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Begin your journey toward improved health.

Meet Your Practitioner

As far back as I can remember, I’ve had a passion for listening to peoples stories.  It didn’t matter if the story was from a family member, a close friend or a store clerk, I’ve always been interested and curious about how we each manage to have courage to live in this world.

I started my professional career as a Licensed Professional Counselor.  I’ve worked in a variety of different clinical settings from working with schizophrenia, substance abuse to family and group therapy.  I loved what I did and still, to this day, my heart will always belong to counseling.  I continue to counsel, and if you’re interested, click on the Clinical Counseling tab above.

After some time, new clients started telling me stories of their health issues and how they could no longer work or had to live a new life because of the transition from physical health to their new status.  I realized I could only help them psychologically but not physically.  I now wanted to help in a fully holistic way.

While considering attending western medical school, I ended up having acupuncture treatments for some health issues I was having.  After seeing the positive results, I looked into East Asian medicine as a profession.  It all made sense to me and I changed my course and decided on acupuncture school.  East Asian Medicine believes the body has an intelligence of its own and a desire to strive for survival through a healthy lifestyle. And, there was more:  That certain warmth and embrace of natural healing brought me back to my roots.  It was familiar.  Solid health is achievable through focusing on food, movement, and trusting the body.

Let me be your guide.  With my experience as a counselor, acupuncturist and knowledge of herbal medicine I can help you to achieve your healthiest and most authentic self.  Together I’ll take you through a treatment plan that cares for your mind and body, providing you with a full, warm, healthy, healing experience.

Whether you have anxiety, depression, issues with transitioning through life, pain or other functional health issues like allergies, diabetes or headaches, my system of healthcare will guide you through with lots of support along the way. Through acupuncture treatment, listening to your story and dietary adjustments, you’ll be pleased with how your body responds and your overall health will improve.

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Acupuncture Treatments

It’s not painful, it helps alleviate pain

Initially, you may come in with an old injury. Acupuncture will cause an immune system response bringing natural anti-inflammatories to the area of the injury, ultimately reducing the pain and increasing circulation. Also, the nervous system responds releasing serotonin and dopamine which gives you a calm, nurtured feeling after a treatment.

With functional problems like diabetes and cholesterol issues, using a combination of acupuncture, proper foods and specific supplements meant only for your particular issue, your vitality will return and you will start feeling more vibrant and energized than you have in years! Ask me, because I’ve been through it all myself!

THE QUESTION OF DRY NEEDLING…WHAT IS IT?  

If you’re looking for someone who knows about Dry Needling, your acupuncturist has the answer.  Please go to CONDITIONS I TREAT for more answers.

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AcuGraph Reporting/System Survey

Reporting equipment to pinpoint troubled areas, both from the meridian perspective and nutrition

AcuGraph Technology brings the ancient world into the 21st century. It will show you YOUR meridian pathways, which are the basis of Chinese medicine. It checks these pathways for excess (inflammation) or deficiencies to determine where the issues are as well as what’s working right.
The report you will receive is a graph, showing deficiencies highlighted in blue, red as inflammation, and healthy areas are in green. It will also tell you what foods will benefit your condition, what herbs are appropriate and the P.I.E score: Personal Integrated Energy score which is unique to AcuGraph Technology.

For YOUR specific nutrition needs, completing a comprehensive system survey questionnaire, you will be able to see where the holes are in your diet, and fill those gaps through the proper nutrition, which includes whole food and whole food supplements.

Read more about Acugraph

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When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everyone will respect you.

When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.

TESTIMONIALS

10 stars if I could

Karyla has changed my life in so many ways. Insight, introspection, peace, health...you name it. Her soul and her talents are a gift to the Charleston area.

M.B.

The Acupuncture Clinic Charleston
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2016-09-27T15:27:57+00:00

M.B.

Karyla has changed my life in so many ways. Insight, introspection, peace, health...you name it. Her soul and her talents are a gift to the Charleston area.

Full of Grace

I love going to Karyla. I have an overwhelming sense of peace, relaxation and overall well being after a session. She addresses the emotional as well as the physical for an all encompassing healing experience.

J.G.

The Acupuncture Clinic Charleston
5
2016-09-27T15:28:23+00:00

J.G.

I love going to Karyla. I have an overwhelming sense of peace, relaxation and overall well being after a session. She addresses the emotional as well as the physical for an all encompassing healing experience.

Great Experience

Karla is an expert at pain relief, very professional and very caring. Karla takes the time to explain exactly what she does before she starts and makes sure you understands what she will be doing. Karla's facilities are clean and comfortable and you are not rushed. I would recommend Karla to anyone with pain.

D.R.

The Acupuncture Clinic Charleston
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2016-09-27T15:28:46+00:00

D.R.

Karla is an expert at pain relief, very professional and very caring. Karla takes the time to explain exactly what she does before she starts and makes sure you understands what she will be doing. Karla's facilities are clean and comfortable and you are not rushed. I would recommend Karla to anyone with pain.
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When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everyone will respect you.

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