For Michael Pierce, DC, DACNB, FACFN, natural medicine and chiropractic was a natural evolution of an independent, resourceful American philosophy of natural order and of understanding the laws of physiology. The profession was committed to mastering non-drug and non-surgical healing methods, and yet trained to diagnose and recognize its limits. That commitment appealed to him. The University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point gave Dr. Pierce a spectacular liberal arts and scientific education as an undergraduate, especially chemistry, music, and philosophy.
Dr. Pierce’s was steered by his personal chiropractors to Palmer College of Chiropractic in Iowa – the Fountainhead of the discipline. They were steeped in the traditions and science of that institution and helped him through the grueling education. Later Dr. Pierce studied animal chiropractic and earned a certification, and then studied the functional neurology of Dr. Frederick Robert Carrick, the pioneer in the field. Dr. Pierce studied for years and earned the rare specialty in chiropractic neurology and treated much more complicated patients. There is a deep satisfaction for him in the sleuthing and resolution of difficult chronic cases.
Dr. Pierce’s commitment has been to increase the capacity of human expression for all his patients without robbing them of some other aspect in the process. He meticulously monitors the brain and body for signs which direct his treatment and make small course changes like an attentive pilot.
Dr. Pierce was the Medical Director for both a large destination spa, and for a free public clinic. Dr. Pierce was a faculty instructor of clinical nutrition for pregnancy and lactation at Arkansas Midwives School and Services, and an instructor for several massage therapy schools.
Dr. Pierce has presented cases at the Holistic Dental Association annual convention and testified before the Minnesota Dental Board and before the Minnesota legislature.
Dr. Pierce is an assistant professor for the Carrick Institute of Clinical Neuroscience and Rehabilitation where he teaches molecular and clinical neurochemistry. In addition, he has been a lecturer for Apex Energetics since 2009, educating physicians and other practitioners on the testing and clinical applications of Functional Endocrinology, Immunology, and Blood Chemistry.
Dr. Pierce regularly travels around the country lecturing on topics such as:
- Impacts of Estrogen on the Neuroendocrine Immune Axis
- Cortisol and Melatonin Circadian Rhythm Physiology
- Neuroendocrine Immune Axis
- Autoimmune Physiology & Clinical Management
- Self-Perpetuating Neuroendocrine Immune Stress Cycles
Having completed his post-doctorate in Neurology from the Carrick Institute of Clinical Neuroscience and Rehabilitation, he became a diplomate of the American Chiropractic Neurology Board. He was an adjunct professor of Clinical Science for Northwestern Health Sciences University in Minnesota. He has 20 stand-alone continuing education courses approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork and the American Massage Therapy Association.
- Carrick Institute of Clinical Neuroscience and Rehabilitation, Postdoctoral Studies in Neurology
- Carrick Institute of Clinical Neuroscience and Rehabilitation, Clinical Neurochemistry
- Carrick Institute of Clinical Neuroscience and Rehabilitation, Movement Disorders
- Carrick Institute of Clinical Neuroscience and Rehabilitation, Diagnosis and Treatment of ADHD, Learning Disabilities and Behavioral Disorders
- University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic, Mastering the Thyroid
- University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic, Neurotransmitters and Brain
- University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic, Blood Chemistry Evaluation
- University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic, Principles in Functional Endocrinology