Northeast Florida's Premier Acupuncture Facility

Meet Your Team.


Dr. Sarah Thomas, DACM, A.P., Dipl. OM.

Our Combined Experience:

  • ​Graduated from an accredited 4-year Acupuncture program with over 3500 hrs of study/clinic experience
  • ​Continued our education to receive the highest level of Board Certification with Doctorates of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine
  • Passed national boards from National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM)
  • Certified in Injection Therapy
  • Certified in Acupuncture Facial Rejuvenation
  • ​Certified Hari Traditional Japanese Acupuncture Practitioner
    Certified Taishi Shonihari Pediatric Acupuncture Practitioner
    Certified Kampo Chinese/Japanese Herbal Medicine Practitioner 
    Certified Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist
    Certified Koshi Balancing Structural Acupuncture and Sotai Practitioner

  • Certified in Clean Needle Technique
  • Certified in Medical MicroNeedling
  • Tested in the areas of Acupuncture, Biomedicine, and Chinese Herbology.
  • Recognized as Primary Care Physicians in the State of Florida  
  • To renew our licenses, we are 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 of acupuncture and oriental medicine. 

Doctorate of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine
NCCAOM® Board Certified Acupuncture Physician
Diplomate of Acupuncture
​Master of Acupuncture Oriental Medicine
CranioSacral Therapy Practitioner
Bachelor of Health Science
Bachelor of Business Administration
Certified by Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Certified in AcuPoint Injection Therapy
Certified in Clean Needle Technique

Dr. Christine Yastrzemski, A.P., Dipl. Ac.
Founder / Owner of A Way of Life Acupuncture

About Your Team of Doctors

Dr. Gretchen Lorenson Gonzalez A.P., Dipl. OM.

NCCAOM® Board Certified Acupuncture Physician
Diplomate of Oriental Medicine
Master of Acupuncture Oriental Medicine
Certified Hari Traditional Japanese Acupuncture Practitioner
Certified Taishi Shonihari Pediatric Acupuncture Practitioner
Certified Kampo Chinese/Japanese Herbal Medicine Practitioner 
Certified Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist
Certified Koshi Balancing Structural Acupuncture and Sotai Practitioner
Certified in Clean Needle Technique

Doctorate of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine
NCCAOM® Board Certified Acupuncture Physician
Diplomate of Oriental Medicine
Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
Bachelor of Health Science
Associate of Sciente in Dental Hygiene
Certified in AcuPoint Injection Therapy
Certified in Advanced Techniques in Facial Acupuncture
Certified in Clean Needle Technique
30 years of Medical Field experience focused on head & neck