Our Story

Jenise Parris is a Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM). Dr. Parris graduated from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, her highest academic achievement. She is also board certified in Chinese Herbal Medicine and a certified aromatherapist.  With over 18 years experience formulating herbal and botanical remedies, Dr. Parris is passionate about using the wisdom of plant-based medicine to support health and well-being.

Degrees and Certifications

  • Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM), Pacific College of Oriental Medicine
  • Licensed Acupuncturist in New York and Pennsylvania
  • Board Certified Herbalist with National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. (NCCAOM)
  • Certified Aromatherapist from the New York Institute of Aromatherapy.
  • Master’s Degree in Exercise Science, Sports Academy of Alabama.
  • Master’s Degree in Dance, UCLA

The inspiration for the Parris Wellness Collection

As a child raised down south, I was free to play, dream, and explore the outside world without supervision.  It was the 50’s. Times were simpler. Nature was my first love and teacher. She led me to believe in myself and the wisdom of nature. I felt part of the landscapes, seasons, wild life, streams, earth, and sky. These childhood experiences shaped my adult perspectives of living in harmony with nature.

When introduced to holistic medicine as a broadway dancer, I felt as if I had come home. Acupuncture and herbal medicine worked in combination to cure my ailments and make me whole again. I had found my calling.

My curiosity of herbal medicine and aromatherapy deepened. I enrolled in the dual program of both acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine at PCOM. This combined approach offered me a more comprehensive understanding of holistic medicine. This ancient medicine dates back to over 2,000 years and a daunting undertaking to study. We learned the therapeutic benefits of preventing and treating disease with plant medicine. This was one of the most rewarding educational experiences that still continues on.

Empowering self-care and encouraging confidence in healing from within is what motivates me. My role as a practitioner is to offer guidance and a path forward for restoring balance of both body and mind.

Imagine a world in which medicine was oriented toward healing rather than disease, where doctors believed in the natural healing capacity of human beings and emphasized prevention above treatment. In such a world, doctors and patients would be partners working toward the same ends.

-Andrew Weil

Parris Wellness self-care Collection is a natural extension of my clinical practice. 

Crafting safe and effective botanical products that support the healing journey is key. 

Botanical wisdom is the embodiment of this collection. Luxurious products that create an elevated self care experience is at the heart of Parris Wellness.

We flourish with the wisdom of nature.