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Pembroke Pines acupuncturists Yelena Pakula, A.P., and David Pakula, A.P.

Pembroke Pines acupuncturists Yelena Pakula, A.P., and David Pakula, A.P.

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.  Yelena completed a doctoral capstone on Neurogenic Thoracic Outlet Syndrome.

David Pakula was an attorney before becoming a licensed Acupuncture Physician.  He has completed advanced training for certification in German auricular acupuncture at the Vital Principle Institute, as well as advanced training in herbal medicine at the White Pines Institute.  He specializes in auricular acupuncture, which is based on Western medical science but also is rooted in ancient traditions.  David’s goal with each patient is to find and overcome blockages to healing.


Vita-Health Acupuncture and Wellness Center
12301 Taft St #200, Pembroke Pines, FL 33026
Phone: (954) 880-0090