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The Atlantic Institute
Acupuncture Wilmington, NC


Atlantic Institute and Island Wellness Center are dedicated to the health, welfare and education of you, our patients and friends. Our goal is to help you arrive at a state of optimal health in all aspects of your life... physical, mental and spiritual. We treat a broad array of conditions including headaches and pain management, eating disorders and weight management, mental and emotional conditions including ADD and ADHD, internal medicine for digestive disturbances like IBS and Crohn’s, respiratory conditions like asthma and allergies and all manner of gynecological complaints using Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Qigong and over twenty years of clinical experience.

Robert Kienitz, D.Ac., is a graduate of the Florida Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine, the Luo School of Traumatology and the Vancouver College of Traditional Chinese Medicine of British Columbia. Robert has studied with such internationally renowned physicians as Dr. Henry C. Lu, D.T.C.M., Dr. Dao Fang Li, M.D., D.T.C.M., and Dr. Nguyen Van Ngh, M.D. the “father of acupuncture” in the Western world.

Robert is National (NCCAOM) and State Board Certified (Rhode Island Doctor of Acupuncture, North Carolina Licensed Acupuncturist). He is a former Director and member of the American Association of Oriental Medicine and presently a member and former Director for the North Carolina Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and is certified by the National Sports Acupuncture Association.

Robert Kienitz is a former Professor and Dean of Curriculum at the Phoenix Institute of Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture in Scottsdale, Arizona, and is the former Clinic Director of Medicine at the Stone Pointe Institute in Mesa, Arizona.

Cindy Kienitz has trained in Chinese Internal Arts including Shaolin Kung Fu, Chi Gong, Chinese Yoga, and Tai Chi Ch'uan for twenty years. She has trained directly with Master Kany Chin, Master Hua Ching Ni and Dr. Maoshing Ni. Cindy was Co-founder & Director of the Center for Taoist Arts in Atlanta, GA. The Center is one of the largest schools of its type on the East Coast and has been chosen the best T'ai Chi School in the Atlanta area. For four years after her association with the Center, she was the head instructor of the T'ai Chi/Yoga Program at the Sandestin Resort Health Club in Destin, FL. Cindy has presented numerous seminars in the Southeast on Chinese internal arts, stress reduction and wellness, natural cooking and women's health. Currently Cindy is collaborating with the Island-Time Institute in research on the use of Chinese exercise and dietary therapy in wellness and weight management.

Equilibrium is a dynamic state of harmony and balance. In the fast paced, high stress environment of North America in the twenty first century, there are far too many factors that cause Imbalance. Imbalance is any mind/body disharmony that eventually leads to disease. At the Atlantic Institute and Island Wellness Center, Robert and Cindy Kienitz are dedicated to helping you achieve and maintain the dynamic state of harmony and balance that is good health.