Lisa's Philosophy & Treatment Style

Lisa pursued the field of Oriental Medicine after her own experience using the medicine after two car accidents within six months, leading to multiple surgeries and years of various struggles. She understands first hand the hurt and frustration of being compromised by pain and illness. Lisa strongly believes that empowering patients allows them to take charge of their health. 

“As a practitioner, I facilitate the process of “helping the body heal itself” by treating the cause of disease, which may manifest differently in each person. I provide a safe and non-judgmental environment that supports the patient’s inner healing process. Everyone’s challenges are equally important and therefore deserve unique attention and respect. My goal is for individuals to be cared for, listened to, and educated about their health condition. That is why I devote the entire hour to treat the patient. I often do front and back treatments to ensure that I am as thorough as possible. I use very small acupuncture needles and usually do a pain free needle technique called free hand needling.

I also incorporate some coaching techniques so the patient understands the connection between their symptoms and their daily lifestyle; whether it be diet, stress, ergonomics, posture, lack of exercise, emotions, etc. I hope to inspire a better quality of life and well-being for patients through balance and integration of mind, body and spirit.” ~ Lisa Fudge Smith

“As an enthusiastic mountain biker I put my body to the test. After developing some chronic issues I did a lot of searching and tried many different avenues, all of which have turned up nothing in terms of finding the problems. Once I met Lisa and her intuitive practice of acupuncture I have realized significant relief and a restored balance not only in my body but on many other levels. Lisa has an amazing gift for healing and rejuvenating and I feel lucky to have found her. She’s truly magic!”
— Anna T.

acupuncture & Health conditions

This ancient healthcare system is proving to be an effective method of treatment for a wide range of healthcare issues.  The NIH (National Institutes of Health) states, “one of the advantages of acupuncture is that the incidence of adverse effects is substantially lower than that of many drugs or other accepted medical procedures used for the same condition.  The medical procedures are considered to be acceptable treatment.  The evidence supporting these therapies is often not better than that for acupuncture.” 

When used together, acupuncture and western medicine have the potential to support, strengthen and nurture the body towards health and well being. 

Acupuncture is recognized by the NIH and World Health Organization (WHO) to be effective in the treatment of over 43 various health conditions.  Listed are just a few of the most common:

  • Addiction – alcohol, drugs, smoking, overeating

  • Anxiety & Depression

  • Arthritis

  • Asthma

  • Allergies

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome

  • Chronic fatigue

  • Common cold and flu

  • Digestive issues, constipation, diarrhea, IBS

  • Dizziness, nausea, vomiting

  • Emotional problems

  • Eye problems

  • Fatigue

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Headaches and migraines

  • Infertility, PMS, menopause

  • Insomnia/sleep disturbances

  • Morning Sickness

  • Nasal problems and chronic sinus infections

  • Pain – chronic or acute

  • Sports Injuries

  • Stress

  • Urinary dysfunction and UTIs