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Acupuncture & Wellness
Asheville, NC

Why Michael Johnson?

Over 15 years of experience integrating acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine to promote optimal health and healing. Serving Asheville, North Carolina and the greater Buncombe county area!

We Heal

Chronic Pain

Stress & Anxiety
and more!
Mike significantly helped my shoulder pain by reducing its inflammation!

- M. Zuniga


Using premium-quality herbs and supplements with your acupuncture treatment can help heal the body more effectively.

About Us

Our mission is to help patients heal their mind and body naturally. Blending state-of-the-art treatments and ancient techniques, we promote the body's natural ability to heal itself. By alleviating chronic pain, allergies, stress and anxiety, patients will return to doing what they love most.

Michael works with South Slope Acupuncture & Wellness in the Asheville, NC. We serve Asheville, Swannanoa, Old Fort, Woodfin, Candler, Waynesville, Black Mountain communities and beyond!

We provide comprehensive and compassionate health and wellness services to children, adolescents and adults.

acupuncture patient and needle. Pristine Acupuncture and Wellness

About Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a safe, painless, and effective way to treat a wide variety of medical problems. Over the past 5,000 years, practitioners of acupuncture and Chinese medicine have used this non-invasive medical system to diagnose and help millions of people get well and stay healthy. An acupuncturist places fine, sterile needles at specific acupoints on the body. This activates the body’s Qi (pronounced “chee”) and promotes natural healing by enhancing recuperative power.

In ancient times, Chinese people found sharpened metal would relieve pain. After years of experience, it was found that certain points can be connected and related to certain diseases. That is how acupuncture point and meridian were discovered. The meridian or energy channel where Qi flows can be detected by a trained acupuncturist.

By inserting hair-thin acupuncture needles to specific spots, the energy flow of the body can be balanced dynamically, thus giving the person the most flexibility to maintain health. Certain hormones like endorphins will be released to give the body a sense of well-being, similar to the feeling during exercise. Serotonin levels can be adjusted as well to relieve pain through the brain stem.

Asheville patients can utilize acupuncture to alleviate a variety of illnesses and issues they suffer from. For example, allergies in this area can be brutal. To combat this, our Acupuncturist Michael Johnson, LAc. uses a specialized technique called N.A.E.T. which often gets rid of or reduces allergy symptoms and sensitivities.

Can Acupuncture help you? This natural medical treatment can also help improve mental health (stress, anxiety, and depression). Other conditions include reproductive issues, chronic pain, Fibromyalgia, migraines, and more!

Acupuncturist Michael Johnson in Black Mountain NC
Michael Johnson, MSA, Lic. Ac.
Licensed Acupuncturist, Asheville, NC

Michael Johnson Lic.Ac., the founder and acupuncturist at Pristine Acupuncture Health and Wellness, is a leading professional in treating severe and chronic pain conditions, anxiety, stress, and allergies. He has practiced for over 15 years in Washington, Alaska, Oregon, and North Carolina. His passion is to help patients who have been told they have little to no hope. There is hope… stick with it!

What Clients Say

"Mike Johnson, Li.Ac. has been my acupuncturist for the last 6 years. He is very thorough in assessing what each patient needs. His bedside manner is wonderful and very gentle. Highly effective in stress and pain management. I always come away from my sessions with a feeling of relaxation. Mike is a great asset to health care."

Wendy J.


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