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Meet Amy

Amy Alena

  • Doctor of Acupuncture

  • Veteran Acupuncture

  • Licensed Acupuncturist

  • Diplomate of Acupuncture 


I was born and raised in North Carolina and received my undergraduate degree from East Carolina University in Organizational Communication with a focus on Marketing and Public Relations.  While working in advertising and marketing, I began to experience pain in the lower back and body aches paired with brain fog and chronic fatigue. I was later diagnosed with an autoimmune disease that ended up changing my life. Looking for an alternative to medications, I sought out a more holistic approach and took control of my health.  I began receiving massage therapy and acupuncture.


Due to the remarkable results that I received; I decided to pursue Chinese Medicine as a career. I attended National University of Health Sciences in Chicago, Illinois, where I completed my Masters of Science in Acupuncture degree.  As someone with an autoimmune disease that has suffered inflammation pain and fatigue for many years of my life, I have learned first-hand how much different holistic modalities, complemented with diet and nutrition, can really change someone’s life.


While in Chicago, I also received my certification in Cosmetic Acupuncture and Facial Rejuvenation. I wanted to offer an alternative to Botox and fillers, while helping with the anti-aging process.


During my time at National University of Health Sciences, I had the opportunity to complete an internship through the Jesse Brown VA treating veterans with PTSD, traumatic brain injuries, and other combat related health issues.  I also completed specialized training at John C. Stroger Hospital of Cook County Illinois providing patients with acupuncture as an alternative to drugs and surgery.  I continued my education and passion of Chinese Medicine by receiving my Doctor of Acupuncture degree from Pacific College of Health and Sciences.  I chose that school for their integrated approach to medicine. It allows me more options when treating and caring for my patients.  


I truly enjoy working with patients from all walks of life. I take each patient and develop an individual plan to help combat any issues that patient may have. I focus on whole health and finding the root cause instead of only treating symptoms. I not only focus on physical health and pain management, I also have years of experience treating mental, emotional, and behavioral health.


In my free time, you can most likely find me at a concert, singing karaoke, traveling, or spending time with my husband, Nick, our two fur-kiddos, Hercules and Pretty, and our family and friends

Phone: (919) 848-0200

"I can't rave enough about how awesome the staff are! From the moment you walk in until you leave, they pamper you and ensure you get what you need. Amy is the best. Since starting acupuncture with her my health has improved leaps and bounds. I couldn't keep going without the treatment Amy gives me." - C.W.

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"Amy is by far phenomenal! Her ability to listen, understand and isolate as well as treat pain is amazing. I'm a veteran whose been healing from illness and surgeries and I've been on the journey of restoring my health holistically. Amy has taking my overall health into consideration and has done an incredible healing with acupuncture and cupping. Not to mention she has a warm, friendly engaging personality. I highly recommend Amy, she's superb. Thank you so much. The Center has a serene and peaceful atmosphere. It truly is relaxing to my spirit and my body to be there." - K.P.

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