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relaxation-2Joyce Lockwood, DOM, FL AP#1094

Acupuncture Physician

Florida licensed and Nationally Board Certified

Like many of my colleagues I became an acupuncturist because of my own health challenges that were alleviated with acupuncture.

As a Corporate Manager in my 30’s I suffered from such severe allergies that I was forced to give myself allergy shots on a daily basis. I felt like I always had the flu, congested and fatigued. When the daily allergy shots turned into several times a day, and that still didn’t lessen the severity of the symptoms, I decided to try acupuncture. I was amazed to find that after a few treatments I was able to stop my allergy shots and all allergy medicine entirely. I became fascinated with Chinese Medicine and explored different styles of acupuncture. It was the Five Element Acupuncture style that was the most powerful, and it impressed me so much that I quit my job and enrolled into a Five Element Acupuncture School. After graduation I was lucky to study with the founders of Worsley Five Element Acupuncture, Professors J.R. and Judy Worsley. (J.R. Worsley, who is credited with bringing Five-Element Acupuncture to the West, continued to see patients until two weeks before his death in 2003.) Their teachings continue to be the core of my diagnostic and treatment philosophy. In addition I was trained in Medical QiGong with Master Wan Su Jian at the Chinese Taoist Medical QiGong BaGua XunDao QiGong General Headquarters near Beijing China in 2002. I was certified as a Tai Chi Easy Practice Leader and QiGong Practice Leader in the US with the Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi. I presently teach a Qigong Class in Pass-a-aGrille Beach, FL.

I am licensed with the State of Florida and hold the additional certification of Diplomate of Acupuncture awarded by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. This national board certification has been the mark of excellence in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine since 1982. Every certified NCCAOM Diplomate must abide by the NCCAOM Code of Ethics.

I continue to be fascinated with Chinese Medicine and am currently studying with prominent scholar and author, Lonny S. Jarrett , at his office in Stockbridge, MA. I am deeply grateful to be practicing this profound and beautiful medicine.
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Acupuncture discussed on Dr. OZ

Daytime Emmy Award winning host of ``The Dr. Oz Show`` recommends the use of acupuncture.

There are a large number of conditions that have been successfully treated by acupuncture. Just a few include:

  • pain of any origin
  • migraines and headaches
  • carpel tunnel syndrome
  • post stroke symptoms
  • arthritis
  • fertility
  • nausea
  • anxiety
  • For more information on treatment options please contact us.

    Five Element Acupuncture is a powerful healing system that diagnoses and gently treats the cause of disease and pain in the body. It works by nourishing and promoting the flow of life-giving energy, called “qi” or “chi”. We focus on treating the entire person, not just symptoms, to restore health, well-being and enjoyment of life. To achieve that goal Beaches Acupuncture Clinic uses Chinese Medicine along with nutritional and life-style advice. Several styles of Acupuncture are available, including two needle-less options. Contact us today to learn more.

    Acupuncture Injection Therapy (AIT) involves the injection of small amounts of natural therapeutic substances, such as homeopathic remedies or vitamins, into specific acupuncture points by an AIT certified Acupuncture Physician.

    As with acupuncture, fine needles are inserted into acupuncture points or trigger points just under the skin or into the muscles. The combination of Classical Acupuncture and small amounts of medicinal/botanical substances enhances and prolongs the therapeutic effect. This makes AIT particularly effective for the resolution of acute and chronic pain, autoimmune conditions, fatigue and other hard to treat symptoms.