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.

Regional Specialists in Orthopedic & Japanese Acupuncture for Complex Pain Conditions.

Call our Office 828-668-5322 for a Free Consultation with a Certified Wellness Specialist.

Or Click Below to Schedule an Appointment. We're Here to Help You.

Jessica Kincer
Jessica Kincer
Chad is highly skilled at his profession! I have been seeing Chad for years for carpal tunnel syndrome and other ailments from my 20 years in the dentistry field. I was told I would need surgery but all I needed was Chad an excellent acupuncturist! He absolutely heals my body and I love how I feel after treatments! I am so appreciative of his patience to get to the source of the pain during treatments! When the Knoxville office closed I now drive to Asheville to see him. Give your body the gift of acupuncture by Chad!
Chad was very professional and carrying. He was able to relieve my wife's abdominal pain for the first time in months. We look forward to more visits and treatment. Great to get results. Traditional western medicine has not been effective.
Jed Guilbeau
Jed Guilbeau
Chad’s explanations as he progresses through his treatment is reassuring and seems imbedded in sound judgment. My lower back musculature is more relaxed. Looking forward to additional sessions.
Tina McVay
Tina McVay
Thankful to have had this session with Chad. After only one visit my back already feels looser without pain! I will definitely see him again and I highly recommend him for your chronic and acute pain issues. The office is calming and Chad is very gentle and effective in his treatment 😊
Maria Allen
Maria Allen
Chad Johnson is such a thoughtful and kind caregiver. I always feel better after seeing him!
Joy K
Joy K
I'm not sure Asheville realizes how lucky it is to have access to Chad Johnson. I've had a lot of bodywork over the past 20 years, including acupuncture from multiple people who do different styles, and every kind of massage and somatic therapy you can think of, more or less -- which is to say, I know what I'm talking about. :) Chad Johnson is a master at what he does, and to top it off he's also very kind and personable. I believe he authentically cares about his patients, and it's obvious that he loves what he does. His approach reflects years and years of study and experience, and it is unique to him. If you're reading this review, just make an appointment, you won't regret it.
Dawn McCarthy
Dawn McCarthy
Chad Johnson helped alleviate terrible, chronic pain in my thumb and hand. He was patient, knowledgeable and made the experience relaxing. He made great recommendations for products that he carries in the office, which I used at home to continue healing. His office is responsive and flexible. This is not my first time using acupuncture as a means to try to heal injury in a more natural way, and ever since trying acupuncture, I feel more and more confident that it can help virtually any ailment.
Hillary Bolter
Hillary Bolter
Very compassionate and effective care. Chad got me out of a serious muscle spasm in one session. Very effective with pain support!! Highly recommend.
shirley arington
shirley arington
After suffering from low back and hip pain for the past 4 1/2 years, I have made the rounds of therapies provided to help. Some worked for awhile, but I was hungry for something more organic. Having used acupuncture in the past with good results, I sought out the "top" rated in Asheville. Chad's name popped up top of the list, and after a thorough researching of his background, education, reviews, etc, I contacted his office. His wife, Nicole, was a pleasure to speak with, and she was very upfront that she was his wife. But, for good reason, she praised him thoroughly, I found him to be incredible knowledgable, very soothing voice, spot on with the pressure points, the treatment room is very pleasant, I have seen him three times now, and each time, my pain is better. He follows each session with suggested stretches and exercises, and makes me want to follow his sage advice. If you are contemplating Acupuncture, you cannot go wrong with Chad.
Sarah M. Jordan
Sarah M. Jordan
I can tell that Chad truly cares about his patients. I walked into the office in tears because I was nervous driving there after a recent car accident. Chad helped put me at ease immediately. I was very nervous about the needles, but Chad was so gentle that I barely felt any needles and he made me laugh aot. My primary reason for getting acupuncture was for a lingering cough, but the results on my nervous system were immediate relaxation and I felt I could fully breathe and relax for the first time in a long time. Muscles that were in knots let go of tension in the first session. It was amazing! I also tried moxibustion for the first time which was very pleasant and warming. The office itself is beautifully decorated with crystals and relaxing music. And the building has a real parking lot so you don't have to parallel park. I will definitely be back.

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