January-February 2019 | THE APOTHECARY

The Apothecary owner Katie Smith



Combining a blend of healing modalities and art

Its name reflects where East meets West. Owner Katie Smith, M.Ac, L.Ac, LMT, wanted to create a Healing Arts Studio in Easton where the public can get a variety of healing modalities while enjoying local art. Smith is licensed in acupuncture, massage and Chinese herbs. Her studio also offers skincare and classes in Flow Yoga and yoga workshops. 

“Being a woman entrepreneur, it has always been important to me to display and interface the art of healing modalities with more ‘common’ art, in Western terms, made by women artists,” says Smith.

The Apothecary is currently featuring the art of two local artists: painter Dawn Tarr-Scott, who offers regular “paint nights” at the shop, and mosaic artist Lisa Skibenes, who will soon be offering mosaics classes. In the future, Smith hopes to expand into fair-trade art and textiles.  

She adds, “I have always been fascinated that in Asia, acupuncture is viewed as an art form, and here in the West, it’s viewed as a medical modality. It’s actually both. I believe the marriage of healing arts with tangible art is quite seamless and can help restore individuals, not only on a physical level but on a mental and spiritual level, as well.”  

The Apothecary accepts insurance. Smith also offers community-style acupuncture to keep it affordable for the public and free acupuncture for local veterans. The Apothecary is located at 22 North Harrison Street in Easton. The shop is open daily, but Smith suggests it is best to make an appointment. 


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