meet penelope

Penelope Koutoulas, L.Ac.

“Medicine is of all the Arts the most noble.” –Hippocrates

My story starts in 2002. That’s when I began volunteering in the Bay Area and got to see first-hand the power of relationships and commitment to being of service through acupuncture in the community.  Book Acupuncture with Penelope

I’ve worked with home-bound seniors by delivering food to them and listening to their wonderful life stories. I’ve tutored kids in math and reading, with one student graduating with honors in math. I’ve worked with many of the homeless in San Francisco, helping them find the services they need.

Working for ARC of San Francisco, advocating for and training job-seeking developmentally disabled adults, I learned the power of patience and kindness and new ways of thinking. Two years as a volunteer hospice caregiver with the Zen Hospice Project, I deeply believe that every single person deserves care and love, up until their dying breath. Providing thousands of acupuncture treatments in both a private practice and in a community acupuncture clinic, allowed me to hone my skills as a practitioner.

Throughout all of this, what stands out is the strength of the human spirit to endure and persevere!

My past experiences, hopefully, have shaped me into the type of practitioner that can really listen and connect with you. I bring patience, positivity, and humor into every session. I’m serious when it comes to health, but laughter is truly the best medicine!

I currently live in East Tennessee with my husband and two children. When I’m not baking fresh breads and desserts, I play music in a community orchestra, performing several times a year. My family and I found our home at Highland View Church of Christ, continuing to build a strong relationship with Jesus, learning from His Word and His people.

But enough about me! You’re probably asking what can acupuncture do for you, right? Acupuncture affects every major system of the body, including the cardiac, gastrointestinal, circulatory, cerebral, genitourinary, endocrine, and immune systems. Acupuncture relieves pain, reduces inflammation, and restores homeostasis. Acupuncture also addresses mental and emotional concerns, with various protocols such as: NADA, ML10, and Dr. Tan Balancing Method, just to name a few.

In a nutshell: acupuncture works on the body, the mind, the emotions, and the spirit.

If you’re ready to take the first step or are already familiar with the numerous benefits of acupuncture, I look forward to meeting you at community acupuncture clinic at Shalom Healing Center.




215 Center Park Drive, Suite 200,
Knoxville, TN 37922

(865) 771-0350

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