Lora Tod is a Michigan Registered Acupuncturist. She graduated Summa Cum Laude with the combined degrees of Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Master of Science in Oriental Medicine from the Midwest College of Oriental Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, in 2007. She has also earned the designation of Diplomate of Oriental Medicine by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM.)
Originally from a business background, Lora found her way to Traditional Chinese Medicine by embracing alternative therapies for her own health. Her passion for it grew through really seeing the impact that alternative therapies and changes in diet and lifestyle could make on many chronic conditions. While completing over 900 hours of practical training in the Midwest College’s free student clinic in the inner-city of Chicago, Lora treated hundreds of patients with long-term chronic pain and complex internal medicine problems with great results. She has also completed cosmetic acupuncture training in the Mei Zen facial and abdominal protocols.
Lora spent most of her childhood in Coldwater, Michigan, and holds two additional degrees from the University of Michigan: a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and a Master of Health Services Administration. She lived in Chicago from 1998 to 2007, working in health care administration. In February of 2007, her husband’s job relocated them to Houston, Texas, where she worked as an acupuncturist, and they started their family. The family was happy to be relocated to the Detroit area in 2013. In her free time Lora likes to read and volunteer at her children’s school. She is also a mentor for JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation,) helping families with children newly diagnosed with Type I Diabetes.