swisschardAbout Judith Brooks

Judith Brooks, L. Ac., BA, M.Ed. Masters in Oriental Medicine (1998)

Judith Brooks is nationally and state licensed in acupuncture since 1999. She moved to the Piedmont in 1999, and has been in private practice in Durham and Saxapahaw, North Carolina. She graduated from the International Institute of Chinese Medicine in New Mexico in 1998 and has done post-graduate studies in Chinese and Herbal Medicine. She has taken training with Acupuncture Without Borders in field acupuncture for disasters; trauma relief and recovery.

From 2009-2011 she studied in Belize, Central America with Dr. Rosita Arvigo and other herbalists in the country. She became a certified Spiritual Healer in the Arvigo Therapy Tradition, using plants and prayers.

Judith just completed this Fall a course called the “Roots of Herbalism” at the Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine near Asheville which included field study on herbal medicine, botany, with a focus on the medicinal flora of the Southern Appalachians. She also volunteers at CAARE of Durham providing Community Auricular Acupuncture for detox and post-traumatic stress.


Judith Brooks in Belize Judith Brooks in Belize

Judith Brooks: Qualifications

Education & Certification

Master of Oriental Medicine

  • International Institute of Chinese Medicine, Santa Fe, NM 1998 2,500 hours, including 1,000 practice hours spent in hands-on experience and actual treatment using herbal prescription and acupuncture

Diplomat of Acupuncture (NCCAOM) •

  • National Certification, January 1999
  • North Carolina Acupuncture License February 1999

Massage Therapy Diploma

  • New Mexico Academy of Advanced Healing Arts, Santa Fe, NM 1992 1,000 hour program
  • License for New York State, 1992; New Mexico, 1995

M. Ed. In Counseling

  • St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY 1988
  • Internship with St. Lawrence Mental Health Clinic
  • Graduate Assistant to Program Director

B. A. in English

  • Potsdam College, Potsdam, NY 1986


Health Touch –- Durham, NC •

  • 2005 -– present: Specializing in acupuncture treatments and Chinese herbology in private practice

Holistic Medical Health Center – – Durham, NC •

  • 2003– – 2005: Specializing in acupuncture treatments and Chinese herbology in private practice

Acupuncturist and Massage Therapist, Bridges to Health – Integrative Physicians – Durham, NC

  • 1999 -– 2003: Specialized in acupuncture treatments, Chinese herbology and Five Element diagnosis in an integrative health care center

Assistant Director, Reachout of St. Lawrence County – Potsdam, NY

  • • 1988 -– 1991: Coordinator of volunteer training programs for county-wide crisis hotline and Employee Assistance Program Coordinator

St. Lawrence Renewal House – Canton, NY •

  • 1988: Facilitator of group therapy for women with domestic violence issues

Advanced Studies •

Roots of Herbalism

  • Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine Asheville, NC

Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy™ and Spiritual Healing

Self Care Techniques
Professional Care Level 2
Advanced Pregnancy Techniques

  • Arvigo Institute, LLC

Kiiko Style Japanese Acupuncture •

  • with David Euler

Natural Pain Relief Techniques for Childbirth

  • • with Debra Betts


Principles and Practices of Alternative and Complimentary Medicine
UNC Chapel Hill NC  2012, 2013, 2014.

Ongoing herbal classes

Community Service

  • Cornacopia House – Chapel Hill, NC Service • 1999 – Worked with support center for people with cancer
  • CAARE of Durham 2010-2017 – Providing Community Auricular Acupuncture for detox and post-traumatic stress.