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Your Providers

Dr. Autum created South Slope Acupuncture & Wellness as an integrative medicine clinic that provides a healing environment for recovery and maintenance of health to the people of Asheville by blending traditional medicine, modern research, and personal connection.

Our Founder

Dr. Autum Kirgan, DACM, C.SMA, L.Ac


Certified Sports Medicine Acupuncture Specialist

Licensed Acupuncturist

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Career Highlights

10+ years of Clinical Experience

Specialized training in Sports Related Injuries, Complex Chronic Pain Conditions, Geriatrics, and Reproductive Health.

Lectures, teaches, and trains other doctors and bodyworkers  across the US and Internationally.

In her 10+ years of clinical experience, Dr. Kirgan has specialized in treating:

  • Back Pain

  • Spinal Stenosis

  • Bulging Discs

  • Arthritis Joint Pain Conditions

  • Failed Back Surgery

  • Sciatica / Leg Weakness – especially in elderly

  • Plantar Fasciitis 

  • Chronic Knee Pain

  • Neuropathic Pain

  • Peripheral Neuropathy

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Shingles

  • Gout

  • Parkinson’s Pain

  • Bell’s Palsy

  • Difficulty Walking

  • Vision Disorders

  • Sports Injuries

  • Rotator cuff injury

  • Infertility/Unexplained Infertility

  • PCOS

  • Endometriosis

  • Pelvic disorders

Dr. Autum Kirgan, DACM, C.SMA, L.Ac is a renowned authoritative figure in the field of acupuncture, especially when it comes to chronic and seemingly hopeless cases. Her focus is on treating sports injuries, acute & chronic pain, failed surgeries, and rheumatoid conditions.

It sparks great joy for Dr. Kirgan to be able to help people perform their best, and live life to their fullest and without debilitating, chronic pain.

Our Providers

Parris Marks, L.Ac
Licensed Acupuncturist

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Career Highlights

Over 10 years of Clinical Experience

Internal Medicine: Specialized training in Pediatrics, Women’s Health and Autoimmune imbalance (including Diabetes)

Extensive training in Breath-work, Mindful Movement: Medical QiGong and Tai-Chi and Hatha and Yin Yoga

In her 10 + years of clinical experience, Parris has specialized in treating:

  • Back Pain (Acute/Chronic)

  • Leg Weakness/Numbness

  • Chemo-induced Neuropathy

  • Chemo-induced nausea/Stomach-Pain

  • Cancer-Related Imbalance

  • Elevated Blood Pressure

  • Chronic Neck Pain

  • Injury from Accident

  • Digestive Imbalance (Acute/Chronic)

  • Auto-Immune Related Numbness/Weakness

  • Menstrual Irregularity

  • Infertility

  • Vertigo/Dizziness

  • Benign Cysts

Parris Marks, LAc. is a compassionate and trauma-informed healer.  With over 10 years of clinical experience treating auto-immune imbalance, women’s health concerns, and chronic pain conditions, she offers keen attention and careful diagnosis to each patient.


Parris delights in supporting patients through mental, physical, and emotional transitions resulting in their unique health and harmony.

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