Dr.Rachel Israel  DACM, L.Ac., RYT-200

I have always known that I was meant to be a healer. I've been passionate about health and wellness for as long as I can remember. At a young age I realized that most modern medical approaches did not align with my personal philosophies. The key to many of our modern health issues lies within the power of preventative medicine including nutrition, physical activity and health education. 

 

My journey into the world of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) began as a patient. After a series of treatments for back pain and anxiety I felt a major shift in my well-being. I began to see my acupuncturist to treat all of my health issues and symptoms. I started reading some TCM books and I was hooked- Chinese Medicine just made sense. Chinese Medicine encompasses a wide range of therapies and techniques including: acupuncture, cupping, gua sha, tui na massage, herbal medicine, food therapy, auriculotherapy, dietary and lifestyle advice. Did you know acupuncture is one of the oldest and most researched holistic medical treatments? 


I started acupuncture school after graduating with my Bachelors of Exercise Science from University of Central Florida. In 2018 I graduated with my Masters of Oriental Medicine at the Florida College of Integrative Medicine in Orlando. I developed skills in acupuncture, moxibustion, tui na and gua sha massage, cupping, food therapy and herbal medicine treating over 300 patients in our student clinic. During that time I taught yoga classes and studied Reiki energy healing, becoming a master teacher. In 2019 I opened my own acupuncture clinic in Orlando, Florida which I still manage on a seasonal basis.  In 2021 I completed my post-graduate studies by obtaining my Doctorate of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego.  

My treatments are intuitive, comprehensive and deeply restorative. I have had success in treating a variety of conditions and symptoms including:

  • Pain

  • Anxiety 

  • Depression 

  • Acne

  • Headaches (migraine, tension & sinus)

  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

  • Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis (IBD)

  • Opioid addiction

  • Erectile dysfunction

  • Fatigue

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Neuropathy

  • Infertility

  • Amenorrhea

  • Menstrual cramps

  • Premenstrual syndrome

  • Peptic ulcers

  • Diarrhea / Constipation

  • Common Cold / Seasonal Allergies
     

I have an intense passion for sharing my knowledge and experience. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to send me a message, I am here for you! 

Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

I first tried acupuncture to relieve my chronic lower back pain and anxiety. After several treatments I began to feel more healthy and relaxed than ever. My vague digestive and hormonal symptoms began to clear up. I was sleeping better. I felt a dramatic improvement in my vitality and mindset. These experiences opened my eyes to the powerful healing philosophy of Chinese medicine.

 

Diseases, symptoms of conditions for which acupuncture has been proven through clinical trials to be an effective treatment:

 (ACCORDING TO THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION)

 

  • ADVERSE REACTIONS TO RADIOTHERAPY AND/OR CHEMOTHERAPY

  • ALLERGIC RHINITIS (INCLUDING HAY FEVER)

  • BILIARY COLIC

  • DEPRESSION (INCLUDING DEPRESSIVE NEUROSIS AND DEPRESSION FOLLOWING STROKE)

  • DYSENTERY, ACUTE BACILLARY

  • DYSMENORRHOEA, PRIMARY

  • EPIGASTRALGIA, ACUTE (IN PEPTIC ULCER, ACUTE AND CHRONIC GASTRITIS, AND GASTROSPASM)

  • FACIAL PAIN (INCLUDING CRANIOMANDIBULAR DISORDERS)

  • HEADACHE

  • HYPERTENSION, ESSENTIAL

  • HYPOTENSION, PRIMARY

  • INDUCTION OF LABOUR

  • KNEE PAIN

  • LEUKOPENIA

  • LOW BACK PAIN

  • MALPOSITION OF FETUS, CORRECTION OF

  • MORNING SICKNESS

  • NAUSEA AND VOMITING

  • NECK PAIN

  • PAIN IN DENTISTRY (INCLUDING DENTAL PAIN AND TEMPOROMANDIBULAR DYSFUNCTION)

  • PERIARTHRITIS OF SHOULDER

  • POSTOPERATIVE PAIN

  • RENAL COLIC

  • RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS

  • SCIATICA

  • SPRAIN

  • STROKE

  • TENNIS ELBOW

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Education & Credentials

  • Doctorate in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (DACM) from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine

  • Master of Science in Oriental Medicine (MSOM) from the Florida College of Integrative Medicine

  • Bachelor of Exercise Science (BS) from University of Central Florida

  • Dipl. O.M., NCCAOM Nationally Board Certified Acupuncturist

  • D.O.M., A.P., Florida State Licensed Acupuncture Physician

  • Clean Needle Technique Certified, May 2016

  • Acupuncture Injection Therapy Certified, November 2018

  • Cosmetic Acupuncture Certified,
    June 2016

  • Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200), Yoga Alliance,August 2015

  • Thai Yoga Massage Certified,
    March 2016 & August 2019

  • Reiki Master Level Certified,
    December 2017

  • Aerial Yoga Teacher Certified,
    March 2018

     

I've attended multiple workshops and seminars including:
 

  • Neuropuncture

  • Sports acupuncture

  • Advanced cupping therapy

  • Cosmetic acupuncture

  • Injection therapy

  • Scar tissue treatment

  • Facial diagnosis

  • Abdominal diagnosis

  • Western herbalism

  • Fertility charting 

  • Crystal Healing

  • Ayurvedic diagnosis 

  • Esoteric acupuncture

  • Chakra Balancing

  • Auricular acupuncture detoxification protocol

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My Mission

My path and purpose is to educate, inspire and empower others to take control of their physical, mental and spiritual health and well-being.