Over 40 Years Acupuncture Experience

Stress Management/Menstrual Issues

​​"I wanted to get under regular care with someone and a colleague had mentioned Dr Gretchen, I had never tried acupuncture before but think it's an amazing technique that clearly works as it has been around for 5,000+ years!!! SO glad I went! I am so much more relaxed and less reactive in life situations! This has helped my stress management in ways I cannot put into words! An overall general feeling that is night and day different from how I was before. The week before my menstrual would begin, I would get raging angry and had a hard time shifting out of this all-consuming mindset. My thoughts were very dark and low. I was easily aggravated by anything anyone did or said. As a chiropractor, I was getting adjusted and doing emotional stress-relieving techniques that definitely made a difference! After a couple of months with Dr Gretchen, I don't experience ANY of these thoughts or emotional swings anymore! I feel balanced through the month, which most women I'm sure will agree with me is not an easily achievable thing! Acupuncture has been a huge blessing to my health journey! Thank you, Dr Gretchen."

~ Dr Meg

Loss of Mobility in Arm / Frozen Shoulder / Stress

"Having experienced the wonders of acupuncture in my past, I immediately thought of acupuncture when I lost a majority of mobility with my left arm. I was only able to lift it to a 90-degree angle.  My life had been rather stressful and I was also feeling discomfort in my neck and shoulder area which is the location where I hold my stress.  Massages were not helping in relieving the pressure and the mobility of my frozen shoulder. My immediate action was to find my old acupuncturist, who I trusted, only to find she had retired. My search continued and I found Dr. Christine.  The combination of her caring nature and technical knowledge gave me comfort that I had found with another caring acupuncturist.  My first session was met with a peaceful environment, conversation to discuss my ailment, and other things that could be affecting my troubled body.  Dr. Christine's care in the application of the treatment was delicate and thoughtful.  After my first treatment, I found relief.  After additional treatments, I regained full mobility of my arm and found a sense of calm.  I recommend being treated with acupuncture.  The science of eastern medicine is very old and makes a great deal of sense.  It helped me not once but many times.  I am very happy with the results and continue to refer people to Dr. Christine.  I am very happy that I have found my acupuncturist."

~  Naomi Olenek, Ponte Vedra, Florida 

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Stress / Lower Back Pain 

"I have been coming for two weeks now for acupuncture. My overall body is feeling better and I get less stressed at work and in traffic. All the doctors are so caring and knowledgeable. They take the time to explain treatments and I appreciate it. I am very impressed so far with everything. I have had acupuncture many times, but it was not a nice environment like this. The place is lovely, clean, and cozy. They really make me feel like they care about my condition and want me to get better. I purchased the strongest pain relief cream. It is so smooth and I love the smell. Today I had a very painful lower back after house cleaning and vacuuming. I applied ice, without much relief. I applied the cream and I have relief now. I highly recommend A Way of Life."

~ Carol C

Cancer Therapy/ Anxiety/ Stress/ Stage 4 Metastatic Breast Cancer

"The Physician Assistant at my Oncologist’s office referred me due to my diagnosis and request to seek supplemental therapies. My Oncologist is totally supportive of Acupuncture as complementary care to my cancer treatment.

My acupuncture sessions help to relieve bone pain, anxiety, depression, and stress and support strengthening my immune system while facilitating overall well-being related to living with Stage IV metastatic breast cancer. 

​I’m extremely satisfied with all the doctors knowledge of treating cancer patients. They thoroughly explain how, in addition to easing bone pain and fostering relaxation, sessions focus on energy flow to kidneys and liver for blood purification from medications and toxins. The spa-like ambiance is aesthetically pleasing and the entire facility is spotless. I feel totally safe and comfortable. The only downside is having to awake and drive back home after such a relaxing experience!"

​~ Laurel H. Mandarin 

Testimonial: Stress

Hyperthyroidism and Stress

"I suffered from high stress and hyperthyroidism.  I have noticed that since having treatments with Dr. Christine there is an immediate reduction in my stress and nervousness during and after my session.  I look so forward to my appointments.  I decided that I did not want to medicate myself or radiate my thyroid, so acupuncture was an alternative treatment that works for me.  My hair is no longer falling out (like it was prior to acupuncture) and I feel my thyroid is more balanced.  I definitely recommend acupuncture at A Way of Life Acupuncture.  Dr. Christine exceeded all of my expectations.  I wish insurance would cover the treatments so I could come more often than I do."

~  Alison L., Ponte Vedra, Florida  

Severe Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD) / Stress Management

"This is my first experience with acupuncture.  I have had severe gastroesophageal reflux (GERD) and a friend recommended I see Dr. Christine as I was not having much success with traditional treatments.  When I walked in the door, I noticed the environment is very calming and relaxing.  Dr. Christine is a wonderful person and is extremely knowledgeable.  She really listened to my concerns and began treatment.  I immediately felt very relaxed, which I have not experienced in quite some time!  I have been coming for treatments now for about five months and I have really noticed an improvement in symptoms.  Most importantly, I feel that acupuncture has significantly reduced my stress levels.  Dr. Christine has been great about working in conjunction with any medications or treatments I have been on.  I will continue regular acupuncture therapy as I have noticed a dramatic difference in how I feel and believe I will continue to make improvements.  I recommend that anyone interested in feeling better give acupuncture a try."

~ C. Seda, Jacksonville, Florida 

Stress/Anxiety/Depression/ Sleep Issues

​​"I decided to try Acupuncture to help with anxiety, depression, sleep issues, and immune system support. The Covid pandemic is extremely stressful and I wanted to give my immune system a boost to help protect me. I feel very relaxed after my sessions and confident there’s a cumulative effect. The doctor explains and discusses everything in detail. She always asks if I have any new concerns before my session. I was nervous it would be painful but the needles barely pinch. The facility is so clean and beautifully decorated. I haven’t been to many spas but this feels like one."

~ Sophia H