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, Qigong, 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 breathwork. Daughter of a Methodist minister and therapist, she embraces an ever-deepening spirituality that includes Daoism, Advaita and Sacred Fire Native American wisdom. She is licensed at the state and national levels. Formerly she served as director for two health-related non-profit organizations and studied Western herbalism and qigong.
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.