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About Cary Acupuncture Clinic

Cary Acupuncture Clinic, Inc. is dedicated to providing quality healthcare while educating patients about Chinese Medicine which includes acupuncture, acutonics, herbal medicine, Chinese face reading, and lifestyle choices of exercise and diet.


Cary Acupuncture Clinic is owned and operated by Debbie Goodwin, L.Ac. Debbie’s goal is to work in partnership with her patients in their quest for optimal health.


Debbie specializes in treating acute and chronic pain including, but not limited to: back pain, bursitis and tendonitis, Bell’s Palsy (facial first 3 to 6 months), headaches & migraines, neck pain, sciatica, shoulder pain (including frozen shoulder), sports injuries and TMJ.


She also enjoys treating mild depression, anxiety, stress and tension, allergies and digestive issues.


To see a complete list of what acupuncture can treat, please check out other conditions.

Why I became an acupuncturist

For years I suffered with migraine headaches and found little to no relief with various Western treatments including medication, chiropractic adjustments and massage. On a whim I tried acupuncture. Like most people I was skeptical but after the first treatment provided relief my skepticism changed to curiosity.

As I continued to receive treatments my interest with Chinese Medicine and it’s ability to bring the body back into balance deepened. Even though I was being treated for migraines it soon became apparent that the acupuncture treatments were providing additional health benefits – I was sleeping better, minor aches and pains improved and I experienced a sense of calm and well being that I desired to have in my life.

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Debbie Goodwin, L.Ac.

Chinese Herbalist and Chinese Face Reader

About the same time I was also exploring a possible career change. I hold a BA in Elementary Education from Purdue University and have had a variety of jobs over the years including pharmaceutical sales, maintenance equipment sales and even provided safety training as an OHSA approved trainer. Soon after beginning acupuncture treatments I began entertaining the idea of going back to school to study Chinese Medicine. With my husband’s support and encouragement I took a leap of faith and within 6 months I was commuting every week to Asheville, NC to study at Daoist Traditions. School was a life changing, paradigm shifting four year experience.

At Daoist Traditions my training included Classical Chinese Medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Five Element Acupuncture. Western medicine was also taught throughout the four year program in preparation for the role of Chinese Medicine in today’s health care environment. I feel the integration of Eastern and Western medicines is the leading approach to health care today.

I have had the opportunity to study under Jeffrey Yuen, an 88th generation Daoist monk who remains a powerful influence and teacher to me. Additionally, since graduating I have trained with the late Dr. Richard Tan who specialized in treating acute and chronic pain using the Balance Method and with Jean Haner, internationally known Chinese Face Reader. In 2013 I completed the 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training program through the InnerLight Yoga School led by Susan Jackson. This training provided additional tools to use in the treatment room such as incorporating relaxing breathing techniques. Recently I have been trained in Acutonics which provides the benefits of acupuncture but without the needles. I feel that continually learning, growing and changing is one of the beautiful benefits of being a lifelong student of Chinese medicine.


I hold the following credentials:

  • Master of Oriental Medicine degree in Chinese Medicine
  • I am licensed to practice acupuncture in the state of North Carolina

  • I am board-certified in both acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
  • B.A. from Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana

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If you are a new patient wanting to book an appointment, please visit our Patients page or call the office at (919) 696-4570.


For existing patients, online booking is available. 

Use the button below to select the type of appointment you’d like, the date you’re interested in, and scroll down in the small window for available times.

If you don’t see an appointment time you need, please contact me by email or text message to 919-696-4570 with your request.

I will do my best to accommodate your schedule!