Evan Lebow-Wolf, LAc
Evan was born in Ann Arbor and grew up in nearby Hell, MI. He graduated from Michigan State University with a B.S. in Human Biology in 2007. After living and traveling in China for 6 months, he relocated to Seattle, WA to study acupuncture and herbal medicine at Bastyr University. This program included a wide range of clinical internships, including the Madison HIV Clinic at Harborview Medical Center and the Chengdu TCM Hospital in Sichuan, China. He graduated in 2011 with a M.S. in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Since then Evan has been a part of a few clinics in Seattle and also in Glens Falls, NY and has gained experience treating thousands of patients with acupuncture. In 2014, Evan returned to Michigan and started Ann Arbor Community Acupuncture with Dr. Wong, and he is very excited about offering this service to his fellow Michiganders. He is a Michigan-registered acupuncturist and a NCCAOM diplomate.
Evan is very interested in both the traditional aspects of Chinese medicine and the modern research and application of acupuncture, and he strives to incorporate both in his practice. He believes that, at its heart, acupuncture is a simple, effective, and inexpensive method for treating many conditions, and he is passionate about keeping acupuncture affordable and accessible. His other passions include music, cooking, and spending lots of time outdoors.
Cheryl Wong, ND, LAc
Dr. Wong was born in Hong Kong, and grew up in different parts of the US. She graduated from Truman State University in Kirksville, MO with a B.S. in Biology and a B.A. in music. She worked at Kansas University Medical Center researching the effects of E. coli on neonatal meningitis before finding Bastyr University in Seattle, WA. She graduated from Bastyr University with a doctorate in naturopathic medicine and a master of science in acupuncture and oriental medicine. During these programs, she was able to work alongside medical doctors specialized in rheumatology, allergies, pediatrics and women’s health. She also worked with naturopathic physicians who focus on endocrinology, women’s health, adjuvant cancer care, Chinese medicine, homeopathy, and functional medicine. Similar to Evan, Dr. Wong also trained at the Chengdu TCM Hospital in Sichuan, China as well as the Long Hua Hospital in Shanghai, China. After her training, she provided naturopathic care and acupuncture services in her private practice in Saratoga Springs, NY prior to working at Ann Arbor Community Acupuncture. Dr. Wong currently holds her acupuncture registration from Michigan, is an NCCAOM diplomate and maintains her license as a naturopathic doctor in Vermont.
Dr. Wong values evidence-based therapies in complementary and alternative medicine. She grew up surrounded by Chinese medicine and nutrition, and she wants to share their application prioritizing safety and efficacy. She believes acupuncture is an integral part of maintaining health. She has a special interest in women’s health, fertility, endocrine disorders, metabolic disorders, autoimmune disease, and chronic pain. In her free time, she likes to spend time with family and friends, play piano and banjo, garden, cook, read, and hike.
Note about naturopathic medicine:
Naturopathic Medicine is holistic primary care medicine that supports and directs the mind and body’s innate ability to heal. Currently, Michigan does not recognize Naturopathic medicine as primary care, though it is licensed in 18 states and Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. Thus, in Michigan, Dr. Wong does not practice primary care medicine. Naturopathic medicine focuses on wellness and disease prevention. Its treatment approach applies diet therapy, exercise, lifestyle hygiene, nutrient therapy, botanicals, and homeopathy, all of which Dr. Wong can provide in Michigan. To learn more about the scope of naturopathic medicine, click here. If you are interested in scheduling a private integrative appointment with Dr. Wong, please continue reading here.
Joel Robbins, LAc
Joel Robbins began studying traditional health cultivation practices in the early 1990s. He has studied with many renowned teachers and was certified to teach Taichi and Bagua in 2004. He has a bachelor’s degree in holistic nutrition from Bastyr University (2006) and a Master’s degree in acupuncture and Oriental medicine (MAcOM) from the Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine (2011). Throughout both of his programs Joel trained in Taoist health cultivation at the Taoist Studies Institute in Seattle, refining his Taichi and Qigong practice, and in 2011 he became an authorized Qigong instructor. He is a board certified Chinese medicine practitioner (NCCAOM, 2011) and is a Registered Acupuncturist with the state of Michigan. He has worked in private practice since returning to his hometown of Ann Arbor Michigan in the fall of 2011.
Joel has a great appreciation for the community style of acupuncture. He has practiced it in a variety of settings since beginning his acupuncture training, including methadone treatment centers and senior centers as well as in private practice. He believes that community acupuncture is an essential tool for making Chinese medicine accessible to everyone.
In his free time Joel loves cooking nutritious meals, spending time in nature, wildcrafting herbs, and playing and composing music on his mandolin.