My name is Conner Kees. I am an acupuncturist, herbalist, educator, energy worker, and nutrition and lifestyle consultant who has recently been called to make a profound and unexpected leap in my career. I have moved to Black Mountain, NC to take over the well-known and respected practice, Source for Well-Being – known to the community simply as Source.
“Good medicine is good medicine.” – Thomas Easley
What makes good medicine?
Medicine is the art and science of establishing and maintaining harmony between a being and the world in which that being lives. Good medicine is simply working to achieve this balance first and foremost. In working with clients, my objective is to find that sweet spot that allows for optimal growth and for the body, mind, and spirit to rest and to heal naturally; essentially, to find themselves. This means finding a balance between the complexities with which natural medicine is capable of looking at the body and with the innate trust in a practitioner’s healing intuition. This also means finding balance between the seriousness required to work with clients at a deep level, while holding a space that is light, open, and fertile for the transformation we seek. This is the yin and yang of good medicine – the old and the new, the inner and the outer, the past and the future, and on and on.
This is the balance I seek to help my clients find in their lives. This balance is simultaneously simple and complex – but when we find it, we know. This balance is healing. Let us find this balance together at Source.
I obtained my Masters in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and Bachelors in Health Sciences from Dragon Rises College of Oriental Medicine, one of the highest ranking and most unique colleges for Chinese medicine in the country. I am now awaiting licensure in the State of North Carolina.
I obtained my B.S. in Psychology in 2013 from Columbus State University in my hometown of Columbus, GA. In 2014 I became a member of the American Herbalist Guild and in 2015 I became a Certified Western Medical Herbalist through Botanologos School of Herbal Studies in Clayton, GA.
I have been studying Western Herbalism and growing and cultivating medicinal herbs since 2011. I have attended conferences on herbalism every year since 2014. That same year is also when I began my career in the healthfood industry, working with the public in achieving their wellness goals while navigating often overwhelming variety of dietary supplements on the market. In 2011, I founded the Holistic Learning Community of Columbus, GA which is still an active part of the community. I am also a certified Permaculture Designer through Oregon State University as of 2014 and believe that having dirt under your fingernails is a part of being healthy and keeping in touch with Nature.
I have worked as a freelance writer, long-distance health and wellness consultant, and freelance graphic and web designer.
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