A Warm Welcome
Acu-Na Wellness Center is a YOUnique center with a YOUnique team providing YOUnique services for YOUnique people!
Acu-Na Wellness Center assists you in making wellness a way of life by bringing you skilled practitioners with loving hearts to support and guide you into developing your true self so that you may live a healthy, passionate, authentic life.
Acu-Na Wellness Retreats
Acu-Na Wellness Retreats provide unique experiences in unique places with unique people. They are for those who wish to reconnect with Mother Nature, receive her healing energy, have fun, laugh, and have an unforgettable experience. Our mission is to transform lives by providing fun getaways for women to reconnect with nature and their personal truths, personal gifts, and life’s purpose, thereby restoring joy, love, and laughter to their souls.
Acu-Na Wellness Center
Acu-Na Wellness Center honors your YOUniqueness! We provide a unique array of services that blend the scientific knowledge of Naturopathic and Allopathic Medicine, the Five Element System of Correspondence medical paradigm in Oriental Medicine, and Energy Medicine, as it recognizes that energy is the vital, living, and moving force that determines much of our health, well-being, and happiness. Our services are medically effective, spiritually uplifting, and overall rejuvenating.
Acu-Na Wellness Events are “All About You.” We bring wisdom keepers of today and the ancient wisdom of many indigenous cultures together to provide unique experiences for cultivating and expressing “Your Youniqueness!” In this time of growing isolation, we will rekindle our relationships to each other and renew our connection to Mother Earth. We will respark our internal flames so that we may carry them back to our families, friends, and communities.
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Acu-Na Acupuncture Clinic in Hendersonville
Chinese Acupuncture in South Asheville
We are a comprehensive holistic health center serving the Hendersonville and South Asheville areas of North Carolina. The practitioners at Acu-Na provide gentle, effective Chinese acupuncture for back pain, weight loss, anxiety & depression, smoking cessation, and much more. We offer community acupuncture as well as individual acupuncture sessions to relieve pain, restore proper function, and improve quality of life. In addition to acupuncture therapy, we offer a variety of holistic health services, including therapeutic deep tissue massage, lymphatic drainage, organic facials, and signature spa treatments. All of our highly trained and licensed professionals are qualified to provide you the highest standard of care. We pride ourselves in our holistic approach to complete wellness and invite you to experience freedom from pain, stress, and chronic disease.
Acu-Na Stands Out Among Acupuncture Clinics in Hendersonville
Our founder Mary Houge, ND, L.Ac., LMBT received the “Women of Year in Integrative and Complementary Medicine” in 2014. Go Mary! Dr. Mary moved to Hendersonville, NC, in 2008. She originally had a private acupuncture clinic in downtown Hendersonville. In 2012, she moved to the Fletcher area to better serve the surrounding areas such as South Asheville, Hendersonville, Fletcher, Fairview, Arden, Mills River, and many more. With our new location off exit 44, which is the Mountain Home / Fletcher exit, you simply go two tenths of a mile on Asheville Highway, and we are on the right just before you get to the first light, which is Butler Bridge. This new location is conveniently located and has more than 2,000 sq feet designed to be your personal sanctuary away from the stress of daily living!
Dr. Mary’s vision was to enlarge her wellness center practice to incorporate other amazing practitioners to form a team approach. She wanted to be centrally located with easy access for her clients.
Our Approach To Your Well-Being
At Acu-Na Wellness Center, our vision is to provide the highest quality comprehensive care to every individual who walks into our massage and acupuncture clinic in Hendersonville. Our goal is to integrate the effectiveness of professional alternative healthcare services and compassionate care in order to guide you on your path to vibrant holistic health. We hope to inspire you to make wellness a way of life.
Acu-Na Wellness center is unique among acupuncture clinics in Hendersonville/South Asheville because we provide a wide array of alternative health services to meet your individual needs. Our services complement each other and are often most effective when combined to create a multi-faceted, holistic approach to your wellbeing. We encourage you to use our wellness center as a resource to try a variety of modalities that will lead you to optimal health. In line with this goal, you will find that our practitioners use their expertise to determine the best combination of care to fit your specific situation. We believe in treating you as the unique being that you are, with unlimited potential for healing. We believe that you are more than your symptoms and that you do not have to be defined by your pain or disease. As such, we recognize the necessity to address the underlying factors that contribute to the present state of your health and will gently guide you on a path toward overcoming the limitations in your physical body as well as addressing emotional wellbeing and lifestyle factors.
Whether you are searching for a holistic health practitioner to help guide your lifestyle choices, looking for a soothing hot stone or deep tissue massage, or hoping to use acupuncture for chronic pain, anxiety, or stress, you will find what you need at Acu-Na. Furthermore, you will find that our team truly cares about YOU and that we will go above and beyond to provide the optimal environment for healing and rejuvenation.
How Our Acupuncture Clinic For Back Pain Heals the Body
Many people who have chronic low back pain, neck pain, or shoulder pain have found acupuncture to be helpful for reducing discomfort and improving mobility. Acupuncture for back pain involves gently inserting very thin needles into strategic points on the back and sometimes the arms and legs. Most people feel no or minimal discomfort as the fine needles are gently placed. Your practitioner will always check in with you and adjust anything as needed to ensure your comfort throughout the entire acupuncture session. During the treatment, you relax comfortably on a treatment table while the needles are placed, and then you rest peacefully for 15-30 minutes to allow the treatment effects to take place. Oftentimes, your practitioner will incorporate additional therapeutic techniques such as cupping therapy, hot stone massage, and moxibustion heat therapy as needed to complement the acupuncture treatment for back pain or neck pain. During and after treatments, people report that their tension is reduced and that they feel very calm and relaxed. Some degree of pain reduction is often achieved with the first visit, and subsequent visits show further improvement until the desired results are achieved. Typically, optimal results are reached within 4-5 weekly visits and then maintained with a monthly “tune-up.”
How Our Acupuncture Clinic For Neck Pain Works
Acupuncture is well-known for its ability to reduce back and neck pain, but its effectiveness extends much further. Acupuncture therapy is used successfully for weight loss, anxiety, depression, stress, insomnia, arthritis, and more. Acupuncture programs are available to quit smoking, lose weight, and improve athletic performance. Our experienced practitioners can help you achieve any of your health goals using acupuncture and complementary services.
About Our Founder
Mary J. Houge, ND, L.Ac, LMBT, Certified Advanced Oncology Acupuncturist
Owner, Acupuncturist, Holistic Health Practitioner, Naturopath, Massage Therapist
Featured Services: Holistic Health Consultation, Lymphatic Drainage, Lymphatic Detox, Advanced Oncology Acupuncture, Micro-current Anti-Aging Facials
Mary Houge’s practice focuses on complete wellness by integrating the approaches of traditional Chinese acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine with the knowledge of modern science, naturopathic medicine, holistic nutrition, and lifestyle education, as well as incorporating bodywork and spiritual guidance. Her integrative medicine approach stands out in effectiveness and long-term results. In addition to the services at her acupuncture and massage clinic in Hendersonville, she offers on-site services for corporate wellness and online services for personal wellness coaching.
Her specialties are addressing neuro-endocrine imbalances, metabolic syndrome (high blood pressure, cholesterol, insulin imbalance), menopause, pain, and other chronic conditions. Her holistic nutrition and health programs range from integrative oncology support to self-discovery guidance to assist you in restoring vibrant health.
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- Mary J. Houge
My passion is to live an authentic life and to help others to do the same. I enjoy living a life full of amazing experiences created from wonderful places and people.
- Sadhvi Velasquez
My passion is to reveal and release the power of the human spirit. I support and empower your transformation with love, compassion, and awareness.
- Lily House Gach
My passion is to integrate knowledge with compassion to create a healing space where my patients feel heard, understood, and inspired to choose wellness and live their lives more fully.
- Maddy Aper
My Passion in my bodywork is to empower and reconnect each client to their soul. To align their spirit to their body so that they may regain clarity in their life’s purpose. This I believe is what will bring everlasting health and longevity to each person.