Monday, December 24, 2018

Hempworks CBD Apothecary @ Monte Sano Healing Arts - Huntsville's Wellness Center

Hempworks CBD Apothecary is part of Monte Sano Healing Arts herbal dispensary and Dr. Mick's natural healthcare practice.  We sell top quality, doctor's grade, professional strength CBD oil products in dropper, capsule and topical salves.

The clinic also provides CBD Massage Oil Therapies for enhanced healing and pain relief.

CBD products may be purchased by calling to arrange pick-up (256) 701-3286.

Please be aware that if you are not an established patient, you will need to schedule a CBD herbal consultation that takes about 20 minutes, the fee is $40. 

This consultation is included fre of charge if you are scheduled for a therapy session such as acupuncture, laser therapy or bodywork.

Friday, October 27, 2017

3077 Leeman Ferry Rd., Huntsville, AL 35801 (256) 701-3286

Functional - Integrative Healthcare

If you’re looking for a real solution to your problem and not just symptom care, then we’d love to help place you on a path to a healthy life.

We pay particular attention to Neurology, Endocrinology and Metabolic Dysfunction using Functional Holistic Medicine as a primary means of finding solutions.

An individualized program, involving a multi-faceted approach including, but not limited to, Functional Neurology applications and Integrative Nutritional Therapy, will be customized and designed to meet your goals and needs.

The goal is to induce positive, functional changes in circulation and brain chemistry without manipulating the brain’s physiology with psychotropic medications. These changes will allow the brain’s natural neurotransmitter functions to begin working accurately and with more efficiency. This positively influences healthy hormone balance, healing and optimal well-being.

Huntsville's Holistic Functional Health Clinic

Our clinic's treatment sessions are significantly more extensive, thorough and much more effective than any other clinic of its kind in the region. Dr. Mick has far more extensive training and experience than the typical acupuncturist since he is both a doctor of acupuncture and doctor of natural medicine. Therefore, treatments are based on a perspective of holistic functional medicine and not just simply acupuncture, as is the case when treated by the typical acupuncturist. 

 Dr. Mick stays up to date on the latest research and peer review journals in natural medicine to provide superior care to his patients.  He attends dozens of hours of continuing education professional development seminars throughout the U.S, Canada and Europe every year with the leading doctors in his field of natural medicine and acupuncture.

Dr. Mick utilizes the best of traditional, time-tested natural therapies along with the latest evidence-based acupuncture and functional integrative nutritional and herbal medicine approaches to help his patients achieve optimal treatment results to feel their best.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Dr. Mick treats a wide range of conditions: Huntsville Wellness - Acupuncture Natural Medicine (256) 701-3286

Treatable Conditions with

Holistic Functional Medicine: 

Acupuncture and TCM Naturopathy 

Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine complement conventional medicine. They are not substitutes for any conventional medical advice, medications or treatments. As a complement to conventional medicine, acupuncture can treat both acute and chronic problems such as insomnia, digestive and elimination problems, headaches, sleeping disorders, chronic pain, smoking and eating disorders, and much more.

Acupuncture can help to reduce or eliminate the need for medications for many conditions including narcotics and other pain-relievers, but your family doctor must always be consulted in such instances.

Holistic Functional Medicine
- Traditional Chinese Medicine naturopathy looks at illnesses from a different perspective than conventional medicine. The basic tenet of Chinese Medicine is that we have a life force that energizes all the metabolic activity in our bodies, and this life force (often referred to as "qi") is always moving and flowing. When qi flows unimpeded, we are healthy. When qi is blocked, we get pain and ultimately disease. The strategy of the practitioner of Oriental Medicine is to find the areas of blocked energy, and help remove those blocks, which in turn helps the body return to its natural healthy state.Fundamentally, health and healing is all about proper circulation.

When you first enter an the office of an acupuncturist - naturopath, the practitioner will sit with you and do an intake. We are interested in all your symptoms and medical history which helps, which helps us start to determine our treatment strategy. The Chinese medical model is often very effective at treating hard to diagnose problems since it does not rely on having to know the biochemical reason for your condition, which is not known in most cases, particularly where blood tests and MRI's are normal. Even when blood tests show imbalances, it is not usually known why this is happening.

This difference in perspective means that Traditional Chinese Medicine can often make sense of illnesses that Western medicine has difficulty treating. In cases where Western medicine may be limited to prescribing medication for symptom management, acupuncture may be able to intervene and encourage the body in a self-healing process. Acupuncture/Oriental Medicine is currently the fastest growing healing modality in the country.

In the hands of a well-trained practitioner, acupuncture has much broader applications beyond pain relief. Traditional Chinese Medicine naturopathy treats an even more extensive range of additional conditions

The World Health Organization (WHO) published an official report listing 31 symptoms, conditions and diseases that have been shown in controlled trials to be treated effectively by Acupuncture. Following is the list of conditions shown through controlled trials to be treated effectively by Acupuncture.  Many other conditions benefit from Functional Integrative Medicine including evidence-based nutritional science, botanical medicine, cold laser and manual therapies provided by Dr. Mick:
  • Low back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Sciatica
  • Tennis elbow
  • Knee pain
  • Peri-arthritis of the shoulder
  • Sprains
  • Facial pain
  • TMJ
  • Headache
  • Dental pain
  • Acute and chronic gastritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Induction of labor
  • Breech birth presentation
  • Morning sickness
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Postoperative pain
  • Stroke
  • Essential hypertension
  • Primary hypotension
  • Renal colic
  • Leucopenia
  • Radiation/chemo reactions
  • Allergic rhinitis,
  • Hay fever
  • Biliary colic
  • Depression
  • Acute bacillary dysentery
  • Primary dysmenorrhea
  • Acute epigastralgia
  • Peptic ulcer

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Take Control of Your Health and Wellness Today at Huntsville Wellness (256) 701-3286

Services and Rates - Huntsville Wellness - Monte Sano Healing Arts

Menu of Service

5% Discount Off Fees for Services for Seniors, Military, Veterans, Students and Community Service or Event Volunteers

 Acupuncture / Dry Needling*
This office visit may address multiple conditions and is also available without needles using low level soft laser applied to acupuncture and trigger points or areas of injury. During this clinical hour session a nutritional and herbal medicine prescription for internal and external applications (if appropriate) are included.

Herbal Medicine - Nutritional Consultation 60
(brief follow-up visits 20)
This office visit includes a functional health assessment and evaluation with appropriate nutritional counseling and prescription of a botanical formula and/or nutritional supplements to address a variety of health concerns.

       Manual Therapy:  Neuro-Muscular Bodywork (Tui Na) 1.50 per minute 

(No initial Intake fee for Manual Therapy - Tui Na sessions. Clinical hour session 80)

New Patient Functional Health Assessment, Intake and Evaluation 25 
The initial office visit is 75 minutes and consists of a new patient intake and health history, evaluation (including a Traditional Medicine tongue and pulse diagnosis), a musculo-skeletal and range of motion assessment, report of findings and discussion of an appropriate treatment plan and treatment with acupuncture needles and/or laser therapy with related therapies including functional integrative nutrition and herbal medicine (see treatment session description below).

Our clinic's treatment sessions are significantly more extensive, thorough and much more effective than any other clinic of its kind in the region. Dr. Mick has far more extensive training and experience than simply an acupuncturist since he is both a doctor of acupuncture and Asian medicine as well as a doctor of natural medicine specializing in holistic functional healthcare. Therefore, treatments are based on a comprehensive science-based approach that also includes evidence-based nutritional and botanical medicine.   This makes for a very effective and powerful approach to healing the root cause of many health concerns while supporting optimal health and well-being.  Dr. Mick encourages preventive healthcare to support healthy aging and a high quality of life in our older years.

A treatment is a comprehensive and holistic clinical hour therapy session based on a functional medicine perspective and approach that may include

needle therapy or laser therapy instead of needles
electrical stimulation / micro-current: electro-acupuncture*
moxibustion / infrared heat therapy*
fire cupping*
graston-gua sha*
auricular (ear reflex) therapy
topical herbal liniment applications*
acupressure, tui na maual therapies*
herbal and nutritional formula prescription
nutritional therapy - functional medicine *
lifestyle counseling and health coaching*
instruction in exercises to support healing *

 *Therapies used when appropriate to care. Your doctor will work with you to determine the recommended length and frequency of visits.


Payment must be made at the time of services are rendered. We accept Cash, Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express (there is a $5 fee for processing credit card payments). An insurance coded super bill record of payment can be provided for you to use for reimbursement from your third party (insurance company, car accident, on the work injury case, legal settlement, trust fund, health savings account, etc.).

Flex Plans

Acupuncture and related services are covered expenses under many Flex Plans. Additionally, some plans may reimburse you for the cost of nutritional supplements and herbal medicine.

Tax Deductions

The costs of acupuncture and herbal medicines are generally considered deductible as medical expenses. Which is usually medical expenses exceeding 7.5% of your adjusted gross income. For further information please consult your tax advisor and/or refer to IRS Publication 502 for more details.


Few health insurance companies in the region currently cover acupuncture and herbal therapies. However, some companies offer varying levels of coverage. Medicaid and Medicare do not provide coverage

Our clinic, at this time, does not submit (or bill) claims to insurance companies.