Our Team and Practice Model
Welcome to Medica Sage Natural Health and Lifestyle Transformation. We are Doctors, Artists and Educators who work both individually with private clients and in a collaborative care model to ensure our patients get the most thorough and expansive wellness experience. We offer In person services in Asheville, North Carolina, Virtual Guidance for Clients all over the world as well as Transformational Retreat Experiences at Sacred Sites around the world. Check out our Wellness Services for information on programs and pricing!
Dr. Audrey Rowan ND LAc
Healing is the Art of Transformation: The emergent alchemical process of Know Thyself ever becoming more Whole in mind, body and spirit.
A fascination and curiosity with biology (aka the study of Life) led me first deep into the sciences - filling up on knowledge of biochemistry, cellular mechanics, physiology, anatomy, physics, etc. This rigorous academic background coupled with a deep appreciation for the natural and mystical worlds, guided my path into studying Naturopathic and Chinese Medicine; where ancient wisdom teaches us that science and the metaphysical are inseparably intertwined.
The natural world is my muse. The seasons and cycles of life my greatest teachers. As a scientist and a spiritualist, a Neo-Taoist and a Millenial, I came here wired with the capacity and passion to bridge the worlds; thus learning to communicate and speak the various languages encoded in the ecology and relationship between the plants, the peoples, the cosmos, and the greater organism of Gaia. We are now seeing the quantum sciences prove and validate the spiritual and mystical experiences of the ancients.
At this exciting time in our collective story, the global community is weaving together in novel ways and cultures are brewing new ideas born of innovation and co-creation. I am inspired to empower the individual with the knowledge and know-how in order to be able to tend to their own health with confidence and sovereignty. This awakened state then naturally supports the greater health and harmony of our global family.
My specialties and inspirations include Esoteric Acupuncture, Craniosacral therapy, the Plant Medicines and the Gemstones, Transformational Cleansing Experiences, Re-Wilding and Eco-Spiritualist Lifestyle Counseling, Nurturing the Joy-Body and the Art of Play, and Food as Medicine. Weaving holistic medical knowledge with intuition brings forth a unique healing experience for every individual I work with.
As an ever-evolving teacher and student in the alchemy of the healing arts, I hope to inspire and call forward a curiosity, a wonder and awe of the beauty and poetry this life has to offer within the individual and collective healing journey. I am here to support each human in their whole-hearted authentic expression and be a resource on the their path of self-discovery; illuminating their gifts, their passions, and cultivating optimal health and well-being in mind, body, and spirit.
Thank you for being here and I look forward to working with you!
Dr Rowan completed her Doctorate degree and 4-year medical training at the University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine in Bridgeport, CT, graduating summa cum laude. She also received her Masters Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine and professional certification as a Craniosacral Therapist. She has specialized training in Esoteric Acupuncture which integrates Sacred Geometry, the Chakra system, and Kabbalah. She has also completed Level 1 Certification in Taoist Stone Medicine with Sarah Thomas of Upper Clarity Stone Medicine. Prior to attending UBCNM, she received her Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry & Cell Biology from the University of California San Diego. She is currently practicing as a Licensed Acupuncturist in Asheville, NC. She works with clients one-on-one, facilitates group and educational experiences, as well as offering phone/online/telemedicine consultations.
Dr. Jessica Renfer ND
Clear the Channels. Tend the Temple. Enliven the Soul.
My inspiration and education comes from nature. Throughout my extensive schooling I gained knowledge in many areas, rigorous science, biology, chemistry and physics. Then my path took me in a different direction than was the original plan (ie PhD, MD). I became more attuned with the life and wisdom of the natural world, and realized the answers and inspiration I was seeking lay both in Science and Nature, in discovering my true nature, and thus the true nature of healing. The blend of science and nature is what drew me to Naturopathic Medicine and set me on a course of my own healing and self discovery.
As Above so Below.
A truly holistic view of the human experience takes into consideration the physical body, the mind, the emotional body and the Interconnectness to All. We do in fact create our own reality through the lens of our perception, our woundings and our conditioning. Most if not all physical symptoms are a reflection of our inner state and its interface with our external world.
The healing path is a rich and sacred journey, one where we learn to face those aspects of our story and self that may be hard to look at with strength and compassion. We learn what it means to release, to forgive ourselves and others, and to listen to our own inner wisdom. Ultimately we learn to trust our bodies and trust ourselves to make choices that serve our highest good. This is the well from which true purpose, love and abundance flows.
My education and experience in practicing medicine has given me a solid foundation to accurately and safely guide others on their healing path. My creativity and intuition as well additional study in energy medicine and sacred healing techniques has inspired me to cultivate a deep sense of how to hold and create a healing space. I have facilitated 3 week deep cleansing, detoxification and rejuvenation retreats over the course of 2.5 years and have developed an unshakeable faith in the power of the mind, body and spirit to heal when given the proper space, nurturing and motivation.
My particular specialities and passions are in the realm of Fasting and Rejuvenation Experiences, Nutritional and Lifestyle Counseling and Emotional Balancing. Using Food as Art and Medicine. Sound and Vibrational Healing as well as Ceremonial Healing. I call upon many of the other beloved Naturopathic modalities such as Botanical Medicine, Homeopathy, Cranial Unwinding, Mayan Abdominal Massage and Gemstone Therapy within the context of my private sessions as well as retreat/healing/educational experiences.
My mission is to serve as a guiding light. Educating, Inspiring and Guiding individuals along their path of healing and self discovery. Thank you and I look forward to working with you.
Dr. Renfer completed her doctorate degree and four- year training in Naturopathic Medicine at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, Arizona. Prior to attending SCNM, Dr. Renfer completed her Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry & Cell Biology at the University of California San Diego and was involved in Alzheimer’s and autoimmune diagnostic research projects. She has additional certifications in Mayan Approach to Womb Care, Applied Kinesiology, Maternal and Childhood Care in Developing Nations, and Gemstone Therapy. Dr. Renfer has interest and study in Amazonian and Indigenous Plant Medicines and their use in deep healing experiences. Dr. Renfer is licensed in the State of Hawaii where she ran 21 Day Water Fasting and Rejuvenation Retreats. She works with clients one-on-one, in group retreat and education settings, as well as through phone/online platforms.