Meet the interns for the 2022-2023 school year. They are eager to learn and to help you feel your best.
Livia Brode, a native North Carolinian, returned to NC after working many years as a gemologist in NY’s Diamond District. She became interested in healthcare and alternative methods of healing and studied at Everglades University, receiving her Bachelor of Science degree in Alternative Medicine. Being able to study alternative methods of healing gave her a number of
insights into their many benefits and sparked her love for Chinese Medicine. As a clinic intern, she looks forward to listening to patients to help them find the root cause of their condition in order to help bring their bodies back to harmony and better able to enjoy life. Since studying Classical Chinese Medicine at Jung Tao, her love for acupuncture has only deepened, and after graduation, she would like to specialize in Neuroacupuncture.
Lindsay Culbert is from Greenville, South Carolina. She received her bachelor’s in English Creative writing in 2010. She turned to Chinese Medicine after a 19-year battle with Lyme disease, and decided to dedicate her life to helping others find freedom through acupuncture.
Sally Raspberry Sea is an Ayurvedic Practitioner & massage therapist who brings her passion for mental, spiritual and physical healing into the clinic. After graduation Sally aspires to combine the ancient wisdom of Chinese Medicine & Ayurveda to holistically restore patients’ health and well-being.
I’m a native of St. Augustine, Florida but found my way to the mountains as an Anthropology student at ASU in the 80’s. I live in Galax, VA with my husband, 2 dogs, 3 cats, 13 chickens and 2 horses.
My previous career was as a registered veterinary technician. I’ve also practiced and taught yoga and qigong for over 18 yrs. Healing and teaching have been my passions my entire life.
I’m excited about serving patients in the Jung Tao clinic. To be of service is my greatest desire and honor.
When I’m not studying Chinese Medicine, you might find me riding my horses, teaching children horsemanship, gardening, hiking, foraging wild foods or throwing clay on the potter’s wheel.
Jillian is happy to be studying Chinese Medicine and is constantly in awe of the body’s ability to heal. She has studied Yoga and meditation for 20 years and has been a certified Yoga instructor since 2009. She is certified in Reiki, Integrated Energy Therapy, Acutonics Tuning Fork Therapy. In addition to attending Jung Tao, Jillian has completed her Craniosacral Therapy training and will be completing her certification in Somatic Emotional Release Technique through the Upledger Institute. While not studying acupuncture or body somatics, Jillian works for a nonprofit organization that provides support for survivors of domestic abuse. She is an avid animal lover and has a professional background in the animal rescue field and in wilderness therapy. At the Jung Tao clinic, her goals are to provide full support to patients through empowerment, resiliency and compassionate care.