Practitioners

All practitioners at Appalachian Acupuncture are licensed in the state of Tennessee and are board-certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM.)

Great place with a very friendly staff.
A holistic approach to better health and wellness.
—C. Haben

 

Michelle Bouton, L.Ac.

Michelle Bouton, L.Ac.

I hold a Masters degree in Oriental medicine, and am also a firm supporter of Western medicine. I encourage my patients to use BOTH modalities, each when most appropriate. I do my best to communicate with physicians when appropriate, to foster an integrated care approach.

I am a native Tennessean and have enjoyed working in complementary healthcare in Johnson City since 2000. Patients describe my style as “relaxed yet action-oriented.” I encourage patients to share their unique health story, then together we create a treatment plan to meet their healthcare goals.

I incorporate my knowledge of acupuncture, Chinese herbs, diet, and lifestyle modifications so that each person is supported in reaching their greatest health potential. I make every effort to provide consistency through pain or illness, which can be a difficult journey.

Stephen Sedita, L.Ac.

Stephen Sedita, L.Ac.

I have a strong background in the western sciences with a BA in cognitive science and five years in a PhD program for Complex Systems and Brain Sciences. I was the fMRI research coordinator at FAU for several years and my research included work on traumatic brain injury (TBI) and motor coordination. I started acupuncture school during my 4th year in my PhD program and after a year of trying to do both I realized that acupuncture and oriental medicine were my true calling.

I graduated with a masters of Oriental Medicine from the Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine in 2011 and have been practicing acupuncture since then. I currently hold licenses in both TN and FL. I incorporate my knowledge of the brain and the workings of both the physical nervous system and the mind itself into my approach to acupuncture.

I embrace the holistic approach of oriental medicine and recognize the importance of not just using acupuncture to help people but in giving them the information they need to find their paths towards better health. Whether it is exercises, adjunct therapies, or dietary recommendations, I do my best to insure that patients are given all the tools they need to accomplish their personal health goals.

Bonni Wollard, Office Manager

Bonni Wollard, Office Manager

I absolutely love being the “front face” of this practice, I love people, and it is my pleasure to connect our wonderful practitioners with those who need their work.

I have lived in this area for over 15 years, and we love it here! I am constantly cooking or tending my flowers, my 3 daughters and 3 grandchildren, or my 2 dogs!

From your initial phone call to have questions answered, to setting up appointments, to handling insurance reimbursement questions, I am here to assist you!

Appalachian Acupuncture • 113 E. Unaka Avenue, Johnson City, Tennessee 37601 • (423) 928-9394