Introduction to Herbal Medicine

“This was my first experience with acupuncture. Lara was wonderful, she listened to me and took her time with me. I’m looking forward to continuing to work with her.”
~ Mary C

“Lara was recommended by a friend who is an ‘acupuncture veteran’, and she was the perfect choice. Very informative about the procedure and the principles involved. Also very gentle and relaxing as other reviewers mentioned. Most importantly she is a good listener who takes the time to understand her customer/patient.”
~ Glenn D

“Shoulder function 100%! Thank you for fixing my shoulder! It was my first time doing acupuncture and it was fantastic. Super comfortable and relaxing and my shoulder is fixed!  Thank you.
~ Zach K

“She’s a Winner! Lara is the best acupuncturist I have seen! –  her gentle, relaxed and informed manner was very reassuring. She has a broad knowledge of healing modalities in addition to acupuncture so can offer a wide range of options for her clients. I feel confident in her abilities and look forward to receiving further treatment.”
~ Marnie M

“Working with Lara has made such a difference in my life! My hormones are more level and my bladder is stronger. I feel calmer and better able to manage stress. She has even helped to heal knee and hip pain. And she has connected me with herbal supplements that are supporting my overall health as well. So grateful.”
~ Lori P

” Been Looking for Really Good Acupuncturist for a really long time – I’m a big fan of acupuncture   I’ve lived in Asheville for 19 years, I hadn’t been able to find a practitioner that I like as well as Lara. She’s very knowledgeable and considerate of her patient – explaining remedies and treatment has really worked–in fact–within hours my congestion cleared and I appointment. She was very efficient and uncomplicated in her work with me.”
~ Adrienne C

“After my appointment, I felt great. My energy level and mood was up afterwards, and I can feel the benefits from acupuncture. Will definitely continue going and can’t wait for next time!”
~ Matt M

“Impressed! Wonderful practitioner! She made sure I was comfortable throughout the treatment and is very knowledgeable. I feel much better after this first treatment, and look forward to seeing her again.”
~ Patricia D

“Immediate relief! I had been feeling overwhelmed by feelings of grief, depression and anxiety. After my first visit, I experienced a shift in my energy. Lara is kind and professional. I’m glad I found her!”
~ Sandy F

“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

“Just what I needed! Lara was so helpful to me! I have had a chronic cough and sinus problem for over 4 months and it has led to my developing other problems. I saw her for my first visit yesterday. She asked very pertinent questions and listened well to my answers. Explained to me what she the problem was and the treatment she would do. Her treatment has really worked–in fact–within hours my congestion cleared and I had no more wheezing when I laid down. I have scheduled another appointment. She was very efficient and uncomplicated in her work with me.”
~ Virginia B

“Wonderful!  I had a very positive had a very and comforting visit with Lara.  She is kind and knowledgeable and I felt true compassion in her presence. I felt improvement in my condition in one visit and I look forward to making more progress in subsequent visits. Highly recommend!”
~ Juli H

“I have been going to acupuncture for many years.  It’s always been beneficial for me, and having her and having her at the clinic where my doctor is is very convenient, Lara is kind , patient and listens to my concerns.”
~ Connie D

My very first experience with acupuncture and I am amazed. Lara is thorough, thoughtful and kind. I look forward to my future visits.”
~ Rhonda F

“Lara is is patient, kind, thorough and incredibly knowledgeable. She is the best acupuncturist  I have ever seen and quite frankly, is just lovely to be around!”
~ Kristina V

“Best professional care! Lara is so thorough, knowledgeable and kind! I always leave so relaxed and fixed.”
~ Cyn S

“I thoroughly enjoyed my first acupuncture experience with Lara. She listened me and explained what she was doing and why. She gave me helpful suggestions and I’m going to make my next appointment.”
~ Margie A

“This was my first acupuncture experience and Lara has me converted! On top of her genuinely nice demeanor, she knows what she’s doing! always feel better after seeing her.”
~ Beverly R

“I was able to pre book online with great ease since I knew we would be traveling to the Asheville area.  I was also lucky enough to be able to attend Lara’s drop-in Qigong class at the Om Center prior to my acupuncture appointment. I found Lara to be delightful as a person, extremely kind as a caregiver, and very competent as an acupuncturist.”
~ Rosanna W

“I have been seeing Lara for over 3 years now. When I first started seeing her I was newly diagnosed with a rare form of colitis. She was the positive force I needed, as she said “ I can help with that” and “You will get better.” While I was also under Western traditional medical care Lara listened to me every week and gave me and my body the additional support I needed. So Lara did help with that and I did get better.

I have continued to see her to maintain my health and also because she is a comforting soul whose knowledge is invaluable for a healthy body. At 66, I sometimes have additional aches and pains and concerns with which Lara is able to help.

Lara is a good listener and applies that to one’s individual well being. Since I really can’t say enough glowing positive words about Lara, I will stop here with the recommendation that she is the real deal and if that’s what you are seeking look no further.”
Valerie Schiffer-Danoff 

“I can’t begin to tell you the difference that Lara has made in my life!  After seeing a physician, taking multiple medications and being told I was going to have to live with the symptoms of interstitial cystitis, I decided it was time for a different approach.  Lara, through acupuncture and Chinese herbs, was able to make a remarkable difference within 10 days, and at 2 weeks I was off traditional medications.  About a month ago an old problem flared up: severe joint pain.  I was in so much pain I couldn’t walk without limping.  Within 2-3 visits Lara was able to reduce the pain so dramatically that I am now practically pain-free and feeling amazing!”
~Daina Riley

“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, competitive trail runner and five-time champion of the Mount Mitchell Challenge

“I felt like I was actually being listened to when I talked with Lara about my pain and the related struggles. I felt that she was paying attention to the many parts of the whole that is “me”.  I am now happy to say, that I am going into my sixth month of monthly acupuncture visits and daily herbal regimen and it is the only thing that has ever helped me manage my pain and heal my condition.” ~Court McCracken, Artist, Author, Teacher

“After an appointment with Lara I feel like I’ve been nourished, and in a very simple way, restored back to myself. Thank you Lara, for your kind and caring way.”
Karmal Spaeth

“I had severe, almost debilitating, pain with plantar fasciitis, and Lara was able to cure it using acupuncture. I must admit I was amazed at the speed and effectiveness of the treatment, and I have had no recurrence. She was also able to resolve a chronic knee injury through acupuncture. I am now able to walk and even hike pain free. What a wonderful gift! I have been impressed with Lara’s diagnostic ability and her competence and caring.”
Marialice Wilson

“After wrenching my upper back, Lara’s treatment helped to sooth the tightness and soreness. Actually, with any of my complaints, Lara’s treatment is able to heal and mend as needed.”
Andra Cagle

“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,
Author, The Vocabulary of Joy ~ Celebrating the Blessings of Life with Cancer 

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