20 years experience in treating difficult illnesses


certified herbalistlicensed acupuncturist

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Jake Avancena L.Ac., MTOM



Jake Avancena graduated with a B.A. from the Virginia Military Institute and served in the Army for four years. While engaged in an Asian Studies graduate program, he had the opportunity to live and work in Japan for two years. In Japan, he was exposed to the efficacy of Oriental medicine and decided to pursue a career in Oriental medicine. He graduated with a Master's in Oriental medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego, California in 1996.



After being licensed by the Medical Board of California, he practiced in San Diego for two years and then returned to Virginia to practice in 1998. He has served as the President of the Acupuncture Society of Virginia. He has been licensed by the Medical Boards of California, Maryland and Virginia. Jake is also certified in acupuncture and Chinese herbology by the National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).