Press release from Asheville Natural Wellness, shared on Feb. 14:, went live on the Web Jan. 31, and, with no advertising, has followers in 30 states, as well as Germany, France and Belgium., is a web-based directory of highly credentialed Asheville and regional professionals of complementary and integrative medicine. The website automatically provides anyone searching for help with a health concern with the name, picture, biography and contact information for practitioners across all applicable healing therapies who are able to offer assistance or remedy.

“My goal was to make the website as user friendly as possible,” said Bill Brackney, founder of Asheville Natural Wellness.

“Prior to the creation of the Asheville Natural Wellness website, it was often quite confusing for the general public to know what healing therapies could offer relief for a specific health concern,” he said. “Additionally, it was difficult to find highly credentialed local and regional practitioners. That is not the case anymore.  The requirements for becoming an Asheville Natural Wellness Practitioner are extensive, and those requirements can be found on our website’s homepage.  All of our practitioners must sign and agree to abide by our Code of Ethics.

“The end-user or patient/client can feel confident that they are working with a highly credentialed practitioner, and other medical and health professionals can feel confident when referring a patient/client to an Asheville Natural Wellness practitioner.”

Additionally, Asheville Natural Wellness offers a service for those who may be too confused, too ill, or simply need an RN to help advocate for health options.  This service is called “Collaborative Care,” and there is a tab for that on the website. Just click to obtain all the information needed to find someone who can help navigate health care options.

Member practitioners provide “Special Offers,” “News and Features” and, in the future, will offer educational seminars, health fairs and other wellness related events.

“We have received very positive feedback about the functionality of the website, and all of us look forward to being able to help others with their health issues or concerns,” Brackney said. “We are all about being there for the end-user, patient or client.”

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