Doctor of Oriental Medicine, Acupuncture Physician
Val started his medical career by studying Western medicine. He earned his Medical Doctor degree in Europe in 1981. While practicing family and environmental medicine for 13 years, Val recognized the limitations of Western medicine in treating chronic conditions, as well as the adverse effects of many medications. While practicing in Romania, he started studying alternative therapies and specialized in acupuncture, homeopathy and herbal medicine to best serve his patients.
After moving to the United States, he chose to focus his education on Traditional Chinese Medicine, including:
- Auricular Therapy (ear seeds)
- Chinese Dietary Therapy
- Chinese Herbology
- Chinese Therapeutic Massage – Tui na
- Moxa (moxibustion)
- Weight Loss
- Tai Chi
- Qi Gong
He earned his Master of Science in Oriental Medicine from The American College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in Houston, Texas in 2000.
Val worked mostly in integrative clinics that provided alternative therapies in addition to regular allopathic treatments. Because of his unique clinical experience in western medicine, Val is able to effectively interact and communicate with patients’ MDs when needed. With over 25 years of medical practice experience, Val has effectively treated a wide variety of issues to include all types of pain, as well as issues related to respiratory, digestive, urinary, neurological, dermatological, autoimmune and gynecological.Val is dedicated to many types of advanced and specialized training that very few acupuncturists have invested the time into learning. He is one of the few specially certified in acupuncture injection therapy.This specialized treatment allows for the injection of vitamins, herbs and homeopathic solutions into key areas of the body, as well researched acupuncture points.
His continued research and training in injection therapy led to his special focus in Facial Rejuvenation and Body Contouring. Treatments consist of a series of focused appointments using acupuncture, homeopathic microinjections with vital nutrients and cytokines, herbs, diet and lifestyle modifications to bring about both an inner and outer beauty in each patient.
One of the unique qualities of having such an experienced practitioner is the depth and variety of his tools that he can use to approach each patient. Val is one of the few local practitioners certified in NAET (Nambudripad Allergy Elimination Techniques), a non-invasive method of elimination of allergies and sensitivities based on applied kinesiology and acupressure.
Besides his lifelong passion for learning, Valentin is an enthusiast of the outdoors. He enjoys swimming on a daily basis, and teaches, as well as, practices Tai chi and Qi Gong. Val is currently accepting new patients and sees patients Monday through Saturday.
Contact Val at Val@acuherbals.com
In September 2013, I had a flare up of migraines with vertigo, nausea and vomiting, noise and light sensitivity, and ringing in both ears. After one acupuncture appointment with Dr. Val, I had immediate relief from the migraines. It was the first good day I had in over a month. After my second acupuncture appointment with Dr. Val, the vertigo resolved, the ringing in the left ear resolved and the migraines were less intense. Each appointment brings me closer to full recovery. I’m so grateful and appreciative for Dr. Val. Dr. Val is kind, caring, compassionate and has a great sense of humor. I would trust Dr. Val with any of my family members. If you are looking for help with your health issues, I would highly recommend Dr. Val. You won’t be disappointed.
10/16 – A.K.
For the last six months, I had been experiencing pain from my shoulders, down my arms, with tingling/numbness into my fingers. I had been unable to grip or utilize individual fingers. In addition, both my legs and my hands were extremely swollen and painful to the point where walking was difficult and daily activities were nearly impossible. Pain in my knees restricted walking. Due to the intense pain in my limbs, I was unable to lay down in bed to sleep. Instead I slept in a chair for five months. My blood pressure was dangerously high, and went undetected during all of my doctor visits.
After visiting a primary care doctor and an orthopedic specialist, the suggested treatment plan was to have several cervical epidural steroid injections. Even though this is a common procedure, I was not comfortable with the invasive nature of this option.
As an alternative, a friend suggested I see Dr. Val Mirea. After a few weeks of treatments there was improvement in all areas which gradually became significant. After a few months of acupuncture treatments, herbs and massage, the pain in my shoulders and arms is gone and I am regaining strength and function of my hands and fingers. The swelling in my extremities has also been significantly reduced and almost completely eliminated. In addition, my leg pain has been reduced to the point where I can walk quickly and with a normal gait. So far my blood pressure is down by more than 40 points. I am also able to comfortably sleep in bed. I have also experienced a 30 lb. weight loss so far.
The improvements in my overall health and energy have been dramatic. I can’t believe how much of an affect acupuncture has had for me. Dr. Val’s knowledge and expertise are extraordinary! I highly recommend seeking treatment options with Dr. Val Mirea.
5/13 – M.J.
I am writing today with much gratitude to a physician that gave me hope at a time when I was feeling absolutely hopeless. I have suffered with Fibromyalgia pain and the symptoms of Lupus for several years. The pain at times was so bad that I found it difficult to get out of bed let alone enjoy much of living at all. To make matters worse, I had consulted with a Chiropractor, and after several adjustments, he left me with a neck injury that was so severe, that I could not turn my head, I could not sleep, I could not go a day without wanting to cry. I started to see Val Mirea at the beginning of May as I am starting school and desperately need to focus. I needed sleep, I needed to alleviate the pain so that I could pursue my goals. Within the month of being in his care,I am about 99% pain free. I can sleep, I can focus,…I can enjoy life again. Val’s kindness and true passion for helping and healing others has been a blessing in my life. I could not be more blessed to have found him.
6/18 – A.D.
MIGRAINES, ARTHRITIS PAIN, CHRONIC FATIGUE, LUPUS, RESTLESS LEG SYNDROME, CONSTIPATIONI was suffering for over a decade with the above ailments, I was consuming multiple prescription medications daily. For the migraines I was receiving regular spinal injections. The swelling and pain pain in my fingers and wrists had gotten to the point that I was planning on having both my wrists fused as well as fusion surgery for the herniated discs in my neck. Before I scheduled the surgeries, I was given a referral to see Dr Val Mirea. After being a patient for a few weeks, I know I’d would not be scheduling the surgeries. A year later I’m thankful to say that I have not had another migraine headache, the swelling in my wrists are gone, the pain manageable, RLS gone, constipation gone, prescription medications reduced to 2 and I have so much more energy! I went from days/weeks in bed to hiking for miles with my husband. Dr Val has help to bring back my quality of life. In my 30 years in the medical profession I have not meet a more knowledgeable or compassionate doctor.
2/6 – N.F.
If you have similar medical issues, I highly recommend setting up a treatment regimen with Dr. Mirea. The quality of life improvement is well worth the effort.
2/4 – D.R.
I would like to express my gratitude to the Doctor who keeps my migraines under control. I have been having bad migraines for the most part of my life, since I was a teenager, and now I am in my fifties. I first saw Dr. Val Mirea about a year ago. I started acupuncture sessions and immediately felt relief. I have been coming back every couple weeks and those acupuncture sessions are helping me tremendously. Although I didn’t get rid of migraines, they are happening less frequently and are not as severe as before. Val is very attentive, very caring – a real Professional. When I had problems with my shoulder, he prescribed me herbs and did massage that helped me get rid of the pain. I highly recommend Val to anyone who suffers from migraines. This can be a life changing experience.
1/9 – S.S.
Thank you Dr. Mirea for figuring out why I didn’t feel well and fix it. I feel light as a feather. I’ve feeling down, ton of bricks on me, don’t want to do anything, no energy. Thank you receptionist lady for giving the price upfront. Several chiropractor visits and massage therapy did nothing for me. Again thank you Dr. Mirea. I feel stronger physically and mentally.
2/20 – A.A.