Dr. Amanda J. Bilyk is a licensed Acupuncture Physician and Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM), a Primary Care Physician in the State of Florida. Dr. Bilyk holds a Diplomate Certification in Oriental Medicine from the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM), a Florida state license, and has both a Master of Science as well as a Doctorate in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, holding certificates in injection and laser therapies.
She spent her childhood and teenage years learning homeopathy, aromatherapy, traditional remedies, mycology, and herbal medicine. In 2004, she began an immersive apprenticeship in Appalachian Medicine while concurrently completing her dual degree B.A. in Anthropology and Sociology at Warren Wilson College. In 2009, she moved to Peru to continue her education in herbal and alternative medicine, traveling throughout Colombia, Peru, Chile, Bolivia, and Argentina. Dr. Bilyk has spent the last 13 years in an intensive apprenticeship with a traditional, indigenous doctor, studying traditional plants, the spiritual roots of disease, and the sacred medicine ways.
Her primary goal is an alternative, health education for patients and to create a bridge between the current, Western medical paradigm and the Eastern and Indigenous medical traditions. Dr. Bilyk believes education within the field of Oriental Medicine will instill a better future for the field, dedicating part of her time to burgeoning future physicians at multiple institutions including Lotus Professional College.