Asheville’s First Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine has joined the Board of the North Carolina Society for Acupuncture and Asian Medicine.
Dr. Nancy Hyton is a member of the first master’s class of the local Chinese medicine school, Daoist Traditions, and has been practicing as a Licensed Acupuncturist in West Asheville since 2007.
In December of 2018 she completed her Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (DACM) degree at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, making her the first DACM in Asheville.
“Doctorates are just now starting to be offered in my field, a sure sign of its growing popularity,” she said. “I have seen this shift in my practice, too. Over time I am getting more referrals from physicians and physical therapists, something that was much less common when I first started.”
As of this February, Hyton is also now a board member of the North Carolina Society for Acupuncture and Asian Medicine (NCSAAM), the state professional organization dedicated to promoting legislation, research, and education in her field. She is the official Mountain Chapter Representative, covering an area that is home to more of the state’s practitioners than any of the other five regions. Hyton decided to pursue this position in part because of her positive experience as a current board member of the West Asheville Business Association.
“I love how organizations like these build community and collaboration,” she says. “One of the most important things I learned in my doctoral program was how we fit into the evolving US health care system. Joining the NCSAAM is a way for me to help shape the overall direction of my profession.”
As a Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, Hyton is trained in many different traditional therapies, including acupuncture, herbal medicine, cupping, and nutrition, and integrates them regularly into her treatments. “Chinese medicine is so much more than acupuncture. Combining it with other traditional therapies enhances the effects of the treatments and gives me the ability to treat a wider range of diverse conditions.”
She regularly treats pain, emotional imbalances, exhaustion, auto-immune conditions, and functional issues of the internal organs. Hyton believes strongly in the superiority of this integrative approach and is the only acupuncturist in Asheville to incorporate such a wide variety of additional therapies at no extra charge. She is available by appointment Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Her office is located at 779 Haywood Road in the heart of downtown West Asheville and her website is www.CenterHolistic.com. She can be contacted via her office landline, 828-505-3174, her cell, 828-606-6791, or by emailing email@example.com.