HEART-by J.Yuen

HEART-by J.Yuen

Acupuncture is an energetic, powerful medical practice used for over 5000 years to effectively restore and maintain health and vitality.

Whether you are experiencing challenges with physical pain, dis-ease, or emotional stress, Chinese medicine sees these as blockages of the flow of our vital energy (Qi) through the acupuncture channels (meridians) in our body. Understanding the principles of Yin & Yang, as well as the 5 Elements, your acupuncturist works to release blockages and stimulate your body’s innate ability to self-regulate and heal so that you can move on to be the best person you can.

Acupuncture is successful in treating:  

  • addictions
  • allergies
  • cardiovascular problems
  • digestive difficulties
  • headaches
  • psycho-emotional discomfort
  • reproductive challenges
  • respiratory conditions
  • sleep difficulty stress
  • weight management
Our experience confirms that acute issues benefit from more frequent acupuncture treatments over a shorter period of time, while chronic issues benefit from less frequent acupuncture treatments over a longer period of time.


JoseLo Gutierrez, M.Ac, L.Ac — Licensed acupuncturist,

JoseLo has been studying and practicing Oriental medicine to care for clients since 1998. He combines his knowledge of Acupuncture and manual therapies such as Cupping, Guasha, Moxibustion, Shiatsu, Tuina, Acupressure, Thai massage techniques, and movement modalities of Tai Chi and Chi Kong to best suit the needs of his clients. His dream of offering his gift to the community led to the opening of City Acupuncture Circle in 2012.

JoseLo graduated from the Swedish Institute School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in NYC, where he studied Classical Acupuncture under the tutelage of Master Jeffrey Yuen, a world-renowned Taoist priest, and Doctor of the Jade Purity Tradition.

He studied massage therapy at AKS Massage School in Northern VA, where he later worked as a guest teacher. He also trained in Thai massage at the Kata Institute in Phuket, Thailand, and has apprenticed with Chinese doctors in Taiwan, Colombia, and Ecuador learning different Oriental manual medicine therapies, Tai Chi Chuan, Chi Kong, and Acupuncture. His background in Psychology and Physical Therapy serves to bridge Eastern and Western approaches to one’s dynamic self.

JoseLo enjoys practicing Tai Chi Chuan, Chi Kong, and Yoga, traveling, hiking. Originally from Colombia, and a lover of languages, JoseLo is fluent in Spanish, English, and enjoys practicing Italian, Portuguese, French, and Mandarin.

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Dr. Grady Cortez Barbee D.Ac, L.Ac.-

Acupuncture Physician has been around for a while and a
lot of you have been treated by him. He brings a love for Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine to
every patient he works with. Among the many things he says, he will always say “If my
treatment was not the most helpful or earth shaking, I tried my best to let you leave feeling
cared for”.

Grady or Cortez (whichever you feel most comfortable calling him) studied the lineage of
Classical Chinese Medicine and graduated in 2012 from Jung Tao School of Classical Chinese
Medicine in Sugar Grove NC, just a few miles away from Appalachian State University. He
earned his Doctorate of Acupuncture from Pacific College of Health and Science. He has
continued his studies of pain management using the amazing methods of Dr. Richard Tan.
Cortez has also had the honor of learning the many facets of trauma by studying with Alaine
Duncan L.Ac (The Tao of Trauma) and Donald Meichenbaum Ph.D. (Roadmap to Resilience).
Cortez is also a member of Acupuncturist Without Borders.

He enjoys conducting seminars for senior citizens about “Food Medicine.” These seminars attempt to explore our current diets and how food choices work with our bodies.
Cortez is already dubbed by some here at City Acupuncture Circle as the “Crazy Water
Physician ”. He wants you to promise to drink 4-6 16oz bottles of water per day.

Cortez is the proud father. His son is in college in Chicago, He describes his son as the light of
his world and the very air he breathes.

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7 thoughts on “About”

  1. Martha Desrosiers

    Joselo has treated me over the years and has helped me not only with back pain, but also with swelling in my legs. He is caring, professional, and an outstanding clinician. Best of luck in your new clinic! – M.L.D.

  2. I was always afraid of acupuncture until I met Joselo. During a time when I lost mobility of my neck and I was ready to try anything, Joselo gave me an acupuncture treatment and in one session my pain was gone and I had movement again. He saves me when I have these physical breakdowns. He truly is a talent and gifted in this area as I have tried others and it does not compare. Wish the clinic was in NYC 🙂

  3. Joshua & Elisha Kemp

    JoseLo is the best! My wife and I both go my back used to hurt just sitting down all the time , after a few visits I am feeling remarkably better! My wife’s wrist were killing her with pain, she now can do things with her hands much easier thanks to the excellent acupuncture care given by JoseLo. If you haven’t tried acupuncture before or have had a bad experience in the past I would highly recommend you give it a try!

  4. Hunter Richardson

    Started being treated by JoseLo about two months ago for problems with not sleeping well and neck pain. This was the first time I have had acupuncture and I can now say with confidence that it works! I have not slept better in my entire life and my neck feels a lot better. JoseLo has been very knowledgeable and helpful in helping me understand my issues and how through acupuncture I can finally find relief. I highly recommend him to anyone dealing with issues related to their health.

  5. I have been coming to City Acupuncture for a few weeks now with great results. My knee pain has gone from nearly unbearable to almost gone in three sessions. A welcoming and stress free environment helps to ease any anxiety. The price is on a sliding scale from $20 to $50 per session, whatever you can afford, which is a huge plus. Highly recommended!

  6. I have been treating with Joselo for about 4 months now and I’ve seen remarkable results. My energy level is through the roof and my digestion (and all assorted issues) is more regular than Big Ben. All in all I feel more present in the world and aware of my body. And those irritating carb cravings? Gone 🙂

  7. City Acupuncture Circle

    Patients that found us via Living Social:

    * “I feel so relaxed. One hour here is better than, well, almost anything.”

    * “This was a great deal to come across. I work in the area and didn’t know City Acu Circle was there. Thanks to Living Social now I do and I will continue to go there.”

    * “Great session, I’m glad I was able to try acupuncture out. Thanks to this deal, I’ve now got a new tool to aid in my wellness.”

    * “Awesome!!!!”

    * “Sensitive, informative, thorough and effective…an excellent introduction to this community practice.”

    * “I appreciated his attention and knowledge. The place is well located and the atmosphere very relaxing. JoseLo was very gentle and understanding to my needs and was able to address my issues. I had a great experience!”

    * “Very polite and educated! Will def come back.”

    * “I really enjoyed my experience.”

    * “I appreciated his attention and knowledge. The place is well located and the atmosphere very relaxing. JoseLo was very gentle and understanding to my needs and was able to address my issues. I had a great experience!”

    * “Amazing!”

    * “My first visit and first acupuncture treatment. Very clean, cal, professional. Nice atmosphere. Very relaxing!”

    * “Pleasant and educating experience. My first time at acupuncture.”

    * “Staff was very pleasant and informative. Would highly recommend.”

    * “This was a great deal. JoseLo is fantastic – very knowledgeable and professional. I’ve only had one treatment so far but have been feeling great ever since, and have more appointments lined up already!”

    * “Love this service – professional staff, relaxing atmosphere, conveinent location!”

    * “Relaxing atmosphere and cordial and professional practitioner.”

    * “Terrific!”

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