Galina V. Roofener holds board certified credentials in the states of Ohio and Florida as a licensed acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist.
Galina received her Oriental Medicine degree from East West College of Natural Medicine in Sarasota, FL, Doctor of Naturopathy degree from Trinity College of Natural Health in Warsaw, IL, and a Nursing degree from Medical College #3 in St. Petersburg, Russia. Galina has also pursued studies towards a Bachelor of Arts in Education in Klaipeda, Lithuania. Furthermore, she has continued to earn multiple certifications in various modalities of Alternative and Complementary Medicine and holds special certification in homeopathic point injections for cosmetic and pain management.
Galina has over 30 years of experience in health care, including 10 years of experience in a hospital physical rehabilitation department in Lithuania where her duties included acupuncture and kinesiotherapy with a focus on medical Qigong, medical massage, and balneotherapy.
Galina serves on the State Medical Board of Ohio’s Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Advisory Panel concerning the subject of Chinese herbs and other modalities of Oriental Medicine. She is also a member of the Hospital-Based Practice Task Force Committee advisory panel for the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (visit NCCAOM).
Currently, Galina works at the Cleveland Clinic as an acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist. She was a major contributor to the development of the Chinese Herbal Therapy Program. As a result, Cleveland Clinic garnered global attention as being one of the first major medical institutions to open a hospital-based herbal clinic in the United States. In so doing, this provided even broader access to supplementary options for patients seeking an integrative approach to their care. She has a special interest in integrative, preventative, and rehabilitation medicine.