After four years in private practice as a massage therapist, the next step was additional education and Heather decided to enroll in the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in Portland, OR in September 2002. Over the next three years she completed an accelerated program consisting of coursework comprised of 3,146 total hours, of these, 948 hours were devoted to clinical studies, for which 203 quarter credits were granted and a Master's of Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture.
Heather's acupuncture training includes adjuncive therapies such as tuina (Chinese manipulative therapy), cupping, acupressure, auriculotherapy, moxibustion and dietary and lifestyle changes.
Heather is a registered acupuncturist in the state of North Carolina. In addition she is certified by the NCCAOM as a Diplomat of Acupuncture.
The practice of acupuncture is regulated by the North Carolina Acupuncture Licensing Board, located at 893 US Hwy, 70 west Suite 202, Garner, NC 27529, phone 919-773-0530. The practice of acupuncture in North Carolina does not authorize a person to practice medicine and surgery in this state. The services of an acupuncturist must not be regarded as diagnosis and treatment by a person licensed to practice medicine and must not be regarded as medical opinion or advice.
In order to insure the safety of our clients, we use only pre-sterilized, disposable needles.