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Community Highlights: Meet Stacy Tucker of Taochemy & Almeda Labs

Today we’d like to introduce you to Stacy Tucker. Them and their team share their story with us below:

Almeda Labs
Our story begins with our grandma Almeda, a mother of three in rural Missouri, with a cheeky wit and a resilient spirit who believed in caring for her loved ones by eating the “right foods”. When impacted by food industrialization, Almeda applied her signature red lipstick and set out to find a sustainable solution for her family. She planted gardens in her backyard and grew organic produce to change the way they ate. It was a simple yet significant solution.

Now, after five generations of dynamic women who’ve lived the Almeda lifestyle, nourishing their loved ones with a nutrient-rich diet, Almeda’s descendants, Stacy and Kylie, are taking a pioneering approach to holistic health. The Almeda approach fuses modern-day science with a timeless understanding of what our bodies need to feel vibrant. Today, Almeda offers a complete range of nourishing products—all harnessing the remarkable benefits and functionality of organic ingredients.

After years of work with private clients, large organizations, and treating the underserved, Stacy found the long-term benefits of five-point acupuncture to be consistent in everyone she worked with, especially when enhanced with nutrition, breathing, and other embodiment tools.

What she didn’t see was an easy way for the everyday person to access this form of healing. With the high levels of mental and physical stress in our modern lives, she thought, shouldn’t everyone take a deep breath, look within themselves, and reconnect with the world?

It was this question that drove her to begin the Taochemy journey. Guided by a blend of Taoist philosophies of bodily harmony and Western clinical research, she gathered like-minded professionals and started Taochemy to make group acupuncture sessions and embodiment work accessible to the everyday person.

Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
As with any entrepreneurial endeavor, there are challenges along the way. Taochemy and Almeda are both pioneers in their industries and it has taken time for customers to realize the need for them in their lives. Both of our companies have been a lifelong practice and continue to evolve with the needs of our clients. As healthcare professionals, it is always a bit bumpy when navigating the intricacies of our patients’ unique concerns or ailments but we have used our nursing roots and background to overcome those times.

As you know, we’re big fans of Taochemy & Almeda Labs. For our readers who might not be as familiar what can you tell them about the brand?
Taochemy – the first acupuncture studio specializing in whole-body wellness through stress management and detox. We’ve found that our community approach to healing is a powerful way to experience acupuncture. Sharing acupuncture with others greatly increases the healing benefits through shared conversation, relaxation, detoxification, and embodiment.

Benefits of a Taochemy session:
– Relief from physical and emotional stress
– Increased calmness, better sleep, and less agitation
– Reduced cravings for alcohol and drugs
– An easier connection with counseling
– A discovery of inner strength and quiet
– Naturally improved focus and mental performance

Almeda Labs – Almeda Labs strives to become the gold standard in the nutraceutical industry. Our goal is to pave a new road in healthcare by using compounds found in nature that promise to support our consumer’s needs. We aim to use advances in biomedical science and advanced research techniques to create effective, scientifically formulated nutritional supplements. We are a research-based company actively working on developing synergistic compounds and are proud to create innovative products with proprietary rights. We have both licensed and in-house IP on our products.

Our Research and Development process is what makes us unique and we take it seriously. Our company was founded on the idea of comprehensively validating every product we sell. Our products pass through a rigorous process of research and testing before they are available for purchase.

Do you have any advice for those just starting out?
Our best advice is to just start. You’ll go through several iterations of your business plan, concept, website, vision, etc but the best way to work out the kinks is to begin. Be gentle with yourself because this path isn’t for the faint of heart. It takes sacrifice in a variety of ways but is also the most rewarding journey.


  • Taochemy Group Session: $35
  • Taochemy Private Session: $55-$120
  • Almeda Labs Encarna Liquid Multi: $79.99
  • Almeda Labs Kasvi Superfoods: $54.99
  • Almeda Labs Isle Pancreatic Support: $49.99

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