Our Acupuncturists

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Judith Gibson

MSOM, Dipl. Acu, LAc, ADS

Judy founded Seven Directions Acupuncture and has been providing the Nashville community with accessible, sustainable holistic healthcare since 2010.

Judy has helped thousands of patients return to wellness using acupuncture, and treats all conditions using the mind-body-spirit relationships that are the core of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

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Judy graduated cum laude from the Midwest College of Oriental Medicine, Racine, Wisconsin, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition and a Master of Science degree in Oriental Medicine.  Judy is nationally board certified by the National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncturists and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and is a Tennessee Licensed Acupuncturist.

Judy is a student of the Tao of Healing School, training in Wu Ming Qigong and advanced Traditional Chinese Medicine studies with Grandmaster Nan Lu. Judy has received certification as a Dragon’s Way Qigong instructor and is a Medical Qigong practitioner.

Judy is a general practitioner treating all conditions including chronic pain, metabolic function, digestion, anxiety, insomnia, preventative, wellness and everything in between.  Judy has a professional focus on fertility, including IUI/IVF support.  She loves supporting women through the life phases of reproductive issues, pre and post natal care, and menopause.  In addition, Judy has extensive experience in treating behavioral health issues, emotional disharmonies, trauma and addiction recovery. 

Judy is an educator, offering professional training in Acudetox (auricular acupuncture) and is a Registered Trainer for the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA). 

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Anthony M. Giovanniello

MSAC, Dipl. Acu, LAc

Anthony holds a Master's Degree in Science and Acupuncture, is nationally board certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and has been in private practice since 2005.

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Anthony is extensively trained and experienced in treating the more than 40 illnesses acknowledged by the World Health Organization to be treatable by Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine.  Anthony's practice focus is Men's Health, Stress Related Illnesses, Anxiety, PTSD, Depression, End of Life Issues and Cancer Care.

Anthony is the founder of Acupuncture Ambassadors (ACUAMB), a 501C3 non-profit, charitable organization.  It's mission is to organize sustainable Acupuncture schools, training programs and treatment clinics worldwide for the care of refugees, victims of violence, war, international conflict and the poor.  Anthony is also a founding member and former medical director of Acupuncture for Veterans Community Clinic in Queens, NY

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Brian Meyer

MD, MPH, Physician Acupuncturist

Brian completed Harvard University’s year-long International Structural Acupuncture Course for Physicians in 2017. this foundational program taught a Japanese palpation-based style of acupuncture, brought to the US from Japan by Kiiko Matsumoto. Brian has continued his training by participating in a wide variety of courses that reflect the breath and depth of Traditional Chinese Medicine. These additional courses have included advanced palpation skills, ear acupuncture, scalp acupuncture, Tan Blance method, Five Element theory and several Classical Chinese Medicine seminars with Jeffrey Yuen.

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He recently completed a two-year course on Shen-Hammer pulse diagnosis and Five Element Chinese Medicine with Lonny Jarrett. Brian is a certified NADA and Battlefield acupuncture practitioner.

Brian has successfully used acupuncture to treat a diverse range of conditions including musculoskeletal pain (back, neck, knee, shoulder), phantom limb pain, migraine headaches, constipation, anxiety, insomnia and PTSD. Prior to coming to Nashville, he worked at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. He successfully treated hundreds of service members, who had recently returned with injuries for the ongoing conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Brian initially trained as a western medicine physician. He understands the great physical benefits the can come from western medical treatments. However, he often found that his patients had unmet psychological or emotional concerns in addition to their physical conditions. He has discovered that one of the great strengths of Chinese Medicine is its ability to address a person’s needs on multiple levels - physical, emotion, psychological and even spiritual. Brian is excited to incorporate these elements within his practice at Seven Directions Acupuncture.

Ready to see what Acupuncture can do for your body-mind-spirit?