The owner of Lutea, Lara, brings all of her respect and reverence for this medicine to her clinical practice everyday. She cultivates her own health through meditation, Qigong and Yoga to bring compassionate, gentle and thorough care to every single patient. She shows up 100% for every individual at every appointment and her goal is to be as professional, compassionate and effective and possible. Patient safety and complete, holistic health are her priorities.
Acupuncture and herbal medicine to bring you back into balance
Chinese Medicine is an ancient and sacred art that uses various practices to facilitate balance and healing on the spiritual, mental and physical levels. We don’t just treat illness - we treat people.
What We Value
Meet the Practitioners
Lara Ferguson Diaz, L.Ac., Dipl.O.M. (NCCAOM
Lara, Owner and Acupuncturist, has provided gentle, compassionate care to her patients in private practice since 2011. She combines cultivated acupuncture knowledge, intuitive, hands-on qi healing and herbal wisdom in each treatment. Lara holds a four-year professional degree from Daoist Traditions College of Chinese Medical Arts, a rigorous clinical program focusing on classical teachings. There she completed intensive training in Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Qi Gong, Tui Na, and Dietary Therapy.
She meets each patient on their healing journey with an open heart drawing upon her knowledge of meditation, reflexology, guided visualization, and breath work. She is licensed at the state and national levels. Formerly she served as director for two health-related non-profit organizations, studied Western herbalism, and Qi Gong.
Lara also holds degrees in writing and music. A mother, writer, musician, herbalist and acupuncturist, she considers healing to be a heart-centered practice. Lara practices Chinese Medicine in the beautiful mountains of Asheville, North Carolina.
Dr. Maegan Emily Davis L.Ac., Dipl.O.M. (NCCAOM)
Maegan graduated from Daoist Traditions College of Chinese Medical Arts with a Doctorate in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (DACM) and is licensed through the state and nationally. She offers compassionate, effective and personalized care. Each treatment is based on her patient’s unique presentation and may involve various modalities including acupuncture, herbal medicine, food therapy, essential oils, gua sha, moxibustion and cupping in a supportive and warm environment. Maegan has also taught yoga for over ten years, which informs the way she lives and practices medicine. To learn more about Maegan’s yoga classes and workshop offerings, visit her personal website ( www.drmaegandavis.com).
Maegan holds a degree in Environmental Studies with a focus in environmental education and sociology. Her passions include nutrition and cooking, hiking in the beautiful Asheville mountains with her husband and dogs, cultivation through movement and meditation, and deepening her knowledge of medicine, philosophy, spirituality, and healing.
What People Are Saying
When I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2013, it was a wake-up call to take a complete mind/body/spirit look at my life, and work in all of those areas to heal. The first thing I did was to say NO to chemotherapy. The second thing I did is to seek out Lara to help me re-establish balance and harmony in my body and in my life. The depth and breadth of her knowledge are amazing. A large part of my healing journey was acupuncture with Lara, her wonderful qigong classes, and more recently, using powerful herbal support under her expert guidance. And oh, by the way, I am now cancer-free!
— Julie Savage Parker
As an athlete, I often push my body’s limits. Lara has helped my body recover from injury and reach its potential. She also has helped me mentally, spiritually and emotionally refocus and rejuvenate. Thanks to her acupuncture, herbal recommendations, and compassionate healing, I have become a better athlete and a healthier human being.
— Will Harlan
Definitely going back! It was my first time getting acupuncture and Lara was amazing! It is so great to also be able to talk to someone about natural medicine and make a plan to resolve some lifelong health issues. Definitely going back to see her!
— Alexandra U
I have been getting acupuncture with Maegan since last October, and it has been life-changing. My body and mind feel more balanced and at ease. My sleep, anxiety, depression, digestion, stress levels, and energy levels are all worlds better. I recommend her to everyone I know. She has a super calm and loving energy, and is very easy to connect with. She is a great listener, and truly cares about you and what you have to share. Overall, it has been a truly amazing experience.
— Savannah S
Lara has a gently confident approach that is very whole-body focused. I have seen numerous acupuncturists and she is my favorite — from her gentle touch with needles to advice on food, extensive knowledge of herbal remedies, and her kind office demeanor.
— Cyn S