Our Practitioners

Meet Charles and Teresa Baltzell, LAc, NCCOAM

Our mission is to help others recover from “any condition” naturally, quickly and discover “a little bit” about themselves and the nature of life. 

Our deepest desire to help every patient experience miraculous results based on our Explore Restore Optimize model.. We are members of an international neuroscience research group, Academy of Comprehensive Integrated Medicine, licensed board-certified and neuroscientist acupuncturist. 21st century medicine combines together with various clinically proven and evidence-based therapies to best meet the bio-individual needs of our patients.  Thank you for trusting us to guide you on your journey to wellbeing, health and happiness.

Charles Journey: I returned to USA with a critical, medical mystery after living in Asia for 10 years. Like all challenges in our lives, this life changing moment was a blessing. In 1984, alternative medicine was demonized and prosecuted. My healing journey led me into the LA medical underground, the birthplace of what is now known as "Functional Integrated Medicine." I became a member of Occidental Institute, the first school to teach Chinese medicine and introduce German Biological Medicine to America.

This became my practice. It has empowered  me to reverse two life threatening conditions, remain pain and medication free. As I began my 70th year, I notice lapses of names and declining ability to spell. My personal need to explore, restore and optimize gives me a unique perspective and insatiable desire to help our patients achieve amazing results.

Teresa's Journey: My professional life began in Criminal Justice, as a humanitarian, with high ideals of how to shape our world. When my family members started to experience health challenges my attention shifted to alternative healing and medicine. My father went from being a healthy, stoic man to declining rapidly within a year. A year later, doctors diagnosed my first husband with brain cancer. Witnessing the limitations of modern western medicine changed my life: 

I learned Classical Chinese Medicine, that health is our natural state and how to treat what is preventing health from naturally occuring. This practice allows me the opportunity to  be fulfilled by the resilience of the human body. The miraculous recovery of many patients fueled my desire to continue learning about the brain, neuroscience and other cutting edge therapies. 

Charles & Teresa Baltzell, powered by science, compassion and experience

Charles & Teresa Baltzell, powered by science, compassion and experience

Our Right Hand

Valerie Stepp, Patient Care Coordinator extraordinaire.  If you've ever called, you know her cheerful tone and incredible health intuition.  She began her career in alternative medicine with Dr. Jack Garvy in 1994 at SonRidge in Black Mountain, NC. She stayed with Peter Kapetanakos, Garvy's partner, when he moved the practice to Arden, NC and eventually Greenville, SC. Valerie helps patients determine if their health needs mesh well with our clinical approach. We are incredibly grateful for her knowledge, compassion and professionalism.