Prominent South Florida Acupuncturist Rodney Dunetz becomes One of First Acupuncturists on East Coast to Receive Doctoral Degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

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Rodney Dunetz, DAOM, AP, Dipl.Ac., joins a small and elite group of acupuncturists throughout the country to hold a Doctoral degree.

Rodney Dunetz, DAOM, AP, Dipl.Ac.

Rodney Dunetz, DAOM, AP, Dipl.Ac.

Rodney Dunetz, DAOM, AP, Dipl.Ac., an acupuncturist and Doctor of Oriental Medicine located in Boca Raton, Florida, recently received his Doctorate in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM) degree from the Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine (ATOM) in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Dr. Dunetz participated in the first such graduating class on the East coast of the United States and joins a small and elite group of acupuncturists throughout the country to hold a Doctoral degree.

The two-year Clinical Doctorate included more than 1,200 hours of training, as well as a Capstone project that Dr. Dunetz presented to his peers and advisors. For his Capstone project, Dr. Dunetz created his own acupuncture protocol for stress reduction, which he named the DIANA protocol (Direct Integrated Auricular Needle Acupuncture). Dr. Dunetz developed the DIANA protocol using a combination of needle ear acupuncture, soothing music, breathing and meditative exercises during seven years of volunteer work with the staff of Hospice by the Sea in Boca Raton, Florida. Based on independent before-and-after surveys conducted with the hospice participants and in-depth data analyses, the DIANA protocol was determined to immediately and effectively alleviate the severe stress of those working in a hospice environment.

“I am very excited by the results of the DIANA protocol,” says Dr. Dunetz. “Given that hospice staff experience severe levels of stress on a daily basis, I believe that the DIANA protocol will also provide immediate stress relief for those in the general population.”

In addition to receiving his DAOM, Dr. Dunetz is also a certified Primordial Sound Meditation Instructor with the Chopra Center, as developed by Dr. Deepak Chopra and Dr. David Simon. He provides both private and group meditation instruction.

Dr. Dunetz has also recently expanded his clinic, the Dunetz Wellness Center, for the second time in three years. “I feel very blessed to do what I love everyday, which is to help people attain their highest levels of physical, emotional and spiritual well being,” he says.

The Dunetz Wellness Center is located at 500 NE Spanish River Blvd, Suite 31-32 in Boca Raton, Florida. For more information, visit or call 561-789-9558.

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