Beachside Community Acupuncture is more than just an acupuncture clinic. It's a new beginning, the start of an outward ripple. We want you to feel your best so that you can impact the community with your unique talents and inspire others to live their lives to the fullest as well. We have big dreams for you and are dedicated to helping you overcome whatever is holding you back through acupuncture, diet therapy, herbal medicine, supplements, and essential oils.
...every individual should be his or her own health advocate
...the path to health shouldn't be a secret
...everyone should have access to affordable holistic medicine
...the beach can heal aches of the body, mind, and soul
...it is our duty to preserve beaches for future generations
Kathleen Ellerie, L.Ac., AP, Dipl.O.M., graduated with Bachelor's degrees in Nutritional Sciences and Biology from the University of Florida and a Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and a Bachelor of Health Science from the Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine. She is currently a Licensed Acupuncturist in the states of Florida and Texas, an NCCAOM-certified Diplomate of Oriental Medicine, and a NADA-trained Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist. After working in private practice as an independent contractor, she was inspired to start Beachside Community Acupuncture to provide affordable acupuncture to those who might not otherwise be able to experience the ancient medicine's healing effects. She is especially passionate about diet therapy, essential oils, and other aspects of holistic wellness and teaches online courses, writes books and articles, and hosts events to educate the public about natural health.
Heather Allen-Vargas, L.Ac., Dipl. O.M., holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Utah and a Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine and is an NCCAOM-certified Diplomate of Oriental Medicine working on an internship with us to become fully licensed in the state of Texas.* She has experience treating patients with HIV/AIDS, addictions, mental illness. and pain at the Portland Quest Center for Integrative Health and enjoys helping her patients improve their mental, emotional, and physical well-being. Heather personally experienced the wonders of Traditional Chinese Medicine through the treatment of her migraine headaches. Allopathic medicine did not have an explanation for them, but a consistent course of acupuncture and herbal formulas gave her permanent relief that inspired her to study TCM to bring the same healing and happiness to others.
*Licensed Acupuncturists need to obtain a license through the medical board of every state in which he or she intends to practice, and each state has its own guidelines for licensure. Texas requires acupuncturists to have a temporary license when they first treat patients, and Kathleen will be overseeing Heather's treatments because of this.
At Beachside Community Acupuncture we strive to educate the public on the benefits of Traditional Chinese Medicine to help others better understand the body's healing potential. We hope that our interviews eliminate the "fear of the unknown" so that more people feel empowered to try acupuncture, whether it be at our clinic or with their local Licensed Acupuncturist.
While our primary goal is to provide acupuncture care, we also love to educate our community on other therapies included in Traditional Chinese Medicine and naturopathy.
We regularly write about holistic health in our blog, and these are a handful of our most popular posts. To read through everything we've written, check out our dedicated blog page or search by topic by hovering over "Blog" at the top of this page.
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