Brandon Acupuncture Center and Wellness


Merle Friedman, board certified acupuncture physician and a licensed dietitian and nutritionist

When not working directly with patients, you will find Merle Friedman as a busy health care professional at her desk,
arranging appointments, ordering tests, getting test results, reviewing patient charts, doing paperwork and
following-up with her patients.

Brandon Acupuncture Center and Wellness was founded by Merle Friedman.


Brandon Acupuncture Center and Wellness allows her to treat patients with Chinese Medicine at a convenient place with privacy, advanced equipment and required facilities.


Merle Friedman, Experienced Brandon Acupuncturist and Health Care Practitioner

Merle Friedman, AP, LD/N, is a Board Certified acupuncture physician and a licensed dietitian and nutritionist. She is the founder of Brandon Acupuncture Center and Wellness. Her mission is to make sure all of her patients: reach optimal health, feel-good and get pain relief quickly by using natural medicine that’s non-invasive.

Beyond Pain Relief , Merle is Licensed by the State of Florida to Perform  Diagnostics, Prescription and Treatment — specializing in Acupuncture Treatments for quick pain relief

Many of Merle’s patients visit her for immediate pain relief and some come to lose weight  by pursuing  a safe and healthy way to get in shape and gain more energy.   But, there  are many other reasons to make an appointment with Merle, some of the common ones are: allergies, asthma, gastrointestinal issues, infertility, PMS, depression, anxiety, insomnia, stress, as well as  emotional and neurological issues.


Merle Friedman is Qualified in Health Sciences and Integrative Medicine with 30 Years of Experience

Merle Friedman started her career as a Registered Dietitian (RD)  for hospitals for many years. She decided to focus more directly with patients by becoming a Health Care Practitioner of Integrative Medicine specializing in Chinese Medicine.

Merle is American educated and a graduate of The Florida College of Integrative Medicine in Orlando, (FCIM). She holds a Master’s Degree of Oriental Medicine, Bachelors Degree of Health Sciences and Bachelors Degree of Clinical and Community Dietetics.

As a Health Care Practitioner, Merle has worked diligently for over 30 years helping people with her extensive knowledge in both conventional health science and alternative medicine using Chinese Medicine. Merle is recommended by many doctor’s with MD’s to provide complementary treatment for specific issues to relieve pain, reduce anxiety and depression, just to name a few. Merle can work with your doctor to improve the overall treatment by delivering the best care possible .  Merle is completely devoted to the health improvement of her patients. Call Merle today, (813) 381-3835.


Merle Friedman is skilled in the most effective techniques of Chinese Medicine — delivering Medical Solutions for over 5, 000 years that still work today.


Merle has studied for many years to gain more knowledge and perfect her expertise in Chinese Medicine to administrator treatments of Acupuncture, Auricular Medicine, Acupoint Injection, Chinese Herbs and Tai Chi and Qi GongAs an experienced Board Certified Acupuncture Physician, Merle has witnessed some impressive results using Chinese Medicine with her patients.

Many of her patients have asked Merle how she learned so much about Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture.  Merle spent many years studying and working with the top world-renowned doctors in Acupuncture and earned a Master’s Degree from FCIM. Merle specifically developed her extensive hands-on ability and knowledge by working directly as a student with 4 exceptional medical doctors in Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture, recognized today as leaders in the field:

Merle Friedman received advanced training in Auricular (ear) medicine. In addition, Merle trained with the world-renowned Chinese physician, Dr. Li-Chun Huang, for three years. She was awarded the title Master of Auricular Medicine. Auricular Medicine is a method of detecting and treating conditions using the ear. Auricular Medicine is a proven natural Chinese Medicine treatment.

As an experienced health care practitioner, Merle Friedman is dedicated to helping people prevent disease and improve their health using natural medicine to relieve pain. Her patients enjoy personalized, compassionate care in a tranquil atmosphere.

Merle specializes in acupuncture, medical nutrition therapy, anti-aging therapies, homeopathy and traditional Chinese medicine. She also provides cutting-edge therapies such as cosmetic acupuncture, acupoint injection therapy, detoxification, and electro-dermal screening.

Affiliation with professional associations include: active member of the American Dietetic Association and FSOMA (Florida State Oriental Medicine Association), Diplomat of Acupuncture (NCCAOM).

Call Merle Friedman  (813) 381-3835 today to set up your appointment or email Merle at acupuncture@merlejfriedman.com

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