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Root Healing Wellness

Acupuncture is a solution to many conditions.

Are you tired of not finding relief for something as common as back pain or being given medications that only address symptoms without curing the root of your illness?

At Root Healing Wellness, we are interested in finding and addressing the causes of your suffering. We look at the whole person as an individual and develop a complete treatment plan tailored to your needs that will assist you long after you leave the treatment room. Whether you are suffering from and acute injury or a chronic condition, we can help you make a lasting recovery and achieve optimal health.

Acupuncture Doctor in Dunedin, near Palm Harbor and Clearwater.

Dr. Gene Healy
Dr. Gene Healy is a Florida licensed Acupuncture Physician with a Masters in Oriental Medicine. His graduate program was a 4 year 3000 hour program which also offered extensive training in Chinese herbal medicine.

After graduation he worked and studied extensively in Asia, learning from accomplished teachers of Oriental Medicine in South Korea. He has also taught Oriental Medicine in universities in South Korea in both English and Korean and has practiced medicine in 8 countries around the world: U.S.A., South Korea, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Cambodia and the Philippines. His experience ranges from the acute injuries and chronic illnesses of American patients to the suffering of the destitute in the rural areas of India.

Currently, Dr. Healy is the owner of Root Healing Wellness, providing acupuncture in Dunedin, near Palm Harbor, Clearwater and other Pinellas County communities. He is also proud to be working with Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute where he offers community style acupuncture at two sites in Clearwater and Largo.

Dr. Healy also has a B.A. in Religion and has practiced yoga and meditation since 1995. He first learned yoga in temple settings in South Korea and has taught extensively in South Korea, India, Cambodia as well as the United States. He teaches yoga and meditation according to each patient’s abilities and needs. Dr. Healy has also completed many intensive meditation retreats during his travels, studying and practicing alongside respected teachers. His meditation experience ranges from insight meditation to zen and mantra meditation. Dr. Healy currently teaches yoga and meditation at various places in Dunedin along with Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute.

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If you live in or near Dunedin, Clearwater, Palm Harbor, Safety Harbor, Tarpon Springs, Largo or Oldsmar in Pinellas County and want to find out more about the benefits of acupuncture and traditional Chinese Medicine, please contact Root Healing Wellness today.

Dr. Beverly Sorrells, A.P., DOM, MSOM

Dr. Beverly Sorrells
Dr. Beverly Sorrells AP, DOM, is licensed in the State of Florida as an Acupuncture Physician and is certified by the state in Acupoint Injection Therapy. She graduated with a master’s degree in Oriental Medicine and bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences at the prestigious Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She previously held state certification as an Emergency Medical Technician.

Dr. Beverly has comprehensive training in the Non-Somatic Extraordinary Vessels (NSEV) and is a certified NSEV Specialist. NSEV healing is a modern adaptation of Traditional Chinese Medicine protocols that work with a person’s primordial (NSEV) pathways to encourage physical and emotional well being. Along with her extensive medical background, She has trained with Acupuncturists Without Borders, a non-profit organization that provides trauma relief to local and international communities. Dr. Beverly looks forward to adding medical missions to her previous missions work.

An avid competitive and endurance paddler, Dr. Beverly can be frequently found at dragon boat and outrigger races throughout the country and has competed in events ranging from 100 meters to 340 miles in length. She has provided acupuncture therapy to many of her fellow paddlers including those who have paddled for Team USA in the International Dragon Boating Federation World Championships. She believes that an active lifestyle is a vital key to the “body” portion of the mind-body-spirit connection, and that emotional mastery is a vital component to the “mind-spirit” portion. Dr. Beverly is convinced that once the mind, body and spirit are collectively addressed and supported, one can maximize vitality, happiness and one’s highest potential.

Dr. Kay Lynch, A.P., DOM, MSOM

Dr. Kay Lynch
Dr. Kay Lynch, AP, DOM, is a licensed Acupuncture Physician in the State of Florida and has been practicing for over ten years. She graduated from the Colorado School of Traditional Medicine with a masters degree in Oriental Medicine. Dr. Lynch also has degrees in Animal Health Technology and microbiology from Colorado Mountain College and Colorado State University.

She has been trained in Tan/Tung styles of acupuncture which are very effective for immediate pain relief. Dr. Lynch has also been certified in Auricular Therapy and Battlefield Acupuncture which helped her in her work with veterans and their PTSD.

Dr. Lynch has owned successful practices in Montana and Cocoa, FL but decided to move to Dunedin to join Root Healing Wellness because of their reputation and their impressive results in helping people with cancer, diabetes, and neuropathy.

Personally she loves hiking and exploring new places with her husband. Her interest in getting to the root causes of disease, not just the symptoms, drove her to Chinese Medicine, and it is this drive that compels her to continuously improve her skills for the betterment of her patients.

Dr. Chris Kunis, MD

Dr. Chris Kunis
Dr. Chris Kunis is a licensed medical physician and the area AHCA Director for MedExpress Urgent Care in Tampa. He has been practicing medicine for more than 25 years and has held director positions at many notable companies including CSL Plasma. Dr. Kunis received his Doctorate in Medicine at the renowned Ross University School of Medicine in Florida and has authored several medical papers in such prestigious publications as the Journal of Surgical Orthopedic Advances.

Years of great patient care and a terrific sense of humor have garnered Dr. Kunis the respect and admiration of both patients and colleagues alike. Dr. Kunis developed an affinity for stem cells and regenerative medicine early in his career while doing cellular research during graduate school. His findings spurred his fascination with this developing medical technology that continues to this day.

When not helping patients, Dr. Kunis enjoys music and has a special interest in the therapeutic effects music can offer. He is also an avid photographer with a passion for wildlife photography.

Know Your Acupuncturist

Practitioners whose educational focus is in Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine receive approximately 80% of their training exclusively in this field, and undergo an extensive clinical internship averaging 3 years. Other healthcare practitioners may use acupuncture, which is one of the many therapies of Oriental Medicine, as an adjunct to their primary practice. While all of these practitioners also have training in western medical sciences, this chart is designed to illustrate the varying levels of acupuncture training generally undertaken by healthcare professionals.
For a list of ACAOM-approved colleges and national education and training standards, see www.acaom.org.
For a list of CCAOM member colleges, all of which are ACAOM-approved, see www.ccaom.org.
For national certification standards, see www.nccaom.org.
*Many Acupuncture & Oriental Medical schools exceed 2000 hours.
* *Acupuncture/Oriental Medical practitioners are able to obtain a D.A.O.M. doctoral degree from an ACAOM-approved clinical doctoral program. Some states also designate the licensing title (non-degree) as D.O.M. or D.Ac, or Acupuncture Physician. Licensed Acupuncturists may have also obtained an O.M.D., Ph.D., or D.Ac. for non-extensive post-graduate training (from unaccredited programs). Thus, it is important to ask where such a title was received.
** *Some medical doctors and chiropractors are trained and licensed in both western and Oriental medical acupuncture. Ask your physician about his or her credentials.
Acupuncture should only be administered by a practitioner who has specific training in this field, due to risk of improper needling, inadequate understanding of Oriental medical diagnostic procedures, transmission of disease, imbalancing of energy, or ethical violations.
Produced by the Council of Colleges of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (CCAOM). For reprint information contact 301-476-7790 or executivedirector@ccaom.org. For information about the Council please see our web site at www.ccaom.org

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595 Main St, Suite 201.
Dunedin, FL 34698