese Medicine, on the Voice America Health and Wellness channel. To listen to replays of any of their show, click here
To Schedule and Appointment with Michele or Andres, click here.

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