About Us

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.

7 Comments

7 Comments

  1. Posted June 22, 2011 at 3:44 pm | Permalink

    Hi,

    My name is Ronald Zelek, and I’m the Public Awareness Director for the Pleural Mesothelioma Center (PleuralMesothelioma.com). While I was browsing through a number of acupuncture and alternative medicine sites I came across your website, and was very impressed by the information you have listed.

    Pleural Mesothelioma is a cancer that affects the lining of the lungs and is the most common type of mesothelioma, a cancer linked to asbestos exposure. Individuals’ afflicted by these ailments are put in excruciating pain, and are forced to undergo numerous operations and chemotherapy treatments in an attempt to stop the rapacious cancer from progressing to a terminal state. Acupuncture has been linked to alleviating the nausea associated with chemotherapy and the pain incurred from the constant surgeries.

    I noticed that you already had some other acupuncture resources listed on your resources page at acupuncturestaugustine.com/links-we-like-2/ and figured you might be interested in including a link to our site as well. Please let me know if you are interested – I’m available by e-mail at rzelek(@)pleuralmesothelioma.com. With your help, we can educate the public about the dangers of asbestos and the benefits of acupuncture to cancer patients! Thanks again!

    Best Regards,
    Ronald Zelek
    Public Awareness Director
    PleuralMesothelioma.com

  2. Posted May 2, 2012 at 8:05 pm | Permalink

    HI THERE!!

    WOULD LOVE TO SEND YOU SOMETHING BY EMAIL! CAN YOU GIVE ME YOURS PLEASE! WANT TO MAKE SURE I HAVE EVERYTHING RIGHT! THANK YOU!

    GAIL

  3. Posted May 14, 2012 at 5:21 pm | Permalink

    Hi Mimi,

    It was nice meeting you the other day at Island Park South. If you would like to discuss joining your Acupuncture practice within the City Yoga – Dolce MindBodySpa, please let me know. I would be happy to work with you to develop an arrangement that makes sense for both of us. This could be a good opportunity to expand your practice in a very positive atmosphere.

    Please call me at 904-429-7386 or 203-228-7817 so we can set a time to meet to work out the details.

    Thanks,

    Dom Vita

  4. Posted July 31, 2012 at 11:59 am | Permalink

    Mimi,
    I downloaded the forms and am ready to go, but got an emergency medical call today and must leave town. My brother-in-law has Chron’s disease, and needs urgent surgery (again). I will call to reschedule as soon as I return.
    Many thanks for your understanding.

  5. Posted February 19, 2013 at 6:01 pm | Permalink

    Hi Mimi,
    Where you ever in Vreeland, Holland? on a motorbike?
    Rob.

  6. Posted October 12, 2013 at 10:27 pm | Permalink

    hi Mimi, I am a struggling single mom of 2 girls and been pretty ill am 30 and recently diagnosed with ibromialga and have been in severe pain for years, worse lately unfortunately do not have an income been in too much pain to work and had to stop,just trying to be a good mom, Is there anyway u would be able to help me and see me at a lower rate, Please let me know , my friend in Colo, suggested I see an accupunturists, Thanks Naetisse

  7. Posted February 1, 2014 at 2:56 pm | Permalink

    Hello! I am a physical therapy student at the University of St Augustine and am doing a presentation for my Wellness class on acupuncture and it’s benefits. I am interested in coming in for a session, I am currently uninsured, and am wondering how much a single session would cost.

    I don’t have any sort of chronic pain, except for the usual aches and pains from being a student, ie – headache, backaches, muscle soreness from working out.

    I look forward to speaking with you more!

    Katie Groff

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