Lorraine Harris, L.Ac.

Lorraine Harris, L.Ac.

Lorraine Harris, L.Ac.

Ms. Harris  has been a health practitioner since 1998 and teacher since 2010.  Most of her practice has focused on women’s health issues, fertility and pregnancy.  She is a licensed acupuncturist  and Chinese herbalist with a practice located in Asheville, North Carolina and is a Nationally Certified Practitioner of Oriental Medicine.   Her graduate degree is in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine and has studied Classical Chinese Medicine under 88th generation practitioner, Jeffrey Yuen.  Prior to starting her practice in Asheville in 2002, Ms. Harris practiced Chinese Medicine in San Diego, California.

Ms. Harris’s post-graduate studies include instruction from Jeffrey Yuen, an 88th generation Taoist priest of the Jade Purity School, Lao Tsu sect. Yuen is internationally recognized for his comprehensive knowledge of classical Chinese medicine, acupuncture, herbalism, and qi gong. Her training under Jeffrey Yuen has led her to highly effective treatments for fertility, emotional disharmonies, stress, anxiety, and menstrual disorders.

Ms. Harris has also studied reproductive health under internationally renowned fertility experts, Randine Lewis and Brandon Horn and was a Charter member of The Fertile Soul’s Clinical Excellence in Fertility Program. Her treatment programs are mostly centered around fertility, gynecological disorders, menopause discomforts, health preservation and rejuvenation.  Ms. Harris studied Mei Zen cosmetic acupuncture under Martha Lucas, L.Ac.

Her comprehensive services include complete health assessments, acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, Chinese tonic herbalism, Eastern nutrition and food therapy, and life-style counseling.  She is also an instructor and clinic supervisor at Daoist Traditions College of Chinese Medical Arts in Asheville, NC.

Ms. Harris holds a Master of Science degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine earned from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego, California. Her base training of over 3,100 hours at Pacific College includes extensive training in Chinese, Japanese and ear acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, moxibustion therapy, tui na, tai chi, chi gong, and Eastern nutrition, as well as internships at clinics in the San Diego area. She also has advanced training in infertility, Chinese gynecology, tonic herbalism, and food therapy.

Ms. Harris has additional western-related schooling in the biosciences, pharmacology, western pathology, western clinical studies, physical examination and ortho-neurological assessment techniques, and western nutrition. This background education enables Ms. Harris to help her patients understand western diagnoses, treatments and pharmaceutical medications.

Prior to starting her private acupuncture practice in California, for 2 years Ms. Harris practiced acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine at  Pacific College of Oriental Medicine and the Pacific Beach Methodist Church acupuncture clinic for the homeless and was a licensed Holistic Health Practitioner. She also mentored with an acupuncturist who specializes in chronic and complex cases, was an assistant manager at Happy Toad Herbal Pharmacy, provided physical therapy to the physically disadvantaged and conducted physical assessments for the elderly at the San Diego State University clinic.

In addition to her training in Eastern and Western medicine, Ms. Harris has a Masters in Business Administration degree from the University of Colorado, in Denver. Her prior career of nearly 20 years was in advertising and marketing research. She worked as a marketing research manager for a corporation in New York and TV stations in Denver and San Diego before establishing her own business as a marketing research consultant in the San Diego area.