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ABOUT | black river acupuncture

By serving Holland, Michigan and its surrounding communities, Black River Acupuncture & Integrative Wellness seeks to provide accessible Acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Medicine to patients across the lifespan. As a family medicine practice with a speciality in pain management, Black River Acupuncture provides integrative wellness care through modalities such as Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, cupping therapy, and more.

Our practice was founded with an emphasis on simplicity, accessibility, approachability, and quality. Black River Acupuncture invites people of all walks of life to create lasting patient-practitioner relationships that promote wellness.

By adapting ancient medicine for modern lifestyles we provide our

patients with a dedicated space for stress reduction and healing.

ancient medicine for modern lifestyles.

Black River Acupuncture & Integrative Wellness was

established in the fall of 2019 by Dr. Madeline De Jonge, DACM, LAc.

Our team grew in summer of ‘22 with the addition of Dr. Jesse Middleton, DACM, LAc.

black river acupuncture & integrative wellness  is committed to providing excellence in wellness care for Coastal West Michigan

through Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine. 

ABOUT | Dr. Madeline De Jonge Manier 

Madeline De Jonge Manier, Doctor of Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine, Registered Acupuncturist, Board Certified Herbalist, Diplomate of Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM), graduated Summa Cum Laude from Pacific College of Health and Science in Chicago, IL in May of 2019.  Dr. De Jonge also holds a Masters of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine (MSTOM) from Pacific College. Her schooling involved five years of intensive study of Western Sciences, Acupuncture, Chinese Medicine, and Herbology, including over 1,000 supervised clinical hours. Dr. De Jonge is committed to promoting the health of patients across the lifespan by helping modern Americans navigate their busy lives utilizing the ancient practices of Traditional Chinese Medicine. 

As a complement to her schooling, Dr. De Jonge completed one year of internship with the Anesthesiology Department of John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County in Chicago, IL. During this internship, Dr. De Jonge treated patients in both the outpatient pain management clinic and in the Post Anesthesia Recovery Unit (PACU). She attributes this experience as the root of her passion for integrative pain management and peri-operative acupuncture.

Dr. De Jonge became interested in medicine at a young age. She grew up under the care of a chiropractor and was inspired to study Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine after seeking treatment as a teenager for acne prone skin and food sensitivities.

Born and raised in West Michigan, Dr. De Jonge hails from the small community of Saugatuck. Growing up in this area has inspired her appreciation for the arts, local food, and the lakeshore. Dr. De Jonge is a lifelong lover of music and she enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.

She and her husband, Riley, are always planning their next adventure! They are both animal lovers and have a tortoise shell cat named Misty. 


ABOUT | Dr. Jesse Middleton

Congrats Dr. Middleton!
Jesse & her husband, Matt, welcomed a baby boy, Marshall Rory Middleton, on February 2nd.  


Dr. Middleton's passion for Traditional Chinese Medicine and the healing arts was ignited by her brother’s lengthy and pernicious struggle with Lyme disease. When he contracted the disease, her family spent years working with the medical community to address it with little success. Her brother’s condition spiraled downward; no one knew how to help. Then, good fortune led the family to Traditional Chinese Medicine through which they were able to manage the disease and work to heal the damage it caused. This life event, though tragic, inspired her to become a Doctor of Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine. 

Dr. Middleton earned her first Bachelor of Science degree from Central Michigan University. She then graduated Summa Cum Laude from East West College of Natural Medicine in Sarasota, Florida where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Professional Health Sciences and a Master of Science in Oriental Medicine. Dr. Middleton then completed her Doctorate of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine at Pacific College of Health & Sciences, graduating Summa Cum Laude. In addition to her studies in the classroom, Dr. Middleton has enjoyed several weeks of travel and learning in China. This allowed her the opportunity to experience herbal medicine and China's rich culture first hand. 


Dr. Middleton has been certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and has achieved status as a Diplomate of Oriental Medicine. She is a Board-Certified Herbalist and Licensed Acupuncturist in the State of Michigan. The more Dr. Middleton learns, the clearer she sees how substantial and substantive this field of health care truly is. Dr. Middleton plans to be a lifelong student. She has recently completed her Practitioner Certification through the Institute of Functional Medicine (IFM). She now offers Functional Medicine services at Black River Acupuncture & Integrative Wellness, including dietary therapy and supplements.


Dr. Middleton is from the Metro-Detroit area and moved to West Michigan in 2020. She lives in Grandville with her husband, Matt. She loves exercising, cooking beautiful food, and hanging out with her golden retriever, Stanley.

Dr. Middleton is warm, positive, energetic, and compassionate. She is grateful to be a part of the dynamic, knowledgeable team at Black River Acupuncture and Integrative Wellness, and is excited to meet you!  

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