Chinese Medicine With Tangible Results

Andrew and JulieAnn Nugent-Head have  30+ years combined experience studying with the old doctors of Beijing and in private practice in China.  Their unparalleled level of training and experience is reflected in The Alternative Clinic’s tangible approach to Chinese medicine. This makes the comprehensive treatments at our clinic the best choice for acupuncture in Asheville!

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Hours of Operation:


Monday - Friday 8:30 - 5:00


Saturday 11:00 - 5:00

Our Difference

With the largest raw herb pharmacy in Asheville, we write custom formulae for every patient, never relying on pill, powder or tincture medicines to treat complex diseases.  Sourcing only organic & lab tested herbs, we hold our suppliers to the highest standard of quality.  Come in and see our thriving herbal pharmacy!

Articles & Reviews

Why Ice Delays Recovery

This fascinating article rebukes the "RICE" standard (rest, ice, compression and elevation) and w…  

Flavor Nature Herbalism

Greatly influenced by scientific terminology and research, today supplements, super foods and her…  

Patient Reviews

"The Alternative Clinic is much more than Acupuncture. It is a multi dimensional approach of spec…  

Clinical Training

The Alternative Clinic is focused on clinical practice in order to bring classical theory to life and raise the bar of medicine in our profession. Short term training and in depth immersion programs allow licensed practitioners to observe treatments and herbal formula in action.  Clinical training hours are approved for CEU credit by the California Acupuncture Board.