Photo Credit:  Peter Hellberg

Dr. Karen Hartman, DC


Chiropractor Dr. Karen Hartman has had the pleasure and privilege of serving her mountain community for over 25 years. Her love of being with people inspired her to be a chiropractor in 1982 and her love of the mountain lifestyle brought her to the Asheville area in 1987. Dr. Karen has created a diverse practice, welcoming people of all ages, from birth to old age, and all cultures, abilities, and lifestyles. Her chiropractic techniques are diverse as well. She practices chiropractic techniques from manual adjustments to drop table and arthrostim as well as incorporating massage, physiotherapy and acupuncture. Her thoughtful, individualized concern and care of people has made her a fixture in the natural health community, and she was voted #2 chiropractor in Asheville in the 2013 Best of WNC X-Awards by Mountain Xpress. Dr. Karen says she has the greatest job in the world; she hangs out with people she likes all day and helps them get well.

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Richard Koerber, LAc


Richard’s growing interest in Chinese Medicine inspired him to enroll and complete a Master’s degree specializing in Five Element Acupuncture from the Traditional Acupuncture Institute’s class of 1981 (Columbia, MD).
Richard then pursued two advanced graduate degrees from the College of Traditional Chinese Acupuncture in Leamington, England, studying directly with renowned acupuncturist Dr. J.R. Worsley over a six year period.
He also received his Certificate in Chinese Herbology from the Tri-State Institute of Traditional Chinese Acupuncture, of New York, in 1985.

Over the past 10 years, Richard has had the very good fortune to extensively study Classical Chinese Medicine and work with internationally renowned Daoist master Jeffrey Yuen.

Richard established Acupuncture practices in Brattleboro, Vermont and Halifax, Nova Scotia before settling in Asheville, NC for the past 22 years. He has served as President of the North Carolina Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and was appointed and served as a Board Member for the North Carolina Acupuncture Licensing board from 1995-2001. He has served on the Advisory Board of Daoist Traditions College of Chinese Medical Arts for the past 10 years.

A primary thrust of Richard’s therapeutic outlook is to encourage, through kindness and humor, the healthiest and most complete expression ofhuman existence possible for each unique patient.


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Elizabeth Eve, LMT

Massage Therapist

Elizabeth has had the privilege of working with Dr. Karen Hartman and Richard Koerber, LAc, for 21 years as a massage therapist.  She is looking forward to more time spent in our healing environment with our wonderful team as it grows.

Elizabeth’s massage style is her own, created out of education and years of experience.  She honors the healing power of touch.