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Meet the Practitioners

Dr. Jayne F. Dabu, DAOM, L.Ac., Dipl.Ac.

Jayne Dabu, DAOM, L.Ac. founded Lotus Acupuncture & Holistic Clinic in Virginia Beach, Virginia in November of 2011 with a desire to provide the best comprehensive and quality health care available in Hampton Roads.

Jayne Dabu is a Nationally Board Certified Licensed Acupuncturist, with a Diplomate in Acupuncture by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM – www.nccaom.org).

She is certified in Advanced Clinical Training of Nutrition Response Testing awarded by Ulan Nutritional Systems, Inc. She is also certified in Auricular Medicine, External Taoist Qi Gong Healing, Hypnotherapy and Acupoint Injection Therapy, and BioEnergetix Homeopathy.

Jayne attended Indiana University Bloomington where she obtained her Bachelors of Science in Dance and a Minor in History. She received a second Bachelors degree in Computer Information Systems. She became Manager of Technology at Turner Classic Movies Network, Turner Broadcasting. While at Turner, Jayne obtained her Masters of Business Administration.

During her corporate career, Jayne was diagnosed with cancer. She turned to Acupuncture/Oriental Medicine and Nutritional Response Testing to heal her body and Spirit. Through her healers, she discovered natural ways of healing, the world of alternative medicine, nutrition and a renewed sense of spirituality. With a strong will to live, Jayne worked hard to turn her destiny around. She integrated Eastern and Western Medicine with nutrition, meditation, spirituality, counseling and lifestyle changes to beat cancer, which she successfully did!

Inspired by her journey and her team of wonderful healers, Jayne knew she wanted to pay it forward and help others who were dealing with health challenges. She meditated and prayed, asking the Universe to guide her. Her Higher-Self guided her to Acupuncture school.

Jayne attended East West College of Natural Medicine in Sarasota, FL. and received her Masters of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She interned and worked at Health South Rehabilitation Hospital as an Acupuncturist working on closed head trauma, stroke, and hip and knee replacement patients. After graduation she moved back to Virginia to bring her knowledge to Hampton Roads.

Jayne Dabu furthered her education and attended Five Branches University in San Jose, California.  She received her Doctorate of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM) specializing both in Women’s Health and Endocrinology and Neuromuscular Medicine and Pain Management.  Her Doctorate capstone was written on “The Efficacy of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine in the Treatment of Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS): Two Case Studies.”

Jayne draws from her personal and professional experience as an Acupuncturist. She combines Oriental Medicine, Herbal Therapy with Applied Kinesiology, Nutrition, Lifestyle Counseling, Exercise, Spiritual Healing and Meditation.

As a cancer survivor, she deeply understands the continuing journey patients must travel to heal their physical, emotional and spiritual being.

Jayne is passionate about her patients’ health and wellness, which shows in her commitment, compassion, discipline and love; a force which drives her to find solutions to their problems. Jayne’s loyal commitment to educating her patients empowers and enables them to transform their health, thus allowing them to make healthy choices in their lives and make a difference in the lives of the people THEY touch.

Cherie Torrence, MSAc, L.Ac, Dipl.Ac.

Cherie Torrence, MSAc, L.Ac, DipAc completed her undergraduate studies at North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University in Greensboro, NC. She obtained her Master’s degree from Phoenix Institute of Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture (P.I.H.M.A) in Phoenix, AZ. and is currently matriculating at Virginia University of Integrative Medicine (V.U.I.M) to be certified in the Chinese Herbal program.

Cherie is not new to the medical field; she was a Certified Pharmacy Technician for over 9 years before she began her journey into Eastern Medicine. While working as a Certified Pharmacy Tech, she watched people come in monthly for medications for temporary relief of pain and ailments and still not get any better. Most of these patients end up being in a “doughnut” where they struggle to either pay for exorbitant medications or afford food for survival. She knew that many of these patients could alleviate their level of pain just by changing their diet and lifestyle choices.

She researched and googled “Natural Medicine” and found out about Naturopathic Medicine school. Cherie decided to pursue a degree in this field and learn more about holistic medicine. While studying, she became determined to heal her own body.
Cherie was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome or PCOS at the age of 13 and was put on different Western medications including Metformin for her blood sugar levels. She shifted her focus from a Western medicine mindset to a more natural approach. She realized that she had the power to heal herself from the inside; we are what we eat. With the knowledge that she obtained from Naturopathic school, she was inspired to write an educational cookbook, “Healthy Never Tasted So Good”.

At the age of 26, Cherie had an ultrasound done to check the cysts on her ovaries and was amazed to see that they had disappeared. Cherie became convinced that the consistent acupuncture treatments she was receiving, and the complete diet change, she had gotten rid of those cysts without the use of Western medications. She knew that if this worked for her, then this can work for others. This mindset is the driving force for her view on holistic health.

Cherie worked as an acupuncturist on the Carnival Spirit for several months in Australia. She also did an extensive clinical post-graduate study at the Chengdu University and Hospital in Chengdu, China.

She treats all types of conditions including but not limited to – any pain chronic or acute, digestive health, pre and post-menopausal, hormonal issues, fertility, sciatic, weight reduction, arthritis, and various other ailments.

With all her schooling and passion to keep learning, Cherie also enjoys traveling, riding her bicycle and eating the occasional chocolate chip cookie.

Getting in balance is not so much about adopting new strategies to change your behaviors, as it is about realigning yourself in all of your thoughts so as to create a balance between what you desire and how you conduct your life on a daily basis – Wayne Dryer, Being in Balance

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