What our friends and colleagues are saying

Dr. Heather is an awesome and knows exactly how can help a patient who needs acupuncture physically and mentally. In my experience, I had best relaxation support by her just before the take big exam and I passed.

– Tracy Lee

Dr Smith is wonderful. She takes the time to get to know you and treats you like family. Her treatments are very gentle , and they help a lot.

– Kerri Meehl

A warm and relaxing experience. Very caring doctor and assistant.
– Barbara Heaps

This was the first time trying acupuncture. Actually I got a gift certificate for my husband, and he came home raving about it, and told me to do it! So I did! The biggest thing I noticed, was getting rid of the horrible sinus pressure from seasonal allergies. Just about totally gone! And another issue I was dealing with was night sweats from Menopause. Barely have them now! I highly recommend Lavender Moon! Heather is outstanding and extremely knowledgeable, and loves what she does.

– Stacy Staddie

Dr Heather is amazing! She really listens to all of your concerns and the process is virtually painless. She has helped with a variety of issues, and helped avoid Cortizone shots, prescription anti-inflammatories and surgery., She and her staff are very pleasant and kind. I would recommend her to absolutely everyone!
– Tess & Ross Heribacka

I am hooked! Heather is an amazing acupuncturist! I’m not a fan of needles, Heather is very calming and puts you at ease so you are able to truly relax and enjoy your session! I would highly recommend Lavender Moon to anyone who wants to try acupuncture!

– Jen Reddin

Dr. Heather Smith is absolutely amazing! She is extremely knowledgeable, and genuinely interested in you as a person, and making you feel comfortable and pain free. I highly recommend Lavender Moon!
– Nichole Flory

Dr. Heather is amazing at what she does! Very thorough, extremely intelligent, and probably the happiest person I know. Go see her, you will not be disappointed.

– Dr. Joseph Strater DC

Heather is an incredibly knowledgeable and caring acupuncturist. Her care for her patients goes beyond just treating symptoms. She helped me manage migraines and other strange ailments. She is a wonderful and warm human and I wish I still lived near her practice! 10/10 recommend 🙂
– Megan Romanelli

Heather is totally amazing! She totally changed my life after my car accident. I truly could not thank her enough for this. She is so intelligent and truly loves what she does. She honestly cares for her patients and takes so much time with each one, never feeling like you are rushed. I highly recommend her and often do to everyone! If you have ever thought about acupuncture, Heather is the best and you should definitely try it!

– Ashley Beeler Kearns

Dr Heather Smith really listen’s to your concerns and adapts her therapy every time in order to give you the best possible treatment to alleviate your problem. She’s helped me tremendously! She’s honest, caring, very accommodating, and has a great positive attitude! Love her and her staff! I would highly recommend this office!
– Debbie Uber

   Dr. Heather is simply AMAZING!!! She’s a brilliant woman! Incredibly smart and always on her A-game when she’s treating you. She’s kind, gentle, and makes you feel safe. Her practice is so beautiful and inviting. The moment you walk in you feel a sense of calm take over. If you are looking for an exceptional health care provider to enhance your overall health and well-being, lavender moon acupuncture is where you need to go.
– Dana Williams

Dr. Heather is a wizard! She will make you feel better instantly- I am really convinced it’s magic. And her energy is so positive. I love this place and have recommended it to so many. Thank you Lavender Moon!

– Maureen Gerrity

I cannot say enough great things about Dr. Heather Smith. Not only is she very experienced and GREAT at what she does, but also one of the nicest people I have ever met. She genuinely cares about the well-being of her clients. I highly recommend her to anyone!
– Carmen Minthorn

  Overall, an excellent experience with solid results.

From an experience perspective, the office is clean and professional and the staff are friendly and attentive. Dr. Smith is just as concerned with your comfort as she is providing relief to pain. I found her very knowledgeable yet humble. She won’t overpromise but at the same time she will give you hope through past experiences, both personal and from others.

I saw her for a few issues, and found the most success for my lower back. After two sessions, I found significant relief and healing. I have an annular tear in a disc, and it is “going dark”. I will be honest. Her sessions didn’t bring instant pain relief…it actually increased it! And after the second one, I had a hard time standing up straight. But the day after the second session, I could tell that her treatments were causing my body to realign itself, which was causing the increased pain. I had been out of whack for so long, my muscles must have tightened tremendously. Regardless, the day after the second treatment, I felt really good. Not spring-out-of-bed good, but better than I had in months. And day by day, I felt better. Today, I feel better than I have in a few years. And this is just from two sessions. I did get relief for the other issues as well, but they were temporary. To be fair though, one issue is a chronic nerve issue (overuse of foot…runner) that has stumped everyone for the last 7 years and the other (neck) needs an LMT/chiro prior to going back. My neck felt great for about a week, and then the results started to fade over the next several. But yes, I will go back.

Bottom line: highly recommend–great experience, great staff and great results.
– Ralph Bordner.

We have been going to Lavender Moon Acupuncture for about three years. My son had chronic issues with reflux and was starting to get anxiety as a middle school student so after trying just about everything, we searched for acupuncturists in our area. We were SO lucky to find Dr. Smith. My son absolutely loves it. He falls asleep during most of the treatments and his reflux is GONE for the first time in his life. He sleeps so well and we owe it all to Dr. Smith and her treatments. He ASKS to go! After a back injury of my own, she saw me without hesitation and literally helped me walk unassisted again and I didn’t need steroids or pain medication. Blew my mind. Truly a remarkable field of medicine that I, as a registered nurse, never fully took the time to understand. It’s been life-changing. Highly recommend anyone on the fence make an appointment and speak with Dr. Smith.
– Talia Johnson

  Lavender Moon Acupuncture is a calming, relaxing, healing place and Dr. Heather is a gem! The atmosphere is warm and welcoming. Whether you are new to this form of treatment or a seasoned pro Dr. Heather always makes sure to put your comfort first. You would be hard-pressed to find a kinder soul. Her knowledge and experience provide solutions to any variety of health issues. She has been treating me for an ongoing back problem and I’m very pleased with the results. I highly recommend Lavender Moon Acupuncture.
– Patty Esparza

  I was recommended to Dr. Heather by my chiropractor. Best recommendation ever! Dr. Heather is very genuine, caring and extremely intelligent woman. The environment is wonderful on all the senses! Her assistant Carrie is always very helpful and kind on the phone and in person.
I added acupuncture to my regular massage and chiropractic routine to get additional relief of pain and decrease ROM of both of my shoulders as well as overall wellbeing. I have had great results on all of the aspects! I send friends, family, and clients here all the time!
– Erica Sorensen

  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.
– Dr. Thomas Molinaro, MD, MSCE, FACOG
Reproductive Medicine Associates of NJ

  Heather was a standout student who, as expected, has become a highly-regarded practitioner within the profession. It is a source of pride to all who worked with her to know that Heather’s knowledge, experience, compassion and dedication to her medicine has benefited countless patients before and countless more to come.
– Michael Taromina, Esq., NCCAOM


 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.
– Julia Rose, M.S., LAc.

  Heather Smith has been my acupuncturist for thirteen years now. She is not only an amazing acupuncturist, but I consider her a true healer as well. Although she has successfully treated me for numerous conditions over the years, there are two stand out times that I would like to share: one is that she was by my side as my acupuncturist during the labor and births of my two children. She was so professional, outgoing and knowledgeable that not only I, but my doctor, nurses and midwife all loved her. The second time that I would like to share is when I developed sudden and severe sciatica eight months after the birth of my first child. I was in severe pain and could barely walk. I was left unable to take care of my baby. With great compassion and care, Heather Smith drove to my home and treated me so I was able to walk again. Also, Dr. Smith has a knowledge of biomedical conditions as thorough as any medical doctor with whom I have spoken. She understands the dynamics of even complex disease conditions. One more thing I would like to share: 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”. Heather Smith is beyond good; she is great! She is an acupuncturist’s acupuncturist. She is my acupuncturist.
– Pamela Strum, licensed acupuncturist, herbalist, Oriental Medicine practitioner.


  I have seen Heather for years and she has touched my life in immeasurable ways. She is incredibly intelligent, talented and extremely thorough from the very beginning while making patients feel completely comfortable every step of the way. 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. I knew I had an amazing acupuncturist and friend through it all. She has my highest recommendation!
– Meghan S.

  I met Heather when I was trying to conceive my first child. I was 40 years old. I was going through IVF and seeing her during that time. She has a wealth of knowledge and experience and always gave me hope and helped calm my nerves. I did get pregnant but miscarried at 10 weeks due to unknown abnormalities. I finally got pregnant with my daughter Olivia at 41. Heather performed treatments to help hold and bind the pregnancy and increase blood flow to the uterus. She continued treatment through the first trimester. 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!
– Tina T.

  I met Heather in March 2009. I was two years into my fertility journey and without any success. After many surgeries and failed cycles, depression, anxiety and at times hopelessness, trying to conceive was devastating. When Heather came into my life, everything changed. She brought the sunshine to every session I had with her. Her caring, compassionate, supportive and personable demeanor made me feel relief and calm, almost optimistic. She was one of my biggest supports and loudest cheerleaders. I truly believe with all my heart that it is because of Heather and her expertise in fertility, I have my two beautiful daughters. Do not hesitate to make an appointment with her. She will change your life in so many ways for the better.
– Kristin L.

  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.
– Richard S.


  I was slightly apprehensive about trying acupuncture at first due to my fear of needles from vaccinations. However, the back pain I was suffering from made me try it. As soon as a reached the office I was made to feel welcome in a calming environment that immediately put me at ease. Heather explained the whole acupunture process and ideology prior to starting with the needles. My experience of having acupuncture made me feel better in both the short term and long term. I highly recommend Heather Poole Smith’s practice for anyone’s acupuncture needs.
– Roger T.

  Heather Poole Smith is a standout in her field. Her expertise, professionalism and attention to detail are what make each appointment so successful. But it is her heart, warmth and caring spirit that confirm her dedication to each client. She is my first resource when my body needs support. 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.
– Kate B.

  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! I also had the pleasure of helping her in the office for a couple of years. I saw how devoted she was to every client, and vice versa. Her friendliness, compassion, kindness and knowledge go above and beyond. Please come back to New Jersey, Heather!
– Sara L.

  Heather Poole Smith is a very professional, talented practitioner of Acupuncture, but more than that, she is very personable and has a bedside manner that puts you completely at ease. She has treated both my husband and myself for various ailments. My husband had a contracture of his left hand caused by an ideopathic brachial neuralgia. After Heather’s consistent treatment for many months, he was able to once more open his hand and regain 75% of its function. she also treated him for spinal stenosis and arthritis. I had horrendous sciatica (for which I had to wear a boot and use a crutch) that was only relieved by a combination of physical therapy and Heather’s acupuncture within 4-5 sessions. If you have any problem whatsoever, I can assure you that Heather Poole Smith will do all in her power to relieve it.
– Celia G.

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  I have known Heather Smith for a very long time. I first started going to her when I was having serious pain from my menstrual cycle. The minute I laid on the table I felt pure relief. She made her establishment so welcoming and relaxing that you could honestly be stress free. I couldn’t ask for a better acupuncturist!
– Kelley A.

  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.
– Wendi K.

  I went to Heather when I was doing IVF. Her bedside manner is hands down the best. She is an amazing acupuncturist and an even more amazing person. Professional, empathic, personable and very knowledgeable. My IVF was successful and I know she played a huge part in it. Highly, highly recommend.
– Mary Ellen M.

  Over the past several years, I have sought acupuncture treatments for a variety of ailments – back pain, pregnancy aches, and headaches. My eight year old son is using acupuncture successfully to treat his migraines. For every case I was extremely pleased with the results. I wanted to avoid surgery and dependency on drugs. Dr. Heather Poole Smith is a very compassionate and talented doctor. 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.
– Dorothy Y.


  During one of the most stressful times of my life that was wrought with and anxiety, autoimmune issues, and physical pain, I was referred to Dr. Smith. Having not experienced acupuncture prior, I had no idea what I should expect. At my very first visit, I knew I had made the correct choice as Dr. Smith possesses the most important skill that every medical professional should have: she listens! Dr. Smith paid attention to what I had communicated and treated accordingly. Her kind and gentle manner put me immediately at ease. Dr. Smith not only treated my physical ailments, she treated my mind, my body, and my spirit.
– Mare J.

  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.
– Shawna K.

  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.
– Julie Ann

  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.
– Loren L.


  The day I met Heather, my understanding of acupuncture changed forever. Not only was she kind and compassionate, but her acupuncture treatments were critical in helping to regulate my uneven menstrual cycle without resorting to medication. Heather is a true professional, gentle and thorough, and the level of care I received from her is beyond what I can hope to expect from anyone else.
– Michelle M.

  Heather’s compassionate nature makes acupuncture much easier for the needlephobic. She’s always positive. One feels very safe.
– Missy C.

  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!!
– Lisa K.

  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.
– Faie P.

   I was first introduced to Heather over 10 years ago by a family member when I was living in New Jersey. 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 so surprised to hear she was moving to Florida and opening her practice right here in Brevard. 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!
– Michael Y.


Heather is amazing at what she does! I have never met someone who takes the time to truly “know” their patients and care about them every step of the way. She is thorough in explaining the procedure and makes sure you are comfortable at all times. She is truly one of a kind
– Trina M.

  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. She genuinely cares for each patient as a whole person and follows up on each patient to ensure effective personalized treatment.
– Liz L.

A recent study published in the JAMA Internal Medicine indicated that acupuncture can not only effectively treat migraines, but reduce the frequency of migraine occurrence in many patients. http://bit.ly/2rNMRzc

  I met Heather years ago when she participated in a forum at my local library. I had been struggling with infertility and she spoke about the benefits of acupuncture for those struggling with such issues. I immediately felt a connection and trust with Heather and made an appointment to begin treatment. I was a patient for the next 6 months and after years of failed medically procedures my next round of IVF was successful. I will forever be grateful to Heather for helping me become pregnant. The treatments prepared my body and she emotional helped through a very difficult time.
– Lynn F.

   I saw Heather for almost a year every other week before we began IVF treatment.  She was the reason I found such an amazing fertility practice in RMA with Dr. Molinaro.  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 highly recommend her.
– Maryann J.


   I had a difficult second pregnancy due to some complications and severe nausea. I had a 4 yo at home and full time job. I was having difficulty driving to work and getting through my day due to the severe 24 hour nausea that lasted 8 out of 9 months. I decided to try acupuncture and found a well respected practitioner in my area, Dr. Heather. I started treatment and although I was doubtful it would help, I was desperate. In addition I was afraid to get charged high fees. I went for treatments and although I do not fully understand why, 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. In addition, the fee was reasonable. When I had complications, my doctors could not do anything but prescribe bedrest but the contractions and bleeding continued. I tried acupuncture and my cramping stopped. I highly recommend Heather for pregnancy-related issues. She also helped me with neck pain.
– Britt L.

 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 such 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.   Heather has the perfect combination of knowledge and compassion that makes her a truly amazing doctor.  We will always be grateful to  her!
– Nicole E.


  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. I recommend Dr. Heather if you are looking for a new acupuncturist or you want to try acupuncture for the first time.
– Juhi G.