At All Seasons Acupuncture & Wellness, we work together to bring wellness and improve the quality of life for the people who make up the Cleveland County community. We strive to educate local residents about the strength and effectiveness of the medicine and techniques that we use, as well as empower them to be accountable in holistically nourishing and nurturing their bodies, minds, and spirits.

By helping patients understand their bodies, we help them grow accustomed to making informed decisions regarding their health. 

Being a group practice means that every member of the team is a licensed professional with a unique background in health and wellness. We work as a team to bring patients the optimal amount of healing and improve their well-being. The mutual aid which our team takes part in assists us in helping you as best we can.

Because of the way that the members of our team work together, we operate on a “No Hurt Feelings” policy wherein we take no offense if a patient wishes to change practitioners or seek treatment from multiple practitioners. Our cooperation helps drive your treatment, and since our team hosts a variety of different skills and proficiencies, our collective care will aid in providing what is necessary to meet a patient’s unique needs. This makes treatment both effective and efficient. 

Our mission here at All Seasons is to provide quality care for those who need it, and to promote a better quality of life for all walks of life!

Our Philosophy

Her story begins in Concord, North Carolina. She 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 her adventures, she settled in the mountains of Asheville, NC to grow some roots and learn from world-renowned experts in Chinese Medicine.

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

Her post graduate studies include:
Women's Health with Dr. Robin "Saraswati" Marcus, OMD of Nourishing Life Center

100hr Certificate of Advanced Integrative Acupuncture from York University in Toronto, CA, NeuroAcupuncture with Dr. Poney Chiang Ph.D R.Ac,

Completion of  Sports  Acupuncture Medicine Apprenticeship  with Dr. Whitfield Reeves, OMD, L.Ac 

Gua Sha expert Dr. Arya Nielsen, PhD L.Ac. 

Currently working towards Certification in Sports Medicine Acupuncture with Matt Callison, L.Ac

She has 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. She treats people of all seasons from children to athletes to geriatric patients. For many of her acupuncture patients, she is the gateway to their acupuncture and Chinese medicine journey.

While traveling across the world, she received her yoga instructor training in India.  She has been practicing yoga since 2006 and is a trained yoga teacher in Ashtanga, Baptiste, Suspension Yoga and certified in Dao Flow Yoga for Women's Health. 

When she is not treating patients she enjoys traveling the world, mastering aerial silks, and looking for new experiences and adventures with her husband and WilloDog.

Autum Kirgan 

Clinic Owner & Administrator


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Darby is usually the first person you have contact with in the clinic, whether in person or on the phone, she is the one who is going to help you get set up for treatment. Darby is very knowledgable about the inner workings of our clinic and Chinese Medicine as a whole. She is definitely your "go to" person for all your questions and concerns outside the treatment room. 

When Darby isn't in the clinic keeping our patients company and making sure we stay on task, you can find her at her yoga studio, Uptown Yoga Loft, in the square of Uptown Shelby. Darby is an experienced yoga teacher and Shelby's expert at private yoga sessions. She also teaches group classes at her studio, the hospital, and various other venues in Cleveland County.

Darby has been a Shelby resident for over 8 years and is very active in the community. Aside from her work here at All Seasons Acupuncture & Wellness and teaching yoga, her passions involve the arts and her family of two boys, her husband, and three dogs. 

Darby Foust, RYT
Office Manager & Patient Coordinator