Carmela Mager, L.Ac.

My methods of working with patients combine unique complementary approaches designed to set the course for whole body healing. Rather than just address your symptoms, Chinese medicine regards the entire body as a system that needs to be brought into balance. To do that, I listen to you on many levels and then determine the best ways to combine treatments of Acupuncture, Chinese herbs, NAET allergy treatment, and reflexology. In my over 30 years of practice, I have worked with many patients presenting with many different types of conditions, including adults, children, the chronically ill, and those with acute symptoms. I have been serving the Triangle community for the last 17 years.

I like to consider and treat the whole body as a system. I use my intuitive gift as well as my training in acupuncture, Chinese medicine, and herbology to work with my clients.  The goal is always to bring the body and soul into balance. In this way I can sometimes help my patients address and release issues that may have troubled them for many years.

Most Western physicians are trained in very specific areas. They are trained to look for, and treat symptoms of diseases in the area where they are present in the body.  Drugs are used to treat the presenting symptoms, and reduce the pain. This may provide a temporary solution but if the underlying causes of stress and illness are not addressed, the problem is likely to re-occur. Chronic conditions can present a wide variety of symptoms. This can be very stressful for the person who feels that something is wrong but cannot get a complete understanding of what is going on in their body.

What I look for is body systems that are out of balance.  The understanding of the human body in Chinese Medicine is quite different from that of Western Medicine.  You can read more about how acupuncture works and the underlying philosophy of Chinese Medicine.

I am also trained and certified in: 

  • Chinese medicine herbology

  • Facial rejuvenation

  • Women's health

  • Acupuncture orthopedic

  • Alexander Technique

I specialize in:

  • Pain of all kinds: back, neck, headache, stomach ache, arthritis and joint pain.

  • Allergies: environmental allergies, food allergies, skin allergies, and seasonal allergies affecting adults and children

  • Women's health: menopause, infertility, regulation of menstrual cycle

  • Emotional issues: stress, anxiety, depression

  • Cancer: balancing the immune system, side effects of chemo and radiation, pain from surgery, supporting the body in the journey towards healing

  • Insomnia and sleep issues

  • Facial rejuvenation

  • Scar tissue: healing and complications related to scar tissue

  • NADA protocol for trauma treatments


Read about Carmela in the Chapel Hill News talking about allergies and
holistic medicine.