About Us

Dr. Jeannette (Jett) Kerns, AP, DOM, L.Ac., Acupuncturist, Clinic Owner, Complex Health Disorders Specialist and Veteran's Services Provider

Dr. Jeannette "Jett" Kerns, AP, DOM, L.Ac.

Maria Arroyo, LMT, NMT, Asst. Front Office Mgr. and Veteran's Services Provider


Dr. Shane Burr, AP, DOM, L.Ac., Acupuncturist, Veteran's Service Coordinator and provider

Dr. Shane J. Burr, AP, DOM. L.Ac.

Dr. Jett Kerns, AP, DOM L.Ac.


Founded in 2012 by Jeannette “AP, DOM, L.Ac., East Lake Acupuncture is an integrative, alternative health care practice that incorporates traditional Western ideology with Eastern and other holistic strategies. This integration of East meets West allows us to provide individualized treatment.

There is no such thing as one-size-fits-all approach to healthcare, so we never use a one-size-fits-all approach to your health. At East Lake Acupuncture you will be evaluated with respect given to your full relevant health history in order to arrive at the most effective treatment option available for whatever manner of condition or ailment you may be facing.

Thank you for giving the staff at East Lake Acupuncture your trust in caring for your healthcare needs, our family looks forward to helping you feel better than ever before!


The providers at East Lake Acupuncture all have advanced training and certifications above and beyond most practioners, including advanced training in Balance Method Acupuncture, which is renowned worldwide for its fast and near miraculous results. This method is not taught in any school or program and those seeking to learn this method must travel far to train under the few living masters of this modality Drs. Kerns and Burr were both fortunate enough to train under Dr. Richard, Teh Fu Tan before his passing.  Dr. Tan was one of the last of the living masters of Oriental medicine/acupuncture 

Dr. Kerns has also trained in Master Tung Style acupuncture under world-renowned acupuncturist, Susan Johnson, and interned under one of the most knowledgeable, modern masters of acupuncture, Brad Whisnant, enhancing her skill and understanding of both Balance Method and Master Tung Styles of acupuncture. 

Master Tung Ching Chang has been referred to as "The Greatest Master of Acupuncture who ever lived."

In addition to this additional acupuncture training, Dr. Kerns was fortunate enough to train under Dr. Joseph Jacobs, DPT, arguably the world's best and most famous physical therapist, and inventor of  ASTR™ therapy. 


About dr. kerns

Acupuncture physician, Dr. Jeannette "Jett" Kerns, AP, DOM, L.Ac. was born and raised in the Alaskan bush, where there were no hospitals or doctors and herbal medicine and home remedies kept villagers healthy.


After moving the lower 48 and experiencing Western medicine and finding it cold and impersonal, Dr. Kerns wanted to share her passion for natural healing with others. She earned her Master’s degree in Oriental Medicine in 2012 from the Florida College of Integrative Medicine in Orlando, Florida and opened her own clinic in Saint Cloud, Florida.


Dr. Kerns has been voted "Best Doctor" in Osceola County and is regularly published in local newspapers. She is best known for her quick wit, easy smile, and genuine desire to help others. She combines knowledge, experience, humor, and compassion in every treatment.


All requests must be approved before they are final. Please be sure to call us with your insurance information at least three days prior to your requested appointment. Some appointment restrictions apply. Call for more information. 


Areas of Specialization

Pain Management

Non-opiate pain management for both acute and chronic pain of all types including:

  • Headaches & Migraines
  • Low Back Pain & Sciatica
  • Neck & Shoulder Pain
  • Knee Pain (Arthritis, Injuries, post-surgical support)
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia, Bell's Palsy, Shingles
  • Plantar Fasciitis & Ankle Pain
  • Fibromyalgia 
  • Much more
  • Announce coming events

Functional & Integrative Medicine

Get to the root of the problem. Find the common link between your symptoms and take control of your health. Signs you may be a candidate for a functional medicine program:

  • Fatigue
  • Hormone Imbalance
  • Insomnia
  • Achy all over
  • Digestive issues
  • Moodiness/stress/anxiety/depression
  • Headaches/migraines
  • Difficulty losing weight

How it Works: sometimes the key to figuring out how to fix what's wrong is to figure out how things went wrong and how to fix them. We use every tool at our disposal to help with this process and develop a treatment plan for you, ranging from specialty lab test (neurotransmitters and heavy metals) to nutritional microscopy sessions. 

Digestive Disorders

  • Chronic constipation or diarrhea
  • Irritable Bowels (IBD, IBS)
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Chron's

Women's Health

  • Hormone imbalance
  • Painful or irregular cycles 
  • PCOS, Endometriosis
  • Bladder issues
  • Infertility
  • Menopausal symptoms

Dr. Shane Burr, AP, DOM, L.Ac.



Dr. Shane Burr, A.P., D.O.M., L.Ac., graduated Magna Cum Laude from Florida College of Integrative Medicine in 2014. He ran his own practice in Springfield, MO until accepting a position at East Lake Acupuncture in May 2017.


Dr. Burr specializes in pain management utilizing the Balance Method of acupuncture. He is a certified Diplomate of Oriental Medicine by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, which means he has proven his knowledge of not just acupuncture, but also Chinese Herbal Therapies. Dr. Burr is in charge of coordinating our award-winning veteran's program, which has allowed us to provide hundreds of acupuncture treatments (at no cost to the veteran) through the PC3, NVCCC, Veteran's Choice and Mission Act programs through the Orlando and Lake Nona VA and TriWest.

His magnetic personality and sense of humor have made him a fast favorite with our patients. If you ever need a good laugh, just ask him to show you his socks…odds are they will literally make you LOL.  



Meet Maria

Maria is the shining star of East Lake Acupuncture and works almost exclusively with combat veterans. Maria's skilled touch and high success rate make her a highly sought after therapist. It's not unusual for Maria to be booked weeks in advanced. Maria has advanced medical massage training in the following areas:

1. Neck and shoulder pain

2. Low back and hip pain

3. Sciatica and piriformis syndrome

4. Old, poorly healed injuries (15-30 years old)

Maria is best known for her near supernatural ability to restore function to old injuries, as well as her fabulous sense of humor.  We can always tell which treatment room Maria'sin. We can hear Maria and her patients laughing so hard that other patients waiting in the lobby ask for 'whatever therapy that is.' 

We keep count of how many times patients have said they will kidnap her (17), how many have proposed marriage (8) and how many have brought her offerings of food (13). Patients love Maria (and so do we.) - Dr. Jeannette Kerns, AP, DOM, L.Ac., owner

Here are a few of our favorite quotes from patients in the Veteran's Support Program:

"I'm pretty sure that woman was trained by the Viet Cong! I was a bit worried at first, but I haven't felt this good in more than 15 years. That woman is a treasure...or maybe a torturer...I'm not sure. All I know is I feel great!"  Bernie Deamicis, Vietnam Veteran

"Are you sure she's not a drill sergeant? That was a LOT like boot camp. She tore me down and then built me back up and I feel like a whole new man. Thank you Mighty Maria!" Jose Rivera, Persian Gulf War Veteran

"I just called my wife and told her to get the spare room ready because I'm kidnapping Maria and taking her home" O. Wilson, U.S. Army Veteran

"That wasn't a massage. That was an exorcism! All my demons are gone!"  A. Torres, U.S. Army Veteran

"Maria has the hands of an Angel" Oather Gardner, WWII Veteran

Maria "Bone Crusher" Arroyo, LMT
Maria "Bone Crusher" Arroyo, LMT

Video Testimonial of Maria by veteran, Jose Rivera

Check out this great video!