Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture in Asheville, NC

Chad practices multiple styles of Chinese Medicine and acupuncture. Each style lends itself to view the body through a different lens. This allows him to address your issue from multiple angles, finding the best pathway to health.

Kiiko Matsumoto Style (KM)

KM Style features a highly systematized method of palpation and uses fine gauge needles, magnets, diodes, and moxibustion to effectively treat a wide variety of complaints from complex structural disorders to internal organ maladies. Read more about KM Style.

Acupuncture Physical Medicine (APM)

APM features palpation of the body using Classical Chinese Medical theory paired with the modern medical trigger point therapy yielding effective treatments for many complex, chronic disorders that evade modern medicine such as chronic fatigue syndrome, stress disorders, and fibromyalgia, as well as symptomatic relief of internal medical complaints in the various organ systems of the body such as neurological, cardio-respiratory, gastro-intestinal, genitourinary, and gynecological complaints. Read more about Acupuncture Physical Medicine.

Zheng Gu Tui Na

Zheng Gu, meaning “correct bone,” uses massage and joint mobilization to diagnose and treat acute and chronic structural imbalance and internal disharmony. As a stand alone treatment or with acupuncture and herbs, this method helps clear energetic pathways of constriction to decrease recovery time.

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)

TCM is the most commonly taught style of acupuncture in American schools. This style focuses on disharmony of the major organs’ systems and prescribes herbs, acupoints, exercises, and dietary treatment accordingly. Read more about TCM.

Massage Therapy

Swedish Massage

Swedish massage uses oils to glide over the surfaces of the body facilitating release of tension in muscle tissue, releasing constrictions of the connective tissue, and calming the mind and emotions.

Tui Na (Chinese Medical Massage)

Tui na follows Chinese Medical Theory and uses acupressure to balance the energy pathways. Tui na is used synergistically with acupuncture to encourage healing of musculoskeletal conditions as well as many internal conditions.

Tui na facilitates healing in a wide variety of complaints from frozen shoulder, golfer’s elbow, and carpal tunnel syndrome to asthma, hypertension, and heart disease.

When external herbs are incorporated in the form of moxibustion, essential oils, liniments, plasters, and poultices the body changes even more rapidly toward a healthy state.

Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue massage focuses on specific muscle groups and targets holding patterns and areas with pain or problematic injuries.  Deep does not always mean deep pressure.  Proper breathing should be incorporated to allow the muscles to release rather than using force.


Shiatsu originated in Japan and means finger pressure.  Customarily performed over loose fitting clothes using range of motion and acupressure to open the channels of energy that flow through the body. Using Chinese Medical Theory, these blockages are released and the patient leaves feeling balanced, centered, and relaxed.

Additional techniques may be used in your treatment:

Techniques such as reflexology, myofascial Release, neuromuscular facilitation, cupping, Thai massage, deep flow massage, orthopedic assessment, and mindfulness-based stress reduction may be used in your treatment.

External Herbs

Linaments, Soaks, Plasters, and Essential Oils

These external herbs stop pain, resolve blood stasis, clear heat (inflammation), increase circulation, reduce swelling, knit bones, and relax tendons.

When used in conjunction with acutherapy and plenty of rest, we see faster recovery times.

“When I tore my Achilles tendon, it was at least 40% torn. I thought it would be a good opportunity to see how well an herbal soak works. For eight days I soaked my ankle and my pain became less, range of motion increased, and six-weeks after the injury I was fully recovered.” says Chad.

Many people have Achilles tendon pain because of a tear. Once this type of injury goes untreated for a long period of time, it becomes more difficult to treat. Injuries can linger when left untreated. The sooner treatment happens, the better the opportunity for full recovery.

Read more on sports injuries

Call our office 828-333-5087 for an appointment

or schedule a free 30 min consultation with Chad to discuss your options.