The Dragon Rises College of Oriental Medicine Student Clinic in Gainesville is open to the general public by appointment only. However, walk-ins are welcome to make an immediate appointment and may be seen if there are any last-minute openings. All treatments are supervised by a licensed practitioner.
What to expect
The initial appointment includes a thorough exploration of the history of current medical concerns, as well as, details about past medical conditions. We utilize information from birth to the present. The initial visit is also a time when the students and supervisors conduct a thorough pulse examination, which yields information that guides therapeutic intervention. Pulse diagnosis is a vital tool in Oriental medicine, and at Dragon Rises College, we practice a highly refined form of this art.
The purpose of a thorough consultation and pulse diagnosis is to account for the many factors contributing to an individual’s medical condition. This enables us to understand the disease process from its inception, provide counsel about the effects of one’s lifestyle, and initiate the most expedient therapeutic intervention.
The treatments at the clinic include all of the major modalities within Oriental Medicine. These include: acupuncture, herbal medicine, lifestyle consultation and therapeutic massage. Many of the patients who come to the clinic have no previous experience with Oriental Medicine, and we take the time to explain carefully each procedure.
We hope that you will join us in the clinic and realize the benefits that Dragon Rises College has to offer. Please allow up to 2 hours for your treatment.
**Note – we ask that you please have a light snack/meal before attending your clinic appointment, and that you wear loose-fitting clothing**
Hours change occasionally for each semester. Please call for an appointment.
How to Make an Appointment
New & Existing Patients
352-371-2833, ext. 21
New & Returning patients – $35.00
Seniors (60 and older), Students, and Veterans – $25.00
1000 NE 16th Ave, Building F
Gainesville, Florida 32601
Click to download new patient form before your appointment.
Print them, fill them out and bring them in with you to the clinic.
What ailments can acupuncture treat?
Acupuncture is recognized by the National Institute of Health and the World Health Organization to be effective in the treatment of a wide variety of medical problems. Below is a list of a few health concerns that acupuncture has been effective in treating.
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Chronic Fatigue
- Common cold
- Dental pain
- Digestive trouble
- Emotional problems
- Eye problems
- Facial palsy/tics
- Irritable bowel (IBS)
- Low Back Pain
- Menstrual problems
- Morning sickness
- Reproductive problems
- Seasonal affective disorder
- Shoulder pain
- Sleep disturbances
- Smoking cessation
- Sore throat
- Tennis elbow
- Tooth pain
- Trigeminal neuralgia
- Urinary tract infections
- Wrist pain
TYPE OF PRACTITIONER & AMOUNT OF TRAINING
Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine