Dr. Michael DiNunzio
Excited to serve in the Asheville area, Dr. Michael DiNunzio grew up visiting the Blue Ridge mountains during his summers growing up in North Carolina where he fell in love with the rich culture of the area, friendly people, and brilliant landscapes. After graduating from undergrad at UNCW with a degree in Anthropology Dr. DiNunzio was focused on understanding how the culture of Western medicine could be so accomplished at treating disease but at the same time be so limited in its ability to prevent disease. Travelling to Yucatan, Mexico; Dr. DiNunzio spent time interviewing locals in the area about their knowledge of traditional medicine, from the highly revered midwives who had saved many a pregnancy to the local medicine man who would bless mysterious herbal tinctures that were proclaimed as a cure-all to any ailment. Through the appreciation of local knowledge of traditional medicines in Mexico a young Dr. DiNunzio started to focus on a holistic approach to healthcare that sought to treat the body as a whole and not merely the sum of its parts. Along this path he was introduced to Chiropractic and learned that the goal of Chiropractic is to restore balance to the body through treating the nervous system and removing interference from the spine.
Dr. DiNunzio set off to attend Sherman College of Chiropractic just down the mountain from Asheville in Spartanburg, SC. While attending chiropractic college Dr. DiNunzio focused his time outside of class taking care of his twin boys, Michael and Gabriel, and his youngest son Liam as well as focusing on learning a specific chiropractic technique that removes pressure from the brainstem. Dr. DiNunzio has spent years working on his technique and has travelled to Columbia, South America with a team of chiropractors to share this specific technique to thousands of people.
In his free time Dr. DiNunzio enjoys going on adventures with his sons in the majestic Blue Ridge mountains, spending quality time with family, learning to play new songs on the guitar, hiking as many trails as possible, learning to cook new foods that are healthy as they are tasty, and also trying not to fall off a trail on his mountain bike.
Dr. Wesley Braden
Wesley received a dual Masters and Doctorate degree from Daoist Traditions College of Chinese Medical Arts. He is certified to do integrative work to interpret lab work and western diagnoses while also trained to use the Five Classical Channel systems. Wesley earned his undergraduate degree in Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin where he also explored Chinese Medicine through a study abroad to Yunnan, China.
Wesley’s passion for Chinese Medicine has stemmed from a long-time interest in martial arts, meditation, and Daoist philosophy. He has cultivated these practices as a guide for wellness in his own life and uses his insights to help others on their personal journey. He currently practices Shao Lin Kung Fu, Tai Ji, Qi Gong, and Daoist Nei Gong to dive deeper into the beautiful experiences this life has to offer.
Wesley enjoys a flexible treatment approach through channel palpation, active listening, and utilizing all the available tools of the Five Classical Channel Systems to provide patients individualized treatments. He likes access to the entire scope of Chinese Medicine to give what is best overall, and often sends patients home with exercises, home remedies and lifestyle modifications to empower them in their healing journey.
In his free time Wesley spends time in reading, music, nature, practicing the eastern arts and spending time with family and friends.
Julian is a licensed massage/ bodywork therapist as well as a certified personal trainer. Coming straight from the Caribbean paradise of Puerto Rico, he has over 15 years experience working in the health and wellness industry.
His integrative massage/ bodywork approach incorporates a combination of different methods and techniques chosen according to the type of therapeutic application needed. His approach utilizes deep tissue, neuromuscular therapy, myofascial release, dry cupping, myo-body stretch, Swedish massage and focused PNF stretching as his primary methods.
In his free time Julian enjoys playing the saxophone with local musicians and making it out to the ocean to go surfing. Julian’s mission is to help people achieve their wellness goals and be of service to the community.