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Welcome to Bernall Wellness  And Acupuncture Center of Saint Augustine!

When it comes to your health, results is what really matters.  Fernando Bernall specialises in treating acute and chronic conditions with acupuncture, lifestyle medicine, and related modalities.  With over 30 years of clinical experience, we have learned what works and what doesn't. If you are new to our practice, you can Start Here!


Did You Know That There's a Drug-free Treatment for Depression, Anxiety, and Insomnia?

That's Right! It is called CES - Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation. In our practice, we have been using for several years the ALPHA-STIM device. It is a safe, comfortable and non-invasive, FDA cleared technology with a proven track record for the treatment of depression, anxiety, and insomnia.

To learn more see this interview I conducted on my Physiology Matters Podcast with Dr. Josh Briley, who is the Clinical Education Director for the Alpha-Stim manufacturer. See it here!

Find out if it is Inflammation - Take the Inflammation Quiz!

Are you experiencing symptoms that could be linked to inflammation? Painful joints, poor digestion, headaches, poor sleep, skin blemishes? The list of symptoms associated to inflammation are endless.. Find out if inflammation is at the root of many of the dysorders listed here and more, by taking the Inflammation Quiz Score.

Functional Medicine

My approach to Functional Medicine (FM), differs from  that of other FM practitioners in that I am not interested in prescribing hundreds of dollars in supplements to my patients. In fact, I do not stock supplements in my clinic as I feels that it is a conflict of interest to sell supplements to those under my care. I do provide a venue through which patients can order medical grade supplements through my FULLSCRIPT portal and offers my patients a substantial discount. Patients are always encouraged to find the best deals online and to feel free to inquire about my opinion on their chosen supplier.

Instead, my attention is focused on the patient's story. What were the events that led to the patient's current condition. In other words, what altered the patient's unique physiology.

Let me give you an analogy to clarify what I mean:

All of us as humans, have two hands and ten fingers between them - in biology this is called bilateral symmetry; thus, with the exception of gender differences, externally we all look about the same. But we are not.

If we take a closer look at our hands, for example, we find that our fingerprints are unique to each one of us. Same goes for the teeth in our mouth - the teeth are unique to each individual, and so is the chemistry that drives our physiology.

From an organ and blood chemistry perspective, we all have similar composition. With few exceptions, due to genetic alterations, our chemistry and our organs are the same. The differences lie in their chemical levels and organ function. One patient's liver is not producing enough of a given protein while another has elevated liver enzymes. Patient A has poor digestion, while patient B suffers with low kidney function, and patient C has low stomach acid. You get the idea.

Allow me one more example, please: Consider the bacteria in our gut. We all have trillions of bacteria that colonize our intestines; yet, the microbiota - the microorganisms present in the human digestive tract - is totally different from each one of us - no two are alike. How, then, can we prescribe the same remedy, be it a pharmaceutical, a supplement, or nutritional program to two patients with the same symptom but with two totally different internal landscape? We can't and we shouldn't. It borders on  malpractice.

As a Functional medicine practitioner and healthcare provider, I must focus on my patient's internal environment; indeed, that's what makes Peter, Paul and Mary different from each other. Failing to do so, is a disservice to the patient and supports the opinion of those professionals who have characterized what we do as pseudoscience and its practice as quackery.

Fernando Bernall, AP, CFMP
Functional Medicine Practitioner
Saint Augustine, Florida

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Are you experiencing achy, stiff joints? You are not alone. According to the CDC, 1 out of 4 Americans are suffering with some form of chronic joint pain. That's around 15 million people with joint pain primarily caused by inflammation!

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Fernando Bernall, AP, CFMP

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Functional Medicine University
Institute For Functional Medicine
National Certification Commission For Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
Florida State Oriental Medical Association
Dry Needling Certification
Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center
American College of Addictionology and Compulsive Disorders
Korea Ki-do Federation