Welcome to Blue Heron Center

Dr. Gayl Hubatch, OMD created the Blue Heron Center Inc. to to provide the community with services and classes that a promote holistic lifesyle and well-being with a strong focus on Oriental Medicine. We offer acupuncture and acupressure to rebalance the energy flow in the body and mind, herbal formulas to build immune function and help stop allergies and other illnesses, qigong and yoga to stay fit and limber.

“Health is our greatest resource. Without our health, everything else in life is diminished. Holistic medicine is about supporting all levels of health; physical, mental/emotional and spiritual. As a holistic health practitioner, I help my clients get back on track with a healthy lifestyle and diet. Many illnesses can be prevented this way. I treat a broad variety of symptoms using acupuncture, acupressure,  and herbal medicines to assist people in learning how to help themselves by adjusting their lifestyle. Qi gong is becoming central to my personal and professional practice. Qi gong is learning how to personally regulate the healing power of qi through the body in order to effect positive changes.” Dr. Gayl Hubatch, OMD

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“Dr. Gayl Hubatch has been my acupuncturist for 22 years, and I highly recommend her. I am an epileptic, and she has helped me with seizures and side effects of my medications. She has been the doctor who singlehandedly changed my life. Dr. Hubatch is an intelligent, compassionate, kind, and caring doctor, willing to share her insights and knowledge.

After a knee replacement, she helped me with severe pain on my road to recovery. She also diagnosed my gall bladder not working, recommending medical tests which confirmed only a 2% functionality. Those examples only illustrate how her skills have helped me achieve a better quality of life. When necessary, she works in conjunction with my MD doctors to provide me a level of care and insight so many of them do not take the time to understand or provide. Dr. Hubatch has changed my life, and I have never recommended a doctor so highly. ”

“After more than 4 weeks of excruciating pain in my right leg/knee area, a friend recommended I make an appointment with Dr. Gayl.  He had gone to see her for the same problem that I was having with my Sciatic nerve and she was able to help him.

I was told by my doctor to keep icing my knee and to continue to take it easy- except for some short walks.   The doctor said if things do not improve in a few weeks to come back and they will send me to see a specialist!  I was so frustrated with that answer because it had been more than a month since I had been able to run or walk without limping/pain. I was also tired of being in pain and feeling helpless!

…It would take me almost 30 min to walk a mile and 45 for a mile and a half.  But after the 1st appointment with Dr. Gayl, I was able to walk more than 3 miles.  The longer I walked the better I started to feel.  Also that day I walked a mile in 22 minutes not 30! Improvements!  Went back a week later for my second appointment with Dr. Gayl.  She worked her “magic” and the next day I was able to run 2.5 miles! I had not been able to run in more than 5 weeks!!!  I could not believe what was happening! It was a miracle!  She is wonderful!  Definitely GREAT at what she does! I am so much happier now! I can’t stop talking about how much she has helped me!  My recovery has been so much faster thanks to her!  Thank God for Dr. Gayl!”

“I heard about Gayl on a radio talk show. My hands were in such pain I could only drive my car using my forefinger and thumb. It would kill me to shake hands with people. Months went by before I finally decided to call. Despite my fear of needles I had to give acupuncture a try. I am now able to snap my fingers easily, the pain is gone and the flexibility is back. Quite a lot of progress. “

“My last treatment helped tremendously. Within 2 days the difference was very noticeable. The redness and soreness reduced and the thickening and swelling less. I also feel like my inner stiches are dissolving. Acupuncture has made a huge difference in my mind and body. I feel better all over. I have less anxiety and am more balanced in my life.”

“Gayl Hubatch is incredibly knowledgeable.  Pay attention to what she says, absorb the information she shares, you will come away wise and hungry for more.  The depth of her expertise is invaluable.”
~Robbie D.

“Gayl Hubatch Supports her students in a extemporary way through her intelligent and calm demeanor.  Gayl is so very knowledgeable that anyone will cultivate improved health.”
~Elena Anatole, Taoist Master

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Our Services


Acupuncture therapy is the use of very fine needles inserted at specific body points to help stop pain, harmonize energy flow, increase metabolism and the potential for healing.

Acupuncture is used to treat many conditions including: allergies, asthma, headaches, body aches, joint pain, hormonal imbalances…

HeartMath Training

“HeartMath technology is an innovative approach to improving emotional wellbeing. Learn to change your heart rhythm pattern to create physiological coherence; a scientifically measurable state characterized by increased order and harmony in our mind, emotions and body. Getting into coherence makes you feel balanced, alive and well!”

Herbs and Nutrition

In traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), herbal therapies are generally formula based and single herbs are rarely used. TCM holds that every medicinal substance has its strengths and its shortcomings, and each ingredient in the formula should be carefully balanced in quality and quantity, in order to accentuate its efficacy…


We now have  Qigong and Tai Chi classes at Blue Heron Center! Qigong means clutivating Qi or life force energy. Intention, Breath practice, and posture or movement are the components of Qigong.