Lowcountry Natural Health Center, L.L.C. (912) 354-2222
Natural Health Center, L.L.C.
About the Acupuncturist:
Michael A. Ard-Kelly, Licensed Acupuncturist (GA # 91)
B.S.O.M. (Bachelor of Science in Oriental Medicine)
M.S.Ac. (Master of Science in Acupuncture)
N.C.C.A.O.M. (National Certification Committee for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine)
GAAAM Founding Member (Georgia Association of Acupuncture and Asian Medicine)
GSOMA Past-Vice-President and Board Member (Georgia State Oriental Medicine Association)
AAC Member (American Acupuncture Council)
Second Degree Black-Belt (American Tae Kwon Do Association)
All-Around Swell Guy :)
Michael Allen Ard-Kelly graduated Magna cum Laude with his B.S.O.M. and Magna cum Laude with his M.S.Ac. degrees from Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington. His five years of acupuncture training included specialization in Tui Na, or Chinese therapeutic massage, and Qi Gong, or the movement and balancing of energy, as well as advanced needling techniques for pain control. Since graduation, his continuing education has focused on more advanced techniques for pain amellioration, and on the treatment of stress and its related effects on the body.
He is a Nationally Board Certified Acupuncturist (N.C.C.A.O.M.), holds a state license to practice Acupuncture in Georgia (license # 91), and served for ten years on the Board of Directors of the Georgia State Oriental Medicine Association. He is a founding member of the Georgia Association of Acupuncture and Asian Medicine.
Michael was formerly the staff acupuncturist at St. Joseph's / Candler Hospital System, and he has worked as an independent contractor for Memorial University Medical Center Hospital in Savannah. Working with a diverse health-care community has promoted his interest in "building bridges" among acupuncturists, medical doctors, naturopathic physicians, massage therapists, chiropractors, psychotherapists, nutritionists, counselors, and other medical providers. By working together, these professionals can do more to help their patients than any of them can do by working alone. Michael understands that the patient is the primary member of the health-care team, and he strongly advocates patients taking the leading role in decisions regarding their own well-being.
A native of the Savannah area who enjoys spending time in the outdoors, exploring the forests and marshes of the Coastal Empire and of the Low Country, Michael's interests also include spending time with his family, appreciating the area's visual and performing arts community, reading, writing, running, and savoring a good cup of coffee.
Michael at the 2014 Rails to Trails Preservation Ultra, at Fort Pulaski. Many thanks to DLR's Photography for the picture!
Acupuncture, Tui Na, Classical Chinese Medicine, Chinese and Western Herbs and Supplements
About 18 months ago I injured my right foot and had been unable to function normally in the gym or just in my everyday life ever since. I visited an orthopedic surgeon, a podiatrist and two regular doctors. I got cortisone shots, custom othotics and even special shoes, nothing seemed to help. My martial arts instructor highly recommended Mr. Ard-Kelly and acupuncture but I was skeptical to say the least. As a last resort before surgery I decided to give it a try. I visited Mr. Ard-Kelly and literally after my first visit my foot was 95% of what it was prior to my injury 14 months earlier. I came back a week later for a follow up visit and have not had to return. All pain associated with the injury has be eliminated and I have remained pain free for the last 4-5 months. I literally went from being unable to walk across the street to training for an upcoming marathon and running at a minimum 6 miles per day 6 days per week. It really works!
--Greg L., Savannah, GA