Prior to becoming an acupuncturist, Leona has had 10 years of experience in the health care field as a massage therapist. Upon discovering her calling in therapeutic touch, Leona trained at the Heritage Institute of Massage Therapy in Jacksonville, Fl. She went on to complete her Bachelor’s Degree in Alternative Medicine through Everglades University in 2007.

She completed her Masters of Acupuncture in 2011 from The Academy of Five Element Acupuncture in Gainesville, FL. During this time, she also completed her Certification in Medical Qigong with Paul Fraser. She is National Board Certified through the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and is a member of the American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AAAOM). Leona’s training is in Five Element Acupuncture. Her focus is on Women’s Health, Pain Management, and Preventative Care.

Leona has worked at Advanced Healthcare Center in Jesup, GA, since 2005 and continues to maintain a private practice as well. Her aim is to address the health needs affecting men and women, tailoring sessions to help integrate and support a person’s mental, emotional, and physical health. She draws from her diverse educational background, specific bodywork training – as well as her intuitive presence and awareness – to facilitate a tailored session for each individual. She focuses on helping alleviate symptoms caused by stress, injuries, and daily life by encouraging the body’s own natural healing process.