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, Sports Acupuncture Medicine with Whitfield Reeves, OMD, and Gua Sha expert Arya Nielsen, PhD.
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 and certified in Dao Flow Yoga. When I am not treating patients I enjoy traveling the world, mastering aerial silks, and looking for new experiences and adventures.
Robin is a Nationally Certified and North Carolina Licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist. She completed her Masters Degree in Oriental Medicine at Daoist Traditions College of Chinese Medical Arts in Asheville, NC in May 2015. She is thrilled to practice a calling that promotes wellness in all aspects of life.
In her private practice, Robin meets each patient with an open heart and observant mind. She provides integrative, customized treatments suited to each individual patient and their current presentation. She enjoys working with new and return clientele to treat a wide variety of issues. Her specialties include pain management, stress relief, and women's health.
Robin views each treatment as a chance for her patients to decompress and shed the stresses of daily life. She often incorporates adjunct techniques (gua sha, cupping, massage) to relieve muscle tension and further enhance the relaxing and restorative effects of her treatments. She is honored to facilitate and hold space for patients in their healing process.
Born and raised in a small town in Idaho, Robin grew up near Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. When not in the office, she is either out in nature or cozied up at home with her boyfriend and their furry kids.
This a discounted rate for acupuncture for veterans, teachers and public safety providers (i.e Police, Firefighters, EMS).
New Patient and all follow up treatments
OTHER SERVICES PROVIDED
Short Session: Cupping, Guasha, K-Tape
$15-30 depending on needs
Rest & Restore
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.*
Herbal Medicine or Essential Oil Consultations
Private Treatments are given in a private setting with individualized attention to your needs.
up to 60 minutes
Student/Senior Treatment: 13 yrs old-College and 65+
up to 60 minutes
Child Treatment: 0-12 yrs old