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
BiographyNational 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.
Education2009 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
AssociationsAAAOM---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
InterestsInternal 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. She is learning to speak American Sign Language, as inspired by her motocross coach, a deaf 4x national champion women's motocross retired pro Ashley Fiolek. You can follow her trackside acupuncture on Instagram @drmotogal.
AwardsKappa 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.
BiographySave 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.
EducationJJ came to us from Gainesville Pet Rescue. He must have had obedience training because he knows how to sit, stay, wait, and come when called. He is learning to read and respond to commands in American Sign Language.
AssociationsGainesville Pet Rescue
Sweet Paws Bakery
Gatorback Cycle Park
AKA: J-Dawg, Braveheart, Big Boy, Juan-Jagermeister
You can follow JJ's adventures on Instagram @JJ_thechiweenie.