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Meet the owner


Lori Edwards, the driving force behind Lotus Acupuncture, established the practice in 2004 after earning her Masters Degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from South Baylo University. Possessing licensure from both the SC Board of Medical Examiners and the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM), Lori stands as a beacon of excellence in her field.

Driven by a profound personal journey, Lori's exploration of healing alternatives for MS led her to discover the transformative power of acupuncture. Alongside her mastery of acupuncture, she has delved into an array of complementary modalities, including Emotional Freedom Technique, Touch for Health, Qi Gong, Aromatherapy, and holds certification as a Clinical Hypnotherapist. Her quest for holistic healing took her to the feet of a Shaman, Victoria Ransom author of The Crone Oracles, where she absorbed profound Energy Healing techniques, and under the guidance of Morris Netherton, author of Past Lives Therapy,  achieved certification as a Past Life Regression Therapist. Not stopping there, Lori is also certified in Acupuncture Facial Rejuvenation and Facial Microcurrent Treatments, showcasing her commitment to comprehensive wellness.

With a background as a Registered Nurse spanning diverse realms including Pediatric Intensive Care, Neonatal Intensive Care, Pediatric Sexual Assault Forensic exams, and more, Lori brings a wealth of medical expertise to her practice. Her tenure as a Clinical Supervisor at the Pasadena AIDS Service Center, alongside roles in trauma, ER, hospice, pediatrics, and maternal/infant care, has honed her skills and compassion. Additionally, she has served as a Nursing Instructor, imparting her knowledge in both didactic and clinical settings, solidifying her status as a leader in healthcare.

Beyond her professional endeavors, Lori is deeply dedicated to environmental sustainability, proudly holding membership in the  "City of Columbia Green Business." Furthermore, she extends her healing touch to those in need, volunteering at a Trauma Clinic that provides complementary therapies for trauma relief to women.

In addition to her extensive medical and holistic qualifications, Lori is also a certified Life Coach, further enriching her practice with her dedication to personal growth and empowerment. Lori Edwards is not just a practitioner; she is a visionary healer, a compassionate caregiver, and a beacon of hope for those seeking holistic wellness and transformative healing.

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