Galvan Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine

Meet Our Staff

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Our acupuncture physicians are a team of licensed and Board certified doctors of Oriental medicine supervised by Amy Galvan L’Ac, AP DOM.

All of our acupuncturists are required to have completed a 5-year academic program of study in Contemporary Oriental Medicine from Dragon Rises College of Oriental Medicine, an accredited private school, under the tutelage of internationally renowned Leon Hammer, MD. This program entails over 3,000 hours of specialized instruction and clinical internship, with 500 hours of Western medicine. Contemporary Oriental Medicine includes training in Traditional  Chinese Medicine, Five Element Acupuncture, Contemporary Chinese Pulse Diagnosis, and the world renowned highest level mastery of effective treatment strategies cultivated by the Ding lineage of Shanghai concerning physical, mental, and emotional aspects of health.

Your Health Team

Currently Dr Amy is not mentoring new graduates.

Amy Galvan, AP, DOM

Amy Galvan, AP, DOM

Biography

National Board Certified Acupuncturist. Licensed doctor of Oriental medicine in Florida, Michigan, Tennessee. Certified Victim Advocate. Certified in Battlefield and Advanced Battlefield Acupuncture techniques. Certified in AcuFacial Facelift Cosmetic Acupuncture. Formerly certified public school educator (grades 7-12, French and biology). Over 20 years experience working with survivors of domestic violence, sexual violence, rape and incest. Former chairperson for Victim Services Task Force for the Alachua County Coalition Against Human Trafficking.

Education

2009 Dragon Rises College of Oriental Medicine----MSOM, top of class
1998 University of Washington---post-baccalaureate pre-med
1992 Eastern Michigan University---B.A. French/biology, magna cum laude

Associations

AAAOM---American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
FSOMA---Florida State Oriental Medical Association
ACCAHT---Alachua County Coalition Against Human Trafficking, Victim Services Task Force Chairperson
FNVWS---Florida Network of Victim Witness Services
FCADV---Florida Council Against Domestic Violence
FCASV---Florida Council Against Sexual Violence
WAPF---Weston A. Price Foundation

Interests

Internal medicine, autoimmune disease, mystery illnesses, chronic fatigue, women's health, infertility, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), neurological diseases, pain management, victim services, survivors of domestic and sexual violence, battlefield acupuncture, cosmetic acupuncture, and sports medicine. Amy spends her spare time learning to race motocross and treating amateur and pro motocross racers at national and regional events. You can follow her motocross trackside acupuncture on Instagram @drmotogal.

Awards

Kappa Delta Pi Honors in Education, Phi Beta Kappa Honors in Science, National Dean's List, University Regents 4-Year Full-Tuition Academic Scholarship, 2009 Nuherbs Co national scholarship recipient, Who's Who Among America's Teachers, U.S. Senate Youth Scholar, Daughters of the American Revolution Citizenship Award.
JJ

JJ

Biography

Save the Chi! Little JJ is a 7 year old chiweenie rescue dog who joined us in January 2016. He works as a patient greeter, treatment assistant, and provides complementary pet therapy services of unconditional love and cuteness. JJ loves to walk you to your seat in the waiting room, and again to your treatment room where he will stay in his dog bed demonstrating how you should relax during your treatment. Sometimes he snores, but he never barks or jumps. When children (sometimes adults!) need proof that the needles don't hurt, JJ will demonstrate by letting Dr Amy put a needle in him without even noticing. JJ is a natural therapy dog and healer. Rumor has it that some patients book appointments just to see JJ. He is an important part of the healing environment at Galvan Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine.
Andrew Muller, AP, DOM, RN

Andrew Muller, AP, DOM, RN

Biography

Licensed Doctor of Oriental Medicine in Florida, California, and North Carolina. National Board Certified Acupuncturist. Registered Nurse in California and North Carolina.

Andrew joins our staff in September 2018 as a Board Certified Doctor of Oriental Medicine from one of the top colleges in the nation with an emphasis in sports medicine acupuncture. After graduating from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego, CA, he moved to North Carolina providing services in acupuncture sports medicine for NASCAR drivers, mechanics, and pit crew members for 3 years. Andrew also completed an externship at Chengdu University in China focusing on the integration of Chinese medicine within the hospital system.

Prior to completing his acupuncture training, Andrew worked as a registered nurse 6 years in hospital settings including step down units caring for patients in general post-op care, pre- and post-op cardiac care, and patients with a wide variety of diagnoses. After transitioning to the float pool, he served on multiple telemetry units within the hospital, and furthered his skills in emergency medicine, med-surg, stroke care, and other step down units. Andrew also has experience as a home health care nurse.

Education

Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, San Diego CA
Master's of Oriental Medicine (MAOM) 2010-2013

Chengdu University, Sichuan Province, China
Graduate Studies in Traditional Chinese Medicine, 2013

Kaplan College, San Diego CA
Assoc. Science---Registered Nurse 2005-2007

Chapman University, Orange CA
Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)---Cinematography and Film Production 1998-2002

Associations

Big Brothers Big Sisters of America---Big Brother volunteer 2005-2007

Job Corps---Film Producer 2003

Interests

Advanced sports medicine acupuncture techniques, medical massage, active muscle release technique, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) stretching, and adjacent therapies such as cupping, electro-stimulation, moxibustion, and herbal medicine. Prior to working with NASCAR, Andrew shadow trained with Matt Callison L'Ac whose program in sports medicine acupuncture certification (SMAC) has certified the nation's top acupuncturists in sports medicine coast to coast. Andrew has worked in Matt's clinic Old Town Acupuncture, and at the AcuSport Health Center of San Diego under the mentorship of Vasa Mic L'Ac and Jordan Allen L'Ac.

Andrew enjoys cross fit, NASCAR, and spending time with his wife Mallorie (a Gainesville native), their daughter, and their extended family in Gainesville.
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