We like to say it’s the people that make Greenville Natural Health a great company. We like to say it, because it’s true. We have an experienced, qualified team that is concerned only with your comfort and providing the highest quality services.
Dr. Marina Ponton
Doctor of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine
Holistic Health Practitioner
Marina Ponton has been a Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental medicine in private practice since 1998. Her practice focuses on helping others achieve and maintain their optimal health through acupuncture, functional medicine, herbs, supplements and nutrition. Dr. Marina’s belief in healing the body through natural methods has led her to practice and lecture in the United States, Sweden and Holland. She has studied at the American University of Paris, FAMU University in Prague, University of Miami, Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine and Oregon College of Oriental Medicine. Dr. Marina has a Doctorate in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine with a specialization in women’s health and longevity medicine.
Dr. Marina is an exceptionally talented natural health practitioner and well recognized lecturer who is passionate about educating clients on the importance of incorporating natural health modalities into their every day life. Some of her specialties include pain management, women’s health and fertility, digestive disorders, chronic fatigue (ME), environmental diseases and mental and emotional disorders. She is bilingual in English and Spanish.
Susan has pursued a career in natural health and wellness for more than 20 years. As a result, she strives to help you enjoy the best health possible with many different tools such as Acupuncture, East Asian medicinal herbs, East Asian medical massage, functional medicine, and lymphatic enhancement therapy.
She completed massage therapy training at the Blue Sky Education Foundation in 1994 and received Hatha yoga certification at the Southwest Institute of the Healing Arts in 1997. She has extensively studied Essential oils, Reiki, and various Tuina techniques. Ms. Lorentzen earned her Master’s degree of Science in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine from the Midwest College of Oriental Medicine in 2004. She obtained her internship in Chinese Medicine from Guangshou University in China. From 1993 to 2011 she was in private practice in Franklin, WI providing East Asian medical services. Ms. Lorentzen was an instructor at the Milwaukee School of Massage and the Lakeside School of Massage in Wisconsin. In 2011, She moved to Asheville to teach at Daoist Traditions Acupuncture College in Asheville.
Some of her areas of specialization include pain, anxiety & depression, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome (ME), PTSD and women’s health. She provides clietnss a fully integrated wellness experience utilizing a wide spectrum of mind body healing arts based on her extensive experience and training. Her technique incorporates a range of modalities for the ultimate wellness experience, offering healing from the inside out.
Krystal Kinnunen is a trained conscious healer utilizing the art of acupuncture and herbal medicine to facilitate wellness and vitality. Her mission is to offer women and children a compassionate and loving healing space by supporting them through all their life cycles.
Krystal provides an intuitive and grounded approach to Classical Chinese Medicine. With each person she creates an individualized treatment plan while offering a safe sanctuary allowing the innate wisdom of the body to emerge. Krystal strives to empower her clients in restoring their own natural state of radiance and resilience.
Krystal devoted four years to a rigorous academic graduate program at Daoist Traditions College of Chinese Medical Arts that has provided her with a solid set of medical skills along with a Masters Degree in Oriental Medicine. Krystal has a private practice in Asheville, NC as well as a community clinic for women. She also offers group acupuncture and sound healing for women in recovering.
In addition to being a licensed acupuncturist, Krystal is a trained midwife’s assistant, and certified teacher of Kundalini and prenatal yoga. She studied with world renowned midwife Ina May Gaskin at The Farm in Summertown, Tennessee; and with Tej Kaur Khalsa and Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa in Southern California. These experiences have given Krystal a diverse and unique array of healing modalities to assist each person on their own authentic journey towards optimal health.
Registered Dietitian, Nutritionist
Wendie Taylor, a.k.a “The Pantry Doctor”,has been a Registered Dietitian for over 15 years. She has worked with some of the biggest pharmaceutical and food companies in the world, launched a food product and authored a book.
We mention this because she has vast experience in helping people reach their health goals. Often people think that having a gym membership or starting a new fad diet is all it takes to get to their health goals. What you’ve been taught about healthy eating and exercise might actually be the one thing that is preventing you from reaching your goals. Through the process of coaching, Wendie will help you learn how to balance your busy life so that you can reach and maintain your goals! It’s much more than just a meal plan!
Anna Leigh Lauger
Anna Leigh is our client coordinator. She is the first person you will encounter when you arrive at Greenville Natural Health and will go above and beyond to make sure you have a pleasant visit.
Her interest in health and nutrition was sparked as a teenager when diseases and nutrition were part of her educational curriculum. She went on and chose to pursue a bachelors in culinary arts and business from Bob Jones University and graduated in 2014. She has since been a pastry chef at a local restaurant.
However, her main interest, and use of spare time, has been in meal prep for private clients, studying food, and volunteering For a health and fitness group. She hopes to pursue certifications in nutrition and fitness, and believes that they tie-in perfectly with the culinary arts and her love of quality food. With that inspiration, she has dedicated herself to a healthier lifestyle both at home and at work. So, joining our team at Greenville Natural Health has helped her manifest that vision.
Lana Blackmon is Insurance coordinator for Greenville Natural Health, and is responsible for all administrative functions related to practice management, client services, and benefits management. Lana has more than 5 years experience in customer service, sales, and healthcare office management. When not working, she and her husband are happily busy with their two sons.