Acupuncturist James Whittle founded The Blue Ridge Acupuncture Clinic in 2003 in Asheville. A North Carolina native, James received his BA from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and completed his Masters degree in Acupuncture at Bastyr University. James has been to China eight times to work in hospitals with some of China’s most outstanding acupuncturists and physicians. The Blue Ridge Acupuncture Clinic is dedicated to providing the highest quality natural health care, acupuncture, and massage therapy in western North Carolina. With expertise we combine the best of evidence-based acupuncture and herbal medicine with traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). Using acupuncture, herbal medicine, nutrition and lifestyle counseling we treat everything from chronic pain to common colds. Our care is safe, effective and affordable. Many insurance companies are beginning to cover acupuncture. We welcome complex and difficult cases where other methods and medicines have not worked.