Lauren Becker

Lauren Becker

Licensed Acupuncturist

Diplomate of Oriental Medicine

Master's of Science,            Acupuncture &Oriental Medicine

Lisa Abernathy

Licensed Acupuncturist

Diplomate of Oriental Medicine

Master's of Science, Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine

Lisa Abernathy

ABOUT US

Lisa Abernathy and Lauren Becker received their Master’s Degrees in Chinese Medicine from Daoist Traditions College of Chinese Medical Arts in Asheville, NC.  They are nationally certified in acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine by the National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and licensed to practice in South Carolina.

Rooted in the teachings of Classical Chinese Medicine, their education consisted of 4 years of rigorous study, including a 2-year, 800-hour internship.  Components of this curriculum included acupuncture, herbal medicine, nutrition and food therapy, tui na massage, and Qi Gong.  The program emphasized a strong foundation in Western medicine in order to provide the best patient care. In their practice, Lisa and Lauren integrate knowledge of Chinese and Western medicine and make referrals to other practitioners for specialized or additional care, as needed.

Both Lisa and Lauren have studied under Jeffrey Yuen, an 88th generation Daoist priest and a leader in bringing Classical Chinese Medicine to the West.  In their practices, they utilize Traditional Chinese Medicine, the Five Meridian System (Primary, Luo, Eight Extraordinary, Sinew and Divergent meridians), Five Element acupuncture, and the NADA addictions protocol.  These methods provide an array of tools with which they can best meet patients' needs.

Lauren grew up outside of Washington DC, and received her BA in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Maryland.  Interested in ethnomusicology and music preservation, she worked for the Smithsonian Institution before moving to Portland, OR, to continue her work in the music business. Inspired by Portland’s progressive health care environment and her own experiences with Chinese medicine, a desire to help people with acupuncture brought Lauren back to the east coast and into graduate school. She has successfully used acupuncture to support her own health beginning in her teens, and has since been dedicated to the medicine.

In her practice, Lauren uses an integrative and patient-centered treatment approach to health care. Along with Lisa, she continues to study with Jeffrey Yuen and attends various continuing education courses to expand her knowledge of the medicine. Personal interests include the application of acupuncture to treat sports injuries and to help rehabilitate athletes. Lauren is excited to contribute to acupuncture's growing presence in the medical world and bring the spirit of Classical Chinese medicine to Charleston, SC!

Lisa's focus is on raising self-awareness, educating patients and encouraging healing on both a physical and emotional level.  In addition to her graduate courses, Lisa has studied the use of acupuncture for psychoemotional wellbeing with Jeffrey Yuen and Lori Dechar, founder of Alchemical (or psychological) Acupuncture.

Before pursuing her career in Chinese Medicine, Lisa studied Psychology and Literature at Appalachian State University.  After college, she worked with seniors with Alzheimer's, a homeless shelter and a theatre company. When she eventually tried acupuncture and experienced the sense of well-being it induces, she realized she had found her calling, an opportunity to merge her interests in psychology, art and poetry in a way that invites true healing for people.

Having been raised in an Air Force family, Lisa spent much of her childhood and adolescent years living in Charleston.  She is pleased to return to the Lowcountry to share her passion for health and Chinese Medicine.

TESTIMONIALS

COMING SOON

"I consider acupuncture a beautiful form of art and an investment in managing my own health. Lisa Abernathy is a skilled acupuncturist, and her knowledge and, furthermore, her creativity shine while she provides me care through gentle neck massage, needling, and suggesting oils, tinctures, and herbal blends which are appropriate for my care. She is professional and detail-oriented in her approach to understanding my needs and my daily environment, and how acupuncture treatment can best serve me. Her patience and kindness are a good fit for her chosen field. The best aspects of having Lisa provide my acupuncture treatments are that I know I can trust her when I share pieces of my life with her, and also, I have total confidence in her abilities. Saying “She rocks!” pretty much sums it up!"


"Lisa’s been wonderful at taking the time to understand my body so she could create an effective acupuncture and herbal treatment plan. She first treated me with acupuncture to help my digestive system and skin, and I experienced tremendous improvement after the one session! I’ve continued taking herbal tea extracts to sustain my health improvements, and I really appreciate how Lisa’s let me try herbal tea extracts in different formats (tincture, powder, and pill) and combinations to find what works best for me. I’m also thankful for how she’s consistently followed up with me to see how I’m doing and determine whether any adjustments are needed."