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, 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.
Lissa Juedemann aand Jeremy Noble joined the practice shortly after to serve our growing clientele, each offering new specializations to expand our list of services and provide exceptional care, while Maranda Rector provides patient support services.
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Lissa received her Master’s Degree in Chinese Medicine from Daoist Traditions College of Chinese Medical Arts in Asheville, NC where she is currently a faculty member. She is a board certified Diplomate of Oriental Medicine with the NCCAOM.
In addition to acupuncture, Lissa incorporates Chinese herbal medicine, the medicinal use of essential oils, and nutrition and lifestyle modifications into her patient’s 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!
Currently accepting new patients
Jeremy is a Licensed Acupuncturist who received a Master’s Degree in Chinese Medicine from Daoist Traditions College of Chinese Medical Arts, he is a board certified Diplomat of Oriental Medicine from the NCCAOM and is licensed as a Registered Nurse in North Carolina.
Jeremy has been a healthcare practitioner for over 22 years. At age 18 he began his service to the community as a Navy Hospital Corpsman, Emergency Medical Technician and Battlefield Medic with the US Marines. He became a Registered Nurse, specializing in Cardiovascular Surgical Critical Care for 7 years and earned a CCRN (Critical Care Registered Nurse) designation.
Jeremy began seeking Chinese Medicine as his primary care 10 years ago and has been constantly enamored by the depth of its teachings and its power to heal difficult disease patterns. He feels blessed to have studied Classical Chinese Medicine with the 88th Generation Daoist Priest, Master Jeffery Yuen of the Jade Purity Tradition.
Jeremy feels that integrating Eastern and Western medical knowledge provides the best road to success for his patients. He has been trained in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM,) the 5 Element approach and the 5 Meridian System, (Primary Channels, Sinew, Luo Vessels, 8 Extraordinary Vessels and Divergent Channels.) He offers Classical and Modern Herbal Medicine, the medicinal use of Essential Oils, Tui Na Massage, personalized Dietary Therapies, Qi Gong, breathwork and meditation practices.
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.
Maranda came into the Silver Leaf family with an extensive background in corporate leadership and relationship management. This coupled with being a labor and postpartum support doula combine her passion for holistic health and healing with managing the in’s and out’s of our front office.
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