About Us


We Support the System, Not the Symptom

We are St. Petersburg's premier Acupuncture clinic!

We focus on using alternative therapies and holistic medicine, including herbal medicine, to help people achieve their health goals while get your body back to it’s normal functional capabilities. We help people who suffer from chronic pains, stress, anxiety, digestive health, and many other conditions. Our clinic is located in Kenneth City with easy access to Pinellas Park, Largo, Gulfport, and Clearwater neighborhoods.


We help people resolve pain and other ailments with our 100% natural therapies and expert guidance to address your condition at the ROOT cause WITHOUT drugs, surgery, or expensive testing. We support the system, not the symptom.


We have found that addressing the whole system (Root-trunk) will restore whole body balance and create homeostasis. Homeostasis is the body’s natural way of balancing the internal systems to maintain a stable environment (systems such as respiratory, cardiovascular, digestive, reproductive, etc..). Nearly all diseases are related to a degree of a disturbance in homeostasis. Acupuncture weighs heavily on mimicking this mechanism within the human body. This is one of the reasons acupuncture is very effective at treating many conditions as well as a preventative medicine. It can restore balance and create homeostasis to prevent further development of diseases.

Our Process Is Simple

Initial Consultation

At your initial consultation you’ll meet with your clinician to discuss your condition, how long you've had it, and most importantly YOUR GOALS. We want to be certain that our program is going to meet your needs and that our clinic is a good fit for your success – BEFORE we move forward to the next step.

Treatments & Symptom Relief

You’ll return for multiple visits according to your treatment plan. We want to yield the positive results in the treatment plan such as: 

  • Less or no pain

  • Symptom relief 

  • Return of daily activities 

  • Normal functional state 

You’ll want to refrain from skipping treatments so that you get the best results from the treatment plan. 

Assessment & Treatment Plan

Once your consultation is complete, and we agree to move forward, we will do a detailed assessment of your symptom pattern, medical history, and other factors to determine the root cause of your issue and devise a customized treatment plan. Your treatment plan may include exercises and lifestyle adjustments as well as key supplements and herbal medicines to address your most pressing symptom location.

Transitional Care

Once we see stable improvements, we will begin to reduce the frequency of visits and continue treatments. Of course, MANY of our patients do wish to continue with “ongoing maintenance” after their course of treatments. Should that be your wish, we’ll be here in case you ever want to come in for a tune-up or to address other health concerns.

Dr. Jennifer VanGalder DACM, AP

Dr. Jennifer VanGalder DACM, AP is a Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture Physician, and Board Certified Chinese Herbalist. She is board certified and state licensed with National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). She has developed a unique skill set that provides a guided, customized and concise patient – focused treatment plan in treating many types of musculoskeletal pain, headaches, stress, anxiety, and many other ailments. Come meet us in person to learn more.