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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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2nd Annual Kung Fu Campout a Success!

Posted by admin on Jun 27, 2012 in Kung Fu

We had a lot of fun on our 2nd Annual Kung Fu Campout here in Waynesville, NC. OMHC’s students went out to the Shining Rock Wilderness and enjoyed a couple of days in the woods; there was some good training, some sash promotions, and good food too. We practiced forms, did Tai Chi in the woods, hurled stones with a sling, and we barely even go rained on this year!

Congratulations to Brad & Noah on being promoted to Black Sash. Will, Nick, and Boyd received their Green Sashes, and Logan got her Yellow Sash!

Thanks to everyone who participated and I hope you guys had as much fun as I did. Its a fun thing to start a tradition. See everyone out on the trails next year!


Nate Novgrod L.Ac.

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Staff / Spear Seminar Coming up in April

Posted by admin on Feb 9, 2012 in Kung Fu

Call (828) 283-0268 to Register




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8 Animal Emperor’s Long Fist Seminar!

Posted by admin on Aug 2, 2011 in Kung Fu

On August 13th at Smoky Mountain Kung Fu my Sifu [teacher] Brian Moran will be teaching a seminar on the 8 Animal movements of the Emperor’s Long Fist system which dates back to 960 A.D. The Emperor’s Long Fist system predates the three main internal arts of China and contains elements which resemble all of them. This seminar will cover the Ba Gua branch of ELF. Both the static postures and circle walking will be covered as well as the linking sets [small movement patterns].

When: Aug. 13th from 1 pm to 5 pm

Where: 23 N. Buncombe School Rd. Weaverville, NC

Cost: $50

Who: Open to anyone. Realize this material is not usually taught until after receiving a black sash [similar to belt] so it is a treat to get to be exposed to it in a seminar!

Call (828) 283 – 0268 if you have any questions or to register.

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First Annual Kung Fu Camp-Out!

Posted by admin on May 24, 2011 in Kung Fu

July 16th – 17th

We will be meeting at OMHC at 8 am on Sat. July 16th [unless you want to come to the Standing Meditation class at 7 am.

We will return in the evening on the 17th.

Required Equipment:

1. Tent [or make arrangements to share with someone]

2. Appropriate Clothing [be prepared for the elements & if you have a uniform bring it. If you don’t have one, bring some dark clothing]

3. Boots/Shoes [expect a 1.5 to 2 hr hike in so wear appropriate footgear]

4. Water [There is accessible water for filtration and I have a filter, but please bring water, it is quite a hike to the nearest spring]

5. Mess Kit [or just basic dishware; you will need a plate/bowl, a fork, a spoon, and something to drink out of]

6. Snacks [Main meals will be provided but any other snacks you want should be brought]

7. Sleeping Bag

8. Spirit of Adventure!

We will be camping near the shining rock wilderness and will be hiking in from the Black Balsam entrance. We will be car-pooling from OMHC both in and out.

Expect to learn some basic skills for moving in the woods [also known as Lin Gui Skills], basic weapon skills with knife, stick, and staff. Basics of knife & tomahawk throwing. Basic primitive fire starting skills will also be covered. Also, we will discuss rabbit sticks and how to effectively use them for hunting. Be prepared to do some morning Tai Chi as well as Qi Gong from the top of the mountain!

This is a FREE event but there will be a fee for the food. I will be providing 4 meals, Saturday’s Lunch & Dinner, and Sunday’s Breakfast & Lunch.  I will keep you posted this week about what the food cost will be.

If you are interested in attending please contact me at (828) 283 – 0268 or


Sifu Nate Novgrod

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Old Mountain Health Center T Shirts Are Here!

Posted by admin on Jun 17, 2010 in Chinese Medicine, Kung Fu

T-Shirts are now in stock in Red, Blue, Grey, and Black for the clinic/school. These shirts feature the logo with the slogan, “Ancient Ways to Modern Health.” Sizes Small through Extra-Large are available for $15 each.

Old Mountain Health Center : Acupuncture & Kung Fu T Shirts Waynesville NC

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Accepting Debit/Credit Cards…..Soon

Posted by admin on Jun 3, 2010 in Chinese Medicine, Kung Fu

Old Mountain Health Center in Waynesville, NC will soon be accepting Debit & Credit Cards for all Acupuncture, Tui Na Massage, and Herbal Medicine treatments as well as for all classes including Shao Lin Kung Fu, Emperor’s Long Fist, Tai Chi, & Qi Gong. Also if you would like to purchase T-Shirts or herbs you can pay for these using debit and credit cards as well. The sytem utilizes Google’s Checkout so a Google Account is required but it only takes 3o seconds to set up and you can do it as you checkout! If you don’t like carrying cash, no worries, just bring your card. The system will be using the front desk computer which will be open to a page allowing you to both pay for your treatment and schedule your next appointment all on the same screen!

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