Eastern Acupuncture and Wellness takes a holistic approach to treating the body, mind and spirit as one functioning entity. We integrate health, well-being, and longevity into all of our treatments and services. We understand that each patient is a unique individual whose physiological state is affected by their particular lifestyle, diet, emotional well-being, and environment. With this in mind, Eastern Acupuncture and Wellness prides itself on curating tailor-made protocols for each of our patients, designed to address all of the patients’ concerns as well as to assist them in reaching their ideal / optimum state of physical, mental and emotional well-being. Our mission is simply to serve you and provide you with the complete healing experience.
THE FOUNDERS AND OWNERS
Tricia Baughman is a licensed Massage Therapist and Yoga Instructor with 27 years of experience. She specializes in problems related to the neck, shoulder, back and sciatic issues.
Ms. Baughman has mastered the art of combining Deep tissue, Shiatsu, and Acupressure to produce a completely unique experience that yields highly beneficial results for her patients.
Tricia is also a proficient stretch therapist. “Stretch therapy 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 craft has given her the skills to get to the root of the problem.
"I help people to live inside their bodies."
Jennifer Cruz is a primary care physician specializing in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Jennifers’ particular approach to achieving well-being for her patients combines advanced laboratory testing with Traditional Chinese Medicine to treat the root cause of any imbalance, not just the symptoms.
After completing her masters in Oriental Medicine at the Atlantic Institute, Jennifer interned in China working in hospitals across the country for four months. She is now enrolled at both Shanghai University and the Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine for her clinical Doctrine and Research Ph.D.
Mrs. Cruz’s thirst for knowledge combined with our countries’ constantly evolving health care system, has fed her drive to continuing her education... Read More
Tai Johnson is a licensed Acupuncture Physician with an extensive background in Chinese Herbal Medicine and Nutrition. Tai began her tertiary education with a massage therapy license and treated patients requiring manual therapy throughout her college career. Tai has a bachelors degree in alternative medicine, as well as Health Science. She has since received her masters degree in Acupuncture and Chinese medicine, and has been a board certified Acupuncturist in the state of Florida since 2013. She looks forward to meeting with you and helping you find your happy, healthy balance.
Dr. Amanda J. Bilyk
Dr. Amanda J. Bilyk is a licensed Acupuncture Physician and Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM), a Primary Care Physician in the State of Florida. She has ample experience in the treatment of symptoms associated with a broad spectrum of diseases, including musculoskeletal pain and inflammation, neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and ALS, reproductive disorders such as menstrual irregularities, infertility, assisted reproductive therapies, and uterine fibroids, as well as psychological and emotional disorders such as anxiety, stress, and insomnia. Dr. Bilyk spent her childhood and... Read More.
Andrea Coletti is a deep tissue and Shiatsu specialist who graduated from Educating Hands School of Massage and has been working actively in the wellness industry for a number of years.
Our highly intuitive newcomer, Andrea is able to actively sense areas of tension in the body and utilize her acquired and unique skill set to alleviate these stress areas in her patients. 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.
Clarissa is a board certified licensed massage therapist with over 13 years experience. She is a licensed radiation therapist specializing in Oncology and a Medical Qigong Instructor. She has mastered combining her skills to produce a completely unique experience that yields highly beneficial results to her patients. Clarissa has additional certifications in medical massage, sports massage, rehabilitative therapy, trigger point therapy, neuromuscular, shiatsu, muscle meridian sedation, sweetish-thai, prenatal massage, hot bamboo massage, hot stone massage, body treatments, reflexology. and a certified advanced stretch practitioner. Clarissa’s dedication to her practice has given her the skills to get to the cause of an issue, not just treat the symptoms. Clarissa is driven by the desire to help others heal and find balance.
Amber Cruz has 5 years of extensive experience being a licensed massage therapist. She is currently continuing her education to become a physical therapist. Amber graduated from Florida College of Natural Health in 2013. She simultaneously trained under manual therapy experts Tricia Baughman and Jennifer Cruz in an effort to further her knowledge, and be able to employ techniques which combine modalities for paramount healing effects. Amber specializes in deep tissue, rehabilitative, shiatsu, & reflexology. She also has training in medical massage, stretch therapy & chi gong.
Esther is a New York licensed medical massage therapist. She thrives to be a helpful facilitator for each of her client's ongoing journey toward optimal health. Her ultimate therapeutic goal for each client is to restore maximal pain-free movement within postural balance. She is certified in neuromuscular therapy, trigger point therapy, myofascial release, and prenatal/postnatal massage. She also includes alternative therapies which include bamboo myofascial release, and apitherapy (bee venom therapy) for arthritis, scar tissue removal, limes disease, and multiple sclerosis. She specializes in psychosomatic release work which combines her knowledge of structural integration and energy work. She has a love for veterans, and encourages each client to achieve their physical goals with the aid of bodywork.
Meet our Office Manager Crystal Dando. Crystal is not only our office manager but she is also our patient advocate. Crystal has worked in the holistic medical field for over 6 years and in customer service for 10. This compassionate woman has made it her trademark to go above and beyond expectations to ensure patients’ needs are being met from the time they come in the door, call or email up until the time they leave. When it comes to insurance verification, Crystal has undoubtedly mastered the art. She knows how difficult it can be simply understanding medical insurance benefits. This is where Crystal truly shines as she completely fills the role of liason between insurance companies and our patients so that our patients have one less thing to worry about.
A relatively new resident of Florida, Lorrae grew up between Westchester, New York and Kingston, Jamaica. She went on to Wesleyan University. After college, Lorrae moved back to New York where she worked with her uncle to open and operate what was to become an award-winning and highly sought after food and beverage establishment. With the skills she acquired there, Lorrae went on to work with some of the most recognizable nightlife and food outlets in NYC’s Chelsea and Meatpacking districts, after which she partnered to open her own restaurant in the East Village in 2013. Now working on her second book, Lorrae has become a student of transcendental meditation and an enthusiast of holistic living and enhancing oneself from the inside out.
"Alternative therapies and holistic approached to healing has always been a passion of mine, one that has expanded beautifully since working at Eastern Acupuncture. Watching the incredible results our patients were experiencing when coming in for treatment began an even greater passion within me, to pursue this field of healing for myself as well. I am now Currently enrolled at ATOM (Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine) as an Oriental Medicine student and thoroughly enjoy my time spent working in the office. Interacting with our patients and every day gaining more knowledge and experience in this rapidly growing sacred field of health and wellness."