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 ABOUT US

Anderson Holistic Health is a group of Holistic Healthcare Practitioners who devote their careers to helping and healing people

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Denise Rusnak, MSOM, L.Ac.

I am an NCCAOM Board Certified Acupuncturist, licensed by the State of South Carolina.  I have been helping my patients "Feel Better With Acupuncture Today" since 2007. ​

My Credentials include:

~Bachelors in Professional Studies from New York College of Health Professions' Graduate School of Oriental Medicine - 2008

~Masters in Science and Oriental Medicine (Acupuncture & Chinese Herbology) from New York College of Health Professions' Graduate School of Oriental Medicine - 2008

~NCCAOM Board Certification in Acupuncture (Dipl. Ac.)

 

I specialize in Japanese acupuncture, TCM Gynecology / Infertility, Pain & Stress Management and ancillary techniques such as moxibustion, gua sha, shoni shin and cupping.

I feel that the true healing power and unique wisdom of Chinese medicine lies in its ability to treat any issue that arises in the physical or emotional body in order to create balance and healing in any patient.  This genuine holistic practice can create a path towards true wellness and health by piecing together the parts that are so often separated by Western medicine alone.

I strongly believe that your healing comes through deep nourishment of the spirit and by alleviating not only the suffering of the body but also the heart.  I have a deep respect for the relationship between patient and practitioner and how when there is full trust, understanding and communication, true healing can take place.

I believe…

~an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

~that healing should be accessible and achievable for all people, and that by better understanding our bodies, we can empower ourselves to take charge of our own health.

~you should leave my office feeling better than when you walked in.

~you know your body better than anyone else ever will. As your acupuncturist I want you to feel empowered to take care of your own health, understand the process of healing and all the available paths to wellness.

~in medicine that looks at you as a whole person and not a collection of separate symptoms and that everything is connected.

~your happiness, fulfillment, and ability to feel relaxed and at-home in your body are vitally important and inseparable from your physical health. Mental and emotional health are intricately linked with physical symptoms.

~in medicine that addresses root causes and not only symptoms. By treating the root cause, you will achieve lasting results and not be dependent on someone else for your health.

~drug-free health! While some prescription medications are life-saving and necessary, many only treat symptoms and carry risks and side effects that can be avoided with a functional approach.

~we have immense power to self-heal, and that the current healthcare system often doesn’t support taking an active role in our own care. I encourage questions and critical thinking.

Thank you for allowing me the honor of being with you on your path to health and wellness!

   -Denise

         

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Rachel Thoma, MSOAM, L.Ac.

I am an NCCAOM Board Certified Acupuncturist and Herbalist, licensed by the State of South Carolina. 


I was raised in the Hudson Valley region of New York. I participated in
gymnastics and volleyball competitively for many years. My interest in the human body and how it works lead me to pursue a career in a health-related field.

 

I attended the University at Buffalo and graduated in 2015 with a degree in Biological Sciences and a minor in Health and Wellness. After graduating, I started acupuncture treatments and began shadowing an acupuncturist. Inspired by how Chinese medicine takes all aspects of a person’s life into account and personally feeling the positive effects on the body, I decided to enroll in acupuncture school.

I graduated with Honors earning a Masters degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the Finger Lakes School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in 2019. I worked in the school’s herbal medicine pharmacy for 3 years where I developed a passion for herbal medicine.

 

I have 3,000+ hours of clinical training in several outpatient health centers treating students, community members of all ages, and veterans at the local VA hospital. I am committed to providing individualized care to promote wellness of the body, mind, and spirit using Traditional Chinese Medicine.

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Kindal Marshall, LMBT 9208, LMT 12103, CHT

Assisting Change For A Beautiful Life

Finding breath work, meditation, and the creative flow of poses during yoga classes to be so uplifting and beneficial, I decided to become a yoga instructor in 2006. During my training, I became fascinated with body dynamics and structural alignment. This created a desire to study more about the body. Becoming a licensed massage therapist in 2009, augmented my goal to assist clients and students alike.

Balancing the body through massage and movement, my focus of study has been to create better body alignment and muscle function, which in turn, enhances muscle movement, range of motion, injury recovery, and improved well-being. I have studied many modalities to assist with my mission in helping others to create a better lifestyle by releasing and working through pain and injury.

Realizing an opportunity to assist people in a greater capacity, other than just on a physical level, I trained as a Hypnotherapist in 2011. Because the mind and the body are integral parts of the whole, hypnosis is used to complement bodywork therapies and to promote emotional resiliency.

I have studied yoga meditation, energy work, dynamic body alignment, lymphatic drainage, myofascial techniques, abdominal therapy, and craniosacral therapy. I continue to study and pursue ways to assist my clients.

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Erin Parnell, Licensed Esthetician

Allow me to introduce myself to those of you who don’t already know me or would like to get to know me better. My name is Erin, I am the proud owner of Lavender Skin Studio in Anderson, SC where I strive to seek out skincare lines that are botanically based that provide a more natural, holistic approach to skin health and I offer many different types of facials from corrective to therapeutic. I also offer waxing services and eyebrow tinting.

I was born and raised in Anderson, SC. I have been an esthetician for 9 years, although esthetics is not my first career. I studied Natural Resources at Clemson University and enjoyed a short-lived but thrilling job as a park ranger! My love of nature and science has carried over into esthetics. I chose this wonderful field of skincare partly because of my own personal struggles with skin. I am blessed to be able to help others feel beautiful and to achieve their skincare goals. In my free time, you can find me bike riding the swamp rabbit trail, in search of the best cup of coffee, hiking, reading civil war history novels, antiquing and thrift shopping, or spending time with family!

Nori Connell, RN, DC

I began my career as a medical-surgical and trauma nurse in the mid-1970's. After several years of working in emergency rooms and traditional medical environments, I embarked on a more holistic approach toward healing, with the goal of addressing each person as a whole being, rather than as a collection of symptoms.

As a young adult, I felt like my symptoms were only one piece of the puzzle.  I became a nurse to understand more about how the body works.  I loved working as a nurse, especially in the burn center - that's where I felt I was really making a difference.

I discovered chiropractic following my own skeletal injury, when traditional medicine didn't give me the relief I sought. The more I learned about holistic medicine and the Triad of Health, the more I realized that my purpose was to facilitate health in others through chiropractic.  I wanted to empower my patients with information and education so they could make intelligent choices about their health care.

In 1986, upon graduating from Cleveland Chiropractic College, I began private practice.  I moved towards more collaborative approaches with the co-founding of Alternatives Health Centre of Tivoli in 1993 and Rhinebeck Cooperative Health Center in 2003.  My colleagues and I worked together and with other medical providers to educate patients and facilitate their individual healing processes.

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