Meet Ron

Ronald Pratt is uniquely qualified to treat stress, anxiety, chronic illness and pain

 

Ronald Pratt, L.Ac, M.Ac., M.A.

I’m on a mission to help you live more authentically;

stress, anxiety, pain and chronic illness running your life isn’t part of that.

I want to help as many people as possible move past pain – physical, mental and emotional; and get back to living. 

Does these scenarios resonate:

  • Debilitating sciatic pain that prevents you from being able to sit at the dinner table
  • Anxiety that causes such extreme sweating and heart racing you’re sometimes embarrassed at work
  • Stress that has you awake all night thinking the same thoughts over and over and over instead of getting the rest you need to tackle the challenge head on

I understand how pain and dis-ease are preventing you from living and I can help.

In my own life, I went through a period of time where work stress was causing a lot of dis-ease, digestive symptoms, insomnia, anxiety along with basically running my life. Before I became an Acupuncturist, I worked as a corporate trainer. Some of that work I absolutely loved, especially empowering others to do well at work they loved. However, there was also a lot of stress.  Along with that stress came the impact on my health and wellness. 

To help with this I turned to Acupuncture. Through regular treatments, I found real transformation in my life. Not only was I able to manage my stress and overcome a number of health challenges, I was empowered to make choices consistent with who I am and what I wanted to accomplish. Ultimately, this led me to study Acupuncture and become a healthcare provider. I wanted to share my passion and this approach to health and wellness.

In healthcare, there are many treatment modalities and all of them have merit. What is unique about the way I work with patients is I embrace an approach where together we explore what makes sense for each individual on their quest for wellness. I employ a patient-centered approach, only treating one patient at a time and developing treatment plans that are unique to each individual.

Along with a compassionate, patient-centered approach to health and Wellness, my training in both Acupuncture and Counseling uniquely qualifies me to treat stress, anxiety, chronic and pain. I am board Certified by the NCCAOM and hold a Master of Acupuncture degree and a Diploma in Chinese Herbal Studies along with Master of Arts in Counseling. With extensive post graduate training in Five Element Acupuncture, Meridian Balance Acupuncture and Natural Functional Nutrition, I continue to grow and cultivate my practitioner skillset so I can best serve patients. 

Acupuncture and Chinese medicine are the cornerstones of my approach. Dietary planning, clinical nutrition and lifestyle counseling are integrated as appropriate to support patients as needed. Treatment plans are specific, individualized and tailored to each patient’s needs, supporting patients as they move past pain and illness and get back to living, authentically.

In addition to helping people move past pain and get back to living authentically, I enjoy the outdoors, cycling, hiking, practicing yoga, daily walks with my dog, strolling around the city, spending time with friends and family, cooking and exploring the world through travel.

Education & Training:

Master of Acupuncture,  September 2012
Academy for Five Element Acupuncture,  Gainesville, FL

Chinese Herbal Studies Certificate, September 2012
Academy for Five Element Acupuncture, Gainesville, FL

Master of Arts, Counseling, April 2000
Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Michigan

Bachelor of Science, December 1995
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts

COMTA Accredited Massage Therapy Program, March 2006
Educating Hands School of Massage Therapy, Miami, FL

 

 

“I had seen other acupuncturists before, but what struck me about Ron was how he gave me so much space to be “me” in the treatment room.  It didn’t matter what I was talking about, or how I was feeling.  I felt completely accepted and embraced for who I was.  Ron has been able to offer invaluable wisdom and insight at different points in my life and I’m so glad I found him!  He’s touched my life, and he’ll undoubtedly touch others.”
— A.T.