Meet The Team

Dr. Marie Andersson, D.C.

Dr. Marie Andersson is a chiropractor at Sage Wellness Group in Hendersonville, NC. Dr. Andersson has been practicing functional medicine for over 25 years. She has raised 4 children and now has 3 grand daughters, 2 grandsons, 2 dogs and a cat. Along with her family, her practice is her passion and primary commitment.

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Besides office visits, she has multiple avenues of communication available for her patients, including phone, email, text messages and Zoom. She prides herself on being available to her patients, so that they feel supported throughout their healing process.

Dr. Andersson’s original training and licensure is as a doctor of chiropractic, she attended New York Chiropractic College, University of North Dakota Medical School and earned her doctorate at Sherman College of Chiropractic. She has since had additional certification, advanced education and training in nutrition and functional medicine. Received certification through the Institute for Functional Medicine and did genetic studies at Bastyr University. She has been in practice for 25 years.

She teaches monthly classes, and has ongoing support groups for patients to help them with diet and life style changes. These groups meet nearly every week to share experiences, recipes, challenges and successes.

She has experience with and focuses on autoimmune disorders, such as: Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Psoriasis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Spectrum disorders, Crohn’s disease, as well as hormonal imbalances (such as PCOS and infertility), overall GI complaints, methylation, genetic analysis, pre and postnatal nutrition, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and overall natural functional medicine. She has a patient-centered office that has an onsite phlebotomist and lab to make testing easier and more convenient for her patients. The clinic also offers massage therapy, acupuncture, and colon hydrotherapy.

Primarily her mission is education. No one can heal someone else. A doctor does not heal, a doctor teaches, guides, advises and the individual heals themselves with life-style, diet, and emotional-physical-spiritual balance.

Dr. Andersson’s primary focus is on the patient. She does testing and exhaustive research when necessary, to discover the root cause of the disorder, so that the patient can be treated properly. And she spends a lot of time with her patients to develop relationships that are most conducive to healing, positive life changes and optimum wellness.

Dr. Richard Essman, Jr., D.c.

Introducing All New Integrated Modality of Health and Consciousness Care With Dr. Richard A. Essman, Jr., Chiropractic Physician.

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Do you have signs and symptoms that just showed up one day without any real cause? Did your shoulder or your low back just begin aching and haven’t stopped for months? Is there some condition that seems to defy diagnoses, like Fibromyalgia, and all you have is a new Latin or Greek word to use but nothing has actually changed? Does your health seem to be running and hiding somewhere and you sense your health solutions are close by but you can’t quite put your finger on them? If so, your experience seems to be the norm now.

I have returned to the WNC Mtn.s, in Hendersonville, from the NC coast and Chapel Hill and I am now blending my functional neurology muscle testing system with Mastery System Technologies of Conscious Language, and Sacred Body Language Translations.

Over the last 44 years of incubation, I received a lot of information from three primary sources and have been incubating the foundational components of what I consider fully embodied, true Health Care for 44 years. I was first initially introduced to “The Christos” by Vitvan and “Science and Sanity” by Alfred Korzybski in 1979. Later, in 1995, after being in practice for several years I attended an intro lecture on Conscious Language and Sacred Body Language Translations by Robert Stevens. I have studied and used his material everyday since. His new book, “My Word Made Flesh”, is number 3 in my best books of health discovery. The sacred and eternally illuminating nugget of blending the three books is, the true promise of realized health resides in consciousness and always has.

Our previous models of “Wholistic Care “ have mostly circulated within and adjacent to the allopathic model of medicine and rely upon “fixing” conditions back to homeostasis or to feel better. We have been using herbs, nutrition, lasers, bodywork, adjustments, feel better psychology etc., all still within the model of “Do this to fix this and get better, to return to homeostasis”. What is actually beyond “better”? What is beyond the return to default, to “normal”?

The tools of Conscious Language™, (CL), Sacred Body Language Translations™, (SBLT), and Functional Neurology via muscle testing are the tools I use. The secret is every health issue/condition has within it the inverse expression just waiting to be acknowledged.

Any Structural condition, any physical condition, and any sign or symptom from your body guides us. I don’t focus on fixing the condition. I focus on the sign or symptom revealing the blessing present already within the condition. The blessing has been waiting to be consciously acknowledged and breathed and spoken into physical existence. As different as it seems, the system is actually very simple.

Your adjustment session with CL and SBLT reveals specific decrees of your health restoration and will be recorded either in audio or via a zoom session from a computer in the room. We will follow with a HUGS™ ( Human Upgrade Guidance Session) session for your nutritional and herbal support focused on supporting your consciousness renewal.

For people out of town, we will do distance sessions using zoom for a full CL™ and SBLT™ session, followed by a HUGS™ session as well.

I also have a Bio-Optic Holography camera in my clinic and will take your eye photos for a Bio Optic Holography eye reading session with myself. Contact me via email for information –

Cori Gonzalez,

(828) 407-0246
Schedule Your Appointment with Cori HERE!
Cori is a licensed and NCCAOM certified Acupuncturist who works with Eastern Medicine, ancestral nutrition, and lifestyle coaching to create the foundations for healthy and vital living.

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She utilizes many modalities including acupuncture, herbal medicine, stone medicine, massage, nutritional supplements, and health coaching. Her specialties include longevity, women’s health and digestive issues, however, she does have experience treating a broad range of health conditions.

She earned a Master’s degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Daoist Traditions College of Chinese Medical Arts in 2015. Her comprehensive training included the in-depth study of acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, Tui-na massage, channel palpation, moxibustion, cupping, nutrition, qigong, and meditation.

Amie Ring

Meet Amie, Dr. Marie Andersson's office manager and assistant. With a background in medical coding, billing, and patient administrative services, Amie ensures seamless operations.

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From scheduling to super bills, she’s your go-to for all inquiries about Dr. Andersson’s services and billing, providing top-notch support for a smooth healthcare experience.

Angela Zein

(828) 290-7502
Angela is a Licensed Massage and & Bodywork Therapist. She has been practicing for 20 years with an extensive medical background.

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Services include- Swedish, Deep Tissue, Fibromyalgia, acute and chronic pain, and Facial massage.

$75 per hour

Karen Benson

(828) 215-6565
As a certified health coach, Karen is focused on preparing meals for all autoimmune issues that clients may have using the GAP's, Paleo and AIP diet protocols.

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Karen is a multi-faceted health professional. A certified Colon Hydrotherapist with a focus on nutrition and wellness, she is also a Healing Touch Practitioner where she volunteers at Hospice and Transylvania Regional Hospital. In addition, she is a Certified Ageless Grace Educator working with seniors & the physically challenged to strengthen their mental clarity and neuroplasticity abilities. She is also a Surgical Coaching Practitioner through the Beyond Surgery Program. Karen is dedicated to the concepts of multi-level holistic healing and has made this her life’s path.

Office Hours

Each practitioner has their own schedule. It is best to call to make an appointment with a specific provider.
Dr. Marie Andersson's Hours

By Appointment Only

Karen Benson's Hours

11:00am – 6:00pm

11:00am – 6:00pm

11:00am – 6:00pm

11:00am – 6:00pm

11:00am – 6:00pm


Sage Wellness Group

1509C Haywood Rd
Hendersonville, NC 28791


I am so grateful I found Dr. Marie Andersson– she is so loving, caring, and competent. It’s delightful to get a good night’s sleep again! Sincere thanks for your help!
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