Our Philosophy on
Healing & Wellness
“A true healer does not heal you. She simply reflects back your own innate capacity to heal.”
Wellness is the body’s natural state. Unfortunately, we have sometimes been in pain or in a state of dis-ease for so long that we have forgotten what it means to feel well.
This is where I can help.
Dr. Traci Pettigrew, DACM, L.Ac.
The natural state of the body and mind is one of wellness. Wellness is, first and foremost, an inside job. In fact, healing actually begins at the very moment we commit to it. This is because, when we commit to healing, we are more likely to make the kinds of lifestyle and dietary changes that are necessary for us to heal existing pain and dis-ease and to maximize our own inherent wellness.
For some, the journey to wellness is fraught with frustrations and obstacles. Many of our patients come to us after countless disappointing experiences with traditional Western Medicine. We often hear versions of the same story: “My doctor doesn’t listen to me” or “My doctor doesn’t take my concerns seriously.” Many of these patients are on a number of prescription medications, some of which they’re not even sure why they’re taking. But they still feel unwell. What we offer at Gainesville Holistic Healthcare is an opportunity for you to be heard and to be taken seriously.
After all, there is no greater expert on YOU than YOU!
Dr. Traci Pettigrew will work with you to thoroughly assess your chief complaints and conduct a thorough medical history and evaluation to best determine the root causes of your conditions. She will develop and implement a comprehensive and holistic treatment plan that includes all available treatment options, as well as custom designed food and wellness therapy tailored to your specific diagnosis. This approach ensures that you get the best possible results.
As your healing partner, Dr. Pettigrew believes that it is her role to guide and assist you in returning your body and mind to its natural state of wellness, to reflect back to you “your own capacity to heal.” She is honored and humbled to take on this role for so many, and every day she is absolutely amazed at the incredible work her patients do to improve their health and wellness!
Meet Dr. Traci Pettigrew
As the founder of Gainesville Holistic Healthcare, Dr. Traci Pettigrew envisions an inclusive space for healing where patients feel supported and nurtured.
Dr. Pettigrew has worked in the medical field for over 2 decades, first in Western Medicine and now as a practitioner of Chinese Medicine. Her educational experiences include graduate studies in Oriental Medicine, Acupuncture, Bio-Medicine, and Herbal Medicine. She is honored to have had the privilege of learning directly from Dr. Leon Hammer, the acclaimed physician of both Western and Chinese Medicine, in the areas of Contemporary Oriental Medicine and the world-renowned Shen-Hammer Pulse System. In 2022, Dr. Pettigrew received her doctorate in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine from Pacific College of Health and Sciences.
Dr. Pettigrew is a graduate of the University of Florida (B.A. Liberal Arts, B.S. Health Sciences), Dragon Rises College of Oriental Medicine (M.S. Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine), and Pacific College of Health and Sciences (Doctorate Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine). She is NCCAOM board certified in Acupuncture, Bio-Medicine, and Oriental Medicine and is licensed by the State of Florida as an Acupuncture Physician. Dr. Pettigrew licensure includes certification in Acupuncture Injection.
As a longtime Gainesville resident, Dr. Traci Pettigrew enjoys the abundant natural beauty of North Central Florida and stays active in her community, volunteering for many local causes.