Ms. Fluhart has resided in Lexington, Ky since 1983. In 2007, she moved her private practice, Artemesia Classical Acupuncture, to 296 Southland Drive. She has been fortunate to study extensively with some of the best acupuncture educators in the United States including; Professor JR Worsley, Lonnie S. Jarrett, Dr. Richard Tan, Paul Pitchford, Terry Oleson, Jeffrey C.Yuen, Andrew Gaeddert, and Susan Johnson. Recently she been studying Master Tung's Points with Susan Johnson. Kathleen has been a member of the American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine since 1996. She was on the Advisory Board of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine’s Complementary and Alternative Medicine from 2002-2007. She has also been active in Kentucky’s ten-year pursuit in passing legislation that regulates nationally certified acupuncturists in our Commonwealth. She is an active member in good standing with the Kentucky State Acupuncture Association and has served on the Kentucky State Medical Board’s Council to license nationally certified acupuncturists since 2006.
Kathleen has over 3500 hours of training in Classical Acupuncture and has worked in healthcare for more than thirty years. In 1969, she earned her status as a Registered Nurse, in the state of Ohio, after graduating from St. Thomas Hospital School of Nursing. She has extensive experience in medical-surgical nursing, obstetrics, and pediatrics. In 1985, Kathleen graduated from the University of Kentucky with a BA in health education. In 1998, she finished a MA in medical anthropology. While working on her college degrees, Kathleen also studied and practiced Shiatsu (a Japanese style of acupressure) at the Ohashi Institute in Manhattan, cranio-sacral therapy with Dr. John Upledger and his faculty at the Upledger Institute, trigger point therapy with Earl Timberlake, and Zero Balancing with Fritz Smith D.O.
Kathleen’s diverse background in both Eastern and Western modalities allows her to work closely and holistically with her patients. She brings in a knowledge base of allopathic medicine as well as acupuncture, acupressure, qi gong, meditation, breath work, nutritional and lifestyle counseling and Chinese herbs. These Modalities allow her to address the body, mind and spirit levels of her patients.