Galina V. Roofener
Galina V. Roofener is a Nationally Board Certified, Ohio & Florida States Licensed Acupuncturist and practices Oriental medicine.
Galina serves on the State Medical Board of Ohio’s Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Advisory Panel on the subject of Chinese herbs and other modalities of Oriental Medicine. She is a member of the Hospital-Based Practice Task Force Committee advisory panel for the National Certification Commission on Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Visit: www.NCCAOM.org
Currently, Galina works for the Cleveland Clinic as an acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist. Cleveland Clinic was one of the first to open a hospital-based herbal clinic in the U.S. to round out its integrative medicine services and provide supplementary options for patients seeking a holistic, natural approach to their care. She has a special interest in integrative, preventative and rehabilitation medicine. In her practice, she focuses on improving the quality of life for cancer patients, autoimmune conditions, digestive disorders and women’s health.
She has over 25 years of experience in health care, including 10 years of work in a hospital physical rehabilitation department in Lithuania with challenging, multi-diagnosed patients. Her duties included, but were not limited to, acupuncture and kinesiotherapy with a focus on medical Qigong, medical massage and balneotherapy.
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; Nursing degree from Medical College #3 in St. Petersburg, Russia; and studied towards Bachelor of Art of Education in Klaipeda, Lithuania. Over the years, she received multiple certifications in various modalities of Alternative and Complementary Medicine and holds a special certification in Homeopathic Point Injections for beauty and pain management.
Galina has a great passion for teaching. Presently, she is an NCCAOM-approved continuing education provider and talks at many conferences. In the past, she served as an Instructor of Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology at different schools in the U.S. In 2006, she was awarded Top Performing Educator of Aveda Institutes. She held a faculty position at Klaipeda University in Lithuania.
Galina speaks English, Russian and Lithuanian languages.