Skip to content

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 –

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 began her career in the medical field as a Certified Pharmacy Technician for nine years before switching over to Eastern Medicine. 

She obtained her Masters degree at Phoenix Institute of Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture (P.I.H.M.A) and has been in the field of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine for over six years.

After graduating, she began working as an Acupuncturist on the Carnival Spirit for several months and also brings extensive clinical experience from a post graduate study at the Chengdu University and Hospital in Chengdu, China.

What got her in the field of Chinese Medicine is that she had Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) as a young teen and was given medications since the age of 13. As Cherie grew older, she was eventually put on Metformin to assist with her blood sugar levels.

She began to feel better with the use of acupuncture and when the ultrasound didn’t show any cysts, she was convinced how acupuncture had helped her with her PCOS. 

Cherie wants to tell the whole world how great acupuncture and Chinese Medicine is. She uses Traditional Chinese Medicine and acupuncture  to treat all types of pain conditions such as back pain, digestive health, pre and post menopausal, hormonal issues, sciatic, weight reduction, arthritis, and various other ailments.

Using several aspects of Traditional Chinese Medicine including cupping, Gua Sha, moxabustion, Tui Na and lifestyle recommendations. she can begin treating your health concerns today!

Call (757) 431-0053 View Map Contact/Schedule