Michelle Simoneau Mill RN, LAc

Michelle Simoneau MillMichelle’s experience with acupuncture has come full circle! In 2008, Michelle was suffering from neck pain, anxiety, and insomnia and decided to try acupuncture for the first time. Fortunately, her acupuncturist was Julie Hutsell-Starling! Under Julie’s care, her health greatly improved. Michelle was so impressed and fascinated by acupuncture and Chinese Medicine that she decided she wanted to pursue this as a career. After four years of acupuncture school and thousands of hours of studying, Michelle is now a Licensed Acupuncturist joining her inspiration and mentor Julie Hutsell-Starling at Exponential Wellness.




Michelle received a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from UNC Chapel Hill and was a critical care nurse and a heart transplant coordinator at UNC for 10 years. She was then a stay at home mom for her two children. Inspired by Julie to embark on a new career in acupuncture, she went back to school in 2012. In 2016 she completed a four-year Master’s degree in Acupuncture at Jung Tao School of Acupuncture and Classical Chinese Medicine. In addition to being a North Carolina Licensed Acupuncturist, Michelle is also a Diplomat of Acupuncture awarded by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). In spring of 2017, she opened a part-time practice in Durham at Restoring Balance Integrative Health.


Professional Practice


In her practice with Exponential Wellness, Michelle specializes in the treatment of pain conditions such as: musculoskeletal pain including back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, knee pain, and sports injuries. Other examples of pain that she treats include neuropathies and arthritis.

Michelle has also done extensive training in Facial Rejuvenation with Acupuncture which uses a combination of very fine needles in the body and face to restore the vitality of the skin. She is passionate about helping women look and feel beautiful!

Michelle’s other interests include treating mental/emotional conditions such as anxiety, stress, and depression as well as women’s health conditions such as painful periods, fertility, pregnancy issues, and menopause.

Michelle treats each client individually and holistically. No two clients are the same and therefore, no two treatments should be the same. Michelle uses acupuncture to help you restore your body’s innate health and vitality, and her treatment modalities include acupuncture, moxibustion, cupping, gua sha, e-stim, and recommendations for diet and lifestyle changes.

What is health to you? Is it having the energy to do the things you want to do? Doing them without pain? Michelle can help you reach your goals and help you to achieve the health you desire.

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