Let us trigger your ability to heal yourself, beautifully and naturally.

My story begins in Concord, North Carolina. I traveled the world and lived in various parts of the country in search of life changing experiences and yearning to delve into healthcare and wellbeing that meets the needs of the whole person.  After my adventures, I settled in the mountains of Asheville, NC to grow some roots and learn from world-renowned experts in Chinese Medicine.

I received my Masters in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Daoist Traditions College of Chinese Medical Arts in May of 2015.  While attending Daoist Traditions, I studied extensively with Jeffery Yuen, 88th generation Daoist Priest. My time with him resulted in a deep understanding of Classical Chinese Medicine and how to utilize the five channel systems of the human body.

My post graduate studies include women's health with Dr. Robin "Saraswati" Marcus, OMD of Nourishing Life Center, Chinese herbal studies with Sharon Weizenbaum of White Pine Institute, 100hr Certificate of Advanced Integrative Acupuncture from York University in Toronto, CA, NeuroAcupuncture with Dr. Poeny Chang Ph.D R.Ac, Sports Acupuncture Medicine with Dr. Whitfield Reeves, OMD, and Gua Sha expert Dr. Arya Nielsen, PhD L.Ac. 

I have worked with hundreds of patients to help them sleep soundly, improve digestion, calm anxiety, meet their health goals, and move without pain - all in order to cultivate more energy and wellbeing. I treat people of all seasons from children to athletes to geriatric patients. For many of my acupuncture patients, I’m the gateway to their acupuncture and Chinese medicine journey.

While traveling across the world, I received my yoga instructor training in India.  I have been practicing yoga since 2006 and I am a trained yoga teacher in Ashtanga, Baptiste, Suspension Yoga and certified in Dao Flow Yoga for Women's Health. 

When I am not treating patients I enjoy traveling the world, mastering aerial silks, and looking for new experiences and adventures.

Autum Kirgan 

Clinic Owner & Administrator


Janelle is a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist. She received her Masters in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Daoist Traditions College of Chinese Medical Arts in Asheville, NC in May 2017. 

Janelle became interested in Chinese medicine after sustaining a severe injury while traveling through South America. She relied on the wisdom of native medicine in the absence of accessible healthcare facilities. She recovered soon after and began her studies in alternative medicines beginning with Ayurvedic medicine and yoga and later, Chinese medicine. She dedicated her medical studies to classical Chinese medicine given the extensive knowledge and comprehensive theory put forth.

Her practice emphasizes the importance of patient participation throughout the healing process. Janelle’s specialties include geriatrics, digestive issues, and emotional imbalances. She utilizes adjunct techniques, food therapy, medical qi gong, and herbal medicine.

Janelle has spent most of her life by the ocean and enjoys traveling in search of surf and coral reefs. When Janelle is not treating patients, you can find her teaching Restorative Flow Yoga at Uptown Yoga Loft in Uptown Shelby. 

Janelle Velasco 


Jeannie Sandoe is originally from Greensboro NC and recently moved to Shelby to enjoy country life with her husband and two kids. She has been a licensed massage therapist for five years but has always taken great joy in taking care of others, including helping alleviate pain through massage.

Jeannie specializes in deep tissue and sports massage which incorporates passive stretches, trigger point work, hot towels, and special attention to specific muscle groups that once released will allow for full body relaxation. She is also trained in hot stone massage, prenatal, reflexology, and swedish relaxation massage. She is incredibly grateful to bring wellness to the community of Shelby.

Book your massage online today!  

Jeannie Sandoe
LMBT #13056


"Rest and self-care are so important. When you take time to replenish your spirit, it allows you to serve others from the overflow. You cannot serve from an empty vessel." 

Eleanor Brownn


All Seasons Massages are performed by a licensed massage and bodywork therapist. These massages are designed and catered to individual needs: sports massage, trigger point release, prenatal, relaxation, reflexology, and hot stone. 

30 minute Massage for $40
This therapy is utilized treat a specific issue or area of the body

60 minute Massage for $70
This therapy is utilized to treat a specific issue or area of the body while incorporating the whole body

90 minute Massage for $90
This therapy utilizes the whole body and allows the therapist to address multiple issues and areas of the body while incorporating relaxation and restoration of muscle tissues. 

Rest & Restore
90 minutes
This is an integrative therapy involving 60 minutes of Tuina (Chinese medical massage) and cupping, followed by 30 minutes of acupuncture.
*This service is only provided by Autum Kirgan L.Ac.* 

Short Session: Cupping, Guasha, K-Tape
30 minutes

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Initial treatment 
60-90 min

Follow-up treatment  
up to 60 minutes

Community Support Program
Student/Senior: 13 yrs old-College and 65+
Veterans, Public School Teachers, and Public Safety Providers; Police, Firefighters, EMS

Initial treatment 
60-90 minutes

Follow-up treatment
up to 60 minutes

Child Treatment: 0-12 yrs old
30 minutes

Herbal Medicine or Essential Oil Consultations
30 minutes





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