M. Cissy Majebe


In 1972, I graduated with a bachelor's degree in sociology, with a minor in psychology, from the University of New Orleans. At the end of this period, I decided I was going to study exercise physiology, as I planned on being a professional springboard diving coach. I received my master's in exercise physiology from the University of Southern Mississippi, with an emphasis in cardiac rehabilitation.

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Rachel Nowakowski

L.Ac, Dipl. Ac. & CH (NCCAOM), CMT

My interest in a health profession began while in college, where I was preparing to apply to chiropractic college. It was during this time that I took a course in massage therapy, which led me in the direction of studying massage further. In 1993, I received a massage therapy certification from the Garden State Center for Holistic Health. In 1994, I moved to Asheville, where I worked at the Chinese Acupuncture and Herbology Clinic as an assistant to the practitioners while I built my massage practice. I was truly inspired by the results I saw as an assistant and decided to study Chinese medicine.

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Junie Norfleet


I have had two careers, the first in early childhood education. I enjoyed teaching in public elementary schools for ten years, and then received my master’s degree in education and spent some time in the private sector. I was moved to work with a variety of age groups and discovered being a business manager at the Chinese Acupuncture and Herbology Clinic allowed me to connect with people while observing them on their healing journeys.

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Joshua Herr

MS, L.Ac. Dipl. Ac. & C.H. (NCCAOM)

When I started college, it was with the intent of studying medicine in graduate school. My father and grandfather are at the core of my inspiration to study medicine. They are osteopathic doctors who practiced family practice medicine in rural communities. They also continued the hands-on practice of osteopathic manipulative therapies, which is a method of adjusting the bones of the sacrum, spine, and cranium to provide optimal flow of cerebral spinal fluid to prevent and treat illnesses.

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Ann Wolman


My interest in Chinese medicine was an outgrowth of a lifelong interest in Asian philosophy and culture. I first read Jane English's translation of the Tao Te Ching with my judo class in the eighth grade. In 1993 after completing a bachelor of science degree and a teaching certificate at the University of Colorado, I took a leave of absence from my teaching job and went to acupuncture school. I graduated from the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 1996. After graduation I traveled to Asia and returned to practice in Boulder, Colorado from 1997–2004.

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Karen Litton


My interest in Chinese medicine began 20 years ago when I came to the Chinese Acupuncture and Herbology Clinic for treatment. I was experiencing several challenges to my health and I wanted an alternative way of working with my symptoms. I was treated with acupuncture and herbal medicine.

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Jade Lanzetta

L.Ac, Dipl. OM (NCCAOM)

I was selected to join the Chinese Acupuncture Clinic in 2017. I am honored to work alongside an incredible group of Chinese Medicine physicians who serve the Asheville and Hendersonville communities. Being the first baby born to the Mother Earth News ecovillage I have a lifelong exposure to permaculture and herbal medicine. As a child I have lived in various intentional community/ecovillage settings. These include Mountain Gardens in Celo, NC which grows the largest variety of Chinese Medicinal plants in the southeast and The Farm in Summertown, TN. known for its Spiritual Midwifery movement. In the mid-90s I lived at Gesundheit Institute in Hillsboro, WV where I was introduced to the joy of laughter in medicine through clowning in local nursing homes with the famous Dr. Patch Adams.

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Tracy Smith

L.Ac. Dipl. OM (NCCAOM)

My interest in Chinese Medicine began when I was in my 20s and working at the Chinese Acupuncture Clinic as an Acupuncture Assistant. In working around the medicine, I saw how profoundly it could change not only a person’s health but their spirit. It was these changes that became the driving force for my studies in Biology during my undergraduate years and then my later move to Asheville for Chinese Medical School. During my schooling, I continued to work at the Chinese Acupuncture Clinic as the Herbal manager which augmented my herbal education even further.

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Maegan Davis

Dr. Maegan Davis, LaC, Dipl OM (NCCAOM), RYT

My journey towards Chinese Medicine began with my love of nature, healthy food and plant medicine, as ways to find peace and healing in my life. After graduating from college, I worked with children in the foster care system in Vermont. As part of our regular educational meetings, a local acupuncturist spoke about emotional healing with children through the lens of Chinese Medicine. This talk introduced a brand new and holistic way of thinking about medicine that led me to receiving acupuncture regularly. After realizing just how effective and multi-faceted Chinese Medicine is, I made the decision to move to Asheville for acupuncture school.

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