Acupuncture is an ancient technique that promotes your body's natural healing process through the placement of thin, sterile, single use needles into precise acupuncture points. A patient's signs and symptoms determine which points to use. Acupuncture is a safe and effective treatment. Clinical research continues to prove it's validity and fuel it's growth and acceptance. 

Acupuncture sessions are private and confidential. We will chat and review your reason for seeking treatment. We will spend time getting as much of a complete health history and “snapshot” as possible. In gathering all this information, we are creating an image of your current symptomology and the cause of ongoing discomfort according to the Chinese Medical diagnosis. This will include discussion, questions and palpation. The second half of the session is the acupuncture treatment. Utilizing a variety of modalities (acupuncture, cupping and massage) and approaches, we work to facilitate your body’s innate desire for balance and ability to heal.

Two practitioners operate from the Well, Heather Geoghegan and Joel Proper.


Heather Geoghegan

In 1999 Heather was on a quest to discover how to alleviate pain in her piriformis (a deep muscle in the glutes) which she suffered for over seven months. When the piriformis muscle is tight it can squeeze the sciatic nerve and cause severe pain. Her research suggested yoga, deep tissue massage, acupuncture, chiropractic etc. She tried everything and got some relief, but it didn’t go away. She decided to go to massage school and see what was missing in her recovery. She spent nine months learning about the body; how things moved, connected and related to each other. The result was a physical and mental healing, for herself and the knowledge needed to help others.

After four years in private practice as a massage therapist, the next step was additional education and Heather decided to enroll in the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in Portland, OR in September 2002.   Over the next three years she completed an accelerated program consisting of coursework comprised of 3,146 total hours, of these, 948 hours were devoted to clinical studies, for which 203 quarter credits were granted and a Master's of Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture. 

Heather's acupuncture training includes adjuncive therapies such as tuina (Chinese manipulative therapy), cupping, acupressure, auriculotherapy, moxibustion and dietary and lifestyle changes.

Heather is a registered acupuncturist in the state of North Carolina. In addition she is certified by the NCCAOM as a Diplomat of Acupuncture.

The practice of acupuncture is regulated by the North Carolina Acupuncture Licensing Board, located at 893 US Hwy, 70 west Suite 202, Garner, NC 27529, phone 919-773-0530.  The practice of acupuncture in North Carolina does not authorize a person to practice medicine and surgery in this state.  The services of an acupuncturist must not be regarded as diagnosis and treatment by a person licensed to practice medicine and must not be regarded as medical opinion or advice.

In order to insure the safety of our clients, we use only pre-sterilized, disposable needles.

Call or text Heather at 252-767-9229‬.
Mon 12-5, Wed 12-5, Friday  2-5, Sat 12-2

Adult $80 | Children $50

Joel Proper LAc

Joel received his Master's Degree in Chinese Medicine from the Academy of Five Element Acupuncture in Gainesville, Florida, Joel has operated OBX Acupuncture since 2009, specializing in Five Element acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine.

Joel is also a licensed counselor, and has most recently completed coursework in Chinese Dietary Therapy through Daoist Traditions College of Chinese Medical Arts in Asheville, North Carolina.

As John Steinbeck wrote "A sad soul kills quicker than a germ", he believes that there is no long-term healing the body without addressing issues of mind and spirit. Five Element acupuncture works to bring all systems into balance, thereby freeing the innate intelligence of the body to heal itself.

Call or text Joel at 252-367-9925
Tuesday and Thursday 12-3