Acupuncturist/Herbalist  in Boone, NC

JENNIFER F. WEST, L.Ac

At West Wellness, I offer gentle and effective acupuncture, herbal medicine, food/diet therapy, and essential oil therapy. In addition, we talk about stress levels & how to improve the quality of life with things like meditation, stretching and gentle exercise. My acupuncture style is very good for kids/children, elderly and needle sensitive people. I would like for you to use this website as a healing resource for information (SHOP section to the left) on the best quality & most effective herbs, supplements, teas, essential oils & other must haves’ on your healing journey.  I am centrally located in Boone, NC (Watauga County) with easy access from neighboring areas like West Jefferson, Ash, and Blowing Rock.

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10 Reasons to Drink Celery Juice?

Celery is one of the most powerful anti-inflammatory foods, because it starves unproductive bacteria, yeast, mold, fungus, and viruses that are present in the body and flushes their toxins and debris out of the intestinal tract and liver. Pathogens like these are so often the underlying cause of inflammation—in their absence, your body is much better able to handle

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5 Acupoints to Help You Navigate Your Stress This Winter

There are several acupressure points that are known to treat stress and stress related symptoms. It’s important to understand that acupressure is not the only form of treatment and having a balanced diet, exercise regime and lifestyle will also decrease the chances of stress being a factor in your life.

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Stay Healthy This Winter with a Balanced Qi

Winter’s element is water and is associated with the kidneys, which in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is considered the source of all qi and energy within the body. Winter is also associated with the bladder and adrenal glands.

Focusing on inner reflection, rest, energy conservation and storage during the winter months is when it’s most important as

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Winter Acupuncture: Governing Vessel 14

Governing Vessel 14 is called The Great Hammer. This point is located below C 7 on the spine. C 7, the seventh cervical vertebrae is the one which is the most prominent. Traditionally the vertebrae were referred to as hammers because of their resemblance to the tool. This point is great because it is the intersecting point for

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