Not a spa. Not new age. Just a straightforward, science-based approach to Traditional Chinese Medicine and a true healing center. Heather began her career as a biochemist and has a deep understanding of health and nutrition from all angles.
Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine can treat an almost endless list of ailments and complaints. From pain & pain syndrome to allergies; autoimmune issues to fertility; athletic injuries to stress and anxiety, acupuncture has a long history of effective treatment for patients around the world.
While we treat all sorts of medical complaints, we have specialized expertise with pain, auto-immune disorders and women’s health. Dr. Heather has an extremely successful record with fertility patients and a long history working very closely with some of the finest fertility specialists in the nation.
The fact is, acupuncture needles probably shouldn’t be called needles at all. They are as thin as a cat’s whisker. And we utilize an extremely gentle Japanese technique. We offer needle-less options, too, so there’s no reason you shouldn’t give it a try for yourself.
Children can benefit from Traditional Chinese Medicine, too. For younger children, we utilize a needle-less technique called Shoni Shin that uses a selection of specialized tools to stimulate acupuncture points rather than the needles we use for older children and adults.
At Lavender Moon Acupuncture, we treat the whole body of the whole person with an approach that encompasses the totality of our understanding of health and healing. It’s not just acupuncture we focus on. We address the complete patient.
Acupuncture | Diplomat NCCAOM
After receiving her Bachelors degree from Drew University with majors in Biology and Chemistry, Dr. Heather completed a four year clinical Masters of Science in Acupuncture from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in New York City. Ever-focused on expanding her knowledge of this ancient medical practice, Dr. Heather goes on to achieve the highest certification in the field, D.A.C.M. from the prestigious Pacific College of Health and Science in San Diego, California. She is a Nationally Board Certified Acupuncturist, holds licenses in Florida, New Jersey, New York, and Colorado, and is a diplomat of the NCCAOM. She is the recipient of the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine’s Helio Scholarship Award for Academics and Leadership. Dr. Heather feels privileged to be a part of the long tradition of this unique field and is honored her patients have chosen her for their treatment.
With such a long tradition – acupuncture has a history that goes back more than 2500 years – and with such a different approach to health than western medicine, it’s natural to have questions about how Traditional Chinese Medicine works.
As a former Biochemist & EMS professional, Dr. Heather is particularly qualified in the field to talk to both the art & science of this unique medicine that bridges Eastern and Western traditions. It is our mission to make you feel comfortable about your treatment in every way. Give us a call with any of your questions.
Heather has an exceptionally kind and easy bedside manner. Her office is a relaxing respite from Viera! My 87 yo mother in law has proclaimed herself pain free after each session. Highly recommended & very affordable.
Dr. Smith is one of a kind! She's genuine, listens and truly care for her patients. She goes out of her way to ensure they comfortable and satisfied with her treatments. I can't recommend her enough, she truly is amazing.
Heather takes her time to explain every part of the procedure while helping to keep the patient calm and relaxed. Excellent healing therapy and tranquil environment.
Heather has become a highly-regarded practitioner within the profession. It is a source of pride to all who worked with her to know that her knowledge, experience, compassion and dedication to her medicine has benefited countless patients before and countless more to come.
Heather Poole Smith has a bedside manner that puts you completely at ease. If you have any problem whatsoever, I can assure you that Heather Poole Smith will do all in her power to relieve it. Read more >>
Having been treated by Heather over a number of years, I found her approach to healing, reassuring, thoughtful and effective. I looked forward to my weekly session as Heather created a relaxing and peaceful space. Not only do I regard Heather as skilled In her professional, but as a friend. Read more >>
I was blessed to find Heather when I was struggling with infertility. She is an amazing acupuncturist and such a caring person. I credit her knowledge and patience for my twins.
Heather brings a wealth of experience and really knows her stuff. My infertility patients definitely benefited from her treatments and really relied on Heather for advice.
Heather helped my family through our years of trying to get pregnant. She worked with me before, during and after my pregnancies and I am forever grateful to her. She has my highest recommendation! Read more >>
I firmly believe her treatments helped me to have, hold and deliver and beautiful, healthy, perfect little girl which was always a dream of mine. I would highly recommend Heather to anyone suffering with infertility issues. She is the best! Read more >>
Heather immediately puts you at ease when she enters the room. Her friendly caring manner is only matched by her skill as a practitioner. I always found her treatments painless and highly effective for joint pain, sinus issues, pre and post surgical healing, and general well being. Read more >>
I was two years into my fertility journey and without any success. When Heather came into my life, everything changed. I truly believe with all my heart that it is because of Heather and her expertise in fertility, I have my two beautiful daughters. She will change your life in so many ways for the better. Read more >>
Heather's compassionate nature makes acupuncture much easier for the needlephobic. She’s always positive. One feels very safe.
Heather has helped me with everything from a nagging cough, to chronic fatigue, and even fertility concerns while battling cancer. I genuinely value her opinion and treatments, but mostly value the love and friendship she gives everyone in her care. Read more >>
Heather was my acupuncturist for eight years before she moved to Florida! I miss her treatments beyond measure...the cozy, calming environment she provided and her ability to fix any ailment I came in with! Read more >>
My eight year old son is using acupuncture successfully to treat his migraines. Since having such devoted care, the quality of my son's and my life is greatly improved. I would recommend Dr. Heather Poole Smith with Lavender Moon Acupuncture to anyone. Read more >>
Dr. Heather Poole Smith is the best acupuncturist ever! She is kind , smart , caring and gentle! Do yourself a huge favor and go to her. You will be so glad you did.
Dr. Smith possesses the most important skill that every medical professional should have: she listens! During one of the most stressful times of my life, Dr. Smith paid attention and not only treated my physical ailments, she treated my mind, my body, and my spirit. Read more >>
Heather’s care and treatment helped me keep a positive mind and greatly reduced my stress level through infertility, IVF, and pregnancy. I truly believe that her acupuncture techniques helped me get pregnant, stay pregnant, and have a healthy pregnancy. So thankful for her!
I lost my taste for more than a year and after just 4 visits, Heather got my taste back. What a pleasure it was to taste food again. I was having bad sciatica pain problems so I made an appointment with Dr. Smith at Lavender Moon and after just 3 visits, I was pain free again. Dr. Heather is the best!
I, myself, am a licensed acupuncturist. I mention this because when I am traveling, people often ask me how they might find an acupuncturist in their own area and how they might know “if the acupuncturist is good.” Dr. Heather Smith is beyond good; she is great! She is an acupuncturist’s acupuncturist. She is my acupuncturist. Read More >>
I had a difficult second pregnancy due to complications and severe nausea. I had a 4-year-old at home and had a full-time job. I decided to try acupuncture and found a well respected practitioner in my area, Dr. Heather. My nausea was gone within minutes and the relief lasted up to 2 weeks! I was able to drive to work and get thru my day.
My husband and I both went to see Heather when we were going through fertility treatments and it was one of the best decisions we ever made. She has a genuine way about her that we never even felt like patients. She helped to heal us in both body and mind during a very stressful time. Dr. Heather has the perfect combination of knowledge and compassion that makes her a truly amazing doctor. We will always be grateful to her!
Heather is the perfect mix of gentleness, effectiveness, compassion, knowledge and intuition—both in her personal and professional lives. She is calm and steadfast, giving her patients a sense of grounded-ness and security. As a fellow practitioner of Chinese Medicine, Heather has been one of my go-to's for ideas and insight for over 15 years.
I saw Heather for almost a year every other week before we began IVF treatment. I had four transfers and three successful pregnancies from those transfers, and a lot of it I owe to Heather and her expertise with acupuncture for infertility. She knows how to treat women struggling to conceive naturally and those going through fertility treatments.
I was a patient of Dr. Heather’s in New Jersey for years starting when I was just 7 years old. She is an excellent acupuncturist. I was anxious trying acupuncture for the first time. But, when I met her the way she made me feel, all those nervous thoughts went away. Her treatment style is both helpful and relaxing at the same time because she takes the time to get to know you.