Justin Fontanini D.O.M., A.P.
Dr. Justin Fontanini was first exposed to natural medicine by his father. He began to needle his family, close friends, and himself when he was just 18 years old from the guidance of his father.
Justin graduated from East West College of Natural Medicine in Sarasota, Florida. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Health Science and Masters degree in Oriental Medicine and he is board certified by the state of Florida and NCCAOM. Justin is recognized as an Acupuncture Physician, Doctor of Oriental Medicine, and Board Certified Herbal Physician.
While in Florida, Justin apprenticed with two world famous doctors who teach a new form of medicine known as Auricular Medicine. One named Dr. Huang is regarded as the Worlds Master of Auricular Medicine and has treated the president of China, Italy, Fidel Castro, and many other government officials. Justin assisted in research, which was published as the book Auricular Diagnosis. He also assisted editing another book named Auricular Medicine, The New Era of Medicine and Healing. Justin received a Master Certificate of Auricular Medicine in 2006. He is part of a select group in the world who holds this recognition.
In 2004, Justin met another unique Chinese Medicine doctor to apprentice with who has 7 generations and over 200 years of Chinese Medicine Doctors in his family. Together they published articles and held many advanced trainings for Acupuncturists in Florida. Having practiced Tai Chi and Qi Gong for many years inspired him to become a Certified Qi Gong Instructor and he offers weekly Tai Chi and Qi Gong classes. Justin has worked and trained in Beijing, China and also taught in Taipei, Taiwan. He lives in Land O Lakes with his wife Claudia and three daughters, Jasmine, Gemma, and Areana.
Claudia Fontanini M.B.A.
Claudia Fontanin i is from Venezuela and came to the US at the young age of 18 with a College Tennis scholarship. She was blessed by her family with healthy homemade fresh foods during all her upbringing years.
Back in Venezuela, her grandmother introduced her to the areas of quantum physics and meditation. At the age of 24 she came across a local wellness magazine educating the community on the dangers of chemicals in the food. She was intrigued by this information and started to become proactive by eating some organic foods and doing yoga.
Later, Dr. Justin Fontanini introduced her to Chinese Medicine and helped her solve her lifelong headaches through the use of Acupuncture and Herbs. Since then, she has been studying many subjects on wellness and emotional health. She offers education and orientation to our patients when they first start care at our clinic. Her role as a Case Manager consists of monitoring the progress of all patients and making sure we are achieving their health goals. As of today, she has been assisting the Doctors during the initial consultations and has literally interviewed hundreds of patients. Claudia is certified in Reiki, External Qi Healing, has attended numerous health seminars, and also offers I-Ching readings. She also received her MBA from USF and lives in Land O Lakes with her husband Justin and two daughters, Jasmine and Gemma.
George Fontanini is a Certified Holistic Health Educator. Herbalist and health researcher.
Diane Fontanini’s natural health consciousness goes back to more than 40 years. She was born in South Dakota where she lived in a farm with organic gardens. Later on she lived in health progressive cities such as Boulder and Santa Cruz, made it easier for her and her family to become health oriented.
Diane became involved with Shaklee and Herbal Life, natural health companies that offered her with great knowledge she would use for the rest of her life. She has always been interested in spring water, organic food, Macro Biotics cooking classes, and acupuncture.
Diane always says she has been blessed with great health because of healthy food and life style choices. She is very happy to work with her family at Acupuncture and Natural Therapies in Tampa, FL.