Vita-Health Acupuncture & Wellness Center is an acupuncture clinic in Pembroke Pines, FL founded in 2005 by David and Yelena Pakula, husband and wife acupuncturists. David and Yelena are both Florida licensed Acupuncture Physicians who are Board Certified by the NCCAOM as Diplomats of Oriental Medicine. They each earned a Master’s Degree in Oriental Medicine from the Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine (ATOM) in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Together, David and Yelena have completed advanced post-graduate acupuncture training. They successfully completed a 150-hour certification training program in advanced Japanese Acupuncture & Moxibustion techniques in the tradition of Kiiko Matsumoto & Master Nagano. They completed advanced training in Tung style acupuncture and are officers of the World Tung Acupuncture Association, representing the organization in Florida. They also have studied Chinese medicine and philosophy with Daoist master Jeffrey Yuen.
Yelena Pakula was a Medical Doctor in St. Petersburg, Russia, specializing in neurology, osteopathy and acupuncture. She immigrated to the United States in 2000. After receiving her Master’s Degree and Florida acupuncture license, she went on to earn a Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (D.A.O.M.) degree from ATOM. Dr. Pakula completed a doctoral capstone on Neurogenic Thoracic Outlet Syndrome.
David Pakula was an attorney before becoming a licensed Acupuncture Physician. He still practices law and divides his time between the two occupations. He is currently participating in a two-year graduate mentorship program at the White Pines Institute, focusing on advanced classical Chinese herbal studies.