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Atlas Acupunture, Sylva NC


Welcome to the Atlas Acupuncture Website!
I am very glad that you have come for information about acupuncture and my practice. This home page will show what I offer you as a professional acupuncturist.

The sections below will tell you about the pages on my website. They provide information about what acupuncture treatment is like, what acupuncture can do, and how my practice offers personalized treatment for you. Atlas Acupuncture is located in Sylva, NC. It is convenient to the towns of Sylva, Dillsboro, Cullowhee, and Franklin, NC.

About Susan Atlas
I am Susan Atlas, MAc, LAc, DiplAc, RN, IBCLC, licensed to practice acupuncture and nursing in North Carolina. I hold a Masters of Acupuncture degree from Tai Sophia Institute in Laurel, MD, am certified by the NCCAOM (National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine), and by NADA (National Acupuncture Detoxification Association) as an Acupuncture Detox Specialist. Additionally, I am a Board-Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC).

Before studying acupuncture, I had a long career in nursing, primarily in Obstetrics, NICU and Nursery, and Lactation. The story of my acupuncture treatment and subsequent decision to learn and share the wonderful medicine of acupuncture is on this page. About Susan Atlas

Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture AshevilleAbout My Practice
I primarily practice Five-Element Acupuncture, where I observe how a person lives in nature and through the seasons, working with mind and spirit as well as bodily ailments. Treatments aim to balance the body's energy (qi), stimulating your own natural innate healing ability on all levels.

I offer you compassionate, holistic, relationship-centered, professional care. The time and attention you receive may be a new experience, and can lead to excellent results. Together we will focus on improving your health and bringing new possibilities to you life. About My Practice

Acupuncture Can Help

Do you suffer from: Stress, Headaches, High Blood Pressure, Fibromyalgia/Chronic Fatigue, Pain - including Back, Joint, Facial, Postoperative Pain, Sciatica, Bursitis, TMJ, Sports injuries, such as sprains and tennis elbow, Infertility or IVF, Menstrual Problems, Morning Sickness, Depression, Allergies, Asthma, Arthritis, Digestive Disorders, Diabetes, Ear or Eye Pain, Sleep Problems, Adverse Reactions to Radiotherapy and/or Chemotherapy? Acupuncture has been found to be effective in treating these issues and many others, physical, mental, and emotional! By restoring balance, the body returns to its healthy state. Click here to read what my patients say.

The National Institutes of Health published a Consensus Development Statement in 1997, "To provide health care providers, patients, and the general public with a responsible assessment of the use and effectiveness of acupuncture for a variety of conditions." www.consensus.nih.gov/1997/1997Acupuncture107html.htm

Research into the effectiveness of acupuncture treatment has increased greatly in the past ten years, much funded by The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, which has published an updated research review. The World Health Organization has also published information on research into acupuncture treatment. For more information about ailments that I can treat, please visit my Acupuncture Can Help page.

Five Element Acupuncture Sylva,NCFive Element Acupuncture
Traditional Five-Element Acupuncture is a school of acupuncture, based in traditions several thousand years old, and brought to the West by J.R. Worsley in England, after studying for many years in China, Japan, and Korea. He taught many students who became practitioners all over the world, including the United States.

About 10% of acupuncturists in the US practice Five-Element Acupuncture, which is a truly holistic treatment, seeing body, mind, and spirit as one. It is an ancient system which is perfect for treating the ills of modern life, as it emphasizes spiritual aspects of illness as well as mental and physical. Five-Element Acupuncture is flexible, allowing individualized treatment which effectively compliments Western medical care. Five-Element Acupuncture

Common Questions

In the US, Acupuncture and other complementary and alternative medical treatments are becoming more and more available, and so information about them is more readily available as well. Most people have many questions, about which they would like answers. Here you can find the information you need to decide if acupuncture treatment is right for you.

Questions include: What is Acupuncture? Where did it come from? What is treatment like? Do the needles hurt? Is acupuncture safe? What can I expect from treatment? How often and how long do I need to come for treatment? What is the relationship between acupuncture and other medical care? What does it cost? Does insurance cover acupuncture? How can I find a competent acupuncturist? To find out answers please click here: Common Questions

Map and Directions
My office is located in a "park model" mobile home at 78 Hardrock Rd. off route 441 south of Dillsboro, near the Savannah Fire Department. It is convenient to the towns of Sylva, Dillsboro, Cullowhee, and Franklin, NC. Here you will find detailed directions to my office and a map: Map and Directions

Contact Susan Atlas
Please feel free to contact me by Email or phone to answer any questions you might have and to set up your first appointment. Contact Susan Atlas

Acupuncture Resources and Webrings Page
Here you will find resources about acupuncture treatment, the school where I learned Five-Element Acupuncture, theory of Five-Element and TCM Acupuncture, certification agencies, research, and other related information: Acupuncture Resources and Webrings Page

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Atlas Acupuncture, LLC
Healing Body, Mind, and Spirit
Susan Atlas, L.Ac.. M.Ac.. RN. IBCLC
78 Hardrock Road, Sylva NC 28779
828-226-4032


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Acupuncture Can Help
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