Acupuncturist/Herbalist in Boone, NC

JENNIFER F. WEST, L.Ac

At West Acupuncture & Wellness, I offer gentle and effective acupuncture, herbal medicine, and food/diet 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, Banner Elk and Blowing Rock.

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