Dr. Geoffrey Sherman, Founder of Body Mechanix Acupuncture
I am a Doctor of Oriental Medicine (DOM) and Acupuncture Physician (AP) licensed by the state of Florida and board-certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).
My interest in alternative medicine started around the time of the World Trade Center catastrophe. After this tragedy I realized the world needed more healers I began studying reflexology and became certified. Reflexology is the science (art) that every organ/system in your body is reflected in your foot, hand, and ear. During my training I noticed that we were using the same points as with Acupuncture. Thus, prompted me to take my education to the next level by becoming a Master Acupuncture Physician and Chinese Medicine Practitioner.
At the beginning of My acupuncture training
I broke both bones in my lower right leg. It was then I experienced the healing powers of Chinese medicine firsthand. Through proactive Chinese medicine therapy and acupuncture treatments I healed faster and cleaner than with western medicine alone.
A few years later, I had to have my left shoulder reconstructed due to a motorcycle accident. During my physical therapy I again used proactive acupuncture treatments and included herbal medicine as well. My accelerated recovery rate went so well (two weeks ahead of schedule) that the doctoral candidate doing a clinical rotation there used my case for her thesis.
I graduated from Florida College of Integrative Medicine and earned a B.S. in Public Health Studies and an M.S. in Oriental Medicine. My clinical and personal experiences allow me to see both the practitioner and patient sides of this wonderful medicine. This also allows me to be a highly effective practitioner,empathize and understand the patient’s ailments.