Dr. Edmunds is a board-certified licensed acupuncturist, Health and Human Performance coach, and certified practitioner of medical qigong. She completed her initial acupuncture studies at AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine (2014) and received her Doctorate of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine from Pacific College of Health and Science (2019). She then received her Master’s in Health and Human Performance from PCHS in August 2021, graduating with the program’s first cohort.
Currently, Dr. Edmunds’ primary focus is on health coaching, having developed a program that integrates traditional Chinese medicine foundations with the fundamentals of nature coaching. She also facilitates workshops on meditation, mindfulness, and art for self-discovery. Her acupuncture practice serves the Crystal Coast of North Carolina, focusing on pain management, TBI, PTSD, and addiction recovery. She served on the Board of Directors for the North Carolina Society for Acupuncture and Asian Medicine (NCSAAM) and served on the Military Affairs Committee of Carteret County.
Before becoming an acupuncturist, Dr. Edmunds spent 20+ years in veterinary medicine. She also has 30+ years as an artist and writer. Dr. Edmunds is an avid life-long learner, studying everything from Welsh language and Celtic mythology to astronomy. Her hobbies include bird watching, quilting, crocheting, gardening, and baking. Each year she participates in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), writing a novel every November since 2011. She has artwork cataloged and archived at the Brooklyn Art Library and the Congressional Art Library, and in private collections internationally.
Dr. Edmunds is teaching the Chinese Medicine: Wellness, Longevity, and Peak Performance course in the Master of Health and Human Performance department combining her expertise in Chinese medicine and coaching.