NEWSLETTER Spring 2016

NEWSLETTER Spring 2016

Asheville Gynecology & Wellness strives to transform women’s health care one patient at a time. We provide personalized, gynecological care to women at every stage of life, taking the time to listen and build partnerships in health. We are a gynecology practice that is reaching beyond convention to find innovative ways to improve women’s health and well-being.

(Space is available for Tomorrow’s KICKSTART, Tomorrow April 5th)

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Natasha Kubis is a Licensed Acupuncturist in North Carolina & New York. She is Board Certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). In 2009, she graduated from Eastern School of Acupuncture and Traditional Medicine in Montclair, NJ where she received a Masters Diploma and graduated with honors. The program was three years in length and involved 3,000 hours. Natasha practices a combination of traditional Chinese as well as Japanese styles of acupuncture in her treatments. She studied with world-renowned pioneer in Japanese acupuncture, Kiiko Matsumoto. She implements both theories in her diagnostic principles but utilizes Japanese needling techniques for a pain free acupuncture experience.

Some key differences between Japanese Style acupuncture and Traditional Chinese style acupuncture are the needle size, depths of insertion, insertion technique as well as needle stimulation. Natasha uses Japanese style needling techniques which involve smaller needles, more shallow needling, the use of a guide tube which allows for quick and precise insertion, and less manipulation of the needle after it has been inserted. Patients find this technique to be painless compared to Traditional Chinese style.

Japanese Acupuncture involves a great deal of palpation of the acupuncture point before insertion of the needle. In Japan, acupuncture was traditionally an occupation for the blind. Acupuncture has been practiced in China for over 2,500 years. It involves the insertion of small, thin, sterile needles into the skin at acupuncture points to treat a wide range of disorders, most commonly chronic pain.

Today, stainless steel is used to make needles and needles are discarded after a single use. As a natural form of healing, acupuncture has the following benefits:

  • It provides drug-free pain relief.
  • It effectively treats a wide range of acute and chronic ailments.
  • It treats the underlying cause of disease and illness as well as the symptoms.
  • It provides a holistic approach to the treatment of disease and illness, linking body, mind and emotions.
  • It assists in the prevention against disease and illness as well as the maintenance of general well-being.

Acupuncture is based on the Meridian Theory. A meridian is an ‘energy highway’ in the human body that connects different areas. Energy (Chi) flows through 12 main channels and 8 extra secondary channels. There are over 2,000 points on the body. Stimulating the points along the meridian system allows different parts of the body to communicate. This is important to move blockages when there are traffic jams along the meridian pathways. Blockages can lead to acute or chronic illness whether it is physical or emotional. Stimulating acupuncture points triggers the release of opioid peptides, naturally occurring chemicals that have an analgesic effect, enhance our sense of well-being, and possibly improve immune function..

Natasha believes in educating her patients and creating an environment in which they feel involved and connected to their own particular curative process. She creates cooperative partnerships with her patients in their process of self-healing. She is a general practitioner with special interests in pain management, emotional well-being, immune system support and reproductive health.


Food For Life Small logoFood For Life: Kickstart

(Nutrition Education and cooking demo)  

Begins: April 5th at 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

6-week Class

Instructor: Terri Edwards

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The Food for Life: Kickstart Your Health classes opportunities to discover which foods are optimal for weight management, learn about various health topics including blood pressure and digestion, and get empowered with the practical cooking skills needed to help you on your journey to better health.In the classes, attendees do all of this while enjoying a cooking demonstration of healthful dishes in a supportive setting.


Food for Life: Diabetes Initiative NOW Enrolling for MAY 17th This class offers many of the same principles of plant-based eating with a special focus on diabetes, pre-diabetes. Adult onset diabetes (Type 2) has become an enormous public health burden that is directly related to the foods we eat.


REFER A FRIEND Asheville Gynecology & Wellness is grateful when our patients refer friends or family members. When you refer someone, we know that you are giving us a vote of confidence. It is always helpful when a new patient lets us know that they were referred by one of our patients.


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Our Booth was a big success. We had more than 1,000 visitors and our staff was available to answer questions, pass out gifts, and serve smoothie samples.                          


Congratulations to Kathryn Bailey.

Kathryn won the Raffle for the gift basket from Gerber Village valued at nearly $500


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Dr. Vicky Scott                           @DrVickyScott               AshevilleGynecologyWellness



  • Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States.
  • Exercise spread out during the week in smaller chunks of time during the day provides many of the same benefits as continuous exercise. Adults are encouraged to exercise for 2 hours and 30 minutes (or 150 minutes total) each week.
  • Vitamin D has important roles in heart health, immune and nervous system function, and of course bone health. Vitamin K, found in green leafy vegetables, has also been shown to reduce the risk of bone fractures.
  • The new U.S. Dietary Guidelines, which are updated every 5 years, may not go far enough according to some experts. The recommendations for reducing refined sugar to 10% of a daily 2000-calorie diet and the unclear recommendation to reduce red meat and processed meats for men and boys fails to address the proven role of these foods in heart disease, inflammation, and cancer.   For more information go to
  • What influences our chances of living to be 100 years old? You may be interested in watching a very intriguing TED Talk by Dan Buettner, who teamed up with National Geographic, to investigate 4 “Blue Zones” across the world with a higher proportion of the population who live to 100. Watch the TED Talk at

Asheville Gynecology & Wellness

11 Crispin Ct, E-106

Asheville, NC 28803

PH (828) 585-6655 FAX (828) 585-6656






Thank you for your patience during the past few weeks as we finalized arrangements for the relocating and affiliating our practice. We will be joining AdventHealth Medical Group Multispecialty at South Asheville and seeing patients in the Long Shoals Road location. We hope to see you at our new location. We are excited about how much more can be done to promote women’s health with the support of other providers and the AdventHealth system who share our dedication to providing whole woman care with attention to each person’s unique needs.

Through June 23, 2023, please contact us at our current Gerber Village location. Beginning in early July you can schedule appointments by calling (828) 654-5005 and find more information by visiting the website here. We are working hard to make this a smooth transition.

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