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Meet the Staff - Awaken Integrative Health Centers in Orlando, FL

Saima Bhatti, LAc, DOM

Licensed Acupuncturist AP3397
Diplomat of Oriental Medicine Certification
Acu-point Injection Therapy Certification
Executive Committee board member of Florida State Oriental Medical Association
Member of Acupuncturists Without Borders

Dr. Saima Bhatti is an acupuncture physician and Doctor of Oriental Medicine with the highest level of board certification granted by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Dr. Bhatti is also certified to provide vitamin B12, homeopathic and other supplemental injections.

Dr. Bhatti acquired her first Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics from Florida State University. She later graduated from Everglades University with a Bachelor of Science in Alternative Medicine. Dr. Bhatti then attended the Florida College of Integrative Medicine where she acquired a Bachelors in Professional Health Studies and a Masters of Oriental Medicine.

Dr. Bhatti holds executive office on the board for the Florida State Oriental Medical Association and is the Chairperson of both the Membership and Local Chapter committees for the state professional organization for Acupuncture Physicians. She is responsible for assisting the board in making decisions about how Oriental Medicine is represented in the state of Florida. She is also a member of Acupuncturists Without Borders, a global organization that has mobilized to provide care and services for communities affected by natural disasters and related first aid and trauma events.

A note from your clinician...
My life's purpose is to make a difference. I want the world to know of the limitless benefits Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine have to offer.
The year I turned 20 I was diagnosed with Mesial Temporal Sclerosis with Temporal Lobe Epilepsy. In plain English this means I was suffering from a rare kind of epilepsy and it was causing irreversible scarring on my brain. After many doctor's visits, countless tests and failed treatment plans with lots of medication that didn't work, my neurologist sat me down and told me I would never beat this illness and that eventually, my seizures would cause irreversible brain damage. I dealt with this condition for 3 years without hope, I couldn't help but wonder if something else was possible. I took my first act of courage by sharing with everyone I knew about my condition and asking for help. Many ideas were offered, in fact, I made a list of all 87 suggestions my friends and family offered me and #7 on the list was Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. After over a decade of consistent treatments, undaunted determination and many disciplined lifestyle adjustments, I cay say with pride and gratitude that I am seizure-free!
During my healing process I have fallen in love with this medicine. I have given my life over to be of service by creating the environment for healing within each person I treat.
I consider it a real privilege that I have been invited to join you on your journey to achieving the best health possible and I can't wait to take care of you. 

Saima Bhatti offers Acupuncture in Orlando, FL

Lisa Lapwing DOM (FL), L.Ac. (TX)
Whole Health Acupuncture
Master of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine
Chinese Herbologist
Reiki Practitioner

A note from your clinician...
My work with Oriental Medicine and Reiki began as it does for many, through my own journey to health. When I turned 18 years old I began taking martial arts. It was there I was introduced to acupuncture. I had always had back trouble, since I was 12 years old. I'd never had an injury and only mild scoliosis, not enough to cause the level of pain I had always had. I didn't jump on getting treated right away as at the time, my back pain was manageable through exercise.

Years later when I turned 22 I began having more severe pain all over my body, I gained a lot of weight quickly which was worrisome as I was active and ate well. After many go-arounds with my doctor I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's Disease, a thyroid auto-immune condition.

I began the standard medication protocol and while my blood work showed that I was "normal" I didn't feel any better. While discussing what else I could possibly try with a friend, acupuncture came up. I found an Acupuncturist close to my home and my journey to healing began! After just one treatment I felt like I hadn't felt for years!

I was Personal Training at the time and began to realize, there were so many issues my clients had that I couldn't do much about on the gym floor. After deep thought and research, I came to the conclusion that if acupuncture could work miracles on me, why wouldn't I want to do that for other people!?

From there on I set my sights on learning and utilizing this medicine and am grateful every day that I get to wake up and heal other people and myself through this powerful yet gentle art! My patients become as dear to me as my own family and I live each day full of gratitude I can share my gift! I look forward to you becoming a part of my family!