Acupuncture, Gua Sha, Moxa & Herbs

Acupuncture in Carrboro, NC

About Kim Calandra, L.Ac. (she/her)

I focus my private practice on the mental-emotional aspect of pain and disease. I guide my patients through the healing process of understanding, feeling, and ultimately processing core emotional experiences. When treating the mind-body-spirit in this way, symptomatic manifestations of pain and dis-ease resolve and heal.

I am versed is the wonderful world of fertility. With my personal experience of being a surrogate and navigating IVF, I am able to relate and empathize with pregnant people. Acupuncture helps calm and attune the body and mind in order for optimal conditions for conception and gestation.

I have been practicing acupuncture for twenty years. I owned and operated Carrboro Community Acupuncture from 2013-2019. CCA was a grassroots affordable healthcare model of practicing acupuncture.

Plant medicine, summer nights, raising teenage daughters, soul searching, and staying in tune with the seasons are where I find joy in life.

Find me at my office in Carrboro at 304 W. Weaver St.

Patient receiving gua sha treatment

Services Offered

Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine treatments in Carrboro, NC to help you live a fulfilling and pain-free life
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Acupuncture improves the body's functions and promotes the natural self-healing process

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Gua Sha

Gua sha is a natural, alternative therapy that involves scraping your skin with a massage tool to improve your circulation and release stagnant blood and toxins.

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Moxibustion, or Moxa, is a method of heating specific acupuncture points on the body by burning an herb material close to the skin.

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Chinese Herbs

Chinese herbal therapy aims to help you regain balance in your body and to strengthen your body's resistance to disease

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Conditions Treated

Some of the Western diagnoses that can be treated with Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine

In an official report, Acupuncture: Review and Analysis of Reports on Controlled Clinical Trials, the WHO (WHO) has listed the following symptoms, diseases and conditions that have been shown through controlled trials to be treated effectively by acupuncture:

  • Low back pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Knee Pain
  • Periarthritis of the shoulder
  • Sprains
  • Facial pain (including craniomandibular disorders)
  • Headache
  • Dental pain
  • Tempromandibular (TMJ) dysfunction
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Induction of labor
  • Correction of malposition of fetus (breech presentation)
  • Morning sickness
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Postoperative pain
  • Stroke
  • Essential hypertension
  • Primary hypotension
  • Renal colic
  • Leucopenia
  • Adverse reactions to radiation or chemotherapy
  • Allergic rhinitis, including hay fever
  • Biliary colic
  • Depression (including depressive neurosis and depression following stroke)
  • Acute bacillary dysentery
  • Primary dysmenorrhea
  • Acute epigastralgia
  • Peptic ulcer
  • Acute and chronic gastritis

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Online Consultations

Now offering Chinese Medicine consultation visits over the phone or FaceTime. I will be able to address many health concerns through careful symptom examination. I will prescribe a custom Chinese Herb formula through Crane Herb Company. We will discuss diet changes, and recommend over-the-counter supplements. I will bill through invoice in 15 minute increments. The initial visit typically takes 45 minutes. Follow ups are 15 minutes.

Conditions commonly treated: arthritis, insomnia, fatigue, anxiety, depression, upset stomach, dysmenorrhea, migraines, fertility, and many more.

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Carrboro, NC