The Lotus Center of Ann Arbor - Acupuncture & Integrative Healthcare

Brodie Burris MSTCM Dipl. Ac., CMT

As an Acupuncturist, Herbalist & clinical director of the Lotus Center, Brodie Burris has earned a distinguished reputation for his work in the field of Chinese Medicine. He served two terms as the president of the Michigan Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.

Drawing from his diverse training in Eastern healing arts, he utilizes Acupuncture, Chinese Herbs and Massage to develop a unique and comprehensive program of treatment for each person.  Brodie’s study of Eastern healing arts began 30+ years ago with Okazaki restorative massage in his youth as a part of his martial arts training.   His personalized approach is one that combines his extensive training & clinical experience with compassion & commitment to his patients and their well being.  For the last twenty-two years he has built his successful practice on referrals from a broad base of health care providers as well as happy healthy patients.  This vast network of colleagues and patients is what ultimately led him to the creation of The Lotus Center.

Brodie is considered an expert in treating ANY of the following conditions:

  • Any sort of pain condition arising for any reason, from head aches to body pain anywhere.  He is known for being able to treat almost any strange condition and many of his colleagues refer their difficult patients to him when they are stumped.
  • Women’s issues, including fertility, menstrual irregularity, menopause, and really any ob-gyn  related problems.
  • Digestive conditions from reflux /GERD to constipation/diarrhea, Crohn’s disease etc.
  • Respiratory difficulties, from asthma to allergies, to illnesses of any kind.
  • Mental and emotional challenges like anxiety and depression. Many people have reported that they get more out of talking to Brodie than they do their therapist.

Training  and Certification

  • 1998 – Brodie earned a  Master’s of Science degree from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco.
  • 1997 – received a Diplomate  in Acupuncture( Dipl ac.) from The National Certification for Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine
  • 1994 – Bachelor of Arts – Psychology -  Albion College, Albion MI
  • 1993 – Healing arts Institute – Sacramento, CA certified in Massage
  • Member of the American Association of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine since 1999
  • Member of the Michigan Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine since 1999


Brodie teaches workshops in massage, introduction to meditation, and lectures on Oriental Medicine in a wide range of venues, including the University of Michigan Medical School, and the UM Faculty Scholars Program.





University of Michigan

  • Faculty Scholars Program
  • School of Public Health
  • Doctor Patient relationship course UofM
  • Field Providers for the UofM CAM medical students


  • Principles of Oriental Medicine
  • Chinese Medicine & Fertility
  • Acupuncture & Acupressure in Fibromyalgia & Fatigue: clinical trial design
  • Multidisciplinary Approaches to Anxiety and Depression
brodie herb wall


Acupressure to relieve fatigue in post therapy Patients

I suffered with migraines from quite some time. I have taken many medications to control pain and abort them, but the headaches have almost been eliminated with acupuncture. I can not say enough about how wonderful Brodie has been to me. I have encouraged my friends to try this and tell everyone about my success. Thanks, does not begin to say it.”


“Talk about the best! I am referring to Brodie Burris, who has been instrumental in alleviating my anxiety through use of acupuncture and helpful therapeutic suggestions, combining acupuncture and wise life advice in a way which for me has been very effective. The benefits that I have obtained have been priceless. I would recommend Brodie to anyone with an issue that has been shown to benefit from acupuncture.”


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