Boone Community Acupuncture Clinic opened in January 2008 as a way to offer an alternative to high costs of health care in our community. The people who work here are dedicated to the cause of affordable health care in America, regardless of means or insurance coverage.
Michael Goopta, L.Ac, is a 2007 graduate of Eastern School of Acupuncture, New Jersey, where he was trained in a broad spectrum of acupuncture modalities including Traditional Chinese Acupuncture, Japanese Style Acupuncture, and Worsley Style Five Elements Acupuncture. Besides acupuncture, he was also trained in Sotai Ho (a Japanese bodywork), Cupping, Gua Sha, Moxibustion, Tui Na (Chinese body works), laser therapy and other needle-free treatments
After getting his masters in Engineering from University of California, Santa Barbara, Michael worked as a software engineer for 18 years in Silicon Valley, and NYC. After 9/11 Michael developed an interest in holistic medicine to relieve people of the stress in their daily lives, as well as to fulfill a need for service in his own life. From 2002 to 2004, he volunteered in a hospice for terminally ill patients while taking prepatory courses in the evenings, and maintaining his corporate job as an engineer.
Carole wears many hats to keep the BCAC running smoothly. A graduate of Columbia University (NYC) holding a Master's in Library Science and a Master's in Education from Sydney University (Australia), she has worked as a teacher and librarian in several school and public libraries and as a class instructor in the NYC school system, in the fields of environmental and personal health, animal rights and community relations. She is also a certified Feng Shui consultant, having lectured and consulted in homes, offices, and local bookstores for the for the past 12 years.
A native of Australia, Carole presents a table each year at the ASU's Unity Festival to educate people about Australian history and culture.
She had produced an audiotape of techniques for preparing oneself for individual meditation, entitled "Moving Into Meditation," using music and affirmations that correspond to the seven chakras of the body.
Tom Eddins, L.Ac.
Tom Eddins L.Ac. is a licensed acupuncturist and a NCCAOM diplomate. He is a 2005 graduate of Jung Tao School of Classical Chinese Medicine, Sugar Grove, NC, where he is also a senior faculty member. Inspired by the idealism of Community acupuncure philosophy Tom has agreed to provide his experience to patients of BCAC.
Did you know that Tom holds a Batchelor of Fine Arts with a concentration in classical guitar performance at the North Carolina School of the Arts in 1999!