About Dr. Josh Hanson, DACM

Education

High School - Jesuit Tampa
Bachelors - University of Tampa - Sociology
Bachelors - Florida College of Integrative Medicine - Health Sciences
Masters - Florida College of Integrative Medicine - Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine
Doctorate - Pacific College of Health and Science - Doctorate of Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine

Advanced training:
Orthopedic Acupuncture

Motor Point Acupuncture
Dry Needling
Acupuncture for IVF Support
Palpation Based Prolotherapy Injection Techniques
Trigger Point Injection
Peri-Neural Injection

Thanks for getting to know me a little more, I’d do the same thing before I let someone stick needles in me or run in depth lab work on me ;). But seriously, let me give you a little info on why went to integrative medical school to become an acupuncturist and why I do what I do. So in my early 20’s (geeze can’t believe that was like 15 years ago), I hurt my back lifting weights. I’m talking 10/10 pain all of the time. I was seriously limited in what I could do, even though I hid it well and kept it to myself. But inside I was miserable. I tried everything for a year – physical therapy for months, cortisone injections, steroid packs, handfuls of advil to get me through my day… but I was still in pain. Surgery was my next option. So in my desperation to find any kind of relief, I tried acupuncture. Luckily I stumbled into a doc who performed orthopedic acupuncture. And it was the closest thing to magic I had ever seen. My pain dropped quick enough for me to want to go back and try it some more. After a couple of months, no joke, I was basically my old self again. So obviously I did some research, and completely changed the path of my life and jumped headfirst into acupuncture school. Over these last 10 years, I’ve literally traveled the world, studied with the best doctors, and now I spend every waking moment learning how I can help more people. I’m pretty well known for helping people in pain using specialized acupuncture, dry needling and injection therapies but I also specialize in fertility acupuncture and women’s health. Some of the greatest benefits of acupuncture and my greatest joys are actually in helping support fertility patients who are trying to conceive both naturally or using IUI/IVF. Over the last 6 years I’ve treated 100’s of couples and we regularly achieve a pregnancy rate of 56-75%. A large number of these patients have a previous failed IUI and IVF cycle history, a history of miscarriages, endometriosis, PCOS, low AMH, poor egg quality, high FSH and other complicated conditions. At this point in my career, I can honestly say I’ve seen just about everything. I’m confident that acupuncture is an excellent tool for almost every chronic condition and I couldn’t see practicing medicine without it. So if you’re ready for a different perspective and are ready to give your body a second chance at healing, then don’t hesitate to reach ou
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