About Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a safe, natural  drug-free effective way to optimal health.  The goal of acupuncture is to actuate the natural, self-healing abilities of the body.  It can also strengthen and support the body to prevent future illness and disease.  Acupuncture physicians use various treatment methods to restore and maintain health.  As a primary care physician acupuncturists specialize in pain reduction and athletic performance, but can treat any health concern you may have.

  • Acupuncture - the use of tiny sterile single use needles placed gently into specific acupuncture points. 
  • Herbs - Chinese herbal medicine draws from a pharmacopeia of thousands of herbs for specific conditions. 
  • Moxibustion - dried mugwart is rolled into a stick or placed on the end of needles, then burned as a warming therapy during treatment
  • Oriental Nutrition - specific foods used to strengthen, rebuild and balance the body.
  • Electro-Acupuncture - acupuncture points are stimulated using a safe gentle electrical current.
  • Gwa Sha - a gentle scraping of the skin surface using a gwa sha tool to increase circulation. 
  • Acu-Point Injection - injection of herbs, vitamins or homeopathics into acupuncture points. 


Taylor Chiropractic & Oriental Medicine currently refers acupuncture patients to Dr. Mariryan Heschmeyer of Art of Acupuncture in Venice.  Dr. Mariryan Heschmeyer graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelors of Science in 2000. After one year in a doctorate program for Audiology she decided to switch her career path to Oriental Medicine. She continued her education at Dragon Rises College of Oriental Medicine, graduating in the top of her class in 2005 receiving a Diplomat in Oriental Medicine. Mariryan is nationally board-certified in Acupuncture, Chinese herbology and biomedicine. She accepted an appointment in Atlanta shortly after graduating to treat top professional athletes that included The Atlanta Falcons, Braves, Thrashers and Hawks. Upon moving back to Florida she began working with members of the Tampa Bay Rays as well as local elite and Team USA triathletes. Not only is she versed in treating acute and chronic injury she also specializes in internal and family medicine, including infertility as well as pre and post natal. She has a successful practice in Venice, Florida.

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We are pleased to announce the availability of office space for a new acupuncturist.

Please contact info@myvenicechiropractor.com for more information.