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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10 Reasons to Drink Celery Juice?

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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Acupuncture Wrapped: An overview of some of the most exciting discoveries in 2020

Acupuncture Wrapped: An overview of some of the most exciting discoveries in 2020

As we enter a new year, it is natural to want to look back on the last one. As humans, we have the gift and the hurdle of marking time, so it can feel helpful to recall memories we want to hold on to or look for lessons we can take with us.  

To that end, here are three

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Intention setting in the new year

Intention setting in the new year

It’s that time of year again: the time when many of us engage in the practice of setting a new year’s resolution.

It seems, though, that hand-in-hand with new year’s resolutions is the prediction of inevitable failure. That as soon as you pick a resolution, you won’t actually make it through the whole year sticking with the new behavior,

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Winter and your Kidneys

Winter and your Kidneys

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, health is achieved by living in balance with nature and the seasons. Winter, the season of the Water Element, is the season for slowing down, reflecting, and conserving our resources. We all feel this tendency, but we don’t always listen to our bodies.  In Western culture, being active is rewarded and expected. We feel

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