Blue Heron's acupuncturists received their Master’s Degrees in Chinese Medicine from four-year graduate degree programs.  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 programs they attended emphasized a strong foundation in Western medicine in order to provide the best patient care.  In their practice, Blue Heron's acupuncturists integrate knowledge of Chinese and Western medicine and make referrals to other practitioners for specialized or additional care, as needed.

Lisa, Ashlee & Cythera 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 employ the Five Meridian System (Primary, Luo, Eight Extraordinary, Sinew and Divergent meridians).  Karmal practices Five Element Acupuncture.  All five practitioners utilize Traditional Chinese Medicine and the NADA addictions protocol.  These methods provide an array of tools with which they can best meet patients' needs.

Lisa Abernathy, Founder, Acupuncturist, Herbalist

Ashlee Dixon, Acupuncturist, Herbalist, Massage Therapist, Yoga Teacher 

Christine Warrix, Acupuncturist, Herbalist

Cythera Wilkerson, Acupuncturist, Herbalist

Karmal Spaeth, Acupuncturist, Herbalist


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.

Ashlee Dixon, Acupuncturist, Herbalist, Massage Therapist, Yoga Teacher 

Becca Roberts, Massage Therapist 


Bowenwork and Neurostructural Integration Technique are gentle yet effective soft tissue release techniques. They promote deep relaxation and release muscle tension.  

Libby Prim, Bowen and Neurostructural Integration Technique Practitioner 

Liz McNulty, Bowenwork Practitioner  


Dana Bufalino, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach