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Old Mountain Health Center is about to change!

Posted by admin on Mar 6, 2013 in Acupuncture, Chinese Medicine, Kung Fu, Uncategorized

Lots of exciting news at OMHC. OMHC is moving to a new location, changing its name, and adding a massage therapist.

OMHC is becoming Waynesville Wellness!!

Waynesville Wellness will be opening April 1st at the new location; 1384 Sulphur Springs Rd in Waynesville [Right off Exit 100 behind the new location for Maggie’s Galley]


The new 3500 square foot facility will offer a full Chinese medical clinic as well as massage therapy provided by the very talented Logan Labbe-Jarrell.

Also there is a large new classroom for Kung Fu, Tai Chi, and Bellydance classes.  Who knows, we may even add some Yoga/Stretch Classes and/or some Zumba!

The new facility offers changing rooms, a shower, and even a sauna for use by students/patients. There are separate entrances for students and patients a waiting room and several treatment rooms.

Waynesville Wellness’s new location also has ample parking and is handicap accessible. Check out our new site, as it slowly develops

and as always check back for updates on the progress.


We are very excited to be expanding and to be in a bright new space.

As soon as we are slightly farther along we shall post a date for our Open House in the new space! It will be a great chance to come check out the new space, learn about what Waynesville Wellness has to offer and even get some Acupuncture or Chair Massage from the practitioners.

Thanks for reading,

Nate Novgrod L.Ac.

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Old Mountain Health Center Shifts with the Tides

As with all things in life, change is the only certainty.

OMHC is changing things up a bit. There are several changes, but all take effect October 1st.

First, Group Acupuncture [Community Style]  is going away. I have held on to it as a low cost option for treatments as long as was viable but it is simply not a popular option and thus will no longer be available. If you were a group patient at OMHC and the cost of private acupuncture treatments is more than you can afford please feel free to contact me. I am “grandfathering” all group patients, so you will be able to get a modified private treatment at group rates [this treatment will only include acupuncture, no herbs/moxa/gua sha/cupping/tui na].

Second, the clinic schedule is changing. The clinic days/hours will be changing. Starting October 1st, the clinic will be open Tuesdays – Fridays. Clinic hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays will be 8 am – 5 pm. On Wednesdays and Fridays clinic hours will be 8 am – 8 pm. Hopefully, the evening hours will allow patients who work 9 –  5  jobs to still get in for their appointments.

Third, class schedules will also be changing. All classes will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Same times: Qi Gong 5 – 5:30 pm, Tai Chi 5:30 – reat6:30 pm, and Long Fist Kung Fu 6:30- 7:30 pm.  Tai Chi for Health class will be unaffected by these changes. If you are unable to attend classes on these days feel free to contact me about setting up some Private Lessons. Hopefully, these days will allow for better attendance and fit folks’ schedules more easily.

These changes have been made with the patients/students in mind, though it is impossible to please everyone, so if you have any questions or comments about any of the above changes please feel free to contact me to discuss available options.

Thanks for helping to keep my dream alive here at OMHC! Without you, the patients and students, OMHC would not exist.

Nate Novgrod

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Knee Pain Month at OMHC

April is apparently going to be Knee Pain month here at OMHC. I have seen over a dozen new patients just in the last two weeks that are suffering from knee pain here in haywood county. I have been treating several patients with knee replacements that now have swelling, pain, numbness, and discomfort at my clinic here in Waynesville, NC. Knee pain is something that I know intimately as it is the cause of my interest in Chinese medicine. Acupuncture and Moxibustion are what has allowed me to be active and not suffer from severe knee pain. Over the last ten years I have regularly used acupuncture to control/eliminate my knee pain caused from a sports injury. I have seen a ton of patients get relief from their pain with the use of acupuncture and moxibustion as well as Chinese herbal medicine.

If you know anyone suffering from knee pain please let them know that Acupuncture can provide relief for most people, regardless of the cause, ie arthritis, trauma, partial ligament tears, meniscal damage, even pain after knee replacements.

Nate Novgrod L.Ac.

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Chinese New Year Party a Success!

Posted by admin on Jan 24, 2012 in Acupuncture, Chinese Medicine

Thanks to everyone who made last nights New Years party such a success. Over 30 people where in attendance at Old Mountain Health Center in Waynesville, NC and almost half of them received acupuncture for all sorts of things including, head aches, tonsilitis, jaw pain, and numbness and tingling in the hands [carpal tunnel]. Also, it looks like everyone enjoyed the traditional Chinese dishes including dumplings, fish, and dragon beans. Special thanks to Kyle Boudreau for help preparing and hauling food and Logan Labbe-Jarrell for help with invites, decorations, candy, and setup/take down.

Thanks again for helping make OMHC’s first annual Chinese New Years Party such a success!

Don’t forget to check your email to see if you are the lucky winner of the raffle for a FREE one hour Tui Na Massage!

Nate Novgrod L.Ac.

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Chinese New Year Celebration!

Posted by admin on Dec 31, 2011 in Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Chinese Medicine, Uncategorized
Chinese New Year Celebration Year of Dragon Waynesville NC Old Mountain Health Center

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Year of the Dragon after the Coming Chinese New Year

Posted by admin on Dec 17, 2011 in Chinese Medicine, Uncategorized

Year of the Dragon Chinese New YearExiting the Rabbit Hole,
Entering the Year of the Dragon
By Nate Novgrod L.Ac.

January 23rd, 2012 is the beginning of the Chinese New Year. This will ring in the year of the Water Dragon. The water phase will help cool the dragon’s natural fire.

The dragon is the fifth sign in the Chinese zodiac and the only one which is a mythical figure. Dragons are historically said to have the head of an ox, the muzzle of a donkey, the eyes of a shrimp, the horns of a deer, the body of a serpent covered in fish scales, and the feet of a phoenix. They are often portrayed grasping a pearl which is a symbol of its super-natural powers.

Dragons for the Chinese are a representation of the emperor, masculinity, and power. Dragons are associated with natural phenomenon such as thunder, rain, lightning, and whirlwinds. All of these share characteristics with the dragon; immensely powerful and very unpredictable.

After the Year of the Rabbit, a generally calm year, the Year of the Dragon will be full of energy and spirit. It should be a year of good fortune and happiness. The Chinese consider the Year of the Dragon to be a good year for marriage, having children, and starting new business ventures. Money should be a little easier to come by during this year. Though it’s best to use caution as both successes and failures will be magnified this year. There may be more surprises as well as violent natural disasters this year.

Those born in the Year of the Dragon should have an easier time making decisions as well as seeing things from the point of view of others. Dragons are generally innovative, enterprising, self-assured, braves, passionate, conceited, quick-tempered, and creative. Dragons are somewhat of free spirits. Everything they do, they do on a grand scale.

Some famous Dragons are: Calista Flockhart, Colin Farrell, Courtney Cox, Courtney Love, Julia Ormond, Reese Witherspoon, Sandra Bullock, and Wynonna Judd.

Nate Novgrod is a Licensed Acupuncturist and Tai Chi instructor here in Waynesville. For more information check out or call (828) 283-0268.

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Posted by admin on Dec 15, 2011 in Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Chinese Medicine

So most people have at least heard that Chinese medicine [aka Acupuncture] can relieve pain.
However, most people only think of musculoskeletal pain such as low back pain, neck pain, or shoulder pain.
What most people don’t know is that acupuncture can relieve almost any pain…..including the extremely common Headache.
Acupuncture can not only relieve the immediate symptoms of the headache, but can help to prevent headaches from reccurring. I have successfully treated a wide variety of headaches here in Waynesville including, migraines, sinus headaches, tension headaches, and even cluster headaches.
If you or someone you know suffers from chronic headaches you might try Acupuncture and Chinese herbs. There are some great herbal formulas that can help alleviate the symptoms and keep them away.
One of the most common questions I get about treating headaches is, “Are you going to put needles in my head?”
I’m not sure why there is such a fear of the tiny needles we use, but generally for treating headaches I don’t put needles in the head.
It is generally very easy to reduce or eliminate pain associated with a headache within moments.
There is no reason to stay in pain. If you have any kind of headache, get some treatment.
If you come in when you just start to feel a headache come on you can prevent it from ever getting bad at all.
Nate Novgrod L.Ac.

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Old Mountain Health Center turns Two!

Posted by admin on Nov 19, 2011 in Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Chinese Medicine

Old Mountain Health Center has passed a minor landmark.

It’s now 2 years old. I opened the doors in early Novemeber of 2009 so that I could provide affordable, natural health care for Waynesville and Haywood county. OMHC is the only full time Acupuncture and Chinese medical clinic in Haywood county and I have been pleased to be able to help so many individuals in need over the last two years.

The sliding scale system OMHC utilizes to allow patients to pick what they pay has been an overwhelming success. Patients are able to pay what they can realistically afford, which allows them to return for more frequent visits, which in turn nets them greater results. It’s really a win win for everyone.
I am happy to be in Haywood county treating patients with everything from pain to paralysis and look to continue to do so for the forseeable future. OMHC has steadily grown and looks to keep growing for years to come.

Thank you to everyone of my patients who have allowed me to work with them on their health concerns; without you, I wouldn’t be able to continue to help others.

Nate Novgrod L.Ac.

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With the change in weather comes some changes at OMHC!

Posted by admin on Nov 4, 2011 in Acupuncture, Book an Appointment, Chinese Medicine

Several things are changing at OMHC to better serve the needs of Waynesville and help care for as many people as possible whether they are having pain, allergies, or insomnia.

First, OMHC is now accepting credit and debit cards! ask major cards including Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express. To continue to keep the cost of treatments as low as possible, the drop box is still being used. The new payslips have a section for credit/debit card information. You simply write your card number, expiration date, CVV code, and the billing zip code. I’ll prices the payment for the amount specified and can even email you a receipt. Your card information is secure and will not be saved our used in any way except to process that one receipt. If you choose you can have your card’s detail saved on file so you don’t have to write it down every time.

Secondly, the fee scales for Tui Na massage have changed. The new fee scales are as follows:
30 mins: $30 – $45
60 mins: $60 – $90
Acupuncture w/ 30 mins of Tui Na: $70 – $125

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Herbal Formulas Price Change

Posted by admin on Jul 9, 2011 in Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Chinese Medicine

Due to increases in manufacturer and distributor costs OMHC is raising the cost of its in stock herbal patent medications [bottles of Herbal Times Tea Pills]. The cost is rising from $8 a bottle [tax included] to $9 a bottle [tax included]. This will allow OMHC to continue to offer a wide variety of these potent herbal formulas.

Additionally a new pricing policy for custom granule formulas is going into effect as of 7/9/2011. The new policy has granule formulas priced at $0.20 a gram plus the 2% sales tax on food supplements. This means that if you take 3 grams of formula 3 times a day you use 63 grams a week costing you $12.60 plus $0.25 in tax for a total weekly cost of $12.85. This pricing policy is in effect for all standard granule formulas containing herbs that are normally stocked. If a specialty herb needs to be ordered the price per gram for that herb may vary.

If you have any questions about these price changes or anything related to Chinese herbal medicine please contact me via the website or at (828) 283-0268 or stop by the office in Waynesville, NC at 292 N. Haywood St.

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