Ancient Healing for Modern People, Food, Herbs & Essential Oils

Discover the Best Healing Foods & Essential Oil Protocols to Heal Your Gut and Stop Your Pain

Discussed and explained through tutorials with Dr. Michele. You will not be alone! This is a course where you can find answers to your questions in real time when you need to.

Based on Dr. Michele Arnold-Pirtle's Book, "Ancient Healing for Modern People, Food, Herbs & Essential Oils", this program will guide you in finally conquering inflammatory bowel disease.

It can be so frustrating when some advice, or even research suggests eating foods like mint, coconut oil, turmeric, and high fiber foods that can help one person, but you find it makes your symptoms worse! Following the foundational diet with additions and subtractions per your 5-element pattern type will help you achieve the best results without aggravations.  

A Great Foundation

Acupuncture Medicine is also known as Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). It has been practiced for thousands of years, thus there is a lot of experience from clinical trial and error. The effects on the human body for enhancing health or treating illness have been observed testing a myriad of different herbs, spices, and foods over time for many people.

The goal is to enhance one's health and vitality. As opposed to Western medicine, the foundation of this approach is to support the body's natural self-healing mechanisms and abilities. 

Dietary principles are based on a core foundation that is balanced. Most people do well on the Chinse Medicine foundational diet. Since each person has different needs, for optimal results you can easily tailor your diet with addition and subtraction of foods for your unique situation.

Are you ready to be free from...

  • Persistent diarrhea
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominal cramping
  • Fatigue and weight loss
  • Possible mucus or pus in stoll
  • Possible blood in stool or rectal bleeding
  • Avoid complications
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Sweet Potato Rice Congee

Rice congee or porridge is one of the most healing and easiest to digest foods. Discover it's healing power.

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Digestive Essential Oils

Discover the power of essential oils of herbs and spices. You will learn which ones to use, and how to use them for daily routines for better digestive health.

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Teas and Smoothies

Teas and smoothies are quick and effective ways to use food as medicine. Fiber can be an issue for IBD or IBS. You will learn recipes to combine the right types of fiber and food combinations that will calm your diarrhea, ease pain, and avoid aggravations.

We cannot of course predict all idiosyncrasies. That is why keeping a food journal is so important. Everyone is different, and two people with the same Western Medicine GI diagnosis do not necessarily have the same 5-element pattern. Some foods that may help one person may aggravate another. 


Will include printable pdfs, videos, short easy questionnaire, and support. The curriculum will be updated over the course of 8 weeks so you can apply what you learn without overwhelm.

  Module 1: Welcome to Achieving a Healthy Gut and Healthy Body!
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  Module 2: Understanding Bowel Diseases
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  Module 3: Introduction to Essential Oils to Boost Digestion and Ease Discomfort
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  Module 4: Healing Food Recipes
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  Module 5: Feel Better Now!
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  Module 6: Daily Menu Routine for the 4 Stages of Healing
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  Module 7: Tools to stay in Remission
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  Module 8: What Body Constitutional Pattern are You? Take the Questionnaires
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  Module 9: Body Constitutional Patterns and Food Guide to Achieve healthy gut healthy body
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  Module 10: Begin with the Foundational Diet and Moderate to Support your Constitutional Body Pattern
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  Module 11: Your Path Forward and Review
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Daily Menu for Stages of Illness

Inflammatory bowel disease can be in different stages of illness. This program will take you from severe, moderate, mild and finally to remission. Following this program can help you live your life free from pain, diarrhea, and other health complications long-term.

Follow the daily food menu and essential oil routines given in four stages.

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Dr. Michele Arnold Pirtle

Michele Arnold Pirtle

As a doctor of Acupuncture Medicine for over 20 years, I am happy to share my experience, and research with you.

The CDC reports that In 2015, an estimated 1.3% of US adults (3 million) reported being diagnosed with IBD (either Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis).1 This was a large increase from 1999 (0.9% or 2 million adults).

IBS affects between 25 and 45 million people in the United States according to The International Foundation for Gastrointestinal Disorders.2

From U.S. News, "The American College of Gastroenterology reports that "more than 60 million Americans experience heartburn at least once a month and some studies have suggested that more than 15 million Americans experience heartburn symptoms each day." Simple heartburn becomes GERD when it happens two or more times per week...Up to 20% of the population may suffer from GERD."3

Today there is more and more knowledge about how gastrointestinal problems affect the whole body. There is a connection between our brain, mental health, skin, joints, hair, kidney health, liver disease, cardiovascular, respiratory, bone health, immune system, and cellular health such as cancer and tumor growth.

A message from Harvard Health discusses the gut-brain in connection with anxiety and depression.4

These connections were in fact always known in ancient Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. The digestive system is known as the Spleen-Pancreas Meridian. It includes the whole alimentary canal from the mouth to the anus. It is considered our center of health. When out of order it can affect other body systems.

In many cases when someone is seeing me in my clinic for acupuncture whether it is for a gastrointestinal issue, acne, psoriasis, eczema, arthritis, joint pain, muscle tension, anxiety, insomnia, or fibromyalgia, most often the focus in on the spleen and stomach channels. These give the best results.

As an acupuncturist I have helped so many people find balance, and achieve remission through dietary plans per their constitutional patterns.

Many people seek my care for pain relief, and are surprised that my specialty is digestive health.

I have found that combining the use of essential oils enhances results.

I am proud to offer you this program as a way for you to have every thing you need to know all in one place. You can learn about essential oils, and food healing methods that are easy to apply. I have made sure that you can find most foods in your local grocery market, and in your pantry.

Food should taste good, be easy to digest, and well-absorbed. My goal is for you to improve all of your necessary bodily functions so that you can eat, pee, poop, and sleep without difficulty.

To Your Health and Healing,

Dr. Michele Arnold Pirtle

Michele Arnold Pirtle is a doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (D.A.C.M.), California Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac.), and is a board certified diplomate in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine from NCCAOM, and has earned a Bachelor's degree in Biology.

  1. Data and Statistics (
  2. Irritable Bowel Syndrome - IFFGD
  3. GERD: Symptoms, Causes and Treatment | US News
  4. The gut-brain connection - Harvard Health

This course is closed for enrollment.