Janet Shaffer, LAc

Licensed Acupuncturist

Janet Shaffer has been in private practice since 1999 and is certified in Acupuncture, Chinese Herbology and Oriental Medicine from the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She also brings the tools of counseling, coaching and teaching to her collaborative relationship with patients.

Before coming to Duke Integrative Medicine, Janet interned in a family and geriatric practice and had her own practice in Tampa, Florida. Prior to her work in health care, she counseled young adults with disabilities, taught English as a Second Language in night school, and coached club and high school swimming programs in upstate New York and Nicaragua.

Janet has been an instructor in community college and graduate courses, community education panels, and Hospice retreat workshops. She has cared for patients of all ages and levels of health and is dedicated to the implementation of wellness and assisting patients in attaining the healing results they want for themselves.


  • Acute and chronic pain
  • Allergies
  • Digestive issues
  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety, depression
  • Acupuncture
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) consultations
  • TCM nutritional and herbal prescribing
  • Cupping, gua sha


  • BA, Psychology, Brown Univeristy
  • Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine, Florida Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine, 1999
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