Our First Year

Acupuncture Energetics is Winston Salem’s first and only physician-based practice dedicated to treating your health concerns with medical acupuncture.  On September 1, 2023, we will celebrate the first anniversary of opening our doors in beautiful Old Salem! 

As I reflect on what an amazing year it has been, I feel tremendous gratitude for all who have helped me realize my dream, including the patients who have entrusted me with their care.  We have enjoyed many outstanding successes as we worked together, in partnership, to achieve deep and long-lasting healing. 


Each body tells a story.  We use a Japanese, palpation-based style of acupuncture to reveal the root source of disharmony and guide individual therapy.  Many patients have told me they feel the needles working during the treatment, as tender reflexes resolve, and balance is restored.


While the needles have a powerful influence on the healing process, lifestyle factors can potentiate, or hinder, the benefits of therapy.  As partners in health, my patients and I review what can be done at home to support what we’re accomplishing in the office.  Suggestions made are rooted in the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and based on the individual’s physical findings.

As I’ve spoken with my patients about their health concerns, certain themes have emerged: a desire to reduce the number and/or amount of medications taken; help with sleep, stress, anxiety, and depression; relief from pain and fatigue.  People are looking for a natural alternative; they are seeking balance in their lives.  They are eager for a non-pharmaceutical, non-surgical option to optimize their energy level, productivity, and satisfaction with life.

Having had so many conversations this past year, I thought it would be helpful to develop a resource for everyone with similar goals.  With a 25-year background in Western medicine, a personal experience of overcoming some crippling physical challenges through non-conventional modalities, and a solid grounding in Eastern medicine, I believe I can present some balanced thoughts on issues vital to health.


My intent is to present discussions on various topics from the perspectives of both Western, “biomedicine” and Traditional Chinese Medicine.  This is not meant as a contest to see which one is “right”, but to provide a more comprehensive viewpoint on common health concerns.  In my own health journey, I have experienced tremendous recovery through the willingness to accept and apply strategies from both disciplines.

If you are receiving acupuncture already, I hope these entries deepen your understanding of our time together.  And if you’re not, well, I hope they spark your interest!

Questions?  Call the office for a free consultation, (336)624-1640. Or book an appointment today for one of our individual or group services! Mention this post to get 10% off your first service!