All of us at ENCA are committed to bringing the benefits of acupuncture to as many people as we can treat. We believe that everyone should have access to this beautifully simple, ancient, powerful medicine, and we’ve seen that acupuncture usually works best with regular, frequent treatments. Price shouldn’t be a factor when it comes to healthcare, so we want to make acupuncture affordable.
All of our practitioners have completed a Masters level education in acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine, have passed a national certification exam and are certified in Clean Needle Technique. Our acupuncturists are all licensed to practice acupuncture by the Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners.
Alexa Hulsey, L.Ac.
Alexa Hulsey grew up in Memphis and lived in southern California for 9 years before returning home to Tennessee. She earned a B.A. in Religious Studies from Rhodes College in Memphis, and a Masters in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine from Yo San University in Los Angeles. She was class valedictorian at Yo San and graduated with highest honors. After graduation, she served as the university’s Assistant Academic Dean and was a faculty member. She also completed a post-graduate externship in Chengdu, China. Alexa is licensed to practice acupuncture in Tennessee and is an NCCAOM Diplomate in Oriental Medicine. She loves teaching and encouraging other acupuncturists to adopt the Community Acupuncture model. When she’s not treating patients, she enjoys reading, knitting, singing with Nashville in Harmony, volunteering with CASA Nashville and practicing her plies at the barre.
Trey Brackman, L.Ac.
Trey learned of the benefits of acupuncture in 1991, while studying martial arts with the owner of a Florida acupuncture and Chinese medicine clinic. In 1996, his mother was diagnosed with lung cancer. She chose to use acupuncture, Chinese herbs and a macrobiotic diet to cure her cancer, and continues to be cancer free today. Inspired by this personal experience, as well as seeing others achieve wellness at the Florida clinic, he moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico to earn a Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine from the International Institute of Chinese Medicine. He earned his Masters degree in 2003, and began his practice in New Mexico. He returned to his hometown of Nashville in 2007 with his family. Trey is also NCCAOM Certified in Oriental Medicine and Chinese Herbology. Trey and his wife Jenny have two sons and a daughter. When he is not spending time with them, he enjoys reading, camping and martial arts.
Jenelle Girard, L.Ac.
Jenelle Girard attained her Masters Degree in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine from Yo San University in Los Angeles. While at Yo San she had the opportunity to work with patients at Being Alive, an HIV outreach center in West Hollywood, CA, as well as in the chronic pain department at Venice Family Clinic in Santa Monica, CA. She worked on a Holland America cruise line ship as the acupuncturist on board, treating conditions ranging from chronic pain and arthritis to insomnia and anxiety. In her spare time Jenelle enjoys playing with her daughter Coralie, going on long walks, reading, yoga, listening to live music, and although a super beginner, is a lover of swing dancing.
Jessica McAliley, L.Ac.
Jessica McAliley grew up in the beautiful Appalachian mountains of Western North Carolina. After having bad shoulder pain that was dramatically improved with acupuncture, Jessica was inspired to move to Los Angeles, California to get her Masters degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine at Yo San University. Since graduating she has practiced acupuncture in Los Angeles as well as two years aboard Princess Cruise ships. Jessica dedicates her life to helping others find health and well-being through acupuncture. She treats all kinds of conditions. She is NCCAOM certified as a Diplomate of Oriental Medicine. Jessica is a fully licensed acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist. She has also trained in western herbs at Appalachia School of Holistic Herbalism in Asheville, NC. In her free time Jessica loves being outdoors with her husband, son, and their large dog Max.
Rachel Kelley, L.Ac.
Rachel Kelley has been in the healing arts since 1988 and a licensed acupuncturist since 2004. She graduated from acupuncture school in Austin, Texas and practiced in her hometown of Tallahassee, Florida for many years before relocating to Nashville. Nationally certified and licensed by the States of Florida and Tennessee, her commitment is to help you feel and function better. Rachel is an avid rock-climber and loves living near the mountains of Tennessee.
Jessica Gaddis, L.Ac.
Jessica grew up in Kentucky and attended Belmont University here in Nashville, where she graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Social Work, and was employed with a non-profit for several years. Her love for acupuncture began after purchasing a Groupon just to try it. After 5 treatments, she was amazed at how much of a difference it made in her overall health and well-being. A few months later, was on a plane to Hawaii where she studied acupuncture for 4 years at World Medicine Institute in Oahu. After graduating there she pursued life at sea as an Onboard Acupuncturist for 3 years on several different cruise ship lines, where she had the opportunity to treat a wide array of medical ailments. She decided to return to Nashville to continue practicing and now has obtained a Diplomate of Acupuncture. In her spare time, she enjoys travelling, road trips, live music, outdoor activities, and ballooning.
Ali Bellos, L.Ac.
Alesandra Bellos (Ali) grew up in New York, but she's called Nashville home for over thirteen years and only brings out her Long Island accent under extreme duress. Ali worked as an ENCA receptionist for several years while attending acupuncture school, and she is now a proud graduate of Jung Tao School of Classical Chinese Medicine. Ali is a mama, printmaker and organizer who is passionate about community acupuncture and helping create a world where everyone has the opportunity for good health and collective naps.
Courtney Fabio moved to Nashville, TN in 2011 with her husband and kitties after spending most of her life in Los Angeles, and a long history in the music business. When not at ENCA, she loves music, art, and testing her baking experiments on the ENCA staff.
Vicki has lived in Nashville since the early 80's and moved to East Nashville 15 years ago before there was even a coffee shop! Now hanging out in East Nashville coffee shops is one of her favorite pasttimes. She also enjoys yoga and taking long walks on the beach when visiting family in Florida.
April McLean Moore
April was raised on a rural horse farm outside of Richmond, Virginia. Even as a little girl, she loved writing songs on her swingset and singing to an audience of towering pine trees. She eventually moved to Nashville after attending Berklee College of Music in Boston to pursue a career in the Music Business. She quickly garnered a Publishing contract with Warner-Chappell Music based in Los Angeles. Years later, she would meet a Music Supervisor in LA who would place her songs on the various hit TV shows "Felicity", "The Hills", and the WB comedy "What I Like About You." Her songs have also been featured on a number of Pandora Jewelry commercials for Mother's Day and Valentine's Day. April's songs, though Pop in genre, often have deeper messages of personal healing and transformation. Her music is used today by certain Psychologists in the Nashville area in treating their patients. April is married to her Publisher, Todd Moore, and has one 8 year old son, Griffin.
Amber is a board certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach. She has been an active participant in the East Nashville business community since 2006, most recently as the founder of Bliss Holistic and Nashville Kitchen Coach. When she's not at ENCA, Amber is busy teaching cooking lessons, leading holistic health and wellness programs, and working with students through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Amber grew up in North Carolina, playing piano and acting in community theater. She attended Appalachian State University where she created her own major in Teaching English as a Second Language. Post graduate studies include courses in Expressive Arts Therapy and Counseling. In Amber's free time you can find her trying out new restaurants, traveling, creating recipes, experimenting with hairstyles, and filling her Instagram feed with photos of her cat, Alice.
Molly moved from Colorado to Nashville in 2016. She was thrilled to leave the snowy weather behind even if it meant enduring sweltering humidity! She became a licensed massage therapist in 2017. When not at ENCA, she enjoys live music, coffee, wine, good friends, art museums, trying new foods and being outside. She has an adorable kitty, LulaBelle, who is her comic relief at home.