About Me

I'm a Michigan native. As a young child, I played a game with my sister Carrie where I would mix up healing 'potions' made of sticks and leaves found in our backyard. I pretended to be a healer and prescribe the 'potions' to patients. These early childhood games were the first underpinnings of what would eventually become a life-long study and practice of Chinese Herbal Medicine, Acupuncture, and Qigong. 

I am deeply passionate about bridging the gaps between Traditional Chinese Medicine and Biomedical paradigms. I participated in NIH funded clinical research in acupuncture at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. 

 

My practice style is ever-evolving to include the latest research findings and recommended protocols, as our understanding of the medicine grows. This growth happens against the backdrop of my TCM diagnostic skills,  offering you a rich and valuable experience.  

Education

  • Southwest Acupuncture College 1997-2001

  • Master in Science and Oriental Medicine (MSOM)

Certifications

  • NCCAOM Diplomate of Acupuncture 2001- present

  • NCCAOM Diplomate of Chinese Herbology 2001- present

Clinical Research

University of Michigan Chronic Pain and Fatigue Research Center 

Co-Author:

Greater Somatosensory Afference with Acupuncture Increases Primary Somatosensory Connectivity and Alleviates Fibromyalgia Pain via Insular GABA

Manuscript ID: ar-20-1331

Professional Associations

  • MiSA (formerly MAAOM)

  • Member and past president

Professional Clinical Experience

Acupuncturist/Herbalist

  • Heather Sloan LLC — Ann Arbor, Michigan

  • Beaumont Hospital — Royal Oak, Michigan

  • The Lotus Center — Ann Arbor, Michigan

  • Grand Valley Health Plan — Wyoming, Michigan

  • Vital Point Healing Center — Ann Arbor, Michigan

My mission and vision

Mission

Provide a personalized health and beauty service to enhance your natural beauty and wellness in a safe and relaxed environment. 

Vision

Establish a model for combining traditional Chinese medicine and modern technology in advanced skin care and pain management applications using scientifically proven evidence.  Service patient referrals from local surgical centers who suffer traumatic scarring, and any individual seeking acupuncture or microneedling services.

Goals

  • To promote health and wellness through individual health consultations and treatments on the face and body.

  • To provide quality health and beauty services which are based in scientifically proven technology.  

  • To promote personal care and disseminate knowledge about natural and effective healthcare. 

Hi, I'm Heather.

NCCAOM Diplomate of Chinese Herbology & Acupuncture

MSOM Masters of Science and Oriental Medicine

Registered Acupuncturist with the State of Michigan's Board of Acupuncture

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For over 20 years, I've been helping people overcome health obstacles with the many tools of Chinese medicine.