James Brown L.Ac.

James Brown LAC

James Brown L.Ac. is a Licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist practicing in  Asheville, North Carolina. He is National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) recognized. He received a Bachelor of Health Sciences Degree and Master of Science Degree in Oriental Medicine from Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine.

His clinical training and experience includes a veterans clinic in south Florida, as well as residency at Light of the World Clinic - Clinica Luz Del Mundo. His current clinical work is treating a diverse range of conditions out of his clinic at WNC Holistic Center in Asheville North Carolina.

James was formally trained in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) philosophy, diagnostic, and treatment techniques. He is skilled in the Balance Method Acupuncture system utilizing treatment locations away from the area of complaint to maximize restoration of the patient's proper balance. His approach to health focuses on Oriental Medicine's tried and true methods identifying internal and external imbalances that require harmonization. The intention of his work is to enable the intrinsic healing capacity of the patient, through a holistic approach of herbal medicines, acupuncture and adjunct therapies.

Krystal Kinnunen, L.A.c, Maom, Dipl. OM

The experience of birthing my first daughter naturally at a Birthing Center awakened a desire in me to support and empower women during the sacred cycles of their lives. My primary focus is on women’s health with a specialty in pregnancy, fertility, and healthy cycles. Knowing that Chinese Medicine is one of the most comprehensive and effective modalities for supporting women’s health, I devoted myself to a rigorous academic graduate program at Daoist Traditions College of Chinese Medical Arts and received my Master’s of Oriental Medicine. I used acupuncture and herbs to prepare myself to have a successful and gentle home-birth at the age of 40 with my second daughter, so I know first-hand how potent this medicine is!

In addition to being a licensed acupuncturist, I am a trained midwife’s assistant, Reiki Master and certified teacher of Kundalini and prenatal yoga. I studied with world renowned midwife Ina May Gaskin at The Farm in Summertown, TN, and with Tej Kaur Khalsa and Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa in Southern California. I am also a devoted student of Peruvian Shamanism.  This fuels my passion for walking the path of ayni (sacred reciprocity) with all living things seen and unseen while honoring prophecy and the indigenous earth ways of being. I am currently pursuing certification in Mayan Abdominal Massage. I enjoy having a diverse and unique array of modalities to assist each person on their own authentic adventure in healing.

My mission is to offer women (and the men and children that they love!) a compassionate healing space supporting them during all cycles of life with the assistance of acupuncture, herbs, yoga, meditation, massage and lifestyle recommendations. I place a strong emphasis on creating individualized treatment plans while offering a safe sanctuary for each person to relax into. With this integrative approach to healing, I am always willing to work collaboratively with your primary caregiver, doctors, midwives, and other health care providers. Ultimately we work together  to empower you to tap into your own innate wisdom and intuition restoring you your natural state of radiance.

When I am not in the office, you can find me in ceremony and ritual, (this really fuels and nourishes my spirit) trail running, practicing yoga, meditating, or spending quality time with my beautiful family.

Nick Kusturic, LIC. A.P.

Nick Kusturic is a Licensed Acupuncture Physician in both Florida and North Carolina. Nick has been in practice for 17 years. He completed his undergraduate studies in Exercise Physiology at Adelphi University in Long Island, New York. There he worked in the Athletic department researching cardiovascular endurance and stress response with professional athletes, including members of the New York Islanders NHL team.

Subsequently, he earned his degree in Chinese Medicine at the Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine in South Florida. After graduating, Nick spent the next 4 years studying under several prominent Doctor’s of Oriental Medicine focusing on sports medicine and gynecology. He practiced for two years as clinical acupuncturist at the University of Miami where he developed the fundamentals in running a busy clinic. He spent the following years practicing at Northwest Medical Park working directly with Northwest Wellness Center and the In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) clinic of South Florida. Later he opened his own practice, DU20 Holistic Oasis, in Delray Beach, Florida.

Interested in Asian culture since he was a boy, Nick earned his black belt in Korean martial arts by the age of 12. For the past 16 years he has been studying Chen Taiji from renowned Grand Master Zhu Tiancai, the 19thgeneration lineage holder from Chen village in Henan, China, as well as from 20th generation Master, Kam Lee in Jacksonville, Florida. Today, he’s a three-time gold medalist in Chen Style Taiji and will be teaching classes at the Ballet Conservatory in Asheville. As an acupuncturist he is dedicated, caring and thorough. Applying principles of Master Tung’s acupuncture, the balance method, herbal medicine and 5 elements acupuncture into his practice.