Practitioner’s Directory

Practitioner’s Directory

On this page, you’ll find the most complete listing of Natural and Alternative Health Care Practitioners in the High Country. You may search our Practitioner Directory by selecting from the following options and then clicking “Search” below. If you discover a listing that is no longer accurate, please contact us.

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Beyond Hair Wellness Studio – Mahala Crow
167 Silver Springs Drive
Banner Elk, North Carolina


Services & Products
Holistic Therapy
Mindfulness Self-Help
CBD Oil Wellness
Call for Appointment- +1-828-260-7750.

Walk-in clients are accepted when time allows.

Hair Services

Born out of our love of feeling good about the self, Beyond Hair Studio has become the salon for intuitive design and healing therapy for body, mind, and spirit.

We are dedicated to offering intuitive personalized service. We have also taken great care in assembling an environment that is natural and welcoming ...

and that includes welcoming pets!

Blue Ridge Acupunture and Integrative Health
Torrey Gorla, NMD, M.S. Oriental Medicine, L.Ac.

At Blue Ridge Acupuncture & Integrative Health (BRAIH), we believe in restoring the body to health naturally. We do this by identifying and treating the root cause of the disease or imbalance and not just treating the symptoms.

Blue Ridge Acupuncture & Integrative Health is a general Oriental Medical Practice, treating a wide variety of chronic and acute disorders. Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine have been cited by the World Health Organization to be proven effective in treating over 50 conditions.

We are more than an acupuncture practice. Acupuncture is just one of the modalities we offer. Other treatment methods we use are Chinese Herbal Medicine and nutritional medicines. We can further assess patients by testing hormones or running preventative blood work. We don’t have a "one size fits all protocol." Each person’s needs are addressed individually and his or her health care is specifically customized. And most importantly, we believe in empowering patients with knowledge, so they can make the best healthcare and lifestyle choices with confidence.

Our purpose at Blue Ridge Acupuncture & Integrative Health is to help as many people as possible in their quest for optimal health and to educate them about wellness, so they may, in turn, educate others. We achieve this by treating the underlying cause of the condition, not just masking symptoms. As an integrative health clinic, our clinicians work as a team offering Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Naturopathic Medicine, Medical Weight Loss, ALCAT-Advanced Food Intolerance Testing, and Pain-Focused Physical Medicine.

Our practice is unique because we combine Eastern Medical care with a Western Science approach. Lab testing for adrenals/hormones, toxicity issues, minerals, and inflammation may be necessary to assess the cause of the condition. Our goal is to find the CAUSE of the disorder and achieve correction, thus health.

Torrey's Internships and Externships include Women's Health, Anxiety/Depression, Integrated Oncology (St. Vincent's Hospital), Japanese Acupuncture, and Pain Management. Commonly seen disorders include allergies, high blood pressure, Ob/Gyn, digestive, fatigue, immune deficiency, respiratory, pain (all types), insomnia, anxiety, depression, oncology (integrated), neurological and dermatological conditions.

Please call our office regarding any specific conditions or health concerns.

Many conditions can be treated effectively with Chinese Herbal Medicine and/or nutritional therapies in a way that works for both your health and your budget.

Nutritional assessments include Tissue Mineral Analysis and Gene SNP.

Mondays and Wednesdays 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Closed for lunch Noon – 1:00 p.m.
Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Closed for lunch Noon – 1:30 p.m.
Closed Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

Updated 3-3-14

610-B State Farm Road Suite 205 Boone, NC 28607
BodyMind Dynamics Therapeutic Massage
Michael Kopacka
2820 Highway 67 West Mountain City, TN 37683
Boone Community Acupuncture Clinic
Michael Goopta, M.S., L.Ac.

Would you like to try Acupuncture to maintain your health?

Do you find it difficult to afford acupuncture on a regular basis?


We provide accessible, affordable, and effective acupuncture treatments to the community. We are a group of Acupuncturists, their spouses and families, loyal patients, and community members serving the community of Boone and surrounding areas. Boone Community Acupuncture Clinic has hours to accommodate the needs of all patients.


We charge only $15 for our community style acupuncture (and $40 for private rooms) so that you can have sessions regularly without financial stress.


Appointments for acupuncture can be made by logging into our website (BooneClinic.Org) or by calling 828-278-0045.


If you call and get a recording, please leave your name, and a number where you can be reached, and we shall return your call as soon as possible.


Please browse through our website (BooneClinic.Org) to learn more about us and our services. If you would like to discuss your specific health condition with us, we shall be glad to do so.



Mostly open Mon – Sat 10:00 am to 7:00 pm (Check website for exact hours)


(Near Watauga Humane Society Building)
363 Daniel Drive Boone, NC 28607
Boone Healing Arts Center
838 State Farm Road Boone, NC 28607

The Boone Healing Arts Center is a cooperative of Integrative Holistic Healthcare Practitioners specializing in unique services for the mind, body, & spirit -including massage & bodywork, acupuncture, prenatal, nutrition & cooking, Rolfing structural integration, healing touch, personal training, Ayurveda, and much more. Let us help you achieve a healthy level of wellness that is right for you. BHAC also brings you a variety of daily wellness classes, discussion groups, workshops & CECs. Conveniently located at 838 State Farm Rd Boone.

Our Practitioners include:

Dave Hamilton- Naturopathic Medicine
Peggy Setzer- Healing Touch Practitioner, CHTP MSW
Eric Karchmer - Licensed Acupuncturist and Chinese Medicine specialist
Nia Dickens-  Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapist
Allie Burleson- Certified Rolfer® - Rolfing Structural Integration
Ramsey Higgins - Licensed Acupuncturist
Kathie Billing - R.N., Registered Yoga Teacher
Racheal Cunningham - Nutritionist
Jordan Maxwell- Living Ayurveda Consultant
Noelle Austin RYT
Diane Nettles LMBT
Carly Fulton LMBT

Hours: Open Monday through Friday 9am-6pm; Saturdays from 11am-5pm; and Sundays by appointment or event only. Appointments outside of normal business hours may be available. Check our website for workshop and class schedules.
Charla Rae Armitage | Reiki Master
Charla Rae Armitage
West Jefferson, NC
Chris Howell, Integrative Yoga Counselor
Christina Howell

Christina Howell, Integrative Yoga Counselor and Registered Yoga Teacher at the Boone Healing Arts Center
Christina (Chris) assists people in transforming their lives, through reducing stress, anxiety, depression and increasing self-esteem and an overall positive outlook on life. She is a clinical psychotherapist who received her master’s degree from Chesnut Hill University in Philadelphia. She is also a Register Yoga Teacher (RYT) through yoga alliance and received her training from Neighborhood Yoga in Boone. Chris integrates yoga movements, breath work, meditative practices and philosophy into her counseling sessions.

At the Boone Healing Arts Center Chris offers:

Single Integrative Yoga Counseling Sessions (60, 90-minute)
Integrative Yoga Counseling Packages

*To make an appointment with Chris, please call (828) 964-3538.

(828) 964-3538
848 State Farm Road Boone, NC 28607
Current Chiropractic
Dr. R.W. Current
936 Hwy 221 Business West Jefferson, NC 28694
Cyndi Rapenske
Cyndi Rapenske
Vilas, NC 28692
Debra Helene Skin & Body Therapies
240 Hwy 105 Ext. Boone NC Suite 200

Therapeutic Skin Care
Face & Body Waxing
Eyebrow & Eyelash Tinting
Body Treatments: Ayurvedic-Swedish Massage
Arvigo Technique of Maya Abdominal Therapy
Manual Lymph Drainage