Evan Bussanich founded Silver Leaf Natural Medicine five years ago with the determination to provide an in-depth, integrative approach to natural medicine. Voted ‘Best of WNC’ for the last three years, we combine modern and classical acupuncture and Chinese herbal therapies, Ayurvedic medicine including bodywork, nutritional counseling, essential oils, classical homeopathy, and functional medicine support to provide outstanding care for a variety of conditions. From simple respiratory infections to complex autoimmune and endocrine disorders, our system of addressing the whole person has given us a strong record of clinical success.
Adam Jackson and Lissa Juedemann joined the practice in 2014 to serve our growing clientele, each offering new specializations to expand our list of services and provide exceptional care, while Alex Moody provides patient support services.
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As a practitioner of Chinese medicine and acupuncture, Evan Bussanich feels deeply engaged with the problem solving required in difficult and complex conditions. Initially drawn to psychology and psychotherapy, he came to discover a comprehensive mind-body approach in Chinese medicine at a young age. He has studied and practiced for the last 16 years and is the co-owner of Silver Leaf Natural Medicine in Asheville, NC. Over the years he has been fortunate to train extensively in several approaches to acupuncture, including modern Chinese TCM, 5 Element, and classical styles of acupuncture, creating his own integrative approach tailored to meet the needs of the patient.
His main focus has been Chinese herbal medicine for internal conditions, where he has developed advanced protocols for successfully treating difficult and serious disorders like Multiple Sclerosis, autoimmune diseases, chronic infections (including Lyme), gastrointestinal and respiratory disorders, skin disorders, and neurological and hormonal imbalances.
Evan is a former instructor of Chinese Herbal Formulas at Daoist Traditions College of Chinese Medical Arts, and a board certified Diplomate of Oriental Medicine with the NCCAOM. He holds a Masters Degree in Chinese Medicine.
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Jeremy has been a healthcare practitioner for over 22 years, initially serving in the Navy as a Hospital Corpsman, Emergency Medical Technician and Battlefield Medic. He expanded his experiences by becoming a Registered Nurse, where he specialized in Cardiovascular Surgery Critical Care. Through these experiences, he became comfortable collaborating with large healthcare teams in order to bring about the best possible results for the clients in his care, whether in emergency care, critical care or chronic care situations. Jeremy was led to study Chinese Medicine after years of using the medicine for his own care and seeing its power to heal difficult patterns of disease in a manner which is sustainable, minimally invasive and inexpensive in relation to standard therapies.
Jeremy is a Licensed Acupuncturist with a Master’s Degree in Chinese Medicine from Daoist Traditions College of Chinese Medical Arts, and is licensed as a Registered Nurse in North Carolina.
He is motivated by the passion to help people unlock their own healing potential by providing as many tools as possible to the client; He is happy to be able to offer the “5 Channel Systems” of the Primary Channels, Sinew, Luo, 8 Extraordinary Vessels and Divergent Channels, in addition to Herbal Medicine, Essential Oils, Tui Na Massage, Dietary Therapies, Qi Gong practices, breathwork and meditation practices.
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Lissa received her Master’s Degree in Chinese Medicine from Daoist Traditions College of Chinese Medical Arts in Asheville, NC. She is a board certified Diplomate of Oriental Medicine with the NCCAOM.
In addition to acupuncture and herbal medicine, Lissa incorporates the medicinal use of essential oils, Ayurveda, and nutrition into patient care. She has a solid education in Western medicine and believes that an intelligent integrative approach can give patients the most complete care possible. She uses the Five Meridian System (Primary, Luo, Eight Extraordinary, Sinew, and Divergent meridians) in addition to TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine).
Lissa enjoys treating patients of all ages with a general ‘family practice’ approach supporting balanced physical and mental health in all phases of life. Lissa is a mom herself and loves working with babies, children, and teenagers; pediatric patients welcome!
As an Ortho-Bionomy practitioner and therapeutic yoga instructor, Alex Moody is passionate about providing this needed support to help facilitate comfort, ease and self-awareness for her clients. The body is a collection of intelligent systems that often get stuck in patterns as a result of the things we may feel or experience in life. If we can move the body into ease and meet the body where it is, listening to what it needs, we can then guide these patterns to unwind and observe the body as it restructures and heals itself. She is in awe of how Ortho-Bionomy is able to empower people in their body, mind and heart and is excited to share this with her clients.
Alex has lived in the Asheville area for over eight years and completed her 500 hr therapeutics training at Asheville Yoga Center. She works privately with clients and teaches yoga at Happy Body and West Asheville Yoga Studio and works as the community and social media relationships manager at Silver Leaf Natural Medicine, a Chinese medical clinic just north of downtown Asheville. In her previous life, she majored in creative writing at Appalachian State University and has her master’s in higher education administration from the University of Virginia and was a career counselor for over 5 years.
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