Mod Mountain

Cultivating groovy inner peace & adventurous spirit while studying Chinese Medicine, the mountains, and me.

Home Sweet Home–Greetings from Asheville!

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I finally made it! After months of house hunting, and several more months preparing to depart Greensboro, my humble abode of seven magical years, I have arrived safe & sound to my new home in Asheville. This place is amazing! I can see mountains from my bedroom window, and for some reason, I can’t stop smiling. I’ve been here for four days now, and I’ve already met some new friends, soon to be classmates & colleagues, and have already been introduced to a cheap and delicious taco place near West Asheville! Also, everything is already unpacked. I had to make it pretty cozy as soon as I could, just for the sheer enjoyment of calling it home–and home it will be for the next four years while I am attending Daoist Traditions! I am so thankful for my parents who have helped me and taught me many valuable lessons in becoming a homeowner; my friends for their unwavering support and love in the moving/moving on process, the patients that I have come to know and love from working at a clinic in Greensboro for the past two years, my colleagues from WHEC and lastly, my cat boys, Syd & Bert–they’ve been so great this entire (stressful) time, I think they deserve some fancy wet food ASAP. I’m going to begin the great job hunt at the end of the month. The next two weeks, however, are for me! A little R&R has been well overdue! Image


Author: Joy Rosa

I am happy to be a new member of the Portland community. Looking to radically transform alternative healthcare modalities by making acupuncture & herbal remedies affordable & comprehensive holistic care to a broader community. I am very excited to continue learning more about Chinese Medicine at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine during my residency in Rose City. I began my journey with Chinese Medicine over 6 years ago, as a patient with acute injuries. Upon graduating, I took a position at the Women's Health Educational Consultants, based out of Durham and Chapel Hill, NC. I also began working at a small acupuncture clinic in Greensboro, NC, where I delved into the nurturing and healing properties of herbs & acupuncture while tending to the Chinese herbal pharmacy, and managing the clinic for over two years. Taking an active role in one's own health & well being is very important to me, and extremely necessary to educate and empower ourselves so that we may enable broader community health & wellness. Other activities that bolster my well-being include crafting, communing in nature, collecting vinyl records, and jamming out with Greensboro's radical southern-styled-samba core,Cakalak Thunder, whenever I can.

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