South Florida's Premiere Acupuncture + Wellness Center
Heal your body naturally.
Our goal is to help you focus on healing with treatment plans tailored to your individual needs. We are dedicated to providing complementary care that provides an integrative approach to Eastern medicine.
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Receive a virtual consultation with Dr. Zakes to review your health concerns + goals. Using tongue diagnosis, you will get a treatment plan, along with lifestyle + dietary recommendations for your TCM pattern.
All of our herbal medicine formulas + supplements will be available for local pick-up or drop-shipment to your doorstep.
Ova Health Plans
During your consultation with Dr. Zakes, you'll work together to determine which plan works best for you. Each plan is tailored to your personal needs according to the evaluation conducted by the doctor.
A holistic approach to medicine with
treatments tailored to your needs
By combining acupuncture, Chinese dietary therapy, and herbal medicine, the body’s natural balance and hormonal function can be restored. In doing so, patients learn to optimize their lifestyle choices, thus increasing their physical and emotional well-being, as well as reducing stress. At OVA Health, science and nature converge in the practice of acupuncture.
At Ova Health, our wellness professionals share the same mission: to help you align, heal, and feel your best.
Acupuncture sends an energetic stimulus to the body that restores its natural balance.
Your individual ‘point prescription’ acts as a code that relays information energetically via the fascia and through energetic neural and sinew pathways throughout the body.
The term energy medicine refers to the wide range of healing modalities used to diagnose and treat illness by manipulating the energy—the vital life force referred to as “qi” in traditional Chinese medicine—that pulses through the cells of our bodies. Acupuncture is one of the oldest forms of healing, which we practice in a thoroughly modern way.
Chinese medicine is energy medicine.
The Science Behind Acupuncture
Acupuncture originated in China around 3,500 years ago and remains one of the oldest, most commonly used systems of healing in the world.
While Western medicine has not defined a single, widely accepted explanation of how acupuncture works, research shows that acupuncture points have distinctive electromagnetic properties.
These days, science can explain its effectiveness.
Connective tissue winds around the needles, increasing electrical conductivity.
Doppler ultrasound shows that acupuncture increases blood flow and circulation.
MRI readings demonstrate that acupuncture prompts observable changes in the brain.
Thermal imaging reveals that acupuncture reduces inflammation.
We combine different herbs to craft a personalized formula that addresses your unique symptom pattern and promotes healing.
Herbs are a safe and natural treatment for many common health conditions. Chinese herbs are prescribed by our board-certified herbalists and are dispensed as formulas, specially created to treat your symptoms as well as your constitutional diagnosis. Chinese Herbs, Vaginal Steam Baths, Scrubs, and Balms are used through our personalized treatments.
Yoni steaming, or vaginal steaming, allows the warmth of an herbal steam to permeate the vulva. This allows an opportunity to balance and reconnect with your body, while using herbal medicine to heal imbalances in your cycle.
Yoni steams have been found by women throughout history to:
Significantly reduce pain, bloating and exhaustion associated with menstruation.
Decrease menstrual flow as well as reduce dark purple or brown blood at the onset or end of menses.
Regulate irregular or absent menstrual cycles.
Increase fertility, especially when combined with abdominal fertility massage.
Speed healing and tone the reproductive system after birth.
Reduce uterine fibroids, ovarian cysts, uterine weakness, uterine prolapse & endometriosis.
Assist with the repair of a vaginal tear, episiotomy, or C-section scar.
Assist with the healing of hemorrhoids.
Relieve chronic vaginal/yeast infections, and works to maintain healthy odor.
Ease symptoms of menopause including dryness or pain during intercourse.
Detoxify the womb and remove toxins from the body.
Release stored emotions and tap into the energy that is our creative potential.
Ova Health is an acupuncture and wellness center located in Plantation, FL led by Clinical Director Dr. Carolina Zakes, who is Nationally Board Certified in Acupuncture and licensed to practice in the state of Florida. Ova serves an international community seeking a more natural approach to healthcare through Traditional Chinese Medicine and holistic practices.
Dr. Zakes holds a Bachelor's Degree in Biology from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, OK, and holds a Doctor of Oriental Medicine degree (DOM) from Acupuncture and Massage College in Miami, FL. In accompaniment to her Traditional Chinese Medicine training, she also holds diplomas in Biology and Health Sciences.
Dr. Zakes specializes in treating Holistic Fertility and Reproductive Acupuncture, as well as endocrine and autoimmune disease, musculoskeletal and nerve disorders, IVF support, hormone balance, PCOS, natural labor induction, emotional health including stress/anxiety/depression, weight management, and digestive disorders. Her cultural background and mastery of Mayan and Aztec traditional medicine, combined with an evidence-based understanding of the relationship of mind, body, and spirit, lends a unique depth to her approach as a physician.
“The best doctor gives the least medicine” Benjamin Franklin
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