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Jesup, GA: Leona Harter

Fast facts
Practice type: Private
Specialties: General wellness, infertility, musculoskeletal pain, stress, women’s health
Styles: Auricular (ear) acupuncture, Five Element acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)

Why did you become an acupuncturist?
I became an acupuncturist because of my desire to help people using natural medicine. My goal is to address the health needs affecting men and women, tailoring sessions to help integrate and support a person’s mental, emotional, and physical health.

As a cancer survivor, I know the limitations of Western medicine and the true healing powers that Eastern medicine has to offer. Everyone deserves to be a healthy, happy, and whole person. My hope is that I can assist as many people as possible on the road to wellness and recovery. I am honored to help facilitate a person’s healing journey toward optimal wellness.

What distinguishes you from other acupuncturists?
I am able to draw from my diverse educational background, specific bodywork training—as well as my intuitive presence and awareness—to facilitate a tailored session for each individual. My focus is on helping alleviate symptoms caused by stress, injuries, and daily life by encouraging the body’s own natural healing process.

I am part of a team at Advanced Healthcare Center, a multi-disciplinary office with medical providers and chiropractors. By partnering with other healthcare professionals, we are able to offer the best quality of care for our patients. Acupuncture—and all of Chinese medicine including herbs, massage, nutrition, and exercise—are helpful tools for wellness. As an acupuncturist, massage therapist, yoga instructor, medical qigong practitioner, and health coach, I am able to integrate the best tools from each practice to create a unique course of treatment for each individual while facilitating a healing environment.

What do you enjoy most about your work?
I enjoy introducing new patients to the benefits of acupuncture. I provide gentle treatments, explaining what we are doing as we go. Because of my diverse background, I am able to offer lifestyle recommendations, as well as introduce people to other treatment modalities that might enhance their overall wellbeing.

What is the biggest misconception you hear about acupuncture?
That it’s painful. I provide acupuncture demonstrations and people are always surprised at how painless the needle insertion is.

How do you stay healthy in your own life?
Health often comes back to the basics—nutrition, exercise, sleep, sunshine, fresh air, and water. I recommend that patients check in with these health pillars when they feel out of balance. I eat nutritious meals. I receive acupuncture and massage treatments from other practitioners. And I practice daily meditation, yoga, and qigong to keep my health at optimal levels. By teaching these arts, I encourage my patients to have daily practices as well.

Learn more and get in touch
(912) 222-6949

391 South 1st Street, Jesup, GA 31545