Office Hours:

Monday: 10am - 7pm

Tuesday:  10am - 7pm

Wednesday: 8am - 7pm

 Thursday: 10am - 7pm
Friday: 8am - 5pm

Saturday: 10am - 2pm

Sun:  Closed

Massage Therapy is Now Available:

Monday's 1pm - 7pm
Thursday's 1pm - 7pm

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​​​Call or Text us at:

904-373-8415

Meet Our Team

Dr. ​​​​​Christine Yastrzemski is the Founder / Owner of A Way of Life Acupuncture, PLLC.  She found the benefits of Acupuncture after suffering debilitating migraines while working in Corporate America.  She was able to find relief from migraines by using acupuncture and herbal remedies.  Her curiosity in trying to understand how acupuncture helped her migraines, led her to years of reading everything she could about acupuncture to try to understand how it works.  After 3 years of self-study, Dr. Christine decided to leave a successful corporate job to return to school for her Masters in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.  She is passionate about helping others find relief from whatever ails them.  
She is currently enrolled at Pacific College of Health Sciences pursuing her Doctorate in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (DACM), which she hopes to receive by June 2021. 

Dr. Christine is a Nationally Board Certified Acupuncture Physician by the National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).  She graduated in 2006 from the Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine in Ft Lauderdale, Florida after completing a 4-yr training program (with over 3,500 hours) to receive her Master's degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and Bachelor of Health Sciences. She is licensed in the State of Florida by the Department of Health, License number AP2255.   She is also certified in Clean Needle Technique. Prior to returning to school for acupuncture, Christine received her Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Florida.  She is a proud member of the Gator Nation.

She has extensive training and experience in acupuncture, Eastern and Western herbs, tai chi/chi kung, aromatherapy, Acupuncture Point Injection Therapy, CranioSacral Therapy, and other modalities (cupping, gua sha, moxibustion). She is highly trained in the latest methods in acupuncture, as well as various ancient methods, integrating both into her practice.  She has experience and training in various styles of acupuncture and specializes in acute/chronic injuries, sports injuries, and cancer therapy.  Each treatment utilizes her experience and various styles, giving the patient a personalized, tailored, and effective treatment.  

With her recent training in CranioSacral Therapy, Dr. Christine combines the benefits of Acupuncture with CranioSacral Therapy, giving the patient a stronger response to both therapies with better outcomes.  

She has worked with every type of patient from athletes to stay-at-home mothers, all who received relief from the benefits of acupuncture, and her personalized treatments.  She is passionate about alternative medicine and hopes to encourage others to try alternative medicine and incorporating a more natural approach into their normal healthcare routine. 

Dr. Christine is a Board Certified Diplomate with the National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM), and a Licensed Acupuncture Physician in the State of Florida.  She is recognized in the state of Florida as a Primary Care Physician.  She has been certified by Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center for Acupuncture for Cancer Patients and Advanced Acupuncture for Cancer Patients.  Dr. Christine is also a CranioSacral Therapy Practitioner.   She is currently enrolled at Pacific College of Health Sciences pursuing her Doctorate in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (DACM). Dr. Christine is certified in Clean Needle Technique.

Dr. Christine is a member of the Florida State Oriental Medicine Association (FSOMA).  Dr. Christine taught a weekly "Tai Chi for Movement Disorders" class at UF Health Jacksonville for the Neuroscience Department for over 10 years.  

​Dr. Christine has done many talks on Acupuncture and strives to educate people on the many benefits of Acupuncture.  If you would like to book her to speak at your event or business, please contact us directly with information on your event.  


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

Melissa is a Licensed Massage Therapist in the state of Florida. From a young age, Melissa was always interested in Massage Therapy and dreamed of becoming a Massage Therapist. Her love of Massage Therapy was reaffirmed when one of her close friends was in a car accident and dealt with muscle spasms. She saw how much massage helped to relieve her pain. She then decided to make her dream a reality and become a Licensed Massage Therapist. To Melissa, massages aren't just a luxury, they are a way of helping clients feel their best and improve their mobility. Melissa says, "Everyday life makes us numb to what our bodies are telling us and massages are a great way to get in tune with your body." 


Melissa incorporates essential oils into her massage to add to the massage experience creating a luxury massage.  She received her training from Alpha School of Massage in Jacksonville and is currently pursuing certification in Lymphatic Drainage Massage.  She is currently available on Mondays and Thursdays for Swedish, Therapeutic, Deep Tissue, and Hot Stone Massage.  

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

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Dr. Sarah is a Florida licensed Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture Physician with the highest level of board certification granted by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). Dr. Thomas is also certified in Acupuncture Injection Therapy. She is certified in Facial Cupping, Facial Gua Sha, Facial Microneedle Dermal Roller, and Advanced Facial Rejuvenation Techniques specializing in facial acupuncture and rejuvenation. She is licensed in the State of Florida by the Department of Health, License number AP 4183.

After earning an Associate of Arts and Associate of Science in Dental Hygiene from Florida Community College at Jacksonville, Florida she pursued her Bachelor of Science in Health and Wellness and a Master of Science in Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture from Dragon Rises College in Gainesville, Florida. Dr. Thomas then matriculated to the prestigious Pacific College of Health and Science in San Diego, California where she earned her Doctorate of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. She is certified in Clean Needle Technique.

Dr. Thomas has conducted research, authored studies, and written grant proposals on invasive ductal carcinoma using both western and eastern medicine to improve patient outcomes, acupuncture and post-surgical recovery after ACL reconstruction, and the use of mindfulness meditation techniques to help teens cope with stress and depression to lowering suicide rates in at-risk youth groups. Dr. Thomas is focused on all aspects of health and wellness, pain syndromes, chronic diseases, autoimmune disease treatment, disease prevention, fertility, and facial rejuvenation.

​Dr. Sarah strives to educate people on the many benefits of Acupuncture.  If you would like to book her to speak at your event or business, please contact us directly with information on your event.  

Jaime V, LMT, CNMT, RYT200

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Melissa L, LMT

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Doctorate of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine
NCCAOM® Board Certified Acupuncture Physician

Diplomate of Oriental Medicine
Certified in AcuPoint Injection Therapy
Certified in Advanced Techniques in Facial Acupuncture

Certified in Clean Needle Technique

Jaime is a Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Neuromuscular Therapist, and Yoga Instructor.  She graduated in 2001 from Southeastern School of Neuromuscular and Massage Therapy under the direction of Kyle Wright.  She was on faculty as a massage instructor at Heritage College of Jacksonville.  Jaime received her certification in Neuromuscular Therapy (CNMT) in 2001.  She pursued yoga certification in 2010 and taught at Big Fish Yoga in Jacksonville Beach.   She also taught Mindful Motion Yoga classes.  Jaime graduated from Jacksonville University in 1999 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance degree. 

Neuromuscular Therapy aids in the treatment of soft tissue damage, musculoskeletal dysfunction, and postural distortions through the treatment of trigger points and pain referral patterns.  Muscle Energy Technique works to mobilize restricted myofascial tissue and joints.  It is great for muscle injury rehab and can also be used as a preventative therapy. 

After owning her own business for over 8yrs, Jaime decided to focus her time on raising her two young boys.  She joins our office on Saturdays, which allows her to continue to utilize her amazing massage skills while being able to focus full-time on raising her family.

Jaime is available for massage on Saturday's.  She specializes in Neuromuscular Therapy, Muscle energy techniques (MET), Pre-Natal, Hot Stone, Swedish, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, educating clients on self-care techniques.


Doctorate of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Candidate
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

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