Alison Colberg L.Ac. Dipl. O.M., Founder of POiNT Health Collective and Point Acupuncture & Apothecary
Alison Colberg L.Ac. Dipl. O.M. has been in the field of holistic health for over 20 years. She practices Daoist influenced Classical Chinese medicine which includes acupuncture, herbalism, essential oils, nutraceuticals, medical qi gong, functional medicine, stone medicine, nutritional therapies, and medical intuition as well as several adjunct techniques.
She has a background in midwifery, birth and death accompaniment, homeopathy, yoga, dance, biochemistry and community health. She is fluent in French and Spanish.
In her free time, Alison enjoys tai chi, qi gong, horse archery, welding, building things out of wood and concrete and community building. Her passion lies in Transition Design, a concept of visioning and bridging our present and future lives based on our highest ideals and standards to be a more peaceful, sustainable, fulfilling humanity.
Kristen Lambertin, L.Ac., Dipl. O.M.
828.707.0738 | www.ashevillepointacupuncture.com
Kristen is a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist in the state of North Carolina and she is certified in Oriental Medicine by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). She completed her Master's in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine at Daoist Traditions College of Chinese Medical Arts in Asheville, NC where she had extensive training in both Classical and Traditional Chinese Medicine. She has treated a wide variety of health complaints and has a special interest in chronic pain syndromes and autoimmune diseases.
Kristen has traveled extensively and was living in South Korea in the early 1990's when she had her first acupuncture treatment and fell in love with Chinese Medicine. Since then, she has pursued careers and volunteer opportunities in which she can be of service to others. She worked as an Immigration Specialist for a local non-profit agency, volunteered as a Spanish-speaking Doula for the Buncombe County Health Department, taught English as a Second Language in the U.S. and abroad, and served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Eritrea, Africa.
In her free time, Kristen enjoys spending time with her teenage son, taking long walks, and giving community presentations on the numerous health benefits of acupuncture and Chinese herbs.
The Materia Medica of Chinese Medicine lists over 500 herbs (plant, animal and mineral materials). These are the most commonly used medicinal substances in the Chinese pharmacopoeia. POiNT Herbal Apothecary provides a full dispensary of Chinese medicinal herbs in granular form. Their apothecary allows them to create a unique formula for each client’s individual needs. This flexibility to tailor an herbal preparation for the optimal health of a given client is essential to achieve specific wellness goals.
Oriental Medicine has a long history of using herbs as medicine. Historically these herbs were typically decocted in boiling water for 30-60 minutes; the liquid was then strained and taken internally. Today herbs are available in a variety of forms – raw, dried, powdered, extract granules, tinctures, pills, etc. Granules, a powdered form of herb extracts, are considerably easier to prepare than raw herb decoctions; the powder is stirred into hot water and taken orally.
Point Acupuncture & Apothecary stocks a wide variety of herbal medicines ranging from essential oils, topical preparations, and tinctures to stone medicines, raw herbs and nutraceuticals.