Jacalyn is a licensed and nationally certified Acupuncturist and Massage Therapist whose fascination with Chinese Medicine began when she entered an Asian Bodywork Program at the Atlanta School of Massage. Her teachers were in Acupuncture School at the time and began passing the Classical Chinese Medical knowledge that they were learning to their massage students.
Although understanding the benefits of Western Medicine, she experienced frustration with the lack of efficacy that it had with her infirmed father. She watched how the number of different medicines given to him multiplied as one doctor gave medicine for the side effects of another etc... It seemed to be a downward spiral with no answers. As she studied Chinese Medicine, she resonated to its holistic approach and it's capacity to connect the dots of unseemingly different symptoms to a root source of imbalance. It was such a wonderful discovery that there was another, less invasive way of helping the body to restore its imbalance or "dis- ease".
For many years she incorporated this knowledge into her massage practice as she continued to study this wonderful medicine. She then decided that she needed to further her capacity to help her clients, wanting to add more to her tool box than just acupressure and bodywork.
She continued her study at The Jung Tao School of Classical Chinese Medicine in N.C and graduated top of her class with a Masters degree in Classical Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture. She brings well over two decades of knowledge into her practice and the desire to get to the root of the issue.
Over the years she has studied Deep Tissue, Sports, and Clinical massage. Additionally, she has taken courses in Reflexology, Cranial Sacral, Orthopedic massage, Thai massage as well as ones to assist those with Fibromyalgia and TMJ dysfunction. To expand her learning and "tools in her toolbox", she has studied the Balance method of acupuncture with Dr. Richard Tan, Distal Needling Acupuncture and Master Tung acupuncture. To further hone her skills and specialize, she has studied Facial rejuvenation/Aesthetic acupuncture and cupping with several teachers including Travall Croom and Michele Gellis, Chinese Medical Ophthalmology with with one of the foremost leaders in the field; Dr. Andy Rosenfarb and Neurological based Nanopuncture with Clayton Shui to help those suffering from traumatic brain injuries, stroke and neuro-degenerative diseases. She previously taught at the Atlanta School of Massage for six and a half years, has taught Thai massage with Camden Clay D.C. and also teaches partner stretching workshops.