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Our Philosophy

Getting to the root of your health problem.

Welcome to our Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine Centre. Our holistic-minded approach uses natural healing methods based on Modern and Traditional Chinese Medicine to help uncover and treat the root cause of your health problems, safely and effectively.

Our team of expert practitioners have accumulated decades of experience and we look forward to the unique opportunity to help address even the most complex conditions of dis-ease that you or your loved ones may be experiencing.

Yours In Health,

The Brevard Acupuncture Team

Services

Our methods

Modern Herbal & Supplement Pharmacy

Our granule herbal & supplement pharmacy allows us to create a customized natural medicine approach to support your health and promote healing. The common cold, digestive complaints, skin problems, and more can all be treated safely and in conjunction with prescription medications.

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Meet Our Team

Brendan Zachar D.O.M.

Acupuncture Physician

Brendan Zachar D.O.M., is a Board Certified Doctor of Oriental Medicine and Licensed Acupuncture Physician. In practice since 2010, Dr.Zachar became introduced to Holistic Medicine during his undergraduate years while studying Health Sciences at the University of Central Florida. This introduction led to his eventual pursuit of Chinese Medicine, where he went on to earn his Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine from the Florida College of Integrative Medicine in Orlando, Florida. Dr.Zachar has trained overseas at the prestigious Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine where he interned with dozens of specialist doctors. Over the years he has witnessed both personally and professionally the immense healing power that “alternative” medicine can provide. He commonly treats cervical and lumbar pain syndromes, sciatica, headaches, anxiety disorders, Irritable bowel syndromes, and women’s health issues.

Theresa Anderson AP, DNCCAOM

Acupuncture Physician

Theresa Anderson, AP, DNCCAOM is a licensed and insured Acupuncture Physician in the State of Florida. She is also Nationally Board Certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Dr.Anderson holds a B.S. in Science Education specializing in Biology from the University of Central Florida and completed her acupuncture post graduate school at the nationally accredited Eastern School of Acupuncture and Traditional Medicine in Bloomfield, New Jersey. She has over 13 years of experience in acupuncture and other healing modalities. She has taught yoga, tai chi and is a master at helping people relax and calm their mind through meditation. To further address the needs of her patients she is currently studying Functional Medicine which uses laboratory testing to provide a natural and curative approach to health using supplements, lifestyle changes and other modalities.

Eileen Savastano L.M.T.

Licensed Massage Therapist

Eileen Savastano, L.M.T., is Board Certified for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. She graduated with honors from The Swedish Institute of Massage Therapy with a degree in Occupational Studies. She complimented her degree by becoming certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine as a Personal Trainer and Corrective Exercise specialist. She also holds certifications in Rehabilitative Exercises and is a certified Yoga Instructor. Eileen is fascinated with the human body and the important correlation that the effects of massage have in relation to a person’s health. She believes in providing client-based clinical sessions which focus on therapeutic treatment to restore function, stimulate flow of lymph, release muscle tightness, increase joint flexibility, relieve pain, increase circulation, and promote relaxation and good health. Prior to moving to Florida, Eileen was a massage therapy professor, a clinical advisor, and volunteered as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT).

Positive Reviews

Happy Patients

P.S.

“Dr. Anderson was very thorough and is helping me to get to the root cause of my autoimmune issues.”

M.P.

“Brendan is a knowledgeable and compassionate acupuncturist (and I’ve been to many over the years) who has a very gentle touch with the needles. Treatments are provided in a calming, comfortable and relaxing atmosphere and I like the way he takes the time to explain and answer any questions. I highly recommend Brendan!”

C.H.

“Thank you Brendan for your knowledge and know-how. It has brought positivity and requiescence to my life!”

S.D.

“I’ve been working with Brendan for about 6 months and my initial problem of constant burning of the bottoms of my feet was completely gone within 2-3 visits. I’m still working with him because I see a difference in my overall health. He’s a pleasure to work with and I highly recommend him.”

S.K.

“Caring, personable and professional. The acupuncture provided has improved my quality of life greatly. Out of all the acupuncturist ive been to, I highly recommend brevard acupuncture & integrative medicine above the rest.”

R.F.

“Results speak for themselves. Feeling better than I have in years. I am able to train daily. Chronic issues are under control and improving with acupuncture, massage and Chinese herbs. Brendan Zachar is a caring, knowledgeable professional, wise beyond his years. Highly recommend.”

A.W.

“Thank you Brendan Zachar for your tremendous help and knowledge of Chinese medicine. Your acupuncture treatments really helped our family. We love you.”

J.N.

“Brendan is a wonderful, compassionate healer and very knowledgeable in the art of Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture. He also also has a great network of other healers that he can refer you to that are of the highest caliber. I recommend him highly!!”

``Dis-ease``

Conditions That Can Be Treated

Many medical disorders and patterns of disease are effectively treated within an Integrative Medicine model ranging from the common cold to chronic and complex illnesses.

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

How does acupuncture work?

Integrative Medicine is a holistic approach to the practice of medicine that takes into account all factors that influence health in an individual, such as: body, mind, spirit, and community.

 

  • Patient and practitioners are partners in the healing process.
  • Natural and non-invasive techniques are used whenever possible.
  • Patients are empowered with self-care tools and the ability to use their own inner resources to promote healing.
  • A personalized treatment approach is used for each patients unique condition and circumstances.

Chinese Medicine also know as (TCM) Traditional Chinese Medicine, Oriental, or Asian Medicine is a distinct practice of medicine developed over the course of 2,000 years in Asia. Chinese Medicine adheres to a unique science and logic that recognizes the interconnectedness of the body and its organ systems in the maintenance of health and wellbeing.

Practitioners of Chinese Medicine are called Doctors of Oriental Medicine (D.O.M.’s) and are nationally recognized to practice this style of medicine in the United States. Diagnosing a condition in Chinese Medicine is based on visual inspection, often looking at a persons tongue to aid in diagnosis, listening to a patient and asking questions, and palpation of the wrist for an in-depth analysis of their circulatory function.

Treatment is given based on a patients unique constitution and may involve acupuncture, herbs, and dietary therapy to restore balance and health.

Many high quality studies across the globe support the claims of effectiveness of acupuncture and Eastern Medicine practices. Studies reveal that acupuncture specifically has been found particularly effective for pain management. For further information and a more detailed analysis into the latest evidence and research in the acupuncture field, see also: Acupuncture and Mind-Body Scientific Research.

Acupuncture works primarily by increasing circulation and blood flow to specific areas, stimulating our body’s own healing processes. Modern research shows that endorphins, our body’s natural pain-killing and mood enhancing molecules are increased after acupuncture is performed as well as the functioning of our immune system.

Every person, condition, and circumstance is unique and therefore an estimation of how long treatment will take is very difficult to assess without knowing the full health history of an individual.

With that being said many services offered can provide a therapeutic response rather quickly especially when combined together synergistically. For instance acupuncture and massage, or acupuncture and herbal medicines can provide relief faster when utilized together rather than just a stand-alone treatment.

An initial appointment with examination should be conducted to determine an accurate treatment timeframe.

An acupuncture treatment is a very new experience for most people so it is not uncommon to have a few questions of what to expect during a session. The following are a few tips that will help make your first experience a breeze.

Allow yourself to relax

Although the notion of having needles inserted for healing and relaxation is a bit counter-intuitive we promise it really does feel good to receive acupuncture. Rest assured that you will be in a soothing, safe, healing environment and your physician is going to be doing everything possible to make the process comfortable and enjoyable.

Have a bite to eat

Acupuncture is known for moving circulation which can affect your blood sugar level so make sure to eat something, even a little bit, prior to receiving acupuncture treatment. This will help ensure that your blood sugar level stays balanced throughout the visit.

Wear comfortable clothing

Your attire should be something you feel comfortable in and that allows for easy access to different parts of your body. Depending on your individual treatment your acupuncturist may choose to needle areas that may require you to wear loose fitting clothing. In general, athletic clothing seems to work the best although it’s certainly not required for treatment.

Acupuncture is safe

Acupuncture is an extremely safe procedure and rest assured that you will be getting new, sealed & sterilized needles. The sensation of acupuncture is relatively pain free and virtually side-effect free. Remember to take a deep breath and enjoy the treatment. Don’t worry, what you are about to experience is perfectly safe and many find it completely enjoyable.

Many insurance companies will cover services rendered by a Doctor of Oriental Medicine. Medically necessary treatment, such as acute and chronic pain syndromes may be reimbursed for acupuncture and/or physical medicine rendered. Additionally, routine office visits in the form of Primary Care may be covered on certain policies.

Please use our online form or call our office to verify your insurance benefits.