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Olga V. Ways, DOM, AP, Dipl. OM (NCCAOM) Biography

Olga V. Ways is a Primary Care Provider and a Nationally Board Certified Acupuncture Physician and Doctor of Oriental Medicine. She is a founder of Acupuncture and Integrative Healthcare, LLC located near a beautiful master-planned community of Lakewood Ranch, FL.

Olga V. Ways received her Master of Science Degree in Oriental Medicine and Bachelor Degree of Professional Health Sciences form the East West College of Natural Medicine located in Sarasota, Florida. She graduated Summa Cum Laude with a special Spirit of TCM Award for demonstrating outstanding dedication to academic and clinical Excellence and Integrity.

Olga V. Ways is a NCCAOM (National Certification Commision for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine) certified Diplomate in Oriental Medicine which includes certification in Acupuncture and Chinese herbology. It is a considerable professional achievement to earn the designation of Diplomate of Oriental Medicine and has been the mark of excellence in AOM (Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine) since the inception of the Oriental Medicine Certification Program in 2003. Diplomate of Oriental Medicine Certification is an indication of competence and safety for the practice of Chinese herbology and acupuncture since the certified practitioners have met the necessary requirements and also passed a rigorous assessment to practice acupuncture and Chinese herbology safely and efficaciously.

Dr. Ways has over 5 years of clinical experience, successfully completed her internship which included working at the Health South Rehabilitation Center, Sarasota, FL. She treated over 450 patients with some of the common Western Medicine diagnoses such as sciatica, cervical and spinal stenosis, arthritis, bursitis, frozen shoulder, high blood pressure, neurological and cardiovascular disorders, allergy, common cold/flu, asthma, bronchitis, Chron’s disease, ulcerative colitis, acute and chronic pancreatitis, insomnia, constipation and depression.

Dr. Ways is certified for acupuncture injection therapy using homeopathic remedies and vitamins. She has training in mesotherapy and facial rejuvenation, as well as an additional training in celebrity praised MeiZen (“Beautiful person”) cosmetic acupuncture – which is considered the only non-invasive, natural cosmetic procedure that actually improves the health of the patients, abdominal acupuncture for weight loss and infertility treatment.

Olga V. Ways has a previous Bachelor Degree of Science in Education and Psychology and an additional Bachelor Degree in Philology with specialty in the English Language. She earned these initial Degrees at the State Pedagogical University in her beautiful historic hometown of Vladimir, Russia which ironically is a sister city of Sarasota, FL where she later continued her education in Oriental Medicine.

In a compassionate and caring environment of Dr. Ways’ acupuncture clinic, patients are offered a wide range of healthcare services including lifestyle counseling, diet and nutrition, Western diagnostics, acupuncture, acupuncture point injection therapy, homeopathy, herbal prescriptions, mesotherapy and cosmetic acupuncture facial rejuvenation. She also received an additional training and certification in Deep Tissue Laser therapy for pain relief and treating various health conditions.