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Silver Leaf Natural Medicine

At Silver Leaf, we offer care for a wide variety of Acute and Chronic medical conditions. By honoring your Body, Mind and Spirit, we are able to customize treatments to fit your conditions and your wallet. Our wide variety of therapies include Chinese, Japanese and Osteopathic Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Functional Medicine, Deep Tissue Laser Therapy, Dietary Therapy and Targeted Nutrient Supplementation, Essential Oils, Acupuncture Facial Renewal, and more. We have been named one of Asheville’s leading Natural Medicine Clinics and providers of Acupuncture services for the last 5 years.

Acupuncture

Works by influencing response patterns in the nervous system to improve physical, emotional and mental well-being.

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Chinese Herbs

Custom-made formulas in the form of bulk teas, powders or pills. Voted "Best of" WNC 2013 and 2014 Herbalist, Evan Bussanich.

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Laser Therapy

Pain relief through deep tissue laser therapy. Great for injuries, inflammation, nerve pain and surgery rehabilitation.

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We Combine Functional Biomedicine
with Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture

At Silver Leaf Natural Medicine, we believe in the integration of East and West. During your consultations, we use both traditional Chinese Medical diagnostic techniques, (like examining the pulses on your wrists,) and integrating medical reports and tests from your allopathic doctor, to get a complete picture of your level of wellness on every level. We can work with your medical diagnosis and biomedical treatment plan to support your health goals. Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine can be a wonderful complement to pharmaceutical therapy when appropriate and we always check on drug-herb interactions before prescribing. Functional Medicine is a movement within western biomedicine that takes into account hormone, immunological and nutritional levels and seeks to balance those with supplementation, rather than drug therapy. At Silver Leaf, we have a deep understanding of Functional Medicine and can use nutraceutical supplementation alongside Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal therapy as part of your treatment plan. This can be especially important when treating complicated disorders that affect multiple systems of the body, such as chronic infections, cancer, autoimmune disorders, and digestive disorders like Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s Disease.

 

Our Practitioners

We are a group of highly trained acupuncturists that have been serving the Asheville area for 7 years.

Evan Bussanich, Lissa Juedemann and Jeremy Noble are all dedicated to compassionately and thoroughly working with you on all of your health goals.

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How Does Acupuncture Help?

Acupuncture is a gentle, relaxing and rejuvenating technique that releases tension, reduces inflammation and pain, and helps reset the deep patterns of dysfunction in the muscles and nervous system that are at the root of many acute and chronic conditions. Acupuncture therapy stimulates the body’s innate natural responses to help the body and mind heal itself and stay healthy. It is always more beneficial to treat the root of the problem, rather than put a band-aid on it. Chinese Medicine is the oldest continually practiced medicine in the world! Acupuncture has been used successfully for relief from a wide variety of conditions for thousands of years, and is helpful for anything from a sports injury to chronic conditions like diabetes, allergies, menstrual disorders, sciatica, migraine headaches, autoimmune diseases, insomnia, depression, to name a few. We have trained in multiple styles of acupuncture, both classical and modern, and can comfortably and easily treat you so that you get the maximum response from your treatment. To us, you are a participant, not just a patient and every treatment is explained fully so you know what to expect.

Acupuncture and Laser Therapy for Advance Orthopedic Care

Acupuncture therapy has a long history of success in treating musculoskeletal conditions. It is the oldest sports medicine in the world. In fact, due to its ability to heal, acupuncture, gua sha (muscle scraping), and cupping therapy have recently been co-opted by physical therapists and chiropractors and they have renamed them Dry Needling, Gerson therapy and A-Stym respectively. Unfortunately, they have been modified and taken out of the context that made them succesful for so many mellinia, and can be less effective and take longer and cost more for the patient when not administered by fully trained and Licensed Acupuncturist. Also, they are not treating the myriad of issues that accompany all clients, from colitis to  insomnia…they are simply releasing the muscle. The introduction of dry needling in America has resulted in a staggeringly higher injury rate than that seen with fully trained and Licensed Acupuncturists. We use hundreds of different acupuncture techniques, much more than just simply releasing trigger points, (what we call Ashi Needling,) and we seemlessly weave therapies like cupping, moxibustion, gentle electrical stimulation of acupuncture needles and Deep Tissue Laser Therapy together to address the patterns of disease we detect. We even use herbal plasters to accelerate healing from trauma and help with recovery from surgical procedures like knee and hip replacements, and herbs and supplements to build the body’s strength and improve soft-tissue healing from within. We treat a wide variety of conditions including tendonitis, joint issues like knee, elbow, and wrist pain, low back pain and sciatica, and neck and shoulder inflammation.

Evan pours Chinese herbs into a dish
Chinese herbs ready for use
Essential oils being poured into jars
Cupping

Deep Tissue Laser Therapy

Looking for pain relief for acute and chronic musculoskeletal problems? Deep Tissue Laser Therapy is a fast, powerful and comfortable way to relieve pain and inflammation from anywhere in the body. Perfect for sports injuries, arthritis, knee and low back pain. Treatments are quick and convenient.

Rejuvenative Medicine

Do you feel tired and fatigued? Do your body and mind not have the same energy and spark that they used to? You’re not alone! The demands of modern life frequently take much more from us than we can recuperate on our own. Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine have a long history of rejuvenative techniques to restore your energy. These can be helpful for increased athletic performance, increased sexual performance, or for treating prolonged fatigue and exhaustion. These therapies can useful for recovery from serious illness, adrenal fatigue, surgery, childbirth or a prolonged period of stress or bereavement.

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