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Excellent I am a total advocate. JulieAnn, Andrew and whole team are excellent. They solved a problem in my shoulder no MD, trainer, or physical therapist ever could. Big plus too is a happy environment.
5 Stars without hesitation! I had acupuncture 30 years ago, and just recently went to this clinic. My provider is one of the best clinicians I have experienced in over 30 years; highly skilled, compassionate, and very knowledgeable. 5 stars without hesitation!
Excellent "2" Bravo again to team "The Alternative Clinic". Their holistic approach and caring view of patient goals is both refreshing and successful. You feel welcome walking in the door. Their knowledge level is truly unique. They are a one of the anchors of my "healthspan" life goals.
Julie Ann is the best Julie Ann is amazing. She knows my body better than any Dr. that I have been to anywhere. She constantly asks if I am doing okay during treatment. She has been able to relieve my pain and treat my hot flashes without hormones through the use of hot tea. Truly Amazing!!! I have and will continue to recommend her
Real Care The care I received from JulieAnn was so amazing. Finding myself in severe pain and lab work that indicated an inflammatory process in my body I sought care when traditional medicine offered nothing except waiting. JulieAnn is a healer. In 3 weeks my pain went from severe to mild, my energy improved and I felt my usual sense of well being again. This is what real care looks like. There is much metta at this clinic. With much gratitude.
Dan Wilson
Spirit lead me here. Was traveling through Asheville and stopped for the evening. Set up an appointment with Ben. Instead of the regular massage he asked to do some energy work on me. I don't know exactly what he did but I have never experienced it. Completely changed my head space. Now I need to come back for a week soon to have them work with me again.
roger klinger
superb clinic The Alternative Clinic is a superb and rare gift to us all. Andrew Nugent-Head and his team are wonderful practitioners, offering the very best of integrative medicine with deep knowledge, compassion and wisdom. This fall I was diagnosed with a rare genetic heart defect and had my entire life rearranged quickly, seeking medical treatment at Duke and working concurrently with Andrew who stepped right in immediately, always making room to help me get stabilized and heal. Andrew has been enormously helpful to me throughout this crisis and is able to work fully in tandem with western medicine, providing me with invaluable knowledge, expertise,support and wisdom. Andrew and his team went above and beyond for for me, making sure I always received the very best care throughout this challenging time in my life. His knowledge and mastery of traditional Chinese medicine is amazing and his kindness, guidance and constant support has helped me move forward into health and healing. The entire staff at this clinic is a pleasure to work with and we are so fortunate to have this resource here in Asheville. Having worked in the field of holistic health and healing for many years, in my experience, it is rare to find a center of this high caliber that is able to bridge both eastern and western medicine so completely.
Matilda Whiteside
Need healing I'm greatly looking forward to experiencing what they can treat me with and what is best for me.
The Real Deal These folks are the real deal. I am an RN skeptical of alternative medicine but I am a believer now. Thanks Andrew, my carpal tunnel symptoms are the best they have been since diagnosis including when I had a steroid injection. Not everyone who hangs a shingle outside of their buisness has this level of training and professionalism. Choose wisely Asheville. Could not be happier. The gain is well worth the pain.
Grover's, mono - GONE! I began seeing Andrew 9 months ago with incredible exhaustion from mono that wouldn't heal, debilitating arthritis in my hands, and Grover's Disease which I was told there was no treatment for. In my first treatment, Andrew got my hands to release and I could play the piano again with no pain! He is also working on my immune system; my energy and sense of humor are back - and the Grover's is almost completely gone. I am incredibly grateful for his compassion and the treatments based on his years of learning and experiences in China.
Michelle H
Wow! They are the best!
Thank you! I have not felt more normal and alive in many, many years. I have autoimmune issues. Years of Doctors and test and never really feeling great. After just 2 months working with JulieAnn I cant believe the difference, how good I feel, and now suffering is not the normal for me. Thank you from the bottom of my heart...
Fantastic Fantastic treatment with thorough explanation. One on one and suits your specific needs. I highly recommend the Alternative Clinic!
Game Changer As someone who has studied under ATS and received treatment from Andrew I cannot recommend his skills and commitment highly enough. ATS continues to be a genuine game changer for the practice of Chinese Medicine in the West and with the opening of the new clinic in Ashville the local residents have a fantastic resource on their doorstep. I encourage you to consider treatment with the clinic to support your health and to support the work of its current and future practitioners.
Extraordinary I have been to several acupuncturists over the years looking for relief of various symptoms I have had for years. Quite frankly these symptoms were debilitating in many ways and although some were temporarily relieved through various efforts none had addressed all of the symptoms as one. I was referred to Julie Ann by a respected friend and I had hopes that a few more symptoms would be addressed but my experience was so much more than what I had expected. When I sat down with Julie Ann to discuss what was going on, she asked very specific, directed questions which was what I had experienced in the past with other providers but the end treatment quite literally changed my life. She did some body work and acupuncture then prescribed herbal supplements for me to take each day. She said that what I had been experiencing was very treatable and seemed to completely understand what I was going through. She took into account my entire well being and treated accordingly. I have had good experiences in the past (as I mentioned) with other providers but my experience with the Alternative Clinic and Julie Ann have been outstanding to say the least. I am grateful they chose Asheville as their new home!!
Each Visit Better Than the Last Both Andrew and JulieAnn are incredible practitioners! I had several sport related injuries and after minimal sessions and maximum effort by both, I am feeling so much better. Each visit is better than the last. I cant say enough good about their practice, skill, and care level!!
Results I am a licensed acupuncturist, and have seen at least a dozen acupuncturists, some really good and some really bad, over twenty years. Andrew and Julie Ann are easily among the best! I have gotten powerful and lasting results from their treatments. Their knowledge of herbs is excellent, their knowledge of acupuncture is exceptional. They are both friendly and easy to get along with. If you want a flowery, ethereal treatment with candles and incense, where the practitioner coos over you and you don't hardly feel the needle, this may not be the place for you. If you want acupuncture that it is rooted in true Chinese Medicine, practiced in a tradition over a thousand years old, by practitioners who have spent decades practicing in China, and get results, well, this is the place.