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Michael passed a background check that includes a SSN verification, national criminal record check, and sex offender registry search. Learn More
Michael delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
2001

I graduated from the University of California Irvine. I have been teaching for over 15 years. I teach health, emotional healing, and languages: ESL and Chinese. Helping others grow and learn is my life's greatest passion.

ESL:
I have a TESOL degree and also fluently speak Chinese and Korean. which helps my Chinese and Korean students learn English much faster from me than from other ESL teachers who do not speak these languages. I have a great passion for teaching and understand how to help my students master the English language by learning through application. Learning a language is like putting pieces of a puzzle together. Once you know how the puzzle pieces of a language work and interact with each other, you have the critical foundation for mastering any language.

Health & Life Coaching:
I have a practice called Heal From the Ground Up where I target the underlying root causes of my clients' body and mind related health problems, in particular: depression, PTSD, ADHD, anxiety disorders, emotional stress, detoxification, hormone imbalance, candida, digestion, nutrition. exercise, medication induced nutrient depletion, and more.

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Experience

Holistic Health Practitioner & Nutritional Consultant
Apr 2010 - Present
Heal From the Ground Up

As a holistic health practitioner I take a holistic approach and evaluate all the fundamental factors to your health: nutrition, detoxification, medication induced nutrient depletion analysis, blood type, lifestyle, and stress.

Professional Life Coach
Jan 2010 - Present
Heal From the Ground Up

I help people with emotional healing. My specialty is helping people who are highly sensitive to the emotions of others. Through our sessions we work together to uncover the root causes to your emotional distress and break free from life long patterns.

Language Tutor
Mar 2005 - Present
Self-employed

I help people learn and own the fundamentals of the English & Chinese language so they can truly be self sufficient. I love teaching languages because learning a language is the window to entering a new world.

English Teacher at Korean Hospital for Doctors
Jul 2005 - Jun 2006
Yonsei Medical Center

English Teacher at Korean Orphanage
Jul 2005 - Jun 2006
Seoul Sonyeon Ae Jib

I taught English to children and teachers at the orphanage in small groups.

Foreign Exchange Student at Beijing, China
Jun 2002 - Jul 2003
Peking Normal University

I studied Chinese at one top-rated universities in China and was awarded a full scholarship.

Education

Professional Coaching
Aug 2011 - Jul 2012
Coaches Training Institude
Holistic Health Practitioner & Nutritional Consultant
Jan 2008 - Jan 2010
Global College of Natural Medicine
Education
Jan 1999 - Jun 2003
University of California Irvine
Chinese Literature & Language
Jan 1999 - Jun 2003
University of California Irvine

Languages

Chinese
Professional Proficiency
English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Korean
Limited Proficiency

Certifications

Certified Professional Coach
Jul 2012
Coaches Training Institute

TESOL Certification
Jun 2005
University of California Irvine

Awards

Wilkinson Scholarship
Jun 2001
University of California Irvine

Affiliations

American School Health Association
Apr 2012

The Association is a multidisciplinary organization of administrators, counselors, dietitians, nutritionists, health educators, physical educators, psychologists, school health coordinators, school nurses, school physicians, and social workers that envisions healthy students who learn and achieve in safe and healthy environments nurtured by caring adults functioning within coordinated school and community support systems.

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Photos & Videos

Life Coaching with Heal From the Ground Up
Health Coaching with Heal From the Ground Up
Mastering English with Michael
Photo by Michael H.

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Giving an interview to a Chinese TV station

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Teaching ESL to elementary school students

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Giving an interview about emotional healing

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At a health fair

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75 Reviews

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Kyle Oct 19, 2017
Chinese · Online

Every class is fun and I learn so much. I am able to retain a lot of what Michael teaches because with each lesson he gives me online flashcards that he has created. This makes learning and memorizing Chinese so much easier.

Sandy Oct 13, 2017
Chinese · Online

The classes are challenging but very effective. My Chinese has improved greatly with Michael's classes.

Afiya Oct 12, 2017
Chinese · Online

michael never gives up and he is a happy person that makes it easy to learn

Bing Wei Oct 12, 2017
ESL · Online

I love Michael's teaching because he corrects and teaches when I make mistakes. I also feel better and happier each class because he teaches about life.

Alissa Oct 9, 2017
Chinese · Online

It was a lot of fun for the first time learning Mandarin in a somewhat structured environment. So far, I feel this will be very helpful and I cannot wait to see what i will learn next week!

Melissa Oct 5, 2017
Life Coaching · Online

Michael is a true specialist in his craft. I believe that everyone can benefit from talking to someone in effort to improve upon ones self and live a more fruitful life. In doing so, you should seek individuals who have great insight and ability to uncover the underlining issue. Michael is such an individual. He not only has the skill to help you identify the root cause but provides you with the tools to repair and grow.
I recommend him to ANY and EVERYONE of all ages. I strongly recommend preteens to be seen by him, as much of what we struggle with stems from our childhood years.
He has been instrumental in healing our most precious of hearts.

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Timothy Oct 3, 2017
Life Coaching · Online

I am so glad to find Michael here. He was very patient and spent significant amount of time with me to understand the root of my problems. I had a terrible health anxiety attack for months and this was the worst experience in my life. Thank you again for everything and I strongly recommend him to everyone who has emotional problems.

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Debbie Oct 2, 2017
Chinese · Online

Chinese

Patricia Sep 26, 2017
Chinese · Online

I learn a lot from Michael. He is very attentive and very good at teaching the most important basics of the language. I feel more and more confident in speaking Chinese. Thank you Michael!

Ching an Sep 21, 2017
ESL · Online

I love Michael's way of teaching. He corrects me when I make mistakes and teaches me why. He also uses life to teach English so my English is better and I feel better too!

Aadi J. Sep 19, 2017
Chinese · Online

Our first lesson was great! Aadi liked his teacher and is excited to learn more! Thanks!

Bethany Sep 18, 2017
Chinese · Online

Michael has been teaching my daughter Chinese. He is very good with kids and knows how to make the class engaging for children to learn.

Samuel Sep 15, 2017
Chinese · Online

Makes learning Chinese easy and fun! I'm feeling more and more confident in my ability to speak Chinese. Michael teaches with structure but customizes a lot to fit my needs and level.

Hunter F. Sep 11, 2017
Chinese · Online

Went very well!

James Sep 11, 2017
Chinese · Online

Beverly Sep 9, 2017
Life Coaching · Online

I love Micheal's approach to healing. He targets the root (and often past) experience(s) or emotion(s) that renew themselves within our current lives. In our first session, he was able to pinpoint where my sadness and anxiety stemmed from and give me insight and tips to improve through the week. Within only three sessions, I have improved my anxieties tremendously and am learning to love myself and the people around me. Definitely, would recommend.

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Mike Sep 6, 2017
Chinese · Online

Jeff Sep 3, 2017
Chinese · Online

Fantastic teacher! I have no prior experience in learning Chinese but Michael made learning Chinese easy by focusing on the fundamentals.

Elizabeth Aug 31, 2017
Chinese · Online

Heng Aug 31, 2017
ESL · Online

Michael is so patient and careful that he corrected every mistake I made. He not only teaches English but also inspires me. He is the best English teacher I've ever met!

Winston Aug 29, 2017
Life Coaching · Online

I feel so much more free now. With the help of Michael I can live the life I always wanted by changing the programming caused by my childhood experiences. Thank you!

Brian Aug 25, 2017
Chinese · Online

I am feeling more and more confident speaking Chinese. Michael is a very attentive teacher who makes learning Chinese fun and easy.

Andrew Aug 22, 2017
Life Coaching · Online

Wow. I've been to at least 3 mental health counselors in college (went through a hazy time) and felt they were totally ineffective. Instead of reaching out to my root issue, I felt they were too afraid to reach out to me and asked a bunch of questions that diverted from the problem and not towards it. In the end, they'd give me superficial solutions ("hey, think positive!") and I'd feel nothing at the end.

When you talk to Michael, you feel he instantly wants to connect with you. 10-15 min later, he gets to the root of the issue. I highly recommend him. In the end, I felt changed, and the effects are lasting.

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Judith Aug 21, 2017
Chinese · Online

Michael is a wonderful teacher. Really helps me make the hardest parts of learning a new language easy for me.

Min Aug 20, 2017
English · Online

Very good teacher. Learn a lot!

Shiping Aug 18, 2017
ESL · Online

I like this teacher a lot. Good teacher!

Cindy Aug 17, 2017
Chinese · Online

I really enjoy Michael's class. I learn a lot and I feel more confident in speaking Chinese now. Thank you!

Ling Zhi Aug 15, 2017
ESL · Online

Great teacher!

Heng Aug 14, 2017
ESL · Online

Teng Aug 14, 2017
English · Online

I enjoy Michael's class very much. My English has improved a lot and each class is very interesting. Thank you!

Afiya Aug 11, 2017
Chinese · Online

he is awesome

Betty Aug 9, 2017
Life Coaching · Online

Throughout my life I had a lot of problems with anxiety and depression. Working with Michael I was able to find and heal the root of it all. I finally can say I feel free. Thank you Michael!

Hyejin Aug 8, 2017
ESL · Online

I have been studying with Michael for several months now. He is really kind, fun and passionate. He not only teaches me English but he teaches me about life!

Afiya Aug 7, 2017
Chinese · Online

He is nice and he helps you learn better.

Bailee Jul 31, 2017
Chinese · Online

It was awesome. He was nice and corrected me when I made a mistake. Michael is not mean like some teachers. In conclusion, best teacher ever.

Afiya Jul 31, 2017
Chinese · Online

Awesome!

Eric Jul 27, 2017
Life Coaching · Online

I was able to heal myself by healing my past. Michael is a wonderful spirit and human being.

Elisa Jul 25, 2017
English · Online

I got an English teacher and a life coach together! Classes are fun, effective and motivational.

Jack C. Jul 24, 2017
ESL · Online

Sandy Jul 20, 2017
English · Online

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Adriana Jul 18, 2017
English · Online

I really enjoyed my first lesson with Michael. His explanations were very clear and I learned a lot! Thank you!

Sally Jul 6, 2017
Nutrition · Online

My health is so much better thanks to Michael. His ability to pinpoint the underlying root causes to what I was going through really opened my eyes. Thank you Michael!

Wanping Jul 4, 2017
ESL · Online

Great teacher! Teaches with lot of passion and creativity. My English improved very quick with Michael!

Bingyi H. Jul 2, 2017
English · Online

be active to communicate to teacher, say what you want to say.

if you can not undertand exactly, please ask teacher right now.

After takelesson, arrange all contents that teacher taught.

my teacher left homework for me every takelesson, this is very good...
i always finished my homework on time.

my teacher suggested me write a dairy every day, i do it as he suggested.

my teacher recommended an American TV play with subtitle<frends> to me, i just watched a little bit, i am going to watch every evening, i think it will be helpful to me.

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Samuel Jun 13, 2017
Health Coaching · Online

There were many side effects and nutrient depletions that Michael helped me see that my medications were causing me. These nutrient depletions were wreaking havoc on my health. It's been two weeks and I already feel a lot better from the health plan that Michael set up for me. Thank you!

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Garvin Jun 11, 2017
Life Coaching · Online

Really great session. Micheal was patient, understanding. the session revealed something about my nature that I didn't realize. I would recommend him

Yao L. Jun 6, 2017
English · Online

Michael is such a wonderful teacher! Thank you!

Daniel S. Jun 5, 2017
ESL · Online

Michael is a wonderful teacher. I enjoy his classes very much. He teaches with lots of passion. I have learned so much English from him and improved so much. Thank you so much Michael!

Wendy L. May 31, 2017
ESL · Online

Michael is a fun and creative ESL teacher. I have learned so much from him. I feel I really understand the basics of English and I am getting more and more confident. Thank you so much Michael!

Joey P. May 29, 2017
ESL · Online

Michael is an unbelievable ESL teacher. Michael can speak Chinese and I am from China so it helps a lot with learning English in our classes. Highly recommend!

yun Z. May 5, 2017
English · Online

Michael, I made a mistake on April 20. i should rate you 5 starts.
sorry about it

Diana P. Apr 1, 2017
Life Coaching · Online

Honestly because of Michael I am finally the person that I had hidden for so long. It took me only two sessions and I am a completely changed person. All my life I had thought I should keep my thoughts to myself but realized nothing should be kept inside. Keeping all the past memories and thoughts had effected my life in a negative way and being able to hear someone tell me its okay to say the things you want really changed my life. I am finally living a real life not holding back and NOW finally I am the free spirited person I always knew I was. Thank you :) much love

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Denise Mar 29, 2017
Nutrition · Online

Michael is a great teacher-coach. His knowledge about nutrition is wide ans accurate, plus his empathy with my personal issues and wisdom is taking me to a definitively better place about my health, and the way to see life overall.
Thanks Michael!

George L. Mar 19, 2017
ESL · Online

Michael is a wonderful ESL teacher! Because he is able to speak Chinese it made learning English much easier for me because I am from Taiwan. His classes are fun and I learn so much!

Kee-Yip Mar 17, 2017
ESL · Online

Geraldine A. Mar 15, 2017
Health Coaching · Online

I have had the privilege of meeting quite a few holistic practitioners and physicians, and I got to say, Michael Hsu has made quite an impression. A good one.

Despite my initial hesitations about answering a questionnaire on my eating, sleep and exercise habits (mind you, the later one was non-existent, at that time) Michael Hsu's genuine interest and care in my own health had got me thinking...and I am grateful that he got me into action.

I've been experiencing difficulty in sleeping, had low energy levels and low esteem brought upon by the sudden cystic acne on my temple. He had provided a food guide for my particular blood and body type; as well as a questionnaire targeting the hormonal imbalance that he had identified. He encouraged me to write a daily food intake log and provided me with quick, delightful smoothie recipes that have made it easier for me to consume the suggested 5-10 servings of fruits and vegetables per day.

"It is your health", he says. And so it is. There are prices to be paid if it's not on the good side. And I thank Michael Hsu for caring enough and being outward focused as he provides such excellent service.

Grateful much,
Geraldine

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Callie R. Mar 14, 2017
Life Coaching · Online

I highly recommend Michael Hsu as he is a clear voice in our troubled times. He has the unique ability to eloquently describe the subtle webs of deceit and destruction that we have created individually and collectively and offers insight as to how we can emerge by illustrating the inclusive autonomy that only true sovereignty can yield. He advocates our own personal and universal journey through humility to ultimately find the Love we all wish to receive.

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Jessica K. Mar 13, 2017
Life Coaching · Online

My first session with Michael was amazing. He truly cares about getting to the root of your problems. I was diagnosed this and that by my psychiatrist but Michael doesn't believe in labels. He treats you for who you really are and digs deep in your history to help you.

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Jen C. Mar 7, 2017
Health Coaching · Online

Through my dealings with Michael I have experienced wisdom, patience and unconditional love. I would highly recommend him as a coach in anyone's journey to finding the origin of self and manifesting that in their lives.

Jami A. Mar 4, 2017
Health Coaching · Online

I truly believe the Law of Attraction brought Michael into my life at just the right time. After meeting with him for the first time, I felt a tremendous amount of release and relief. I saw things in my life more clearly and knew there were areas that I could improve by doing a few simple things that he taught me. It's been a few weeks since our first meeting and things in my life have been changing for the better. Letting go of limiting beliefs and focusing on making myself happy have been key insights that Michael shared with me. You know how they say, people come into your life for a reason, season or lifetime? I know that Michael's popped into my life for a reason and I'm so happy and thankful for his guidance and support!

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Anand P. Feb 28, 2017
Health Coaching · Online

Because of Michael Hsu, I am no longer fatigued! I suffer from diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol... and we're working on taking me off my meds. I was referred to him by my gf who saw him for her thyroid. She's into all natural remedy healings. I was skeptical at first, but after seeing Michael, her thyroid is stabilized and she gained so much energy...I kid you not! After a long day's of work (10-12 hours), she manages to come home and play with my 6 year old son!

So far we're working on my deficiencies, and I have definitely noticed results. I'm looking forward to completely coming of my meds!

I highly recommend Michael...he's passionate in what he does...all around genuine man.

Thank you, Michael!

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Marla S. Feb 26, 2017
Health Coaching · Online

Michael Hsu is a wonderful sounding board for every aspect of being a human.
He understands you from the inside out and can help with your physical as well as emotional challenges.
I highly recommend him for his nutritional and emotional coaching!!! There are not enough stars on TakeLessons to recommend him.

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Maggie C. Feb 24, 2017
Life Coaching · Online

Once you start talking to Michael, u feel like you are not talking to a stranger, his is someone you know already. He helped me to have a image of how my childhood is related to my current situation, I was repeating the same pattern. Anyways, when u feel lost or confused and feel lack of self confidence, there must be something related to you childhood, Michael has the ability to letting you to see the root of the problem.

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Sheryl B. Feb 23, 2017
Health Coaching · Online

Michael is a very caring, patient, and thorough practitioner.

His insight regarding how childhood experiences and patterns can/may repeat during adulthood is very key to helping anyone acknowledge and learn about where they have been in life =. As well as to help clients become aware of these patterns/behaviors, so that they can create a new life for their today and for their future.

Thank you for being you Michael and for showing up in the world as you are, best!

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Diego M. Feb 23, 2017
Life Coaching · Online

Michael,

Thank you so much for helping me. You're friendly, insightful, and incredibly helpful. You made it easy to talk to and helped me so immensely that I have completely changed how I view myself and the situations I am in.

I highly recommend Michael.

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Janice W. Feb 22, 2017
Health Coaching · Online

I've had this lack of energy problem for the longest time and I've decided to see Michael. It took only 2 treatments and I feel like a whole new person. I would totally recommend Michael to my friends and family!

Garvin B. Feb 21, 2017
Life Coaching · Online

Really great session. Micheal was patient, understanding. the session revealed something about my nature that I didn't realize. I would highly recommend him!

Mike W. Feb 18, 2017
Life Coaching · Online

Mr. Hsu brings a refreshing approach to a millenary healing tradition by empowering your own will to be well and awakening dormant inner strength. His empathetic manner and genuineness make the path to improvement easy. The power unleashed by the alignment of mind and body to deal with even multi-layered distress can be surprising, and very effective even where other methods fail. I highly recommend trying it out!

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Owen A. Feb 16, 2017
Health Coaching · Online

Michael's work is a God given talent. As young as Michael seems, he has the wisdom and knowledge that is helping me heal. I've gone to doctors for my conditions. I was treated in the hospital for the symptoms but they were merely band aids to my problems. When I went to him, I was only focused on the physical aspect of my conditions. What I didn't realize that their were other compartments involved that may be contributing to my symptoms such as my diet, hormonal balance and my emotional well-being. He thoroughly investigates every nook and cranny of your being.

It is so easy to talk to Michael that I feel like I'm talking to a friend. He is also very flexible and will accommodate you based on your personal needs. Meeting with Michael was so beneficial to me, I extended more meetings with him even though he recommended lesser sessions.

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Linda Y. Feb 15, 2017
Life Coaching · Online

What Michael had me see in myself in 2 sessions was remarkable. No judgement. No lecturing. He had me think outside of the usual box for me to see why I was in such pain with the losses I had in my life. Why I felt the way I did....like a misdirection in life. The phrase that I still remember him saying to me is that I am the gift. I am the gift. He had me say that out loud. No apologies. Say it like I mean it. I am the gift.

I listened to a couple of his podcasts today. The monologue about his mom & the podcast about loss. Once again I am reminded how great a life coach he is. I will listen to my inner core child....the one that was so happy with life. Thank you Michael.

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Jessica C. Feb 14, 2017
Health Coaching · Online

Michael is an amazing person and healer. He has a big inner calling to help others heal, and he's committed to his clients far beyond what you'd expect from the medical profession. He offers the kind of support that you can truly lean in to, and that will meet you on all levels -- emotional, mental, physical and spiritual.

When you first meet Michael, you'll feel how much he cares. The longer you connect with him, the more you'll sense how deep his understanding of healing extends. He's a wise soul in the form of a young man, and his heart is huge!

I personally believe that Michael Hsu is a man to watch -- whatever he continues to create through his business, workshops, and writings, is going to be expansive and impactful to many many people. Work with him and you'll see what I mean!

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Betty Feb 13, 2017
Life Coaching · Online

Michael changed my life. I really feel it was an answer to prayer. In all my life with too many counseling visits, none, have helped me the way he did. I only wish I would of met him years ago. My life could of been so different. I am a different person now. My friends even comment on it now. Michael gave me tools, I now value myself and will stand up for what I deserve. I am so grateful. Thank you so much!

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Anna Feb 13, 2017
Health Coaching · Online

Michael came highly recommended from a good friend of mine and he lived up to his reputation! In our very first session, he recommended a few supplements and dietary changes that have completely changed my life. It's amazing how understanding the way food interacts with our body can help us make the right choices.

Michael is a great listener, very patient, and understanding. He's easy to talk to and very knowledgeable. Don't let his age fool you. When I first met him, I wondered how he could be a life coach at such a young age but he has lots of experience and knowledge in his field.

Michael really tailors each health plan to the individual needs, wants, and even blood type. He is passionate about delivering the right type of personal care.

My advise is if you are thinking about going to see him... why not go for a consultation. You only lose a hour out of your day, but have emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual health to gain ;)

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Chanel Feb 11, 2017
Life Coaching · Online

All these 5 stars is NO joke. The one session I had with Michael was incredible. There is a reason why he's by appointment only...The moment you walk into his office is when everything is about YOU. All attention and efforts goes to helping you feel better. There was no sense of rush. First step of getting better is to realize that there is something wrong and go see help. I am truly thankful that I came across these yelp reviews to push me to visit Michael.

Michael helped me realized things that I didnt even know really bothered me.

I remember how it always started...before meeting Michael

Therapists: 1. Walk in the clinics, 2. fill out health forms, 3. talk about how you feel 4. hr is over, you go home filled with emotions you just talked about feeling super crappy. 5. second visit, talk more about how you feel. It just always felt like I'm only talking about how I feel at the moment. Couldn't really feel much improvement even through endless talking.

Psychologists: 1. Walk in clinic, 2. fill out health forms 3. briefly talk about how you feel. 4. prescribe you medicine.

On the very first session Michael helped me dig deep down into the root of all my issues, a burden that I put on myself when I was a little girl. Something I haven't cried so deeply about in 15 years. I dont think I ever cried this much in a first session before, I also never felt so good after the first session. Of course every individual is different and every problem is different, but he truly cares and truly wants to help!

Next session we're working on my diet and hormones I think. I'm looking forward to it :) . I Highly recommends Michael for any problems. He is SO knowledgeable and all the information he presents is very interesting. Only one meeting with him and he is already my inspiration to help others It's a process of healing I know, and it might take a while... or not :), but I feel good after...I think that's the most important. I'm so happy and thankful that this Michael Hsu exists. And that there IS hope, for those that feel hope will never exist again.

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Rebekah Feb 11, 2017
Health Coaching · Online

I came to Michael Hsu at my lowest point. I had muscle weakness, no energy, body pain, nausea and chills. My medical docs are doing a series of blood tests but the process is very slow with an HMO. I was so exhausted that I had to rest my head on his desk the entire initial interview. He identified adrenal issue and a B12 deficiency...in addition to other things. I followed his recommendations for vitamins and supplements, stopped gluten and sugar, and 3 weeks later I am feeling much better. I am exercising again and my energy is at 70%. Oh..and I've lost 15 lbs so far. I would highly recommend him if you want to take charge of your health.

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