Welcome to Indian River Acupuncture & Functional Medicine.
I believe that we were created to experience profound joy, vibrant health, radiant vitality, inner peace and abundance in all areas of our lives. While that may seem hopefully optimistic and undoubtedly unrealistic to those of you suffering with physical and emotional health problems, I want to help you achieve a healthy, balanced life.
The path that led me on this journey to acupuncture and functional medicine started in my early 20s when I was suffering with debilitating migraine headaches. I was in constant pain, frustrated with my career, in a bad relationship and quite unhappy. The pain medications treated the symptoms but did nothing to stop the migraines from returning. Taking a pill just wasn’t enough, so I began searching for a better way.
In 1997, a friend introduced me to classical homeopathic medicine and I discovered acupuncture. What a year! I began receiving acupuncture treatments and neuro-emotional therapy (NET), a body-mind technique that helps locate and release emotional blockages. After a few months, my migraines were completely gone, and I felt better in so many ways.
These healing techniques helped me eliminate the underlying issues that were contributing to my migraines and unhappiness. I began to view the body as more than physical and, instead, started to see it as an inseparable whole—mind, body and spirit. I was learning through my own experience that each of these components had to be in balance and in good working order for me to truly feel well.
Because this medicine changed my life, I knew it could work for others, too. I deeply wanted to help people overcome their physical or emotional health challenges, so that they could experience greater joy and freedom in their lives. In 2003, I left my master’s studies in psychology and my career in mental health to become an acupuncture physician.
I founded Indian River Acupuncture & Functional Medicine in the fall of 2006 and opened the doors to our first office in January 2007. Through the years, we have grown exponentially and have assembled the finest team of compassionate, knowledgeable and highly-skilled practitioners who are devoted to helping our patients achieve optimal health and wellbeing.
We hold the highest standards and best vision of healing for each of our patients as we help them achieve optimal health, even when it may seem impossible. By working together, we can create a healthier, happier you—naturally.