4040 W Newberry Rd #1500 Gainesville, FL - (352) 672-1181
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Welcome to Gainesville Acupuncture & Holistic Medicine, an innovative clinic for evidence based Holistic Medicine, Acupuncture, and Trigger Point Dry Needling in Gainesville, Florida. We are proud to offer our patients the best in individualized care for optimal health and wellness. As per guidance from the CDC, facial coverings are optional for those who are fully vaccinated. Unless there’s a medical condition that prevents you from wearing a mask, we ask that for the time being anyone who isn’t vaccinated please continues to wear a mask when coming into the office.
As always, acupuncture needles are sterile one time use only and treatment surfaces are disinfected in between patients.
Monday - Friday
10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Acupuncture is a system of medicine that has stood the test of time for over 2,500 years, and has successfully passed the scrutiny of modern scientific research.
Acupuncture enhances and regulates your body’s own restorative abilities by accessing your neuro-muscular and fascial systems. It has been shown to improve circulation, decrease pain, reduce inflammation, and relax the nervous system.
In 2003, the World Health Organization (WHO) published a review of clinical trials of acupuncture, Acupuncture: Review and Analysis of Reports on Controlled Clinical Trials.
As a result of this publication, the WHO recognizes 28 diseases, symptoms, or conditions for which acupuncture has been proven to be an effective form of treatment.
Conditions We Treat
We can work together with your primary care, orthopedic surgeon, pain specialist, neurologist, or physical therapist to provide you with a more comprehensive approach.
Why Choose Our Holistic Healthcare Services?
Gainesville Acupuncture offers a variety of holistic and evidence based treatment methods.
Almost a decade of experience helping patients regain their quality of life.
We provide a patient centered approach to better serve your needs.
We take insurance plans that cover Acupuncture.
We choose from a variety of holistic health solutions to best suit your needs and help you regain your quality of life.
A form of Acupuncture that focuses specifically on addressing chronic or acute musculoskeletal and arthritic conditions.
Auricular acupuncture used to treat pain and reduce intake of opioids. This therapy has also been adopted by the U.S. military.
Adjunctive technique primarily used to reduce joint swelling or pain while simultaneously improving joint stability.
Our Specialized Licensed Acupuncturist
Passionately devoted to many different modalities of healthcare which effectively treats a variety of conditions with a holistic approach.
Some of Alvaro Toledo's Specialties
- Chronic Pain
- Acute & Sports Injuries
- Digestive Issues
- Bell’s Palsy
- Menstrual Irregularities
- Menopausal Syndrome
- Side Effects of Chemotherapy
Alvaro Toledo, A.P.
Dr Toledo has gone through extensive training in multiple therapeutic methods to better serve your needs.
- Diplomat of Acupuncture (NCCAOM)
- Four Years Masters degree in Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine
- Bachelor’s degree in Physiology & Health Sciences
- Certification in Trigger Point Injection Therapy (Biopuncture)
- Dry Needling certification through Myopain
- Certification in Vitamin B12 Injection Therapy
- SFMA 1 (Selective Functional Movement Assessment) Practitioner
- NCCAOM National Board Exam: Acupuncture
- NCCAOM National Board Exam: Chinese Herbal Medicine
- Certification in Advanced Battlefield Acupuncture
- Training in Shiatsu Japanese Massage and Sports Acupuncture
Frequently Asked Questions
We accept a variety of insurance plans that carry Acupuncture benefits such as the following:
Blue Cross Blue Shield:
BCBS State Standard PPO (out of network)
BCBS Federal Standard PPO (out of network)
BCBS prefix CYGH (out of network)
United Health Care:
UHC Community Plan FL Health and Home Connection
UHC Community Plan M*Plus (FL MMA Medicaid)
UHC Medicare Advantage Dual Complete (supplemental benefit)
Medicare Advantage HMO
Gold Plus HMO
VA Triwest Community Care with Authorization
Yes, the treatments we provide are considered medical treatments. Therefore, you can use your Health Savings Account to pay for your visits.
In short, it enhances and regulates your body’s own restorative abilities by accessing your neuro-muscular and fascial system. Acupuncture has been shown to improve circulation, reduce swelling, and relax the nervous system. Furthermore, it decreases pain by stimulating the release of beta-endorphins. For a more in depth view on how Acupuncture works, please see this infographic.
Chinese herbal formulas are specially formulated combinations of traditional herbs that are intended to compliment acupuncture treatments for most conditions. The herbs are sourced from state of the art GMP (Good Manufacturing Process) certified facilities that follow strict quality control and make sure products are free of pesticides, heavy metals, and bacteria.
During your visit, a thorough intake is performed consisting of assessment of chief complaints, review of health history, and pulse diagnosis. This will be followed by the development and implementation of a customized treatment plan.
Usually it takes about 60 mins for new patients, and 50 mins for returning patients. There are shorter treatment options if only desiring to receive cupping therapy or B12 therapy.
In general, patients should start to feel the benefits from Acupuncture in 2-3 treatments. Total number of visits are determined based on the condition (duration, severity, etc) as well as the patient’s overall health.
Frequency and duration of treatment greatly depends on the condition to be treated. For something like a recent bout of sciatica, usually two to four treatments are enough. Chronic conditions however, often require more visits.
Acupuncture needles are rarely described as painful, and can be quickly adjusted if the patient experiences discomfort. We want your experience to be a positive one both in terms of results as well as the overall feel of the treatment.
New Patient Visit
50 - 55 min
Returning Patient Visit
45 - 50 mins
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Our Licensed Acupuncturist, Alvaro Toledo, specializes in the treatment of pain (low back, knee, neck, shoulder, sciatica), digestive issues, menstrual imbalances, stress, insomnia, migraines, and TMJ. Serving Gainesville, Alachua, Tioga, Haile Plantation, and Newberry.