Practitioners

AC2018

Amber Collins, LAc, DAcOM, Dipl. OM

Licensed Acupuncturist & Herbalist

Doctor of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine


My mission is simple – spread the medicine. I want everyone to experience acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine if they want to. I want everyone to see its beauty and the depth to which it can help each person. I want everyone to feel balanced and well; not only survive but thrive. My intention is to empower each person with the tools and know-how to be the best version of themselves they can be. I believe everyone on this planet has an authentic and inspiring story to tell and I encourage you to come in, and share it with me.

Before finding my love for Eastern medicine I worked for 12 years for a regional restaurant company, starting as a hostess eventually ending up in the training department of the home office for many years. Through the constant change and growth I was lucky enough to experience a wide breadth of job responsibilities ranging from but not limited to training, operations and financials, human resources, office management and much more.

If I haven’t convinced you to stop by and say howdy (I grew up in Texas), know that I will always approach my practice with transparency, integrity, compassion, kindness, humility, authenticity, dedication and above and beyond customer service. I believe in the importance of family, friends and a community and I strive to always improve those relationships on my end. That is my promise to you Tennessee.

 Amber received a Master’s and Doctorate degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine in Austin, TX. Her Bachelor’s degree was received from The University of Texas at Austin, double-majoring in Psychology and Sociology. She is a certified yoga instructor with 300 hours of training. She is licensed by the State of Tennessee Health Department and Board Certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).  Below are listed certifications received:

  • Diplomate of Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM)
  • Acupuncture Detox Specialist (NADA)
  • Certified practitioner of Asian Bodywork (AOBTA – CP)
  • Certified Cupping Therapist (ICTA)
  • 200 Hours Hatha/Vinyasa Yoga Training – Black Swan Yoga
  • 50 Hours Pranayama and Meditation – Yoga Yoga
  • 50 Hours Sequencing for Injury Prevention – Yoga Yoga
  • Bachelor of Arts – Psychology and Sociology – University of Texas at Austin

Amber treats privately out of South Knox Holistic Medicine:
Tuesday: 8 AM – 5 PM

Thursday: 9 AM – 6 PM

Friday: 8:30 AM – 4 PM

Out of The Tennessee Spine Center:

Monday: 8 AM – 6 PM

Wednesday: 8 AM – 6 PM

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Shelagh Leutwiler, LMT; 

Clinic Manager for Wild Elements Acupuncture 

Licensed Massage Therapist

Shelagh moved to Knoxville on January 1st, 2005.  Since then she has stayed busy completing her bachelors in fine arts at UTK, worked as an Americorps member at Beardsley farm, volunteered for the city as a bicycle ambassador, and is currently enjoying working as a studio artist at Mighty Mud Studio.

Shelagh attended Tennessee School of Therapeutic Massage from 2015-2016.  After becoming a Licensed Massage therapist she had the opportunity to study under amazing teachers including Atarangi Muru from Ahipara, New Zealand. Shelagh studied and trained in Ata’s clinic during November 2018. In addition to studying Romi Romi (traditional Maori Massage) Shelagh has fine tuned her palpation skills with multiple levels of CranioSacral Therapy courses through the Upledger Institute. She enjoys working with clients suffering from head, neck and shoulder pain, migraine sufferers or anyone who needs healing and relaxation. Shelagh is also a Usui and Holy Fire II Karuna Reiki Master. She incorporates energy work into all of her massages. Shelagh completed her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training in 2018. She teaches a restorative yoga class every Tuesday evening from 8-9 PM at the Glowing Body. 

Shelagh treats privately out of South Knox Holistic Medicine:
Wednesday: 10 AM-4 PM

Thursday: 4 PM – 7 PM

Saturday: 10 AM – 4 PM

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Sara Leathers, LMT;  Licensed Massage Therapist

Sara became licensed to practice massage in the summer of 2016 after studying massage therapy at Arbor College in Knoxville. She blends different massage modalities and techniques, ranging from relaxation to deep tissue with Thai yoga and Maori bodywork woven in, creating an integrative session for each client. Sara believes in keeping things simple, looking at each person holistically, and taking time to truly listen. She may use her elbows, forearms, knees or feet during the session, and uses a slow, steady pressure.

Sara treats privately out of South Knox Holistic Medicine:
Tuesday: 12 PM – 4 PM

Friday: 10 AM – 4 PM

Sunday: 10 AM – 4 PM

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