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The Best in Oriental Medicine Available Locally: The Dragon Rises College of Oriental Medicine student clinic in Gainesville is open to the general public

Apr 28, 2017 08:35PM ● By Martin Miron

The Dragon Rises College of Oriental Medicine student clinic in Gainesville is open to the general public by appointment only. However, walk-ins are welcome to make an immediate appointment and may be seen if there are any last-minute openings. All treatments are supervised by a licensed practitioner.


The initial appointment includes a thorough exploration of the history of current medical concerns, as well as details about past medical conditions. This first visit is also a time when the students and supervisors conduct a thorough, highly refined form of pulse examination, a vital tool in Oriental medicine that yields information that guides therapeutic intervention.


Treatments at the clinic include all of the major modalities within Oriental medicine, including acupuncture, herbal medicine, lifestyle consultation and therapeutic massage. Many of the patients that come to the clinic have no previous experience with Oriental medicine, and practitioners take the time to explain each procedure carefully. Patients are requested to eat a light snack or meal before attending a clinic appointment and to wear loose-fitting clothing.


Dragon Rises also provides the ideal environment and resources for acupuncture students. 2001 co-founder Dr. Leon Hammer aims to disseminate and propagate his extensive clinical experience and decades of study. Unique among acupuncture schools, Dragon Rises College offers its students a complete and far-reaching education, enabling them to become competent, confident and successful acupuncturists.


Cost ranges from $25 to $35 per treatment. Dragon Rises College of Oriental Medicine is located at 1000 NE 16th Ave., Bldg. F, in Gainesville. For appointments (required), call 352-371-2833, ext. 21. For more information, visit

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