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:
- cardiovascular problems
- digestive difficulties
- 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
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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