Cythera is a licensed acupuncturist in the state of North Carolina. She completed her Master’s in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine at Daoist Traditions College of Chinese Medical Arts where she had extensive training in both Classical and Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Cythera ‘s interest in working in a healing field was a natural progression, coming from a family of medical practitioners, social workers and counselors. She found herself called to the study of Classical Chinese Medicine because it beautifully maintains the art of medicine in an analytical way. This led to her study at Daoist Traditions College of Chinese Medical Arts. Acupuncture dramatically changed the way she understood health and in particular, the profound impact that our body awareness has on our physical and emotional well-being.
Before her studies in Chinese Medicine, Cythera received her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Eckerd College in Florida, followed by work as a case manager with the Department of Children and Families. She then served a year with AmeriCorps in Asheville before exploring options in the medical field. Daoist Traditions was conveniently located in a town she already loved, so she remained there to work on her Masters in Oriental Medicine. She spent four months after graduation involved in some of her favorite activities, traveling and exploring the outdoors, before beginning her work in Chinese Medicine in Frankfort, Kentucky followed by work at a clinic in Charleston, South Carolina. During these years, Cythera has worked with a variety of conditions, feeling particularly drawn to patients working through trauma, anxiety and depression. She feels that emotions are at the heart of physical pain and it is an area of the human experience that fills her with passion and connection.