Acupuncture Physician, Diplomate of Oriental Medicine
Board Certified Chinese Herbalist
"I was super skeptical and tried this as a last resort to trying to balance all my doctor visits. It seemed like a never ending cycle of visits and copays. I suffered from chronic migraines, I was moody, and just felt bad physically. I honestly didn't think I would feel anything. After the first visit I was amazed at the improvement and I continue to feel amazing. I haven't been to the doctor in 2 months after the suggestions from Donna. She helps me balance my body and live more in the moment. I am now 100% more balanced physically and mentally and live a much better quality of life." - Jessica
Donna's Training & Specialties:
Donna received her Masters of Acupuncture degree from the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, OR where she graduated with honors. She is certiﬁed as a Diplomate of Acupuncture by the National Certiﬁcation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and is licensed by the Florida Department of Health as a licensed acupuncturist and board-certiﬁed Chinese herbalist.
After spending a year interning in different clinical settings throughout Oregon, she moved here to Florida in the fall of 2015 to start practicing and be closer to her family. Donna specializes in pain management, TMJ syndrome, health maintenance and preventative care, headache relief, chronic fatigue, and digestive distress. With an undergraduate background in psychology, she also excels at working with those who are experiencing anxiety, grief, depression, and insomnia.
In addition to utilizing her knowledge of Oriental Medicine, Acupuncture, and Chinese Herbalism, Donna’s skill set includes a technique known as CranioSacral Therapy. It is a gentle hands-on technique that communicates with the brain and spinal cord in order to improve whole-body health, restore body alignment and rhythm, and relieve pain and dysfunction. It is useful for concussions and traumatic brain injury, migraines and headaches, chronic neck and back pain, autism, stress and tension-related disorders, motor-coordination impairments, infant and childhood disorders, brain and spinal cord injuries, chronic fatigue, ﬁbromyalgia, TMJ Syndrome, scoliosis, central nervous system disorders, learning disabilities, ADD/ADHD, PostTraumatic Stress Disorder, orthopedic problems, and many other conditions.
Modalities & Treatments:
Donna also incorporates Shonishin Pediatric Acupuncture (a non-insertive gentle technique for children that is often also used with sensitive adult patients), NADA protocol (addiction and smoking recovery acupuncture), facial rejuvenation massage and acupuncture, aromatherapy, and an eclectic amalgam of therapeutic bodywork styles that she joins together into her own unique style.
Most of all, she ﬁnds that talking with her patients, and helping them make small but meaningful changes in their lives is paramount to their journey to a healthier life.
Prevention is the best medicine!
Donna ﬁnds it important to emphasize that acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, while exceptionally helpful for those who are ailing, is also an incredible tool for those who currently feel well in their bodies. It truly is an important step to take earlier in life before symptoms arise, as it ensures the preservation of harmonious ﬂow and communication between the various systems of the body. We take our cars in for maintenance, for oil changes and tire rotations so that it will keep running smoothly, not failing us in the middle of the road, don’t we? And for ourselves? Often very little. Preventative medicine is truly the best medicine, and can work wonders at ensuring that you too continue to operate smoothly and feel amazing in your body and mind for years to come.
From a very young age, one could be sure to ﬁnd Donna tending to the needs of those around her as compassion, love, and sensitivity to others’ needs came naturally to her. Once in college, Donna found herself choosing healthy foods, spending time in nature, doing yoga, exercising, and recognizing a need to nourish all aspects of oneself. This all culminated with her choosing a path of natural medicine, and she is extremely passionate about it. Chinese medicine has been a beautiful gift in her life, and she is excited to share it with you!