My Approach

Every symptom tells a story.  Every physical and emotional sign is a guide.  These signs and symptoms have many levels: Body, Mind, and Spirit.  We address healing at all of these levels through the framework of Five Element Consciousness and the energetic meridian system using the tools of acupuncture, acupressure, Qigong energy exercise, and healing foods.  From a modern angle, my approach is a quantum functional way of healing.  Through integrating the ancient wisdom of Chinese Medicine with modern science, patients and students will discover that the key to wellness lies within.  

Five Element Consciousness

This framework maps the connections between organ function, emotions, Nature, and healing foods.  We use this framework to expand your understanding of your underlying physical and emotional conditions.  In addition, this expanded awareness and its application, becomes a tool for supporting your ongoing healing.  I will guide you in this application one on one and through online resources.  The Healer Lies Within is also available to provide an immersive opportunity to dive deep through the six week Dragon’s Way Qigong intensive and ongoing community calls and Qigong practice.  Explore more on Organ Function, Emotions, and Spirit.

The Meridian System

Meridians function like invisible highways connecting all the visible tissues and organs of the body’s systems, directly impacting organ function faster than the speed of light!  As we are quite literally “energy grids,” we are connecting to all of life through this field.  How energy is flowing within our meridians directly impacts our health and wellbeing AND how we connect in relationships, our work, with Nature, and beyond!  


All conditions in the body, from a cold to cancer, begin at the level of energy.  All conditions reveal patterns of energy stagnation.  For thousands of years, acupuncture has been used to support healing.  Very fine needles are placed a superficial locations along your meridian system.  This stimulation opens energy flow at these locations.  When flow is restored within the meridian system, function is restored, and healing will naturally follow.  

Chinese Herbal Medicine


Unlike Western medications that directly suppress symptoms and Western herbal supplements that replace something “missing” or force the body to cleanse, Chinese herbs support underlying organ function.  These herbs work like acupuncture to create balance and allow your body to function optimally for healing the root cause of your condition. 


The Four Energy Gates, created by Grand Master Nan Luprovide you with a powerful tool to take healing into your hands!  They become a “healing habit” to support ongoing energy flow and clearing in your day to day life.  Just as you would take a daily shower to rinse away the grime and stress of the day, the Four Gates are your “internal” shower moving physical AND emotional energy stagnation.  Explore the Four Energy Gates NOW!

Qigong Energy Exercise

Qigong is a practice that gently stretches and opens the Meridian lines to support flow.  In addition, the standing postures of Qigong allow you to position your Meridians so that you are more open to receive.  This is similar to the concept of “plugging” yourself into Universal energy source or opening to the Cloud for a download / update / upgrade!  The longer you hold the standing posture, the more you will receive.  

The power of a Qigong practice depends upon the strength of its lineage and the quality, quantity of your commitment.  Dragon’s Way Qigong has been traced back over 10,000 years to the Taoist Masters Lao Tzu and Chuang Tzu.  The Wu Ming lineage has been passed down to us by my teacher Grand Master Nan Lu.  Wu Ming is translated from the Tao Te Ching to mean No Name.  What has originated at the beginning of life holds a name.  That which goes back to the original root of life source has No Name.  This practice embodies the Tao.  Without having to read or understand these concepts, practicing Wu Ming Qigong opens your connection to the Heart and your intuitive mind.  Explore more on Qigong NOW!

Healing Foods


Every food on this planet holds an essence, energy, and Spirit.  Eating for healing is about re-awakening your connection with food beyond the mind.  The body never lies.  Its cravings hold messages for us.  When we open to listening to the body, we open the power of eating intuitively for our highest healing potential.  In addition, this concept reveals to how to nurture our precious digestive system.  

We rely on our digestive system for all of our day to day processing of food, emotions, and information.  Explore more on Eating for Healing NOW!

Next Steps…

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In our first session, over 1.5-2 hours, we will explore the expanded picture of your physical and emotional symptoms, you will receive acupuncture, learn The Four Energy Gates, and receive Chinese herbal formulas.  Your follow up session will be in 2-4 weeks.  All conditions are energetic patterns, each treatment helps to create new healing patterns.  

How many sessions you require depends upon your unique symptoms as well as your integration of healing tools outside of our one on one sessions.  Additional support with Qigong and healing foods is integrated over time.

My approach can be used alone or as a complement to Western Medical treatment.  It does not interfere with Western Medicine and may result in additional relief.  

With my understanding of Western Medicine, we can work in collaboration with your Primary Care Physician to taper or adjust medications as needed.  

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The healing process is a journey.  Like walking a labyrinth you may have moments where you feel lost, stuck, or even like you are not progressing / just walking in circles; however, you are always on the right path.  At the center of the labyrinth is your healing key!  As your guide I am here to support you at every level body, mind, & Spirit.  

As an additional offering, I provide 30 minute Zoom coaching sessions in between your acupuncture sessions.  These sessions enhance your healing process and re-align you with your path when you experience challenges.  

If you are not local to the Indianapolis area and feel aligned with what I have to offer, we can use conscious coaching sessions live via Zoom to level up your health and well being!  We will explore your personal healing journey through the wisdom and tools of Chinese Medicine.

My Teacher


After my own Body-Mind-Spirit awakening in 2008, my journey lead me to the east coast.  As the ancient saying goes, when the student is ready, the master appears.  

In March of 2009, I began traning with Grand Master Nan Lu in Tao of Medical Qigong.  This was my first opening into these concepts.  I still recall the moment on day one of my training when I read the quote “From the Spiritual perspective, there is no disease or illness.  There is only undiscovered purpose.”  

I went on to continue training with Grand Master Lu through advanced Tao of Medical Qigong, Chinese herbal medicine, Dragon’s Way Qigong, Breast Health Qigong, and Digesting the Universe.  

In 2012, I completed a one year apprenticeship with Grand Master Lu at his practice, the Tao of Healing in NYC.  

I pursue ongoing study and practice with Grand Master Lu as his student.  

Discover more about Grand Master Nan Lu and his foundation TCM World.  


"I cannot express enough gratitude to Dr. Melissa Laborsky for giving me my life back through energy work, acupuncture and the Dragon’s Way!  After an accident I tried for 2 months to resolve severe headache pain via traditional western doctors and medicine to no avail.  Acute head pain robbed me of my former normal lifestyle.  Through a friend’s encouragement I sought Dr. Laborsky for acupuncture.  I was skeptical, but knew my life could not continue on this path of pain.  At my first appointment I as very weary and had no idea what to expect, but was completely overjoyed when I felt immediate relief in her office after one session of energy work & acupuncture!

I continue treatment, and have had important personal shifts in my lifestyle under her guidance.  Dr. Laborsky is a gifted & caring person, and in my opinion saved me from what could have been a dark path ahead.  Her office has a peaceful and healing atmosphere.  She is a gift to our community, and has literally transformed my life.  I cannot recommend her enough.”

~ MJ 57 year old female 

“I had bursitis in my right hip for about 3 years.  I tried a cortisone shot in the past but the pain returned within 4-5 months.  I know this is hard to believe, but after just 2 acupuncture sessions along with herbs and The Dragon’s Way Qigong exercises, I was feeling great!  I have no pain and walk more fluidly than ever before.  No more limping!”

~ EH 45 year old female 

Indy Healing Center 


7771 Spring Mill Road

Indianapolis, IN

All content on this website is for informational purposes only and is not intended to prevent, diagnose, treat, or cure any disease or condition.  You should consult with your health care provider before beginning this or any health-related or weight loss program.  Melissa Laborsky, MD 2014