Valencie Exceus, AP, DOM (Dr.Vie) is an Acupuncture Physician and a Doctor of Oriental Medicine. She is licensed by the state of Florida and board certified through the NCCAOM (National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine). Dr. Vie is a graduate of the Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She has also completed the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association Auricular Therapy for Drug Detoxification at the Lincoln Recovery Center in Bronx, NY, and is certified to use acupuncture injections with homeopathic formulas.
Dr. Vie turned her childhood fascination with plants and their medical properties into a profession that sows the seeds of health every day. Growing up in Haiti and being so free and close to nature, Dr. Vie has developed her interest in natural medicine very early on. She would carefully observe elders and adapt their ancient knowledge. When she came to the United States, she was unaware of natural medicine being an option as a degree in college. She went on to study the Social Sciences with the goal of becoming a Lawyer. During her junior year at Florida Atlantic University, she started feeling a pull to continue exploring her childhood interests in natural medicine and provide true healing to people. She took a semester off to find her true calling, and by the end of the semester, she was enrolled at the Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine.
She graduated in 2006 and went into private practice within two months of graduation. In her practice, Dr. Vie strongly believes that healing is achieved by treating the root cause of the condition while addressing the manifesting symptoms. She has in-depth knowledge and understanding of other forms of medicine and healing modalities. Over the years, she has worked collaboratively with other physicians to best meet the health needs of her patients.
“I see my patients as whole and complete spirits, and I am honored they come to me for healing. Helping them to overcome pain and emotional challenges is extremely fulfilling. In addition to treating clients, my dream is to be able to educate children on how natural medicine can improve and extend their lives. We must start with the young generation in order to make lasting change”
Over the years, Dr. Vie has noticed that a great percentage of her patients viewed Oriental Medicine as a last resort and even so, Oriental Medicine has been able to help them turn their health around. This observation has been the catalyst that drove her into becoming a pioneer in educating the community in making Oriental Medicine one of their first options rather than their last resorts. She is a master networker who belongs to various organizations.
Dr. Vie has lectured on several topics including Women’s Health, Natural Solutions to Pain, Natural Solutions to Digestive Health, Stress, Insomnia, and Anxiety. She is a regular contributor on various health-related radio programs as well. She is an erudite speaker and is available for lectures, conversations, and workshops throughout the Greater Fort Lauderdale area and the United States.
To schedule an appointment to see Dr. Vie, please call 954-390-0411