Meet our providers & staff

Dr. Sara Combs-Robert

Licensed Acupuncturist

How can I help you achieve your health goals?

I am so happy and excited to be able to share my knowledge and experience in health and healing with the good people of the Tri-Cities of Tennessee.  We opened for practice in January of 2020 and have been through lots of changes since then.   I am overwhelmed with gratitude at the warm welcome that our practice has received from the community even during the unprecedented events surrounding the pandemic.  I am blessed beyond measure and so glad to be here serving the wonderful people in this beautiful area of the country,  and I am looking forward to getting to know more of you as the years go on.

I am happy to announce that in 2020, I obtained my Doctoral degree from Pacific College of Health and Science in San Diego, California.  Prior to that I studied for my Master’s in Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine at Dragon Rises College in Gainesville, Florida. 

I feel that we as a community along with many other like-minded people in the world, are in a perpetual state of healing and growth.  I am constantly learning and expanding of my knowledge of both eastern medical techniques and western medical advances so that I might better serve the needs of the patients to whom I provide care.

I am passionate about helping people from all walks of life, and I have a particular affinity for helping those suffering from trauma, both mental and physical.  As the daughter of a Vietnam Veteran who was disabled due to PTSD, exposure to agent orange, and adult onset diabetes, I know firsthand how debilitating these and other chronic disease symptoms can be.  My goal is to get to the root cause of the issue, thereby allowing for treatment planning which relieves the many terrible symptoms that people experience.

I am also dedicated to helping by providing natural, opiate- free pain relief. I was a patient before pursuing this medicine as my life’s work. Acupuncture worked so well for me and my chronic migraines and body pain, that I wanted to learn it and help others like me who needed it so badly.  I believe one of the main keys to practicing good and effective medicine is simply to LISTEN without judgement. When healing illness it is vital to treat the whole person, body. mind. and spirit.

Here at Tri-Cities Acupuncture and Wellness we want you to feel better.  We believe that patients should feel empowered to heal their own bodies and we promise to provide you with the guidance, knowledge, and the tools you need to live a happier, healthier life.   We set realistic goals together and work on them together! 

Each day when I wake up, I am filled with gratitude that I have found my dream job helping others.  Thank you for taking the time to visit our website,  I look forward to seeing you soon.

Jessica Howell

Licensed Acupuncturist

How can I help you achieve your health goals?

It is an honor to serve the residents of the Tri-Cities area and beyond, offering a holistic approach to health and wellbeing. My own health journey began as a patient of acupuncture. After experiencing the life changing effects it had on my health, I knew it was my calling to offer this medicine to others. 

I received a Bachelor’s of Health Science and Master’s of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Dragon Rises College in Gainesville, Florida. I practiced massage therapy for 10 years prior to acupuncture and am very familiar with structural issues of the musculoskeletal system. Therefore, one of my passions is relief from chronic pain, offering a unique hybrid of acupuncture and body work. Another passion of mine is women’s health. 

Acupuncture works by aiding the body back into homeostasis, so whether you’re suffering from hormonal imbalance, menstrual irregularities or fertility I’d love to help facilitate a natural and balanced approach to better health. Mental and emotional wellbeing is a very important factor in overall health. 

This is why at Tri-Cities Acupuncture we do a thorough intake to treat the body as well as mind and spirit. We get to the root causes of manifested symptoms to treat the whole system. I’m grateful to be a part of such a wonderful community and I’d love to be a guide in your own health journey.