Meet The Acupucturists


Joan Massey - Affordable Acupuncture by Joan

Joan helps restore whole-body health. She combines acupuncture and herbs, with compassion and humor, to create a comfortable healing environment. Together, we’ll look beyond your symptoms to discover the best path to your true self.

Good acupuncture depends as much on rapport as it does on experience and know-how. For a harmonious connection between patient and practitioner offers valuable insight into a patient’s dreams as well as fears.

Rapport plays a key role in boosting a person’s motivation for vibrant health, and in crumbling any resistance to the changes that are required for deep healing.


Joan Massey is a Licensed Acupuncture Physician and Nationally Board-Certified Diplomat of Oriental Medicine and Chinese Herbs. With over 30 years of education in Western Medicine working as a Registered Medical Assistant and extended training in Chinese Herbology and the Pancreas Protocol, Joan brings together the best of east and west.

Joan also has extended training in the role of functional food therapy in the treatment and prevention of disease.

Joan’s mission is to identify the root cause of disease and bring healing at a cellular level using the wisdom of ancient therapies.

Joan is a light-hearted person with a dry sense of humor, but she takes her work seriously. The most helpful thing she will do for you — beyond acupuncture — is to connect with you. The connection is to help educate you on healthy living. Her ultimate goal is to help you help yourself.

“Each person has been programmed for optimal healing potential if given the tools to help this happen.” – Joan Massey

Experience and Certification:

  • NAACOM Board Certified in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology
  • Member of SCOMA and FSOMA
  • Acupuncturist Without Borders
  • NADA Certified

Nicole at Affordable Acupuncture by Joan


Nicole A. Negrón, MS, LAc studied at East West College of Natural Medicine in Florida. She is licensed in South Carolina by the SC Board of Medical Examiners and is nationally board certified in Biomedicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Acupuncture. Nicole is fluent in English and Spanish.


Susan Lorentzen started her health-minded career as a Licensed Massage Therapist at her practice, BodyLogic, in Milwaukee, WI in 1993.

She became a Holistic Healthcare Practitioner, and also received her degree in Holistic Nutrition from Southwest Institute for the Healing Arts in 2000. Training included nutrition classes, 500-hour yoga certification, Reiki certification, Western Herbalism, and Aromatherapy classes. Next, Susan attended Midwest College of Oriental Medicine and received her Master of Science in Oriental Medicine. She traveled to Guangzhou, China, for her acupuncture internship. After completing her master’s degree in 2003, Susan implemented Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture services at BodyLogic.

Susan moved to Asheville in 2013 and began teaching acupuncture at Daoist Traditions Acupuncture College.  She also served as the clinical supervisor for the campus clinic.  Five years later, she migrated to Greenville to utilize her healing skills in a clinical setting.

Her passions include aeroponic gardening, biking, hiking, and her Westie-Poo pup, Rowdy.