Wandering Roots Acupuncture


Melody Beus, MAcOM, LAc

Specializing in

Mental & Emotional Wellness

& Migraine Relief

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Paradise Falls, North Carolina

Text or call 828-354-3366

Mon-Fri by Appointment only

New Patient Appointment

$125 75-90 minutes

Established Patient

$90 60 minutes

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63 Four Seasons Plaza, Suite 4

Brevard, NC 28712

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What is Acupuncture?

The simplest answer is that acupuncture is the act of inserting hair-fine, sterile, disposable needles into specifically located points on the body. Easy right? As the patient, all you have to do is relax and let the needles do the work.

Acupuncture has been used as a primary form of medical care for several thousand years. This medicine treats the entire body as a whole, with all systems being connected and related. It is proven to be a safe, effective, and natural form of medicine.

Acupuncture is more than simply placing needles on the body, there is an entire, complex theory that goes behind treating a patient.

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)

As humans we feel good when our emotions are balanced, our blood is flowing smoothly, our energy level is good, our appetite is healthy, our sleep is deep, and we are pain free. In TCM we refer to this as the smooth flow of qi (pronounced “chee”). Study and observation over thousands of years has identified the flow of qi throughout the body along specific pathways called meridians. Acupuncture points located along these meridians directly affect the flow of qi as well as organs and complex systems within our bodies. When our qi is disrupted or damaged it causes our body discomfort, pain, and illness. Acupuncture works to adjust the flow of qi in a way that allows the body to heal itself naturally, as it’s designed to do.

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Acupuncture can do a lot with just needles,

but TCM has more to offer...

Chinese Herbs

Chinese Herbal Medicine

Chinese herbs provide a pure form of medicine that comes directly from the Earth. Herbs work naturally with our bodies to return them to a healthy state. Chinese herbal formulas are intricate and combine single herbs together to create a formula that is bigger than its individual parts. Meaning, single herbs are often correlated to treat a specific symptom, but TCM understands how herbs are combined to change and expand their functions beyond what an herb can do alone.


Traditional Chinese Medicine Treatment - Acupuncture

Cupping is a therapy where suction is created as cups are placed on the body. This suction works to increase circulation, stimulate healing of past cellular damage, and promote the smooth flow of qi.

Cupping has become increasingly popular with professional athletes and actors/actresses sporting the tell-tale red cupping marks left on the body.

Gua Sha

Gua-Sha Acupuncture Treatment on Back

Similar to cupping, gua sha works to increase circulation, stimulate healing of past cellular damage, and promote the smooth flow of qi. The method is slightly different as instead of cups, a smooth gua sha tool is used to "scrape" the body. Known as a scraping technique, this tool is repeatedly rubbed along the skin and muscles often creating red marks on the skin. Despite the red marks, gua sha is not painful and many find it similar to deep massage

Meet Your Acupuncturist

Melody Beus

Owner, Licensed Acupuncturist

Education: Master’s Degree (MAcOM) from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine

Certification: Nationally Board Certified Diplomate of Acupuncture (NCCAOM)

License: North Carolina

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"I am so grateful to have found acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. It has not only improved my personal well-being, but also the health and well-being of my family and friends. One of the things I find most beautiful about this medicine is how it empowers our bodies to heal naturally. No harsh side effects and no dependency on medications. Every treatment with Chinese Medicine is deeply personalized allowing the most effective healing possible. I’ve seen this medicine change lives and it’s my honor to have a part in sharing it with others."

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Does it hurt?

Great question... and the most common. It shouldn’t hurt! Each person is unique, but most people feel a small poke when the needle is inserted, while others don't feel anything at all! You may feel a warming sensation or mild ache at the insertion site, but you shouldn’t feel pain. Once the needles are in and adjusted, most people simply feel deeply relaxed. Some patients even fall asleep!

Do you accept insurance?

More and more insurance policies are covering acupuncture. Wandering Roots makes no assumptions that yours does. I am not in-network with any providers. Please check with your insurance provider to see if options exist for you. Payment is due at the time of treatment. I am happy to provide Superbills for reimbursement and I accept FSA/HSA cards.

How soon will I see results?

This is a tough one! I’ve seen patients get total relief from chronic back pain in one treatment and I’ve seen it take up to eight treatments to help another patient. Many of us are used to seeing a doctor and getting medication that eases our condition nearly instantly… but in many cases you have to keep taking that medication or deal with unwanted side effects to continue feeling better. Chinese medicine treats the root of your pain and discomfort naturally. If your body has established that pain is normal, it may take several treatments to convince your body that pain is not normal and something needs to change. Healing can be gradual and slow, or fast and easy. My goal is to help you see progress and feel better to the best of your body’s ability.