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Nearly 30 years, Dr Villanova has seamlessly combined Eastern and Western medical knowledges with her many skills to help patients transform and overcome all manner of medical and painful conditions

One of our most experienced interdisciplinary physicians, her practice truly integrates allopathy, acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine and neurological scalp acupuncture to ameliorate pain, internal medical, neurological, gyn/infertility, emotional issues & much more

Currently, Dr Villanova largely limits her in–person practice to Allergy Relief Acupuncture/SAAT

On a limited basis, Dr. Villanova offers comprehensive phone consultations and/or in-person integrative care

The full–scope website remains available primarily for educational purposes

Integrated Eastern and Western can address

Chinese Medicine for Acute and Chronic COVID

Physician-managed Telemedical Chinese Herbal Treatments. Sound impossible? Its not!

There are robust Chinese medical strategies to address and combat COVID19 viral infection, which can range from a mild nuisance to a terminal or chronic illness


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Learn more: Chinese Medicine to treat COVID – acute and chronic

Over 2000 years of empiric (observational) research informs the pattern-recognition basis of Chinese medical diagnosis. Chinese medicine recognizes the COVID-induced pathophysiology, “Epidemic Heat Illness”, and offers both herbal and acupuncture options for managing all phases of this illness: prevention, the various acute presentations, and convalescence. Our goal is to make you feel more comfortable, and to minimize lung scarring should this virus take hold

John K Chen PhD, author of the definitive Chinese herbal medicine textbook in English, graciously correlated 3 published, comprehensive recommendations for the acupuncture & Chinese herbal management of the various stages of COVID infection. These protocols were published by Wuhan Hospital, as well as by the Hubei Provincial and Chinese National governments. He has, since the beginning of COVID, tirelessly and generously shared his academic insights and treatment guidelines with the greater Asian medicine–practicing community

Now, with telemedicine, Chinese herbal medicine practitioners can help manage this or any other condition managed by physicians. Using a combination of your medical history and tongue diagnosis, providers prescribe herbs and may demonstrate acupuncture points for you to use at home. Depending upon your circumstances, press needles, very short (ear) needles, laser, moxabustion, and/or seeds can be sent your home, along with detailed (video) instructions on how, when and where to treat your own acupuncture points at home

Doubled boarded in Family Medicine and Medical Acupuncture, Dr Villanova has been certified to practice acupuncture for 22 years, and certified in Chinese herbal medicine for over 12. She served as the Physician Advisor to the North Carolina Acupuncture Licensing Board until 2017. Her practice combines western (allopathic) medicine with the traditional medical systems of China and India. She also includes some western therapies in her practice, such as trigger point therapy for muscular pain and homeopathic treatments for sinus conditions