Lic. Ac., Dipl. Ac. (NCCAOM), B.S.
Mitzi North Labant graduated from the Midwest College of Oriental Medicine in 1981 and has been actively practicing acupuncture for over 30 years. She is nationally board certified and licensed in Acupuncture. Mitzi became interested in acupuncture after taking a Shiatsu class. In that class they talked about how the emotions and the weather affect one's health. It made so much sense that she decided to study acupuncture to learn more about how to keep the body in balance during changes in weather and emotions.
Mitzi was the founding president of the Illinois Association for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (formerly ISAA) in 1982. She also enjoyed teaching at the Midwest College of Oriental Medicine from 1982-1986 and was president of the school from 1985-1986.
She did an internship at Lincoln Medical Center in New York with Dr. Michael Smith. In 1986 she did a one month internship at Chengdu Traditional Medical College in Chengdu China. She studied Chi Gong in China with Master Sun at the University in Shanghai in 1989. For the last 20 years Mitzi has traveled extensively to Taiwan studying Acupuncture, Oriental Herbs, the use of food as medicine, Tai Chi and Chi Gong with a Taiwanese Master.
She enjoys working with a variety of problems including allergies, infertility and womens' problems, headaches, and pain. One of the techniques she uses quite frequently in treating allergies and digestive disorders is NAET.
Mitzi works with her good friend and colleague Andrea Friedman Ishikawa at Healing Spring Acupuncture Center. They were both featured in a recent article in the Chicago Sun Times on treating infertility with acupuncture (See Press page for full article).
One of Mitzi's missions is to facilitate her patients' abilities to learn how to read what their bodies are trying to tell them and then know how to respond to those messages.