Meet our Acupuncture Physician                       Dr.  Cynthiaann Hayes-Hurst. She is a graduate of the prestigeous Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine in Fort Lauderdale , FL where she completed  her Doctorate in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Her training includes Herbalology, Therapeutic Exercise to maintain mobility(Tai Qi/Qi Gong)  nutrition, and biomedical education with a focus on Cardiopulmonary health over more than 30 years. She had the opportunity to travel to China and train at the Shaolin Temple in 2016.   Her passion for healing began in  1989 while assisting in a medical office and has resulted in multiple degrees and specialties.  In 1991 she began Respiratory Therapy training at Indian River State College and shortly after graduating she decided to pursued a career in wellness as a Massage Therapist in 1995.  Her interest in wellness lead her to working as a Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Specialist at the Indian River Memorial Hospital outpatient clinic where she assisted and supervised patients to complete a 6 week program designed to improve their quaility of life through exercising and educating patients with heart and lung compromising illnesses.  She  opened her own clinic in 2005 in Stuart, FL providing massage and wellness services while continuing to maintain a presence in acute care in the hospital setting at Cleveland Clinic Martin Health. In 2013 after meeting several acupuncture physicians over the years  her interest was sparked and she became determined to learn more adding the tools of acupuncture, oriental medicine, and natural  herbal medicine to her "tool box".