About Us

Eastern Acupuncture And Wellness is your holistic approach to treating the whole body.  It integrates health, well-being, and longevity.  Each patient is viewed as an individual whose well-being is affected by lifestyle, including diet, emotions, attitude, and environment. Thus, each person’s health needs will differ from those of another. The practitioners believe in empowering each patient with knowledge and confidence. Together their mission is to serve you and provide you with a total healing experience.

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Jennifer Cruz is a primary care physician specializing in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Jennifer uses a functional approach in working with her patients. She combines advanced laboratory testing with Traditional Chinese Medicine to treat not only the symptom but the root cause of any imbalance.

After completion of her masters in Oriental Medicine at the Atlantic Institute, Jennifer left for China where she interned in hospitals across the country for four months. She is now dual enrolled with Shanghai University and the Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine for her clinical Doctrine and Research Ph.D.

Mrs. Cruz has a thirst for knowledge and with our health care constantly evolving and changing she is passionate about continuing her education and refining her skills.  In 2014 she apprenticed with Whitfield Reeves in the advanced diagnosis, assessment, and treatment of Sports Injuries and Pain. 2015, Jennifer completed the advanced level training in Orthodox Tung Acupuncture, used for immediate relief of pain and in 2016 she became certified in disaster relief with Acupuncturist Without Borders.

Jennifer’s career started in 2007 after being dual-licensed by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork and the State of Florida in massage therapy.  Shortly after her licensing, she left for Thailand where she studied for a month and a half becoming licensed in three levels of Thai Massage and Reflexology.  She was then taken under the apprenticeship of Tricia Baughman and in 2009 they combined their techniques and came up with a unique style of massage calling it TJ Advanced Massage Therapy.

tricia profileTricia Baughman is a licensed Massage Therapist and Yoga Instructor with 21 years of experience.  Her specialty is the neck, shoulder, back and sciatic problem areas.

Ms. Baughman has mastered her art combining Deep tissue, Shiatsu, and Acupressure to generate a form of body work like no other.

Tricia is also a Certified Stretch Zone Practitioner. The Stretch Zone Method is not stretching as you know it. This is a proven proprietary system of practitioner-assisted stretching. You can stretch back the years!

Ms. Baughman’s years of dedication to her practice has given her the skills to get to the root of the problem.

Carmen Jimenez is a bilingual (Spanish) Physician of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine who specializes in Functional Physiology.  She is licensed by the State of Florida and is a candidate for Diplomate of Oriental Medicine through the National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).

Her training began in 2006 with Touch For Health. It was her first exposure to kinesiology and functional physiology – a technique that addresses physical, mental, emotional and energetic imbalances with minimal effort. Intrigued by the body’s ability to communicate through the use of muscle testing, she pursued additional training under the guidance of the late Dr. Victor Frank and his son Dr. Randall Frank, from whom she learned and since specialized identifying and removing neuro-physiological blockages that prevent health and wellness while supporting the body as it resumes its natural ability to heal.  In 2008, Carmen was invited to join the core research team for Natural Healing Seminars and has since collaborated with its founder, and other practitioners, in developing and teaching new protocols and techniques that promote healing.

In 2013, Carmen graduated from a four-year intensive program in Traditional Chinese Medicine at Yo San University (Los Angeles, CA) where she developed her understanding of medicinal herbs, acupuncture, bio-medicine and Tui-Na for treating common conditions as well as complicated and chronic illnesses.  She then trained with Dr. Tan – learning his Balance Method, to supplement her 4-year training and provide immediate pain relief with acupuncture.

Carmen commits 100% to her patients – maximises her diverse training and experience, collaborates with other specialists and investigates new approaches – to provide patients with a complete treatment possible.

“I am passionate about self-empowerment through healing and believe that the power that made the body also heals the body.”

Amber Cruz is a 4 year experienced licensed massage therapist & aspiring physical therapist in training. She graduated from Florida college of natural health in 2013 while then training under lead massage therapist Tricia Baughman & Jennifer Cruz to further her techniques, as well as knowledge, in combining modalities for the ultimate healing effects.

Amber specializes in deep tissue, rehabilitative, shiatsu, & reflexology. She also has training in medical massage, stretch therapy, also known as stretch zone, & chi gong.

Along with the rest of our team, Amber is a firm believer that health & wellness is the key to longevity & well being & feels honored to help each individual get back to themselves here at Eastern Acupuncture & Wellness.

Andrea Coletti is a deep tissue and Shiatsu specialist who graduated from Educating Hands School of Massage and has be working actively in the wellness industry for a couple of years.

Our highly intuitive newcomer, Andrea is able to actively sense areas of tension in the body, her work is an art of precision. She is a certified Reiki Master and is driven by the desire to help others heal and find balance within themselves

Tatiana Morales is a licensed and oncology-trained esthetician. She is one of a few esthetician in South Florida who has formal training holding a double oncology certification from prestigious educational programs as Oncology Spa Solutions®️ and Oncology Skin Therapeutics®️. She has been helping men, women and teenagers address their skin issues in a holistic way, devoting countless hours of her time to study and evaluate esthetician protocols and skin care products aimed at preventing and alleviating the most frequent skin problems clients can encounter.

She also volunteers her free time at Cleveland Clinic offering complimentary skin care recovery treatments for oncology patients going through chemotherapy or radiation therapy and with the American Cancer Society on a monthly basis being the facilitator for the Look Good Feel Better®️ program.

Tatiana Morales will be available for appointments twice a month, call today to make an appointment at (954) 400-5504.

Santin Bjorklund is currently a student at Florida International University where he is seeking a degree in International Business. Santin is in charge of our IT support. This includes managing the website and making sure our patient documents are secure and confidential. He assists in the development of our software, office system upkeep management and training as our practice grows.

Ana believes a healthy lifestyle is a key to longevity and well-being.As part of the Eastern Acupuncture and Wellness team, Ana’s primary concern is making sure our patients take advantage of what is offered to them within their insurance benefits.

For information on your insurance coverage and benefit eligibility please call our office, we are ready to help you.


Ana is in the office:  Monday-Thursdays from 9am-4pm


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