Melissa B. Smith, AP’s Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine Clinic provides holistic health care using modalities such as Acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, Diet Therapy, Massage (Tui na), Cupping Moxabustion, TDP Lamp, Acupressure, Dermal Friction Technique (Gua sha), as well as life style modification recommendations, often in combination, according to each patient’s individual needs. This type of holistic therapy focuses on healing and balancing the body as a whole, while addressing immediate discomforts, without the potential negative side effects that can occur using a chemically-based medicine.

The primary modality implemented in my practice is Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Acupuncture, but I am also trained in Traditional Japanese style Acupuncture, as well as having studied and trained in Five element Acupuncture. (See the links below to learn more about these treatment modalities.)

I feel it is very important to educate the patients with whom I work. In that spirit, patients are empowered to be active participants in the healing process. I allow for the time it takes to answer questions to become knowledgeable in how to maximize the most benefit from treatment. Therefore, when working with you, we will decide together the best style of treatment for you and your specific needs. Your path to healing begins with identifying and addressing barriers to health, followed by a series of sessions that focus on bringing your body back to a state of wellness and balance.

Each treatment is individual and tailored to meet the patient’s present illness or condition. The choice of the specific treatment plan, as far as acupuncture points selected as well as method of needling applied, the chosen herbal medicinals, and other modalities implemented as well as the number of visits are determined by the patient’s condition, constitution and differential diagnosis.

There is the belief in Chinese medicine that when the body is in balance, the body’s qi (energy) can flow freely. A balanced body is free of pain and illness, resulting in more energy and empowering the body to heal itself.

Melissa B. Smith, AP is pleased to offer the following services:
  • Initial Hour Consultation Assessment and Evaluation
  • Extended Initial Patient Visit with treatment – two hours
  • Return Acupuncture Visit - 45-60 minutes
  • AcuMassage visit - one hour acupuncture visit combined with a half hour of massage
  • Individual and couples fertility consultation assessment and evaluation
  • Pre and Post IUI or IVF acupuncture treatments
  • Diet Therapy
  • Chinese Herbal Medicine
  • Smoking Cessation

Appropriate and specific services rendered are determined after an initial evaluation and assessment, based on practitioner discretion of what is deemed therapeutically appropriate and indicated for each specific patient and case.

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If you have any questions regarding services or if you are hoping to schedule an initial appointment please contact me at:
Melissa B. Smith, AP
904-477-2825 (Please leave voice message and/or text message)



Tui na


TDP Lamp

Gua Sha

Traditional Chinese Medicine


5 elements Acupuncture

Japanese Acupuncture Link 1 or Japanese Acupuncture Link 2

Patient confidentiality is honored and maintained in all aspects of Melissa's practice.

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Melissa B. Smith, A.P.

1609 Thacker Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32207
(Near the San Marco Branch Library)
Appointments & Information: 904-477-2825
Medical Records can be faxed to Melissa B. Smith, AP at 904-396-9215