Kate Gust Overton is a licensed acupuncturist with a masters degree in acupuncture from the Maryland University of Integrative Health. She also holds the designation of ADAPT Trained Practitioner from Kresser Institute, the only Functional Medicine and ancestral health training company. Kate practices Traditional Chinese Medicine, Five Element Acupuncture, and uses various other modalities which include cupping, gua sha, essential oils, and moxibustion. Kate is also the owner of Helia Health and manages The Studio at Helia Health.Master of Acupuncture
Kresser Institute Certified
My driving philosophy is to uncover possibilities for each patient. I approach each session with a deliberate open mind. This positive vision allows me to see openings into the world rather than closed doors. I believe it is possible to reframe old habits, and, with the proper treatment and commitment from each patient, to renew your love for life and to regain a sense of equilibrium.
Many patients come to me to ease chronic pain. Others seek me out to gain more control over their sleep or anxiety. My practice combines both traditional acupuncture and functional medicine coaching. Over the years I have found that, while I can take away the pain using acupuncture, that pain will simply return without a change in your lifestyle. Moreover, migraines, insomnia, pain, and digestive disorders can be symptomatic of the stress you have put on yourself, or that have been imposed upon you.
There are numerous styles of acupuncture practiced all over the world and in my practice, I incorporate several and use different techniques according to what the patient brings into the office. Among the styles that I use are 5 element, 8 Principle, Dr Tan's balance method, and auricular.
In addition to acupuncture, I do a thorough intake which always includes questions about your sleep habits, diet, lifestyle, family history, medical history, supplements, etc…. For some patients I will actually order labs to test gut, blood, hormones, etc… Using all of these I will often advise various lifestyle and diet changes and will help you strategize on the best ways to implement these changes.