The People's Acupuncture of Asheville

An Affordable Community Clinic
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55 Grove Street Asheville, NC 28801

(828) 254-4098
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Sun 10-5 Aimée
Mon 10-5 Aimée
Tues 11-6 Tara
Wed 10-5 Aimée
Thurs 9-1 Jennifer
Fri 9-4 Tara
Sat 9-4 Jennifer

Parking Information:

We have free parking!! Our parking lot is located on the corner of Grove and Hilliard. Enter from Grove St. and park only on the right side facing the ‘Reserved for People’s Acupuncture‘ signs. This is free parking!!
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Free parking

Wheelchair accessible

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Gender neutral bathrooms

Aimée Schinasi L.Ac.

Aimée Schinasi L.Ac. Dipl.OM, is the Clinical Director and owner of the People’s Acupuncture of Asheville, where she has been serving as a practitioner since 2009. She received her Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MAOM) from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in Portland, Oregon in 2005.

Aimée (pronounced “Amay”) is dedicated to the continuation of the Community Acupuncture movement and providing affordable, high quality health care.She aspires to create a space for healing and joy. Being a Community Acupuncturist and local business owner has been a dream come true for her.

Aimee grew up in Chicago, and currently lives in West Asheville with her partner, her dog, and her cat. When not at the clinic, Aimée can be found spending time with friends and family, tending her garden, curled up with a good book, and enjoying the greater community of Asheville.

Tara Bunch

(She/Her/Hers) is a licensed acupuncturist. She moved to West Asheville from Washington, DC to attend Daoist Traditions College of Chinese Medical Arts, where she earned her doctorate in Chinese Medicine. Tara believes that the path to wellness lies within the relationship of mind, body and spirit. Through acupuncture and herbal medicine, Tara works with the body’s inherent ability to heal.

One of Tara’s first experiences with acupuncture was in a community setting. The work resonated so deeply with her; she immediately knew it had to be a big part of the way she would practice. Healthcare should be affordable and accessible to everyone. She is so grateful to be part of the effort to bring this medicine to the people.

When she is not reading about Chinese Medicine, Tara can be found taking long walks around town and/or sitting outside enjoying the majestic scenery of West Asheville.

Jennifer Jackson

Originally from Rhode Island, Jennifer moved to Asheville to pursue her Chinese medicine education at Daoist Traditions College of Chinese Medical Arts, where she earned a dual Masters and Doctorate degree. 
Jennifer found her way to Chinese medicine and to community Acupuncture through her own journey healing chronic neck and back pain following several car accidents. Since then, Chinese medicine has become an integral part of her life, supporting her and her loved ones in a multitude of ways. She is passionate about the mind-body-spirit connection and is dedicated to creating a safe space for her patients’ healing, meeting them wherever they are in the process.

Her experience as a weekly patient at a community acupuncture clinic in Providence, RI was instrumental in her decision to become a Chinese medicine doctor and she is committed to providing quality accessible healthcare to the people of Asheville and surrounding communities.

Outside the clinic, Jennifer enjoys learning new healing modalities, discovering the mountains, rivers, and lakes of Western NC, dancing, singing, and exploring other forms of creative expression.

What is Community Acupuncture?

POCA Clinic

The People’s Acupuncture of Asheville is a proud member of the People’s Organization of Community Acupuncture since 2008.

The People’s Organization of Community Acupuncture (POCA) is a member-run 501(c)(6) non-profit organization whose mission is to work cooperatively to increase accessibility to and availability of affordable group Acupuncture treatments. We envision a world in which every community has access to local, affordable Acupuncture to reduce collective and individual suffering and nurture resilience.

POCA members work together to:

  • Build healthy relationships, collaborate, and share knowledge among Acupuncturists, students, community Acupuncture clinics, patients and community members.
  • Develop and support best practices for affordable acupuncture clinics.
  • Create sustainable, enriching, living-wage jobs for the staff and owners of affordable Acupuncture clinics.
  • Create more equity in healthcare systems.
  • Build alliances with organizations working to create equitable communities and sustainable, just economies.
  • Work with regulators to ease entry into the acupuncture profession and engage with legislative processes to ensure safety and access are prioritized.

Become a Member