St. Pete Community Acupuncture has been serving our wonderful community since 2009. Our Acupuncturists are nationally certified and licensed to practice acupuncture in the State of Florida. They have considerable experience treating many different conditions and are dedicated to providing excellent service at each visit.
Greg Jones is a 2002 graduate of the Florida Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine. He holds a BS in Biology (with a concentration in pre-med) from the State University of New York college of ESF and has worked as an emergency medical technician. Originally from Harrisburg, PA, Greg, along with his wife and two daughters, now calls St. Petersburg home. He is a veteran of the US Army, where he served as a cavalry scout with the 10th Mountain Division in Somalia, and spends every Sunday during football season rooting for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Elina Vassilakou received her Masters of Science from Southwest Acupuncture College in Boulder, Colorado. She is an Eckerd college graduate and holds a second Master's degree in Fine Arts with a specialty in creative writing. Originally from Syracuse, NY, Elina has always been an artist, an educator, and a healer. She believes strongly in empowering individuals with the knowledge that will give them a better future and has spent the majority of her adult life teaching Language Arts/English to at-risk populations of all ages. She brings that same passion into the clinic and strives to achieve optimal health with each patient.
Jennifer Nitsch received her Masters of Science from Florida College of Integrative Medicine in Orlando, FL. Jennifer is a St. Petersburg native and is glad to be back home serving the city she loves. Jennifer loves treating patients new to acupuncture and has always been passionate about building community and encouraging people to be in control of their own health. She took a year off of college to volunteer full time with the education rooted, youth empowerment non-profit, Invisible Children, and now spends her free time reading, drinking coffee, and doing anything outside.
Melissa Lahmeyer is a 2002 graduate of the Florida Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine. She also holds a BA degree in philosophy with a minor in psychology from Indiana State University. She spent several years practicing acupuncture in her home state of Indiana before returning, with her husband, Shawn, to St Pete. Melissa has spent over 20 years studying medicine and health. She believes that healing is a dynamic process requiring active participation from both practitioner and patient, and that health is a right that everyone should have access to and be able to afford. After spending the last 6 years immersed in a western medicine clinic in Largo, she is very excited about joining St Pete Community Acupuncture. Melissa and Shawn welcomed their son, Dylan, into this world 14 months ago. They also have a daughter, Hannah, attending SPC. Melissa loves being a mom, doing yoga, and helping people feel better.
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