Our Practitioners

Heather McIver, L.Ac., M.Ed, MSOM, Dipl.OM

Heather cropcolorHeather McIver* graduated from Southwest Acupuncture College in Boulder, CO. She opened Stillpoint Acupuncture in 2001 and has been thrilled to see the popularity of Chinese Medicine grow since then. A major influence on her practice was her two-year course of study with Lonny Jarrett, author of Nourishing Destiny: The Inner Tradition of Chinese Medicine, and nationally recognized authority on integrating both Traditional Chinese Medicine and Five Element Acupuncture into a cohesive practice style. Heather has made two trips to Beijing, China where she has learned from accomplished doctors of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. She is currently completing a two year course of study with Sharon Weizenbaum in order to deepen her understanding of Chinese herbal medicine. She has a particular interest in the treatment of women’s health issues including menstrual problems, fertility and pregnancy-related complaints. Heather holds a BA in Religious Studies from Guilford College, and a Masters in Health Education from the University of NC at Greensboro. Heather is the mother of two children and enjoys writing, reading and good food! heather@stillpointacupuncture.com

*Heather is currently on sabbatical until January 2015

Diane Gross, L.Ac., MSOM, Dipl.OM, CHC

diane cropcolorDiane Gross graduated from Southwest Acupuncture College with a Master of Science in Oriental Medicine. She was awarded her Diplomate in Oriental Medicine by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) demonstrating competency in foundations of oriental medicine, Chinese herbology, acupuncture, point location and biomedicine. Diane holds a license as an acupuncturist in North Carolina and a Doctor of Oriental Medicine in New Mexico. While Diane studied both Chinese and Japanese styles of acupuncture, she specializes in the Japanese treatment style. She also has been trained in Chinese herbology, Shiatsu and Tui Na massage. She has extensive training as well in other energetic modalities of healing including Reiki, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), Reconnective Healing and Healing Touch. She has recently obtained certification as a life coach. Diane is also a nationally certified sign language interpreter who is fluent in the use of American Sign Language. She has a strong background in business and has managed corporations, both for profit and non-profit, as well her own company. She has been married 31 years to her husband, Richard and has two grown children.  diane@stillpointacupuncture.com

Austin Dixon, L.Ac., MSOM, RYT, Dipl.OM

austin cropcolorAustin Dixon is a graduate of Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in New York City. She is a licensed acupuncturist (L.Ac.) in North Carolina and New York as well as being nationally certified in Oriental Medicine by the Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). Before moving back to North Carolina (a Greensboro native), Austin worked at City Acupuncture of NY, a high volume/low cost clinic in the heart of the financial district. Austin held an internship at St. Vincent’s Hospital in the HIV clinic and at the NYU Center for Joint Disease. She has spent time in China studying at Beijing University of TCM where she gained clinical experience working in the Beijing hospitals. Austin is very passionate about community style acupuncture and enjoys working with women’s health issues, pregnancy, and emotional disharmonies. She holds a BFA in Dance from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and is certified in Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan. Austin and is married and has two children.

Christi DeLarco, L.Ac., MSOM, Dipl. OM

Christi cropcolorAt the age of 25, Christi was told she’d “have to live with” debilitating back pain.  Refusing to accept this dismal prognosis, she continued to seek alternative treatments and her future was reborn when she discovered acupuncture.  Within a year she had not only regained her physical health, but also her emotional, social and spiritual health.  In that same year she enrolled in a master’s program in acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, eager to share all that acupuncture has to offer people who have been told they’ll “just have to live with” their illness and pain.  She has been working in private practice since 2001 and has also held faculty positions as Clinical Supervisor at the New York Institute of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and Lecturing Faculty member at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, both in New York City.  Following her passion, Christi recently completed a fellowship in the Rehabilitation of Neurological Conditions at Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY, where she treated a full range of neurological conditions, including stroke and traumatic brain injury. Christi works extensively with tui na and acupressure bodywork and individualized nutritional counseling as complementary therapies to acupuncture and herbs.  Her areas of specialization include women’s health, pain conditions, digestive and emotional disorders and neurological conditions. christi@stillpointacupuncture.com

Kim Calandra, L.Ac.

AtIMG_20130412_182746_857 age 22, my world opened when I discovered the philosophy of Acupuncture.  I realized that my internal belief system was wired to understand the principles of Chinese Medicine, and there was that moment of ‘I found what I want to do with the rest of my life’.  I never looked back and devoured my studies with ease and voracity.  I am now a trained observer with a Masters in Oriental Medicine from Southwest Acupuncture College.  I feel most content at work, and my passion lies in Community Acupuncture.  With this affordable healthcare model, acupuncture becomes a viable option for most people.  While growing my own community clinic in Carrboro, I am also honored to be a part of the Stillpoint team where we work collaboratively while holding each other up to the highest levels of integrity. kim@stillpointacupuncture.com


Explanation of licenses and certifications:

L.Ac — Licensed Acupuncturist:  This license indicates that one is approved to practice acupuncture by the N.C. Acupuncture Licensing Board. To receive a license in North Carolina , one must have: a) graduated from an accredited, three year postgraduate acupuncture college, b) passed the national acupuncture exam (sponsored by the NCCAOM) and c) passed a clean needle technique course. This license must be renewed every two years by submitting at least 40 hours of continuing education.

Dipl.Ac — Diplomate of Acupuncture:  This designation indicates that one has passed the national exam for Acupuncture.

Dipl.CH — Diplomate of Chinese Herbology:  This designation indicates that one has passed the national exam for Chinese Herbology.

Dipl.OM — Diplomate of Oriental Medicine:  This certification indicates that one has successfully completed the above two exams plus a number of hours in Western biomedicine. Obtaining certification in Oriental Medicine assumes certification in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology.

MSOM — Master of Science in Oriental Medicine:  This degree signifies that one has successfully completed a three- to four-year program in Oriental Medicine, including acupuncture, Chinese herbology and related subjects.

CHC–Certified Health Coach

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