Acupuncture for Balanced Energy

Acupuncture is the insertion of single-use, sterile needles the width of a human hair, into various points or areas of the body. Health and well-being are sustained by maintaining this energy balanced throughout our body. When energy cannot move properly this disrupts our internal harmony. When the body is out of harmony with itself or our environment we are susceptible to disease, disharmony, and discomfort. Oriental medicine, including acupuncture, herbal medicine, and Qi gong seek to correct this flow and allow the body space from which to heal.

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Western medicine would explain acupuncture as the induction of a physiological and biochemical response that tells the body to release calming neurotransmitters, such as serotonin and dopamine, nourish the area with fresh oxygen and nutrients, even turn on our immune system by stimulating white blood cells. Eastern medicine understands the world as movements and manifestations of energy, or Qi. For thousands of years, acupuncture – needling certain points and channels throughout the body – has been used to reduce pain, improve mood and stimulate the body’s natural healing systems. When used in conjunction with nutrition, herbal medicine, lifestyle changes, and functional medicine, the results are often drastic and life-changing. 

Chinese Medicine

Chinese Medicine, also known as Oriental or Eastern Medicine is one of the oldest forms of medicine.  It has been continuously practiced for well over 4000 years. Oriental Medicine encompasses many modalities including; acupuncture, herbal medicine, cupping, massage, nutrition and scraping/Gua Sha (Today’s Graston Technique).  Oriental medicine offers relief while achieving a delicate balance of mind, body, and spirit. 

Functional Medicine

Being a “Detective”, is often how I describe the role of an Oriental and/or Functional medical practitioner.  A detective must take in all data to construct a theory about a situation or in the medical world, a diagnosis.  In fact, when I am sitting with a patient I often hear, “Oh, you probably don’t want to hear this, but..” Yes!, I do want to know.  In fact, I am going to ask about your detailed medical history, utilize in-depth questionnaires that cover areas such as, food, environment, stress level, supplements, even comprehensive laboratory tests (blood, urine, stool and saliva testing) if warranted.  I will then combine this with an equally detailed Chinese medical diagnosis to formulate the best treatment plan.  

Holistic Medicine

Holistic medicine bases a person’s path to wellness as one unified system rather than treating a disease or symptom so commonly found in more Western or Allopathic medicine.  Through a thorough diagnosis process, a patient’s unique blueprint of their life begins to unfold. No two patients are ever the same, each one will often have different diagnoses and each a unique treatment plan.  Oriental Medicine, acupuncture and functional medicine treat the underlying cause of the illness, stimulating the body to heal without masking the symptoms with powerful and often dangerous medications.  

Herbal Medicine and Nutraceutical Supplements

Chinese herbal medicine offers proven, powerful, natural and strong treatment for most health conditions.  Herbal medicine treats a wide range of health conditions, including mental emotional conditions, migraines, arthritis, autoimmune diseases, gynecological issues and even colds and cases of the flu.  Nutraceutical supplements are often used to correct nutritional deficiencies, genetic abnormalities, and metabolic disorders.

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Dr. Ashley Heintz, AP, DOM



Dr. Ashley Heintz is a diplomat of Oriental Medicine, a licensed Acupuncturist in the state of Florida and Nationally Board Certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM.)

She earned her Master’s Degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the Florida College of Integrative Medicine.

She has over ten years of experience in Chinese Medicine and has been in private practice in Tampa for over 7 years. Her treatment philosophy is to educate and empower every patient to realize their body’s own healing potential.

Before beginning her Master’s Program Dr. Heintz had the unique experience of working under Acupuncture Physicians that treated the majority of their patients in only one to four sessions. These mentors,  and this exposure to rapid healing and the power of one acupuncture treatment is what ignited her passion for Chinese Medicine and led her to pursue it as a career.

Dr. Heintz uses a blended approach in order to achieve optimal health for every individual, the body, mind, and spirit must find unity. Through copious training, research, study, and individualized assessment, Dr. Heintz applies this blended approach with all of her patients.

Each patient is assessed as an individual, similar to the uniqueness of our fingerprints. No one is the same,
and as such, no one should be diagnosed or treated the same. Dr. Heintz treats conditions and diseases that other forms of medicine has often deemed ‘helpless.’ She specializes in acute and chronic pain, weight loss, autoimmune diseases and mental emotional conditions, such as anxiety, depression and insomnia.


Classical Chinese Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Functional Medical Analysis and
Treatment, Master Chinese Herbalist, Functional Nutrition, Manual Trigger Point Therapy, Cupping and
Gua Sha (Chinese Graston Technique).


Initial visit until Dec 31, 2020

90 mins


Follow up visits

60 mins


Lab Work, Herbal Medicine and Supplements are extra and vary in price. For more information visit License: AP 3485 .

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