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Dr. Brenda Yanofsky, EdD, LAc

About The Doctor

Dr. Brenda Yanofsky is an Acupuncture Physician, Clinical Psychologist and Essential Oil Educator, practicing for the last 35 years. She has degrees from the University of Massachusetts, Tufts University, Boston University, and the East West College of Natural Medicine. Dr. Brenda has lived in Sarasota, FLA for over 25 years and has helped her patients create daily living protocols to enhance their life and well-being. Her mission is to educate and empower individuals to reach their personal goals, both physically and psychologically by simply living a more natural lifestyle.

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Florida Licensed Acupuncturist
Four year intensive study and internship program

Acupuncture Diplomate of NCCAOM
National Certification Commission for Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine

Diplomate of Oriental Medicine,
awarded by NCCAOM in 2004

Acupuncture Physician,
awarded by State of Florida in 2004

Psychologist, State of Michigan,
active license since 1978

National Provider Identifier #1801835525
Blue Cross Blue Shield Provider #C002A


EAST WEST COLLEGE OF NATURAL MEDICINE, Sarasota, Florida, Master of Oriental Medicine and Bachelor of Professional Science, August 2004

BOSTON UNIVERSITY, Boston, Massachusetts, Ed.D, Cum Laude, 1985, Counseling Psychology

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1982, Post graduate training in Neuropsychology

BOSTON UNIVERSITY, Boston, Massachusetts, C.A.G.S., 1974, Cum Laude, School Psychology

TUFTS UNIVERSITY, Medford, Massachusetts, M.Ed. Cum Laude, 1973, Guidance and Counseling

UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS, Amherst, Massachusetts, B.A., Cum Laude, 1971, Commonwealth Scholar of Massachusetts, History (Major) and Education (Minor)


Acupuncture Injection Therapy, 60 hour clinical experience with advanced injection techniques in homotoxicology, nutrition and herbs.

HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Sarasota, 76 hours clinical experience with stroke, accident and surgical patients, 2004

East West College of Natural Medicine, 700 hours clinical experience with outpatients, acupuncture and herbal medicine. Diagnostic skills, acupuncture treatments, Japanese massage, energy meridian healing, cupping, moxibustion, ear acupuncture, herbal prescriptions, nutritional counseling, addiction and stress therapies, electro-acupuncture, over 300 new patients treatments, 2001-2004

American Academy of Oriental Medicine (AAAOM)
Florida State Oriental Medicine Association (FSOMA)
American Psychological Association (APA)

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