About Jennifer

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About Jennifer Downey

Jennifer Downey is a licensed physician of Oriental Medicine. Since 2002, she's operated her private practice in acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in Gainesville, Florida. She's also President and co-founder of Gainesville Community Acupuncture — a community-style acupuncture clinic that offers low-cost Oriental medical services in a group setting.

Along with her full-time healthcare practice, Jennifer teaches advanced courses in Oriental Medicine at centers all over the United States. She's taught Oriental medical theory to incoming classes at the Florida School of Massage, Dragon Rises College of Oriental Medicine, and the Academy of Five Element Acupuncture. Jennifer has also traveled the United States as a Qigong instructor trainer.

Jennifer Downey

Education and Credentials

1991 — Summa Cum Laude Graduate, Bachelor’s Degree, University of Florida
2002 — Master’s Level Graduate, Dragon Rises College of Oriental Medicine
2002 — Diplomate of Oriental Medicine, National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
2002 — Florida Licensure, Acupuncture Physician (AP1673)
2002 — Certification, Toyohari Association of North America
2007 — Instructor Trainer and Workshop Leader, Supreme Science Qigong
2012 — Tai Chi Apprentice Teacher, New York School of Tai Chi Chuan

Acupuncture services


Jennifer Downey specializes in a Japanese style of acupuncture that is gentle, features extra-thin needles, and a comfortable insertion technique. Her goal of Oriental medical practice is to restore your body's systems to good health and to relieve any discomfort. She combines her skills in acupuncture with herbology and nutritional counseling to provide a complete and balanced approach to supporting wellness.

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Conditions Treated

  • Back pain, arthritis, sciatica, and other disorders of the musculoskeletal and nervous systems
  • Anxiety, depression, insomnia, and substance abuse
  • Breathing problems including asthma and COPD
  • Cardiovascular disease including high blood pressure and congestive heart failure
  • Digestive tract problems including gastritis, GERD, constipation, and other bowel disorders
  • Reproductive disorders such as impotence, infertility, and menstrual problems
  • Hearing problems and earaches
  • Asthma, allergies, and other conditions affecting breathing
  • Acute and chronic infections such as flu
  • Skin disorders such as acne, shingles, and eczema
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