About Us

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Functional Medicine, Fertility, & Integrated Pain Relief

Achieving true health can be a complex and confusing journey. East Wind Healthcare was created to help you by simplifying the complexities of achieving true health. It is our purpose to help you become the best possible version of yourself with your vibrance and energy apparent in everything you do for your family, your work and your community! We want you to be who you can be when you are free of the limitations of illness and injury.

What Makes Us Different?

We are unique in that we take a team approach that combines the ancient wisdom of Chinese medicine with the latest scientific knowledge to guide us. We do the right tests to make sure we get to the root of your problems and provide effective treatments combining the best of modern technology combined with ancient wisdom. We view the body from a “systems” perspective and use natural and effective methods to balance those systems. Finally, we make sure you understand what we are doing, why we are doing it, and how you can continue to optimize your health moving forward. We use our “3 T’s concept” to test, treat and teach differently than anyone else.

A Focus on Root Causes

The hallmark of functional medicine is a focus on the root cause. Chinese medicine is the original functional medicine as ancient Chinese texts talk about differentiating the branch or outward manifestation (biao) from the root (ben). True health comes from correcting the root.

Whether your problems involve fertility, thyroid dysfunction, or weight gain, imbalances in the endocrine system (hormones) can wreak havoc on your body and leave you feeling hopeless when standard treatments don’t work. That is because true health does not come in a bottle of pills or a high tech procedure. The seeds of true health lie within each of us. Your first discussion with us will be a “Discovery Consultation” where we discuss your situation and how we would approach it. We want to help you know that you are making the right choice in deciding to work with us and likewise, we want to make sure we think we can help you and that you are ready to be healthy. In order to understand how to treat a problem, we must have a deep understanding of what the problem is — and how it impacts the other systems in your body. Once you are accepted as a patient, we perform a thorough medical history and a comprehensive evaluation including injuries, inflammation, chronic pain, hormone levels, lifestyle choices, emotional wellbeing, and more. Then we put together our findings and look at the bigger picture to uncover root causes and create an individualized care plan that addresses the problem at its source.

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An Integrated Approach to Health

The body is an integrated system of systems. Therefore, an integrated approach to care is key to solving complex health challenges. We specialize in helping those who have nowhere else to turn. We have found that most of the chronic illnesses that plague people are best handled by a wellness approach. It is by treating the root of the problem and correcting behaviors that you become truly healthy. In many cases the chronic disease seems to vanish. What is really happening is that your systems are functioning properly and you then are no longer manifesting symptoms of illness.

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Your Lifelong Wellness Partner

Our mission is to walk with our patients through each season of health, rather than treating a single symptom and leaving patients to fend for themselves. Beyond just helping you now, we want to be a resource to you 10 years from now, 20 years from now and beyond. We do this by integrating wellness education and health coaching into our functional medicine treatment plans. We believe that good health is built from the ground-up, and our team is committed to helping our patients discover what a healthy lifestyle looks like for them. We focus our wellness education on what we believe to be the five pillars of health:

  1. Digestive Health (the ability to get nutrients in)
  2. Detoxification System (the ability to get toxins out)
  3. Metabolism (the ability to process carbohydrate, protein and fat from the bloodstream)
  4. Hormones (balance within the endocrine system of organs and glands)
  5. Brain Health (the ability to think clearly)
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Over 40 Years of Holistic Excellence

Mike Buyze

Michael Buyze

MS, L.Ac., Dipl.Ac.

Our founder, Mike Buyze, has over 40 years of experience in healthcare. He founded East Wind in1998 to be a different type of practice that strategically integrates proven techniques from functional and Chinese medicine. What started as a private acupuncture practice has now expanded to a successful, fully integrated, clinic with three locations in northeastern Wisconsin and collaborators around the country — and we’re still growing!

Get Started Today

If a lack of health is holding you back from the life you want, now is the time to take back control. Contact our office for an appointment for your complimentary “Discovery Consultation.”

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