Stephanie Pieper

Stephanie Pieper, L.Ac., Dipl. O.M., AOBTA-CP

Stephanie graduated from the renowned AOMA – Graduate School of Integrative Medicine in Austin, Texas, receiving her Master’s in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She is a licensed acupuncturist in the state of North Carolina, and board certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs. In addition, she is a certified Reiki practitioner and an AOBTA certified practitioner in Tui Na, a type of Chinese medical massage.

While Stephanie’s clinical interests include women’s health issues, digestive disorders, chronic pain and mental health, she has years of experience treating various problems including allergies, headaches, anxiety, and stress. She also has experience working with children where she employs her skills in the gentle classical style of Japanese Hari acupuncture – a style she had the pleasure of studying with Japanese Sensei T. Koei Kuwahara. Stephanie believes in encouraging the body’s own ability to heal itself and customizes each treatment to the patient’s needs using various modalities including acupuncture, cupping, gua sha, Tui Na, Chinese herbal prescriptions, and diet and nutritional suggestions. Stephanie is a compassionate practitioner, a kind listener, and is dedicated to helping patients find their individual healing strength.

Before becoming an acupuncturist, Stephanie enjoyed many walks in life. With her B.F.A. in Music Theater from Elon University, she has danced and performed in plays, musicals and commercials for 20+ years, as well as worked in corporate finance and billing. It was through these avenues that she found the ancient healing strength of acupuncture to relieve her stress and chronic pain. This ultimately led to her desire to help others find the same relief she did. She continues her self-care through Chinese medicine and meditation as well as spending time her husband, Chris, and their two fur-kids, Samwise and Zanziboo.