Healing the Whole Self, Wellness part 1

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Cover Design Credit:

Lori Deaton

Cover Photography Credit:

Emily Nichols
Asheville has long been a health care mecca, and it continues to be known for the quality and variety of its health care approaches — both traditional and alternative. In this first of two Wellness issues, we explore integrative care, one aspect of that trend.


  • Smart bets: Green Sunshine

    -by Alli Marshall
    “For the eight-piece Tampa, Fla.-based funk/hip-hop band Green Sunshine, every show is a party,” says a press release. And that’s almost all you need to know. Except that members have…
  • Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center debuts revamped gallery

    -by Kyle Sherard
    The Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center officially reopens on Friday, Jan. 30, (following a monthlong closure and a complete gallery overhaul) with a reception for its newest exhibition,…
  • Smart bets: Wuthering Heights and The Tempest

    -by Kat McReynolds
    New York-based Aquila Theatre Company’s annual “two plays in two days” tradition sees the same cast performing two different productions on back-to-back nights in Asheville. The first show follows the…
  • Smart bets: Dynamic Narratives exhibit

    -by Kat McReynolds
    “Clay is the only medium that uses every element: fire, water, air and earth,” according to Tennessee artist Cindy Billingsley. “It is meant to be touched by the heart, the…
  • 50 Shades! The Musical Parody skewers the pop culture juggernaut

    -by Bill Kopp
    Ever since its 2011 printing, E.L. James’ erotic romance novel 50 Shades of Grey has been an inescapable presence in pop culture. While as literature — 500 pages of dominance,…
  • Smart bets: Super Sunday

    -by Kat McReynolds
    Big screens are better than big crowds. At least that’s the rationale behind Carolina Cinemas’ Super Sunday Super Bowl watch party. Limited-release beers like Devil’s Britches and the 20th Anniversary…
  • Red Grant headlines Funny “R” Us show at Winter Xscape

    -by Edwin Arnaudin
    The Washington, D.C.-born, California-based comedian has never skied, snowboarded or been snow tubing. But after he headlines the Funny “R” Us comedy show on Friday, Jan. 30, at the Crowne…


  • Small Bites: Hempeh hits the streets

    -by Xpress Staff
    Smiling Hara begins Hempeh distribution, Moose Café celebrates its first year in Hendersonville, Marc Williams does a class on DIY fermented beverages and Foothills Meats offers a workshop on the…
  • The sweet future of sorghum

    -by Lea McLellan
    Now that people are more conscious of what they are eating, says sorghum grower Doug Harrell, sorghum is becoming a more sought-after product. With vitamins and minerals like thiamin, iron…
  • Beer Scout: Session IPAs invade Asheville

    -by Thom O'Hearn
    “Let’s meet for a pint.” In Asheville, it’s a way to catch up. It’s a way to do business. It can even be a first date. Yet many of us…


  • How whole-person care helped two patients

    -by Nicki Glasser
    Carol Conrad From sick gut to happy wholeness “I’ve had problems with my stomach ever since I was a baby. All through my life I had tests, and no one…
  • Wellness survey participants share their views

    -by Susan Foster
    Respondents to the Mountain Xpress wellness survey weighed in on the following question: “Do you think integrative care has advantages over either conventional or alternative treatment alone? If so, what…
  • The value of patient-centered care

    -by Susan Foster
    In her homey office on the second floor of a quaint, arts-and-crafts style house on Charlotte Street that serves as the home of holistic medical practice Family to Family, Dr. Susan Bradt talks…
  • Local practitioners explore medicine’s new frontier

    -by Nicki Glasser
    Brian Lewis’ quest for a different kind of medicine began in medical school, where he received a grant to study healing methodologies from the Himalayas and Tibet. He later co-founded a student…
  • Treating the whole person: integrative medicine in the Asheville area

    -by Susan Foster
    Holistic medicine aims to treat the whole person, not just diseases and their symptoms. There is a growing awareness among practitioners — both traditional and alternative — that healing can be…
  • Local providers increase use of nontraditional treatments

    -by Lea McLellan
    In this town, if you haven’t had an acupuncture appointment, massage, energy-healing session or herbal consultation, it’s more than likely you know someone who has. Modalities that were once thought…
  • Conscious Party: Museum night

    -by Michael McDonald
    WHAT: Toast Asheville WHEN: Thursday, Feb. 5, 5:30-8:30 p.m. WHERE: Asheville Art Museum, 2 S. Pack Square WHY: Looking to have fun while sampling local food and libations and supporting…