The Soul Arrow Story
Soul Arrow Acupuncture is dedicated to my precious brother, Tyler, who was called home to be with the Lord in February of 2022. His sudden passing is a daily reminder that we are called to love and serve others. It is a reminder that we are not promised tomorrow. That we have limited time to chase our dreams and follow the arrows of our soul. This practice was created in honor of the arrows he didn’t get to shoot; I can only hope to touch as many souls as he did in his short time here.
My acupuncture journey began when I was 15 years old and sustained a concussion and broken ribs from a riding accident with a grumpy horse. When Western medicine couldn't treat my post-concussive symptoms and pain, my mother brought me to her acupuncturist. Chinese medicine was even less widespread then, but through acupuncture she had found relief from her debilitating migraines. The kind of relief that narcotics couldn’t offer. I too, would find relief from my pain with this powerful medicine. Instead of being scared, I found the needles deeply relaxing. I had no concept of “Qi” or “energy” but I knew this medicine was profound.
Later when I was 25 years old, I returned once again to acupuncture for healing when Traditional Western medicine failed to diagnose or resolve my mysterious health issues. The familiar smell of herbs, moxa and various Chinese liniments reminded me of my fifteen-year-old self, and scented my future. It was then that I knew I had found my life's calling. I soon enrolled in the Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine College in Berkeley, California. I graduated in 2019 with a Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine and became licensed the same year.
Our family was called to Tennessee in 2021 and Soul Arrow Acupuncture was born in Mt. Juliet in April of 2022. We feel incredibly blessed by this state and the lovely people in it. My heart’s desire is to serve my Nashville and Mt. Juliet community by helping others find their healing through acupuncture and Chinese medicine. It is truly an honor to practice this medicine with “ya’ll.”