About Us

Our Mission: Our reason to exist is to restore your ability to heal.

Red Earth Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine clinic was established in the Fall of 2007 with the mission of assisting people take back control of their health and who are eager for effective health solutions not based on pharmaceuticals or surgery.  Our treatments can be used as stand-alone treatments or can be used in conjunction with western medical therapies. Located just 25 minutes south of the Atlanta International Airport, we see clients from Fayette and Coweta counties, and patients from the greater Atlanta Metropolitan area.

We provide Oriental Medicine health services designed to give clients the satisfaction of regaining control over their health. In addition to providing excellent care, we also educate clients about how the choices they make in their daily lives impact their short-term and long-term health and vitality based on traditional theories of Oriental Medicine.                                        

David Toone, L.Ac.

 David Toone is a classically trained acupuncturist and herbalist who loves helping people. After graduation from law school and working for a telecommunications/technology startup company, David received his Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine from the Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine College in Berkley, California. There he trained in Traditional Chinese Herbology, and Chinese and Japanese Methods of Acupuncture. David began to study traditional methods of acupuncture with Japanese master acupuncturist Anryu Iwashina of Morioka, Japan in 2004. In October 2008, he was one of two foreign students invited to return to Mr. Iwashina’s clinic in Morioka to train. David is also a Diplomate of the Institute of Classics in East Asian where he was taught the Tian/Zeng lineage by Arnaud Versluys, M.D. (China).

David is currently licensed in Georgia and is nationally certified in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology. He also holds a fourth degree black belt in the Japanese martial art Shorinji Kempo.  Read more ....

 

Rawls Whittlesey, L.Ac.

Rawls holds a Bachelors degree in Business Administration and Master’s Diploma in Acupuncture, and she’s licensed to practice Acupuncture in the State of Georgia. She is a graduate of Jung Tao School of Classical Chinese Medicine. She’s nationally board certified by the National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).

Rawls treats a wide range of conditions, including stress and anxiety, infertility, insomnia and digestive issues as well as neck, back and knee pain. Her patients’ safety and health are her primary concerns, so depending on their needs, she may include other treatments, such as moxa, cupping or guasha therapy.

A Georgia native, Rawls lives in Fayette County where she also teaches yoga. She discovered the healing powers of acupuncture firsthand when she was searching for a natural method to ease her back pain and other stress related health issues.

Rawls joined Red Earth Acupuncture in 2014. She is based in the Fayetteville clinic, where she offers acupuncture as a natural treatment that gets to the root of the problem, with its focus on restoring balance, unseating disease and supporting the body’s inherent qualities to regain health.   Read more...

 

Ivette Rodriguez - Herbal Operations Manager

Ivette, a graduate of Columbus State University, has been practicing in the culinary arts since the age of nine.   Her passion for food and cooking became a search for balance and wellness leading to the study of western herbalism, which she has been exploring for over five years. She joined our clinic in 2014, where she works to enhance the health and wellness of our patients while expanding the scientific knowledge of Chinese herbal medicine.

 

 

Christine Thompson - Acupunture Assistant and Patient Care Coordinator

Christine has had a lifelong love of healing.  As a child, she volunteered at the VFW and an Assisted Living Facility, helping seniors with daily activities, household chores and personal grooming.  She began her education as a nursing student, but switched majors to focus on Alternative Medicine and Group Fitness.  She has been an Acupuncture Assistant wth Red Earth Acupuncture since 2012 and helps with preparing herbal formulas and handling patient care.  In her spare time, Christine is a bellydancer and fire performer, wife and mother to two daughters.

 

Gina Jones - Front Office Reception and Acupuncture Assistant

Gina is our receptionist and your first point of contact when making appointments, checking in and checking out. She also assists with moxa and patient care follow up. Gina says “the holistic approach to aiding the body in its own healing process is what drew me to the Red Earth Clinic.”   We feel really fortunate to have Gina's years of experience working in a medical office setting and are excited to have her as part of the Red Earth team.