Jill L. Kelly, LAc, MAc, DiplAc

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National Board Certified in Acupuncture (NCCAOM)

Loomis Digestive Health Specialist

Aromatic Medicine

As an acupuncturist practicing in Hixson, TN, Jill Kelly, established Acupuncture Center in Chattanooga in 1994 after practicing with renowned Stephen Birch, LAc, PhD, and Junko Ida, LAc in Watertown, Massachusetts before returning to her hometown.  Jill has going on 30 years experience in Oriental Medicine and 40 years of study in natural health.  She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville; earned a Master’s Degree in Chinese and Japanese Acupuncture from New England School of Acupuncture, Boston, MA; holds an Advanced Diploma in Aromatic Medicine; founding member of Tennessee Acupuncture Council; instrumental in establishing acupuncture legislation in Tennessee; past Chairman of the Tennessee Advisory Committee for Acupuncture (2012-2017); Committee Member of the Tennessee Advisory Committee for Acupuncture (2002-2017); Consultant to Tennessee Medical Board on acupuncture since inception of acupuncture legislation in Tennessee (2000-present); achieved recognition for October 24th, Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Day, by the state of Tennessee and cities of Chattanooga and Dunlap; honored for service as a member of the Loomis Institute Advisory Board (2010-2017); currently serves on the Board of Advisors of the Food Enzyme Institute, Madison, WI.  Jill is skilled in Wellness Coaching, Digestive Health, Aromatic Medicine, and Public Speaking.  She balances an active clinical practice with continued study/learning/activities and connecting with family/friends/nature/colleagues to keep her spiritual/mental/physical skills honed. Using enzymes to support digestive health, along with proper nutrition to specifically support individual body systems, is one of her specialties. She is currently doing an intensive study of Compassionate Inquiry with Gabor Mate, MD and Sat Dharam Kaur, ND along with a limited number of other professionals from around the world including Mary Helen Robert, LAc. Her interest in disaster relief efforts and how early childhood trauma affects physical disease and emotional disharmonies inspire her latest studies.


Mary Helen Robert, LAc


Mary Helen Robert, LAc is an acupuncturist, nationally certified by the NCCAOM and licensed by the state of Tennessee. She is a graduate of the Jung Tao School of Classical Chinese Medicine in Sugar Grove, NC. Mary Helen’s post graduate studies have focused on Kiiko Matsumoto Style (KMS) Japanese acupuncture and Compassionate Inquiry – a psychotherapeutic approach developed by Dr. Gabor Maté.

Mary Helen has a breadth of experience that stems from a life-long pursuit of holistic wellness and an innate fascination with human interaction. Her background in anthropology, psychology, and art combined with a studied understanding of the relationship of the mind/body connection lend a unique depth to her approach.  After many years of observing how our biography influences our biology Mary Helen committed to the life-long study of Chinese Medicine which at its root honors the whole person and observes human nature in relation to all of nature.

Mary Helen’s goal is to enable her patients to become active participants in their own health and wellbeing. She brings the gifts of insight and compassion to each treatment enhancing the healing experience and strengthening the innate healing power within each of us.


Rachel Sims, LMT, LPN

Rachel is a licensed massage therapist in addition to being a full-time practicing nurse for over ten years.  She attended the Chattanooga Massage Institute to master this relaxation technique.  Rachel has been married to her husband Chris for 20 years and is the proud mother of two: Warren and Autumn.  Her philosophy is that therapeutic touch can help bring about healing, not only for the body, but for the mind and spirit as well.