Asheville Acupuncture with Nancy Hyton
Nancy Has Been Practicing Acupuncture for 10 Years
Nancy is a Licensed Acupuncturist and Certified Herbalist. She originally began practicing in 2000 when she received her certification in western herbal medicine from Sage Mountain, Rosemary Gladstar's school. In order to further her studies she went back to school in 2003 for acupuncture and Chinese medicine at Daoist Traditions, which she has been practicing in West Asheville for ten years.
As a Trained Violinist and Jeweler, She has a Very Delicate Touch
Nancy has been playing the violin and making her own jewelry since she was in elementary school, both of which require very fine motor skills. Because of this, Nancy has developed a delicate sense of touch. This sensitivity is reflected in her current practice, making her an extremely gentle acupuncturist who is also skilled with Chinese massage and other therapeutic bodywork techniques.
She is a Member of the First Class of the Asheville Acupuncture School, Daoist Traditions
Nancy is honored to be a member of the first class to graduate from Daoist Traditions, Asheville's College of the Chinese Medical Arts. This school was started by Cissy Majebe, a founding member of North Carolina's Acupuncture Licensing Board, and Jeffrey Yuen, an 88th generation daoist priest. This school is focused on the preservation and dissemination of pre-Maoist classical Chinese medicine treatments and traditions, some of which date back thousands of years. Nancy continues her studies with Jeffrey Yuen today, attending his seminars at her alma mater in order to fulfill the continuing education requirements of her licensure.
Nancy Does Not Charge Extra for Herbs, Chinese Massage, or Dietary Therapy Plans
Nancy is the only acupuncturist in Asheville to include these services for her patients at no extra charge. This is how Chinese medicine is traditionally practiced, as a system, and she finds that this combination leads to better results in fewer sessions. Acupuncture, herbs, massage, and dietary therapy all compliment and enhance the effects of each other, addressing symptoms on many different levels at once to accelerate the healing process improve rates of success.
She Conducts Focused, One-On-One Sessions
Nancy conducts focused, one-on-one sessions vs. working in a group setting because it gives her access to all of the acupuncture points, allows privacy for massage, and gives her patients an opportunity to reach deeper levels of relaxation and healing, leading to better results in fewer sessions. When treating conditions from a holistic point of view she believes that it is vitally important to be able to work on the entire body. When treating pain, one-on-one sessions allow her patents the privacy to disrobe so she can do acupuncture and, massage, and therapeutic bodywork techniques like acupressure and cupping directly on the area that hurts. When treating emotional imbalances, privacy allows her patients to more easily relax and decompress, drifting into sleep or achieving an almost meditation-like state of peace.
She has a Unique Background in Philosophy, Herbal Medicine, and Medicinal Plant Conservation
Nancy arrived where she is today down a very long and winding road. She was first introduced to the Chinese theories of chi and yin and yang in the late 1980's while pursuing a Bachelor's and then a Master's degree in philosophy. At the same time she joined a health food co-operative and was introduced to the ideas of holistic nutrition and western herbal medicine. She went on to work in health food stores for over ten years, reading numerous books on holistic nutrition, western herbal medicine, Chinese medicine, and Ayurvedic medicine. In 2000 she formalized her education with a certification course in Western herbal medicine through Rosemary Gladstar's school, Sage Mountain. She also did internships at both The National Center for the Preservation of Medicinal Herbs and United Plant Savers. These organizations both focus on the preservation and propagation of native endangered medicinal plants, one through the development of formal cultivation techniques and the other by rehabilitating over 360 acres of former coal strip mine land back to native forest. In 2003, with a desire to further her understanding of the Chinese system of healing, she went on to complete a Master's in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine at Daoist Traditions, located in the Montford neighborhood of Asheville.