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Welcome to Balanced Meridian!

When your Meridians are balanced, you will experience less pain and better overall health.

Balanced Meridian is an acupuncture healing center serving the Outer Banks, North Carolina. The “Balanced Meridian” name is in direct correlation to the balancing of your Meridians. The Meridians are the twelve channels of life-energy or “qi” that flow throughout the human body. Dr. Michael Brone is a leading provider of modern acupuncture services that will aid in the balancing of those energy paths or Meridians.

Traditional Chinese Healing…
Acupuncture, a cornerstone of traditional Chinese medicine along these pathways used for more than 2,500 years, is the insertion of fine strategically and gently placed needles into a person’s body. According to the World Health Organization, it effectively treats a wide range of symptoms, diseases and conditions.

Michael Brone, DC has been one of the leading providers of professional acupuncture services in Eastern North Carolina since 2006. Dr. Brone is also a well-known former provider of chiropractic medical services established in 1992.

Dr. Brone started in each facet of medicine, both traditional and ancient, through his own personal experiences. A prior injury while working on an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico led him to become a chiropractor. Later he found relief from taking part in treatments from the ancient Chinese practice of acupuncture after years of chronic pain.

We offer Classical Chinese acupuncture using sterile stainless steel ultra-thin needles that are applied according to the laws of the five elements. Multiple systems may be used in a session including auricular therapy, scalp, Korean hand, laser and electro-acupuncture.

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Proven to Heal…
Used for thousands of years in Eastern cultures, acupuncture has been recognized by the National Institutes of Health for treating conditions like: allergies, asthma, migraines, anxiety, sinusitis, stress, depression, back and neck pain, fatigue, addictions, PMS, hypertension, insomnia, cold and flu, and sciatica.

Balanced MeridianA Modern Approach to an Ancient Art…
Traditional Chinese acupuncture uses the pulse diagnosis method which involves taking a series of readings from a person’s wrists to determine imbalances. Balanced Meridian uses an advanced and modern method of detection called electro meridian imaging. EMI utilizes measured electrical readings and the precision and speed of a modern computer to produce a graph of your imbalances.

Meet Dr. Michael Brone

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Michael Brone, DC has been one of the leading providers of professional acupuncture services in Eastern North Carolina since 2006. Dr. Brone is also a well-known former provider of chiropractic medical services established in 1992.

The Atlantic City, New Jersey native, earned a petroleum and natural gas engineering degree from Penn State. Dr. Brone later earned his Doctorate of Chiropractic Medicine from the Texas Chiropractic College. He followed up his degree by becoming a Fellow of The International Academy of Medical Acupuncture.

Patient Testimonials

I had pain in my legs if I walked a half mile or sat in the car for 30 minutes.  After acupuncture treatments with Dr. Brone, I am now pain free !!!

R.K. from Washington, North Carolina

I had plantar fasciitis (foot pain) for at least 6 months.  I tried physical therapy and cortisone shots with no relief.  Three treatments at Balanced Meridian and I could resume my normal activities without pain.

C.J. from Greenville, North Carolina

This appointment was one of the most thorough & enjoyable acupuncture visits I’ve experienced. Mike was professional without being cold & very helpful with explanations. My energy level today has been amazing as well as less pain in my jaw. ( tmj issues ) i look forward to working together to maintain health & vitality. I would absolutely recommend this practitioner to anyone seeking to heal & balance themselves. Read more…

Panda Daniels

Balanced Meridian is a very relaxing and comfortable facility. Dr. Brone is fantastic, and really takes the time to listen and assess your issues. I left without the back pain that I walked in with, and also felt relaxed and energized at the same time. I didn’t know that was possible, but he made it happen! He also made it a point to explain exactly what he was going to do, and gave me a mini education on Acupuncture while he was at it. Highly recommended! Read more…

Laura McClain

Dr. Brone does a good job describing what the problem is.  And the needles didn’t even hurt at all.  Five sessions later not only was my neck and shoulders feeling great, but my sleep was greatly improved too.

R.B. from Wiliamston, North Carolina

A boating accident compressed my lower spine and caused tremendous pain.  I use acupuncture, chiropractic, yoga, and massage therapy to keep in shape.  If I had to choose only one thing to use it would be acupuncture with Dr. Brone.  He gives me the most relief the quickest.

B.B. from Washington, North Carolina

Thanks to Dr. Brone, I was able to decrease my pain symptoms, increase my focus, sleep and activity levels. I really appreciate his wellness approach. He is a great addition to the Outer Banks’ wellness community! I highly recommend him and his caring, empathetic approach to health! Read more…

Marie Newman

I highly recommend Dr. Brone. He is an Awesome Acupuncturist. He is very thorough and explains everything. Very interesting when you compare your symptoms to the chart on his wall!!! Read more…

Dawn DeFazio Amoruso

When a migraine hits me it can last 3 days.  I have a job and a 4 y.o. to take care of.  My treatments with acupuncture help me deal with the stresses of both.  I can’t afford to be knocked out with drugs or lay in bed for days.  Thank you Dr. B. !!!

J.J. from Greenville, North Carolina

I use acupuncture as part of my wellness regimen.  I feel better when I am balanced and have fewer flare-ups of my sciatica

W.S. from Greenville, North Carolina

Outstanding professional service. Dr. Brone is patient, thorough and detailed in treatment.  He is extremely knowledgeable in management of the entire body. I can validate this because I am a picky healthcare professional that wants Read more…

Sylvia James RN, MSN

For over four years I’ve suffered with periodic flare ups of what my orthopaedic surgeon diagnosed as ‘digital nerve pain’.  The treatment was always ice, elevate and 600mg of ibuprofen…and a week of staying off the foot.  Hard to do living in a three story house. Not mention all the rowing and golf I was missing.

     Fortunately Dr. Brone’s first treatment had me back on my feet the next day. At 73 pain kind of comes with the territory but it doesn’t have to be.  His ‘tune ups’ make all the difference. Acupuncture done correctly by a professional such as Doctor Brone can dramatically improve your quality of life…take it from this active old man!!
Richard McBride

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Acupressure
Balanced Meridian A technique that applies pressure to specific acupuncture points utilizing fingers, hand, elbow or various mechanical devices to provide relief of symptoms, balancing and motivating the flow of Qi throughout the body.
Auriculotherapy
Balanced Meridian Hands of the doctor doing acupuncture of ear. A therapy that utilizes the rich supply of blood and nerves in the ear to diagnose and treat disease, by stimulating acupuncture points in the ear. Auriculotherapy is effective in the treatment of a wide range of common diseases. It is especially successful in the treatment of chronic disease or used as an analgesic during surgery or childbirth. There are diverse auriculartherapy methods, such as acupressure, laser, magnets, needling, electrical stimulation and moxibustion. Auriculartherapy is also widely used in hospitals and clinics that specialize in addiction, psychiatric and mental disorders.
Electro-Acupuncture
Balanced Meridian A low-frequency electrical impulse is applied to the needles once they are inserted in the acupuncture points and the Qi is obtained. This method regulates the flow of Qi, producing a more continuous and even stimulation. It is extensively used during surgery and further enhances both the duration and intensity of acupuncture’s analgesic effects.
Laser Therapy
Balanced Meridian A healing technique that stimulates acupuncture points with low intensity “cold” lasers emitting infra-red light placed on or over affected areas and acupoints. It differs from laser surgery, which utilizes “hot” lasers. It is usually used to relieve pain, inflammation, and wound healing.
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