Lisa Abernathy, Lauren Becker, Ashlee Dixon and Cythera Wilkerson 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 four years of rigorous study, including a 2-year, 800-hour internship. Components of this curriculum included acupuncture, herbal medicine, nutrition, dietary 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, Lauren, Ashlee and Cythera integrate knowledge of Chinese and Western medicine and make referrals to other practitioners for specialized or additional care, as needed.
All three 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.
Indulge in a treatment that is nourishing for your body and soul! Each of Blue Heron's massage therapist's have fourteen years of experience, embodying their massages with extensive knowledge of the neuromuscular system, a unique selection of massage techniques to best meet each client's needs, an intuitive, relaxing touch, and a welcoming, nurturing spirit.
Bowenwork, or Neurostructural Integration Technique, is a gentle yet effective soft tissue release technique. It promotes deep relaxation and releases muscle tension. Please contact Liz and Libby directly to schedule your Bowenwork session.