Acupuncture has been a life changing experience for me.  At the age of 25 I was diagnosed with 3 cervical herniated disks which caused me a tremendous amount of neck pain and excruciating headaches that were paralyzing. On average I was bed ridden 3 weeks out of the year due to the severe muscle spasms and shooting pain which would run down my right arm and into my fingers. I had tried chiropractic care, physical therapy, pain management, and massage therapy and I only got very little relief which was only temporary. After losing hope and running out of options, I decided to consult a neurosurgeon and he had recommended for me to move forward with a cervical fusion.  After my appointment I had to seriously do some thinking and careful consideration of the possibility of having surgery in the very near future.

The following week my next door neighbor had recommended acupuncture and she referred me to Elena Farrance. I had thought to myself I have to exhaust every option before having surgery and this was my very last option.  Two days later I walked into Elena’s office in tears suffering from a severe headache which I had for 6 months. I had no scheduled appointment, so I just walked in desperate for help and some sort of relief. Dr Farrance treated me that day and when I walked out of her office I was headache free. I could not believe I had no pain, nor did I have much of an understanding how the acupuncture worked, but honestly I didn’t care. Elena recommended that I come every week for one month. With no hesitation that is exactly what I did. Within 2 months I was nearly pain free and doing activities I had not been able to do for many years. After such great results with alleviating my neck pain, I started to seek acupuncture treatment for others health issues such as anxiety, and regulating my menstrual cycle and the treatment was very successful. I have been receiving acupuncture now for the last 6 years and it has become a major part of my life. Acupuncture truly has been such a life changing experience for me. Thank you Elena, for all that you have done for me. I feel better than I have ever felt.

Tara S


I have been getting accupuncture treatments form Elena Farrance for over 4 years now. I was diagnosed with SLE “lupus” 17 years ago and use to take medication for joint pain and skin rashes. No longer need to take meds! With proper exercise, diet, and monthly accupuncture, I feel great and am off of ALL medication. I only wish I met Elena sooner!

Well wishes from her number one fan,

Monica the “banana bread lady”


This is to share my testimony on how Dr. Farrance restored my quality of life with acupuncture. In 2008, I came down with a debilitating case of Tinnitus. For those not familiar, Tinnitus is a loud ringing or hissing sound in the ear(s) that is primarily caused by excessive exposure to loud noises. My loud and annoying Tinnitus began robbing me of sleep (only sleeping 2 – 3 hours per night), I couldn’t concentrate at work, my blood pressure went sky high, I had constant headaches, and a loss of appetite. My Primary Physician said there was no medical cure for Tinnitus, so he referred me to a local E.N.T. (Ear Nose & Throat) Specialist. My E.N.T. Specialist said there was nothing he could do, so he referred me to a Specialist at Shands Hospital in Gainesville, Florida. I made several trips to Shands for Tinnitus Retraining Therapy but still obtained no relief. I became desperate, as I looked in the mirror and saw the once energetic, athletic and outgoing individual being consumed by Tinnitus. Between my Primary Physician and my E.N.T., I had been placed on approx 4 different medications (meds for insomnia, headaches, anti-anxiety, and high blood pressure). On evening, while participating in a sleep study clinic, a nurse named Glenda told me that she had been cured of Tinnitus with acupuncture. Nurse Glenda referred me to Dr. Elena Farrance (who has forever changed my life). I contacted Dr. Farrance and she was able to see me the very next day. On the initial assessment, Dr. Farrance said our goals were to get me back in shape using a wholistic health approach and to get me off the western medications, because they eventually produce toxic and unintended side effects. I felt better after my first session with Dr. Farrance and the following treatments only got better. In fact, I would enter Dr. Farrance’s office with Tinnitus ringing at 9-plus (on a scale of 1 – 10) and by the end of our session, my Tinnitus is reduced to less than 1.  Dr. Farrance has replaced all of my western meds with occasional herbal and homeopathic medicines. I am now sleeping sound, eating healthy, exercising and back to my fun loving self again. In addition to being very knowledgeable about her practice, Dr. Farrance has a charming personality and is very humorous. I credit Dr. Farrance with literally saving my life and now look forward to my sessions with her.

 Forever grateful,



I originally came to see Elena for shoulder pain.  Through the initial consultations and visits I came to realize what gems both acupuncture and Elena are.  Her approach is both sensible and beautiful. Since my initial treatment, my shoulder pain has gone away while balancing my overall health.  I look forward to every treatment knowing that my health is in caring hands.



I was ice skating about two years ago.  I had not been on ice for over 60 years, and I kept falling down. My hands were wet and cold, so I decided that the next time I fell, I would fall on my right shoulder.  I was going fast and had a great fall.  That was the end of my skating for the day.   The next day my shoulder was so sore I could not operate the radio in my car.  I got a little bit better but a year later I could not put my hand in my hip pocket the pain was so great. The nights were full of tossing and turning.  The pain was throbbing so bad I had trouble sleeping.  I did not want an operation, so I got a recommendation to try Acupuncture with Elena Farrance.  Besides her treatments, she   recommended Yoga and water aerobics.   I recovered so much that I took up archery as a hobby.  I’m 82 years old enjoying life again.

— Your friend,

Max Kidwell,


Center for Wholistic Health & Education
Elena Farrance, MA, MSOM
7009 Dr. Phillips Boulevard Suite 295
Orlando, FL 32819