DR. FORREST WILKINSON

L.Ac., DACM, DIPL. O.M (NCCAOM)
Licensed Acupuncturist / Doctor of Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine
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I have always been surrounded by healthcare and medicine my entire life. My father is a retired emergency room physician, my mother is a retired ICU nurse practitioner, and my sister is a phlebotomist for the American Red Cross.

I fully embrace both western and eastern medicine and am a proponent of integrative wellness across the spectrum. My previous career was in design and I found acupuncture through my own healthcare. Acupuncture is as much an art form as Chinese medicine is an ancient medical paradigm. I have dedicated my life to the arts, now incorporating health and healing. My clients have shared with me that I am compassionate, thoughtful, thorough, and kind when it comes to providing holistic treatments in a safe and tranquil space.

I am a nationally certified Acupuncturist by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). I am also licensed by the North Carolina Acupuncture Licensing Board (NCALB License #2034), and the Tennessee Advisory Committee for Acupuncture (TNACA License #438) to practice in North Carolina and Tennessee respectively. I received my Master’s and Clinical Doctorate in acupuncture and Chinese medicine from Daoist Traditions College of Chinese Medical Arts based here in Asheville.

I have had the opportunity to study with master Jeffrey Yuen, a world-renowned classical Chinese medicine practitioner and an 88th generation Daoist priest of the Yu Qing Huang Lao Pai (Jade Purity Yellow Emperor Lao Zi School), and a 26th generation lineage of the Quan Zhen Long Men Pai (Complete Reality Dragon Gate School).

I also completed a clinical internship at the First Teaching Hospital of Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Tianjin, China. I have 4,800+ hours of clinical and academic experience.

I specialize in acute and chronic pain management, depression, anxiety, stress, addiction, insomnia, hypertension, gastrointestinal conditions, gynecological conditions, neuropathy, and diabetes.

I currently offer acupuncture, electroacupuncture, auricular acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, gua sha (IASTM), cupping, tui na massage, moxibustion, and Chinese nutritional and nutraceutical therapy.