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Welcome to Integrative Wellness Center of Jacksonville

A Natural Approach to Healing

IWC is an individualized wellness clinic in Jacksonville Beach. Our practitioners' primary focus is on patient-centered care to ensure that each patient receives exceptional care. At the Integrative Wellness Center of Jacksonville, we look at the body as a whole to determine the root cause of pain and dysfunction. As Licensed Acupuncture Physicians, Doctors of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, and Diplomats of Oriental Medicine, Dr. Levy and Dr. Suffield integrate conventional and alternative therapies to provide the most beneficial care to each patient.

We treat a wide variety of disorders and provide a wide range of treatment options.

Traditional Chinese Medicine

Our bodies are incredible and were made to be able to heal themselves. Traditional Chinese Medicine has been naturally healing the body for over 3,000 years. We are regularly exposed to toxins and stressors, which affect our bodies' homeostasis. Our bodies quickly become unbalanced, which leads to various dysfunctions and illnesses in the body. Acupuncture improves the body’s functions to heal itself by activating specific anatomic sites, which are known as acupuncture points. The most common method used to stimulate acupuncture points is the insertion of fine, single-use sterile needles into the skin. Pressure, heat, or electrical stimulation may further heighten the effects. Other manual therapies, such as cupping and gua sha, also are capable of stimulating these acupuncture points. There is research to confirm Acupuncture’s influences on the nervous system, endocrine system, immune system, cardiovascular system, and the digestive system. Acupuncture can help to resolve pain and improve sleep, digestive function, and overall health.

The World Health Organization Recognizes Acupuncture as an effective treatment for several conditions

According to WHO: In the hands of a well-trained practitioner, acupuncture has much broader applications beyond pain relief. The World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes the use of acupuncture in the treatment of a wide range of common illnesses including:

Upper Respiratory Tract

  • Acute sinusitis

  • Acute rhinitis

  • Common Cold and Flu

  • Acute tonsillitis

Respiratory System

  • Acute bronchitis

  • Bronchial asthma (Most effective in children and uncomplicated conditions.)

Eye Disorders

  • Acute conjunctivitis

  • Central Retinitis Myopia (in children)

  • Cataracts (without complications)

Mouth Disorders

  • Toothache

  • Post Extraction Pain

  • Gingivitis

  • Acute and Chronic Pharyngitis

Gastrointestinal Disorders

  • Spasms of esophagus

  • Hiccough

  • Grstaoptosis
  • Acute and Chronic Gastritis

  • Gastric Hyperacidity

  • Chronic Duodenal Ulcer (pain relief)

  • Acute Duodenal Ulcer (without complications)

  • Acute and Chronic Colitis

  • Acute Bacillary Dysentery

  • Constipation

  • Diarrhea

Neurologic and Musculoskeletal Disorders

  • Headache and Migraine

  • Trigeminal Neuralgias

  • Facial Palsy (early stage, i.e., within 3-6 months)

  • Pareses Following a Stroke

  • Peripheral Neuropathies

  • Sequelae of Poliomyelitis (early stage, i.e., within 6 months)

  • Meniere’s Disease

  • Neurogenic Bladder Dysfunction

  • Nocturnal Enuresis (bedwetting)

  • Intercostal Neuralgia

  • Cervicobrachial Syndrome

  • Frozen Shoulder

  • Tennis Elbow

  • Sciatica

  • Low Back Pain

  • Osteoarthritis

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

  • Back and Knee Pain

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Chronic Fatigue

  • Sports Injuries and Pains

Reproductive & Gynecological Conditions

  • Premenstrual Syndrome

  • Dysmenorrhea (menstrual cramps)

  • Spotting and Excessive Bleeding

  • Amenorrhea (Loss of Menstrual Period)

  • Impotence

  • Infertility

  • Incontinence

Mental Emotional Problems

  • Stress

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Insomnia

The World Health Organization Interregional Seminar compiled the above list of illnesses that may benefit from Acupuncture treatment. The list is only a partial list and is based on clinical experience, and not necessarily on controlled clinical research. The inclusion of specific diseases is not meant to indicate the extent of Acupuncture’s efficacy in treatment, since all conditions may vary in severity and response.

Sources: 1. NIH, Acupuncture, Nov. 3-5, 1997, Vol. 15, No. 5 2. World Health Organization. Viewpoint on Acupuncture. Geneva, Switzerland: World Health Organization, 1979.

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