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.– Lily House Gach
Lily House Gach is a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist in North Carolina and is nationally certified by the NCCAOM (National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine). She uses her training and experience to create customized, focused acupuncture treatments that address the underlying imbalances that lead to disease and pain. Her specialties include the treatment of acute & chronic pain, arthritic or inflammatory conditions, anxiety, and women’s issues including menstrual irregularities and infertility. She believes in treating each person as a whole being, encouraging healing on the physical as well as mental levels to encourage wellbeing. It is her goal to help you accomplish the possibilities of being free from pain, disease, and limitations.
Lily received her Master’s degree in acupuncture and oriental medicine from Daoist Traditions College of Chinese Medical Arts in Asheville, NC. Her education consisted of 4 years of rigorous graduate-level academic and practical training including a two-year, 800 hour clinical internship. Areas of study included classical Chinese medicine, TCM, herbal medicine, nutrition and food therapy, and western medicine. Lily integrates these perspectives to evaluate each patient’s individual presentation and provide them with the best care for their unique situation.
During her training, Lily studied for four years under Jeffrey Yuen, an 88th generation Master of Classical Chinese Medicine. These studies uniquely prepared her to offer specialized treatments utilizing the Five Meridian System, which represents a departure from Traditional Chinese Medicine and offers extra tools for treating difficult cases. This comprehensive system allows for the individualized treatment of issues including musculoskeletal pain and injury, internal disease, psycho-emotional disharmony, and deeper level issues that lead to severe or chronic diseases. These teachings emphasize not only the practitioner’s techniques and clinical skills but also the cultivation of a genuine healing space to allow relaxation and self-awareness for the patient. This represents an integration of the technical aspects of treating disease with this medical system, along with addressing the deeper aspects of a human being in order to create long-lasting change.
Lily’s interest in Acupuncture and Chinese medicine began in childhood because her father, Dr. Richard House, is an acupuncturist and frequently used acupuncture to treat her childhood ailments. In addition to personally experiencing the positive effects of these treatments throughout her life, Lily also met and heard about multitudes of Dr. House’s patients whose lives were transformed through acupuncture. Inspired by these success stories, she decided to pursue graduate studies in Chinese medicine following her undergraduate career at Furman University.
Her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Furman provided the foundation that rooted her graduate level learning in the understanding that the Human condition is multi-faceted with complexities that extend from birth to the last breath, influenced by biology, environment, choice, and learning in every stage of life. It is her wish to use these foundations to help each of her patients make choices and create a life that leads to greater health, freedom from pain, and greater comfort in their circumstances.
Diplomate of Oriental Medicine
A Diplomate of Oriental Medicine is Nationally Certified in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology from NCCAOM, the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. NCCAOM is the only national organization that validates competency in the practice of acupuncture and Oriental medicine (AOM) through professional certification. All NCCAOM certification programs are currently accredited by the National Commission for Certification Agencies (NCCA).
A licensed acupuncturist has met all the qualifications of the North Carolina Acupuncture Licensing Board. The purpose of the NCALB is to promote the health, safety and welfare of the North Carolina public through the licensure and regulation of acupuncturists. The Board reviews all applications and ensures the credentials of all licensed acupuncturists meet a high standard and that only qualified individuals are permitted to practice in North Carolina.
Master of Science, Oriental Medicine
A Masters of Oriental Medicine is a four year masters degree program that prepares the student to use Traditional Chinese Medical Diagnosis and treatment which includes Acupuncture, Cupping, Moxibustion, TuiNa, Oriental nutritional counseling and herbal medicine in their practice. Oriental Medical students complete over 1,000 hours of student clinical internship. At successful completion, students are eligible to sit for the national certification exam in Acupuncture.