Dr. Pam Verlander, AP, Dipl. OM, RN
Doctor of Oriental Medicine
Owner – Community Acupuncture of Longwood
Pam opened Community Acupuncture of Longwood in 2013 to offer affordable alternative health care in a relaxed, positive atmosphere. Community Acupuncture is the perfect setting to integrate all her education and training. Pam has earned 3 college degrees: A Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Studies from Rollins College, a Nursing Degree from Florida College of Health Sciences, and a Master’s Degree in Oriental Medicine (Summa Cum Laude) from Florida College of Integrative Medicine. She is a nationally certified Diplomat of Oriental Medicine and Herbology. She also has extensive knowledge in Distal Needling, Korean Hand Therapy, Micro-current Point Stimulation, and B12 Acu-point Injection Therapy. Pam especially likes treating pain.
Pam has lived in Central Florida since 1977. She has been a science teacher, a community gardener, emergency room and hospice nurse, and a volunteer nurse for Habit for Humanity International. Pam has two grown sons and lives in the Sweetwater area of Longwood with her husband, Paul.
Lana Morton, DON, CR
Owner – Serenity Reflexology
Lana was born in Yogyakarta, Indonesia and lived there for 27 years. While there, she was very fortunate to have firsthand experiences in natural health. Eating fresh food everyday was a necessity because at the time, refrigerators were a luxury which many people in the village could not afford. Herbal remedies brought to the village by the local medicine woman via back pack once a week was a way of life. The combination of reflexology, herbs, acupuncture, and massage are the Indonesian people’s regular practice to keep themselves healthy.
After settling in the USA, Lana became very interested in sharing her knowledge to heal others. Through Trinity College of Natural Health she became a Certified Natural Health Practitioner and Doctor of Naturopathy (DON). A field of Natural Health Medicine that teaches people which foods, herbs, and supplements contain the most beneficial nutrients to correct specific health concerns.
Lana’s love and passion to help people to feel relax, healthy and excited about Life led her to reflexology. After earning the title, Certified Reflexologist (CR), she opened Serenity Reflexology in 2017. As a Reflexologist, Lana can feel and treat areas on the feet that correlate to structures and organs within the whole body, speeding up the body’s natural ability to heal itself. While getting reflexology a client can opt to just relax, or have a discussion about their health and natural options. Lana is a true gift to our community.