Are you in pain?

We Excel at Pain Relief.

Gentle Japanese Acupuncture Clinic

Specializing in Chronic, Acute, and Complex Pain Conditions

Our Difference: Advanced Orthopedic Acupuncture – Changes You Feel Right Away.

Our acupuncture gets very physical results. We primarily use an advanced Japanese style of acupuncture that is based upon gentle palpation of body and it’s systems. This allows us to listen to your body, and quickly discover the primary symptom and response pattern effecting very quick results. We are uniquely the only clinic in Western North Carolina and Eastern Tennesee working in this advanced style learned directly from Kiiko Matsumoto, a living Master and treasure.


Our advanced, gentle palpation techniques allow us to listen to the body directly without practitioner interpretation. We then identify tender spots around the problem area and then employ multiple advanced Acupuncture methods to clear pain and inflammation, increase blood flow, range of motion and speed recovery times. Our acupuncture is very grounded in the physical sensations of the body. You will feel a physical change during the very first treatment. Okyu (Japanese moxibustion), Cupping, Trigger Point Release (Dry Needling), and Gua Sha are also incorporated into treatments as needed.

Massage Therapy

We use a combination of advanced Chinese medical massage (Zheng Gu Tuina), Shiatsu, Orthopedic Massage for Common Injuries, and other techniques such as Reflexology, Myofascial Release, Neuromuscular facilitation, Cupping, Gua Sha, Thai massage, Deep Flow massage, Orthopedic Assessment, and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). We teach our patients simple breathing techniques, stretching exercises, acupressure points, and Qi Gong as needed to help the healing process along in between treatments.

Holistic Health Coaching

Health Coaching helps you connect the dots between what you eat and how you feel. We offer food and lifestyle support for digestion, immune support, hormone balancing, weight balancing, anxiety, inflammation, auto-immune, and more. We offer support in addition to your acupuncture treatment plan or as a standalone service.

East Meets West: Bridging the Gap

We partner with conventional and holistic practitioners, becoming part of your care team, to provide you with a new experience in care. We speak both languages so you don’t have to. We work with physicians, practitioners, and patients to provide full-spectrum patient-centered care.

Our Acupuncture is Gentle, Calming, and Most Importantly – Effective


No Options Left

When you feel that you have no options left, Chinese Medicine can offer you a different perspective on your health. Often times, this difference equates to a better quality of life for you.


Confusing Diagnoses

For confusing diagnoses, we examine the organs, the neck, and the back, looking for imbalances or tight tender points. Once found, we relieve the points of imbalance and tenderness.


The Whole System

You don’t have to live in pain. We don’t just look at one sick body part. We look at the health of the whole system. As we uncover pain, tender points, and other clues, we help your body heal itself.


More Mobile

The body immediately functions better once these tender points subside, and once the body functions better, the spirit functions better. Once the spirit functions better, the mind functions better. Once relief has been found, patients generally become more mobile.