Each acupuncturist at White Pine is licensed through the state of North Carolina and is nationally certified as a Diplomate of Oriental Medicine through the National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM.) Sally graduated from Five Branches, a traditional Chinese medicine school in Santa Cruz, California. She also loves the Japanese acupuncture tradition and has studied with Miki Shima. Heather graduated from Daoist Traditions, a classical Chinese medicine school in Asheville, NC.
Though we have different backgrounds and professional interests, each White Pine acupuncturist practices classical Chinese medicine as taught by Jeffrey Yuen, a leader in the dissemination of classical studies in Oriental medicine. Master Yuen’s vast knowledge combined with his inspiring spirit serve as a touchstone for us in our lives, practices, and continuing studies.
Having practiced acupuncture and herbal medicine for over ten years now, I am so happy to convey that I absolutely love what I do. I am continually inspired by the simultaneously delicate and powerful essence of acupuncture and all it entails. It is with great honor that I meet people in the sacred space of a treatment. As a dedication to the ultimate effectiveness of the medicine, I cultivate my own inner peace, clarity, and ability to love so that I may provide a warm, stable, and strong environment in which people can do their own transformational work.
Practicing acupuncture is what I do; it is who I am. I love being an orchestrator in the treatment room, where I consciously activate people’s acupoints so that they do their healing work themselves. I empower people to engage with their own energy. With patients, my position is one of loving support, encouraging people to thrive at their optimal potential.
Heather Spangler (available seasonally)
Caring for patients within the deeply healing and rich tradition of Chinese medicine is my favorite part of being an acupuncturist. With safe, effective, sometimes transformative acupuncture treatments, I see patients achieving their goals, whether freedom from pain, support through a difficult transition or a major illness, or simply for optimal health.
I believe dialogue is a valuable aspect of treatment. This doesn’t
mean talking the whole time, as resting with the needles in place is
also important. What it does mean is that I like to check in to make
sure my patients are comfortable, to answer any questions they might have, or even to explain the intention of an acupuncture point. Chinese medicine offers a fascinating lens through which to view life, and sharing elements of this understanding can make for an uniquely supportive treatment.
Jenny Bourdette Lusk
I have been practicing massage and bodywork since 2005. I believe that one can achieve optimal health and well-being by maintaining the health of the body and mind equally. My background includes extensive training and studies in Eastern philosophies, shiatsu, massage, and bodywork. The sessions I provide incorporate a blend of therapeutic, deep tissue, lomi lomi, shiatsu, and myofascial techniques. I also incorporate essential oils and hot stones as desired.
My work is fulfilling to me as I truly love facilitating and witnessing my clients move through their healing journeys.