Cynthia ista, L.Ac., M.Ac., Diplomate nccaom, r.n.

Licensed Acupuncturist, Registered Nurse 

 Ms. Ista received a four year masters degree in Chinese Medicine from Minnesota College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine at Northwestern Health Science University, Bloomington, MN.  She received her Bachelors of Science Degree in Nursing from Augsburg College, Minneapolis, MN.  Twenty-eight years of her nursing career were spent at an 840 bed tertiary care hospital in downtown Minneapolis where she worked in many areas.  The last six years were devoted to developing and implementing an acupuncture clinic within the Chronic Pain

Program of the hospital which served both inpatients and outpatients.  In addition to treating all kinds of pain and medical issues with acupuncture, she worked with cancer patients treating their side effects from chemotherapy.   In 2006, she left her practice to spend two years living and sailing aboard a 36 foot sailboat with her husband, dog and cat.  Ms. Ista settled in Eastern North Carolina in 2008 and established Acupuncture of Eastern North Carolina, LLC., providing holistic health care based on Traditional Chinese Medicine.  She is looking forward to meeting you!


Our Mission

At Acupuncture of Eastern North Carolina, LLC, our mission is simple: to help you achieve optimum health.

Our Pledge

We here at Acupuncture of Eastern North Carolina, LLC pledge to treat you, our client, with respect and individual attention.