My name is Mimi Vreeland and welcome to our website! I am a board certified Acupuncture Physician with a Masters degree from Dragon Rises College of Oriental Medicine in Gainesville, Florida. My job is to assist patients through their own healing process. The work that I do includes, but is not limited to, acupuncture, herbal medicine, oriental bodywork, nutrition, and training in qi gong (chi gong). I also enjoy being part of a large network with other health care specialists in the area, and will not hesitate to offer referrals, if need be, so that each patient is provided with the best care possible.
There are many reasons why I chose a career in Oriental Medicine. I was diagnosed with chronic bronchitis in my early thirties, after already suffering from bronchial attacks for several years. When I began to develop acute bronchitis during pregnancy, it was recommended that I see an acupuncturist instead of taking potentially harmful medications. Within one month, the symptoms disappeared and have not reappeared since.
What I love most about Oriental Medicine is that it embraces the concept of health and wellness as a complete lifestyle, including what we eat and drink, how we think, how we move, where we live and work, and the way we relate to others. We can apply healing elements of Oriental Medicine to every aspect of our lives. It is important to know that no matter where you are in your life, you can always begin the first step toward healing.
I know from personal experience how challenging it is to make a positive life change after developing certain familiar routines. Old habits and behaviors are especially difficult to change, either because they are so familiar to us or because we never knew a healthier and happier way was possible. In my practice, I take time to help patients develop and achieve their own goals for personal health. There are no overnite cures after years of suffering from chronic pain or disease. With patience and commitment, however, many patients are surprised to find not only that their main symptoms begin to disappear, but other symptoms as well.
My education at Dragon Rises College of Oriental Medicine is a contemporary approach that includes empirical aspects of Classical Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), as well as Psycho-Emotional aspects of Five-Elements theory. Such a broad base of knowledge enables me to provide a diagnosis and treatment that is customized to fit the needs of each individual.
I look forward to setting up an appointment with you today! Our office number is (904) 814-4323.