About the Practitioners

Meagan Duggan Bretz, R.Ac., FABORM, Dipl OM

Meagan is nationally board certified by the NCCAOM as a Diplomat of Oriental Medicine, which includes acupuncture as well as Chinese herbal medicine. She is a Registered Acupuncturist in MI, and Licensed in IL and is also the President of the Michigan Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She graduated from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine where she completed four years of rigorous academic study and an additional 600+ hours of clinical work. In addition to acupuncture and herbal medicine, Meagan uses cupping, moxa, and electrical stimulation to treat her patients in clinic.

Meagan is also a Fellow of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (ABORM). This fellowship makes Meagan a specialist in reproductive medicine including areas such as Infertility (female and male), IVF and other Assisted Reproductive Therapies, as well as general OB/GYN conditions.

During her undergraduate career at Loyola University Chicago where she received her B.A. in Advertising and Public Relations, Meagan suffered from asthma and frequent insomnia. Her positive experiences with acupuncture not only got her off of Western prescriptions, but also lead her toward a new career path in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Meagan has a passion for herbal medicine and encourages her patients to take herbal formulas as a way for patients to bring the treatments home and become more involved in their healing process.

Meagan understands the importance of the patient/practitioner relationship, and therefore places great emphasis on making sure her patients feel comfortable and listened to. With her focus on patient care, Meagan treats a variety of conditions with a focus on Fertility, Reproductive health, Gastrointestinal disorders, and pain management.

Melea Britt Alexander, R.Ac, Dipl. Acu

Melea is licensed by the Indiana State Medical Board, registered in the state of Michigan, and board certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She earned a 3,510-hour Master of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in Chicago, Illinois. While studying at PCOM, Melea also had the privilege of serving as apprentice to Marie-France Collin, L.Ac., an accomplished acupuncturist who lived and studied in Asia for more than 20 years, and to Dr. Lixin Sha, who is a graduate of Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine and has been in practice for over 30 years.

In addition to acupuncture, Melea also offers Eastern nutritional therapy; herbal therapy; Shiatsu & Tui Na; cupping and gua sha; and moxibustion, which is a warming technique used to promote immune function, increase blood flow to tissues, and help regulate metabolic function. The use of all these therapies is evidence-based and is supported at the national and international levels by organizations like the National Institutes of Health, the World Heath Organization, and by teaching and research hospitals worldwide.

Before attending graduate school, Melea was a writer and visual artist; she received a Bachelor of Art in Visual and Critical Studies from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2006. Melea has worked as a birth and postpartum doula since 2009, and cooked professionally in farm-to-fork restaurants for more than a decade. She is dedicated to providing respectful, compassionate, and accessible care, and works to help empower her patients so they may realize robust health and joyful ease. She has a particular interest in reproductive health, pediatrics, sleep disorders, psycho-emotional wellbeing, allergies, autoimmune disease, and digestive complaints.

Zack Roe LaPointe, MAc, RAc

Zack LaPointe is a practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine. She is a candidate in the Doctoral program of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in Roseville, Minnesota. She earned a Masters Degree in Acupuncture from Northwestern Health Sciences University, in Bloomington, Minnesota, her Bachelor’s degree in the liberal arts, double majoring in Psychology and American Indian Studies at the University of Minnesota, and graduated on the Dean's list. Her roots are of Native American ancestry which originally inspired her to focus on holistic medicine.

Zack brings on board several years of valuable experience in social work, counseling and helping those impacted by substance use, addiction and mental health related issues. Her understanding of life situations contributes to her compassionate, and honest approach to patient care. Before moving back to Michigan, she managed a large community acupuncture clinic in Tampa, Florida.

Zack has made a strong commitment to continue to integrate Traditional Chinese Medicine as an approach to those impacted by social, substance and mental health issues for mind and body healing. She provides Traditional Chinese Medicine with services of Acupuncture, Cupping, Tui na, Auricular Acupuncture and Gua Sha. She is committed to providing the best care possible using TCM principles and techniques.

Olga Kaminsky, RMT, CYT

Olga Kaminsky is a Reiki Master Teacher who made a jump from a corporate high-tech to a world of alternative healing shortly after her Reiki Master training. First experiencing energy flow during a yoga class, Olga started on her Reiki journey in 2005. She has been offering Reiki, yoga, Thai Bodywork, and other healing modalities in a professional setting since 2009. Equally comfortable talking about spirit or mundane, Olga's gift is to make heart-based living accessible to anyone. Olga holds Reiki Master Teacher level certifications in both Usui and Komyo Reiki Do (Western and Eastern styles). Olga studied Thai Bodywork with Ariela Grodner and has been offering it to her clients since 2011. She also offers Thai Reflexology, focusing on relaxation. Olga has studied Western herbalism with Rosemary Gladstar and Margi Flint and incorporates herb and lifestyle suggestions into her sessions.