Functional Medicine & Orthopedic Acupuncture of Saint Augustine

At Functional Medicine & Orthopedic Acupuncture of Saint Augustine, our goal is to provide professional holistic health care and acupuncture services to the Saint Augustine and St. Johns County residents and businesses.

Meet The Practitioner:


My name is Fernando Bernall. I am a primary health care provider, according to the Florida Statute 457.102(2). I’m also Board Certified and a licensed practitioner of acupuncture both in Florida and Colorado. My current practice is in St. Augustine, Florida.

I’m a graduate of the prestigious Florida Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine and have completed post-graduate training in substance abuse at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center in the Bronx, NY. I am a Certified Myofascial Trigger Point Therapist (CMTPT), and have completed advanced Dry Needling training through Myopain Seminars. I have studied orthopaedic acupuncture under Richard Hazel in New York and currently certified in Acupoint Injection Therapy. I am a Certified Functional Medicine practitioner through the Functional Medicine University.

My studies include advanced training in Functional Blood Chemistry Analysis with Dr. Dickens Weatherby, ND, and I continue my training in Functional medicine with Dr. Bryan Walsh of Metabolic Fitness Pro. I have also completed the Institute of Functional Medicine‘s Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice (AFMCP).

Here’s what I do: I teach, coach, guide, and inspire my patients to incorporate into their lives a holistic approach to living that includes exercise, nutrition, and mind-body methods which will transform their current health condition into a vibrant and fulfilling state of being.

To help my patients, I draw from over 23 years of practice and study of Chinese medicine including acupuncture, herbal medicine, bodywork, and a lifetime of dedication to martial arts. I continue post-graduate studies in Functional Medicine, Chinese Medicine, Pain Sciences, nutrition and exercise physiolgoy. I am a teacher and a perpetual student.

In my clinic, I treat a number of conditions ranging from sports injuries to anxiety. The main bulk of my practice is dealing with pain – acute and chronic in nature.

I also practice and teach Tai Chi. I think that Tai Chi is a wonderful system for structural integration, a healing art, and a powerful style of self-defense that should be embraced by anyone wishing to maintain health, and be fit from inside out, meaning the connective tissue, organs, and mental calmness.

I consider exercise to be the catalyst of all healing methods. In my experience, patients who exercise regularly a minimum of 3 times per week, heal much faster than those who do not.

To get to know me better, check out my Blog. You’ll find out more on what I think about in relation to medicine, fitness, juicing and much more. It may give you a better idea of whether my work is a good fit for your needs.
I hope to be of help to you.
Fernando Bernall, AP
Acupuncture Physician
Saint Augustine, FL

Comments 1

  1. 11 months ago, I went to see Dr. Burnnall for some acupuncture treatments. I was suffering from RA and read that acupuncture was an excellent treatment. When I entered his office, I was completely at ease with the serenity of the office and Dr. Bernall’s demeanor. After some conversation, Dr. Burnall felt acupuncture was not the solution to my problem. He made several recommendations on alternative things I should try. I listened to him and followed his directions and 11 months later, I have now lost over 85 pounds, feeling wonderful and most of my RA symptoms have been relieved.
    Dr. Burnall could have just proceeded with acupuncture treatment, charged me and let me go on my way. Instead, Dr. Burnall, a man of high integrity, helped me in a way that I had to stay on top of my own health. I was in control and he gave me the tools to achieve my goal. I cannot thank him enough. He is an amazing man and I will be forever grateful to him.

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