Megan Burns, L.Ac., MAOM, Rh AHG
Megan Burns has been living in Asheville for over ten years and has decades of experience growing, harvesting, processing, and blending herbal medicines for clients and with students. Her studies began over 20 years ago in Chicago where, as apprentice to Althea Northage-Orr, she learned Western herbalism and Aromatherapy. On this foundation, Megan branched out to the Apothecary of Whole Health Chicago where she created custom essential oil and flower essence blends for clients. For over ten years, Megan has taught Western Herbalism at the Appalachia School of Holistic Medicine where she is currently teaching Aromatherapy.
In 2010, Megan decided to pursue a Master’s Degree in Classical Chinese Medicine at Daoist Traditions College of Chinese Medical Arts, and is currently working as their Dean of Students. Throughout her education, she continued to find a deep well of passion within to nurture health and wellness by integrating her knowledge of herbal medicine, aromatherapy, and Chinese Medicine. It is her firm belief that our bodies possess an innate wisdom to heal and she is honored to serve as a guide for her clients and for the student body as the Academic Dean at Daoist Traditions.
Megan experienced a profound healing change through Chinese Medicine when, at 37 weeks pregnant, her baby turned breech and she was facing a C-section. She sought out a local practitioner for acupuncture and moxibustion and after only two treatments, her baby righted herself! Experiencing first hand the potency and effectiveness of this modality, Megan felt unequivocally drawn to study Acupuncture and to select Classical Chinese Medicine as the primary structure for her healing practice. Megan’s evolved specialties include pregnancy, labor support, post-partum care, women’s health, and pediatrics. She also has had great success treating digestive disorders, allergies, asthma, vertigo, pain, MS support, and emotional well-being.
Megan is a professional member of the American Herbalist Guild and received her 4-year Master’s Degree in Classical Chinese Medicine from Daoist Traditions College of Chinese Medical Arts in Asheville, North Carolina. She is nationally certified in Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine by the National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and licensed to practice in the state of North Carolina.