Dr. Angela Hamilton-Irwin
Doctor of Oriental Medicine
I am a licensed Acupuncture Physician and have been a practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) since 2005. I utilize acupuncture in an effective yet gentle way, as well as acupressure, cupping, guasha, tui na (Chinese massage), food therapy, herbal medicine and electrical stimulation to strengthen the body's immune system, relieve pain and facilitate healing. I encourage patients to actively participate in the healing process through proper diet, exercise, and relaxation.
I first became interested in acupuncture as a career after receiving treatments for my allergies. I had been suffering from allergies for years and after just 7 acupuncture treatments I no longer needed my prescription medication. I was studying to become a pharmacist at the time and had been in that field of work for many years. When I saw the difference acupuncture made in me, I immediately wanted to help others in the same way. I attended Florida Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine, East West College of Natural Medicine, and studied with masters of Oriental Medicine from all over the world.
Today, because of my experience in both eastern medicine and western pharmacology, I feel that I understand the strengths and limitations of both medical systems. This helps me a great deal with my clients and understanding their needs. Some of the conditions that I treat are chronic pain & weakness, numbness, TMJ disorders, digestive disorders, various women's health issues, allergies, fatigue, anxiety, insomnia and addictions.
AAAOM (American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine)
FSOMA (Florida State Oriental Medical Association)
NADA (National Acupuncture Detoxification Association)
Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce