Dr. Nancy Hyton


Dr. Nancy Hyton

Asheville's First Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

I am honored to be a member of the first graduating class of the local acupuncture school, Daoist Traditions. I have been practicing since I received my Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine degree there in 2007. Doctorates are just starting to be offered in my field and, as of 2018, I am excited to be the first acupuncturist in Asheville to have completed their Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. I consider myself to be a general practitioner and have experience treating a wide variety of conditions, from pain, anxiety, and depression, to fatigue, auto-immune disorders, and internal organ issues. Please click here to read my resume.

11 Best of WNC Awards, Over 100 5-Star Reviews

Over the years I have received  11 "Best of Western North Carolina" awards and over 100 5-star reviews. I am thankful to my community for this recognition and for entrusting me with their health. I have experienced the healing power of acupuncture and Chinese medicine as both a patient and practitioner and love helping others achieve higher levels of wellness in a way that is both natural and gentle. It is a deep honor to practice this wise and ancient medicine, and I consider it to be both my vocation and my life's work. Please click here to read some reviews.

The Long and Winding Road to Private Practice

People often ask me how I wound up practicing acupuncture and Chinese medicine. The truth is, I arrived where I am today down a very long and winding road. Looking back, it seems obvious that this would be my final destination, though it wasn't until I was 30 years old that I decided to formally study this ancient, fascinating system of health care. The reward of helping others, of having a true vocation, has made the time and effort to get here more than worth it. Please click here to read my biography.

Decades of Study and Formal Education

I have been studying herbal medicine, nutrition, and holistic systems of health since the late 80s when I joined my first health food co-op. My formal education in the field began in 2000 when I became a Certified Herbalist through Rosemary Gladstar's program at Sage Mountain, the "Art and Science of Herbalism." My education continued at Asheville's Daoist Traditions College of Chinese Medical Arts, and I am honored to be a graduate of the first class to complete their Masters of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine program in 2007. Doctorates are just beginning to be offered in my field and, as of December 2018, I am a graduate of the program at Pacific College of Health and Science, making me the first doctor in my field in Asheville. Please click here to learn more about what I treat.

Fair Rates, Package Discounts

To make my sessions more affordable, my initial appointments are set at the same rate as follow-ups, $85 for one hour. In addition, because I often work with people who have chronic conditions that require more than one treatment, I offer discounts on packages that can be shared with friends and family and never expire. Plus, seniors 65 and over always receive a special rate of $65 per session. As mentioned above, my rates reflect my policy of including traditional complementary therapies like cupping and herbal medicine at no extra charge. Please click here for my rates and services page.

The Importance of Availability, Consistency-of-Care

For me, an important part of quality care is ensuring that I am available for my patients. This is why I work five days per week, offer online booking 24/7, and respond to texts and emails 7 days a week. This approach fosters what I call consistency of care, where we work one-on-one throughout the entire course of your treatment, evaluating and charting your progress together, adjusting and adapting the treatment plan as we go. As a resident of the neighborhood, practicing here holds a special meaning for me and I look forward to serving my community for many more years to come. My office is located right off Haywood Road in the heart of downtown West Asheville. Please click here to learn more about my "Best of Western North Carolina" awards.


In the Press

Our mountains have long been an important center for health and medicine, filled with healing crystals and home to many of our most important medicinal herbs, like ginseng and black cohosh. During the 1800s this area was internationally recognized as the foremost center for the treatment and research of tuberculosis, a distinction that lasted more than fifty years, attracting our famous Grove and Vanderbilt families, spurring regional growth. It's no accident that you will find both the largest hospital in the region and a host of alternative practitioners here together in this valley. Healthcare is a very important subject in our community and I have been honored to be asked to speak to some of the pressing issues of our modern times, including insurance coverage for alternative therapies and the negative health effects of air pollution from the 2016 fires. Please click here to read some published articles.
"I have been seeing Dr. Hyton regularly for years, both for physical treatments and spiritual balancing. My holistic button is always reset when I leave." ~Gary Anderson
West Asheville Acupuncture
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Friday 9:30 to 12:00
26 Fairfax Avenue, 28806
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