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"I started seeing Christine for Acupuncture in March 2013 for infertility, and by May of 2013 I was pregnant. Here's my story! I was a 31 year old healthy female who was surprised to find out I was infertile after 1 year of trying to conceive naturally. My OB-GYN referred me to a Fertility Specialist where I was told I do not ovulate often or regular- thanks to mild PCOS (Polycistic Ovarian Syndrome) as well as Stage 3 Endemetriosis. (Read More)
Dr. Christine Yastrzemski, A.P.
Founder / Owner of
A Way of Life Acupuncture
NCCAOM Board Certified
Acupuncture has been used for over 5,000 years for acute, chronic ailments or as a preventive medicine. It views the body as a whole system and identifies where the imbalance lies, which causes the ailment. When the body is in balance, ailments are less likely to occur.
Why Choose Us?
At A Way of Life Acupuncture, we pride ourselves in our extensive training in acupuncture, allowing you to receive the best personalized treatment for your condition. Our Team's main focus is in acupuncture and herbal therapies. We believe in other healing modalities but keep our focus and expertise on acupuncture and herbal therapy. If we feel another modality should be added to your treatment plan, we will refer you to those with proper training and expertise in that area. We respect other healing professionals and the dedicated time, resources and training they have invested to be the best in their specialized field. By keeping our main focus on acupuncture and herbs, we continue to grow our knowledge and experience working with various ailments and continue to get proven results for our patients.
To give you an idea of the training to become NCCAOM Board Certified, after graduating from an accredited 4-year Acupuncture program with over 3500 hrs of study/clinic experience, we then sit for our NCCAOM board exams. We are tested in the areas of Acupuncture Point Location, Biomedicine, Foundations of Oriental Medicine and Chinese Herbology. We are trained in Western Medicine but our focus and specialty is on Acupuncture and herbal therapy. We must also pass Clean Needle Technique and be CPR trained. Acupuncturists can not practice acupuncture in the state of Florida (and many other states) unless we pass the Boards. To renew our licenses, we are then required to keep up our Continued Education hours every 2yrs for the Florida Department of Health and every 4yrs for the NCCAOM certification. This keeps us constantly learning and improving our knowledge in acupuncture and oriental medicine.
Please be aware that other professions are offering Acupuncture or Acupuncture-like therapies without proper training. They do not have the same training as someone who is NCCAOM Board certified or a graduate from a 4-yr Acupuncture college. Other professionals may offer acupuncture or acupuncture-like therapies (calling it dry needling or medical acupuncture) after attending weekend seminars or up to 200 hrs of study.
A Way of Life Acupuncture is dedicated to providing the best and most beneficial care to our patients. We work with patients from all ages and all aspects of life, experiencing various symptoms and conditions. We promise to continue striving to find the most effective treatments for you, our patients. We offer private treatment rooms in a spa-like setting allowing each patient the opportunity to relax and de-stress while the body works to heal itself.
We believe in learning from the best so we may provide the best to our patients. We continue to learn and receive Continued Education in Acupuncture and other modalities. Come see why more people are coming to A Way of Life Acupuncture for their acupuncture experience. We have been offering quality and effective Acupuncture in Jacksonville, Florida and the surrounding areas since 2006. Visit our Testimonials page and read how we have been able to help others in the community.