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Eric Karchmer, L.Ac.

Licensed Acupuncturist, Chinese Herbal Medicine Practitioner



Eric practices acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, the main healing modalities within Chinese medicine. These two therapeutic approaches can treat a surprisingly wide range of diseases and conditions. They can also form the basis of a wellness plan to maintain one’s health and lifestyle.
Eric completed all of his Chinese medicine training in Beijing, studying at one of the leading Chinese medicine universities in the country, and training with some of the most respected physicians in the city. His specialties include the treatment of:
  • Chronic Pain
  • Rheumatologic Diseases
  • Digestive Disorders
  • Auto-Immune Diseases
  • Gynecological Disorders, including Infertility
  • Dermatological (Eczema/ Psoriasis/Acne) Disorders
  • Pediatrics

During his many years in China, Eric was very involved in  ethnographic and historical research on Chinese medicine. He has published several academic articles on Chinese medicine and is currently working on a book about how Chinese medicine and Western medicine are being integrated into contemporary Chinese hospitals.





-Licensed in Acupuncture by the North Carolina Acupuncture Licensing Board (NCALB) License# 213

-Certified in Acupuncture by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM)

-Member of North Carolina Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCAAOM)

-Ph.D. in Medical Anthropology, University of North Carolina

Eric is a professor of Anthropology at Appalachian Sate University. He, his wife and their three children recently moved to Boone from Chapel Hill. He is excited to get to know more people in the community and share the knowledge that he has learned in China.

Eric Offers:


  • Acupuncture
    • New Patient Acupuncture & Intake Session (1.5-2  Hour): $90
    • Existing Patient/Follow-Up Acupuncture Session (1-1.5 Hour): $70
  • Chinese Herbal Medicine
    • New Patient Herbal Medicine Intake & Consultation: $60
    • Existing Patient/Follow-Up Herbal Medicine Consultation:  $30
    • (*Following the 3rd HM Follow-Up Visit, subsequent visits are at no charge to the patient)

To schedule an appointment, please call (828) 386-1172