Vivianne H. Gantous, M.A.O.M., L.Ac., Dipl. OM, ACT gradWritten by administrator
Vivianne Hipol Gantous enjoys helping people get well. She is a licensed Acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist, Registered Nurse, and most recently, an Advanced Clinical Training graduate of Nutritional Response Testing. Her Chinese Medical education has been greatly influenced by the work of Kiiko Matsumoto, Richard Tan, Leon Hammer, and Jeffrey Yuen. Her fields of interest are general internal medicine, autoimmune, pediatrics, digestive/food sensitivities and allergies, psycho-emotional issues, and utilizing therapeutic communication to assist in the healing process. She received her MAOM from Emperor’s College in Santa Monica, Ca, and her BSN from Johns Hopkins University. She also has a BA in international relations/development from American University wherein she received her first exposure to Chinese Medicine while studying abroad in Shanghai, China. For four years, she worked as an individual contractor at the Cleveland Institute of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, and at the Center for Women’s Health at University Hospital in Cleveland, OH. She is also an interim clinical editor for The American Acupuncturist.
Vivianne returned to Va Beach after many years away & took over a pre-existing practice in order to bring a new vision of health to the Hampton Roads area. Her ultimate joy is her supportive husband and two amazing little girls. She has worked as an RN in the fields of transplants and cardiothoracic telemetery at USC hospital in Los Angeles, Ca, and in oncology at St. John’s Hospital in Santa Monica, Ca. As an acupuncturist, she has a license from the National Board of California and is a Diplomat of Oriental Medicine from NCCAOM. Most recently, Vivianne has been incorporating specific whole food nutrition and has seen great results in ADD diagnosis, autism and development delays in children, food sensitivities/allergies, and prenatal & postnatal needs of women.
Vivianne believes that each patient is unique and dynamic and therefore each visit is based upon that individual’s constitution and current symptoms. She also remains aware of how Eastern medicine and allopathic medicine can compliment each other as she has seen firsthand how both systems are effective in the way the other is not.