Lindsay Buffkin is a Wilmington, NC native and graduate of Daoist Traditions College of Chinese Medical Arts, where she graduated with a dual Masters and Doctorate of Acupuncture and Chinese medicine.
Growing up in her family’s motel business in Carolina Beach, Lindsay was constantly surrounded by natural, coastal beauty and an influx of new people. Naturally, she developed a strong affinity for both connecting with others and the natural world around her. A strong love for caring for animals led her to pursue a degree in Biology with an emphasis in veterinary medicine from UNC Wilmington. After which, she traveled as far as the Dominican Republic assisting in outreach programs for the Global Alliance for Rabies Control and Humane Society organizations. From there, she went on to receive a Masters of Physiology degree from NC State University in preparation for their veterinary program. However, the heavy use of pharmaceuticals and surgical procedures seemed disconnected with Lindsay’s ideals of healing and medicine. It wasn’t until she interned with a veterinary acupuncturist and chiropractor that she discovered first hand the power and efficacy of Chinese medicine.
Lindsay immersed herself in anything she could find about Chinese medicine and eventually found herself at Daoist Traditions College, run by Dr. Cissy Majebe, a thirty-year veteran in the acupuncture field. Daoist Traditions allowed Lindsay to not only hone her skills as an acupuncturist and herbalist, but other therapies, such as cupping, gua sha, tui na massage, nutrition, and the meditative movement of qi gong exercises. While at school, she also had the honor of studying under Master Jeffrey Yuen, Dr. Randine Lewis, Frank Butler and Evan Rabinowitz.
Lindsay has always been a firm believer in ‘food as medicine’ and is excited to share her love of food, cooking and nutrition with her patients. She both eats to live and lives to eat, good food that is, and will work with you to create dietary plans and cooking menus to make eating a healthy and sustainably delicious practice in your everyday life. She also has special interests in the fields of women’s health, obstetrics, gut health and pain management, which she is currently furthering her studies on, and would eventually like to extend into hospice care.
When Lindsay is not in the clinic, she loves to hike, run, rock climb, garden, participate in community theatre and anything to do with being in the water. She is passionate about travel, meeting new people, trying new foods and exploring the beautiful outdoors.