Institute and Island Wellness Center are dedicated to the health,
welfare and education of you, our patients and friends. Our goal is to
help you arrive at a state of optimal health in all aspects of your
life... physical, mental and spiritual. We treat a broad array of
conditions including headaches and pain management, eating disorders and
weight management, mental and emotional conditions including ADD and
ADHD, internal medicine for digestive disturbances like IBS and Crohn’s,
respiratory conditions like asthma and allergies and all manner of
gynecological complaints using Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine,
Qigong and over twenty years of clinical experience.
Robert Kienitz, D.Ac., is a graduate of the Florida Institute of
Traditional Chinese Medicine, the Luo School of Traumatology and the
Vancouver College of Traditional Chinese Medicine of British Columbia.
Robert has studied with such internationally renowned physicians as Dr.
Henry C. Lu, D.T.C.M., Dr. Dao Fang Li, M.D., D.T.C.M., and Dr. Nguyen
Van Ngh, M.D. the “father of acupuncture” in the Western world.
Robert is National (NCCAOM) and State Board Certified (Rhode Island
Doctor of Acupuncture, North Carolina Licensed Acupuncturist). He is a
former Director and member of the American Association of Oriental
Medicine and presently a member and former Director for the North
Carolina Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and is
certified by the National Sports Acupuncture Association.
Robert Kienitz is a former Professor and Dean of Curriculum at the
Phoenix Institute of Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture in Scottsdale,
Arizona, and is the former Clinic Director of Medicine at the Stone
Pointe Institute in Mesa, Arizona.
Cindy Kienitz has trained in Chinese Internal Arts including Shaolin
Kung Fu, Chi Gong, Chinese Yoga, and Tai Chi Ch'uan for twenty years.
She has trained directly with Master Kany Chin, Master Hua Ching Ni and
Dr. Maoshing Ni. Cindy was Co-founder & Director of the Center for
Taoist Arts in Atlanta, GA. The Center is one of the largest schools of
its type on the East Coast and has been chosen the best T'ai Chi School
in the Atlanta area. For four years after her association with the
Center, she was the head instructor of the T'ai Chi/Yoga Program at the
Sandestin Resort Health Club in Destin, FL. Cindy has presented numerous
seminars in the Southeast on Chinese internal arts, stress reduction and
wellness, natural cooking and women's health. Currently Cindy is
collaborating with the Island-Time Institute in research on the use of
Chinese exercise and dietary therapy in wellness and weight management.
Equilibrium is a dynamic state of harmony and balance. In the fast
paced, high stress environment of North America in the twenty first
century, there are far too many factors that cause Imbalance. Imbalance
is any mind/body disharmony that eventually leads to disease. At the
Atlantic Institute and Island Wellness Center, Robert and Cindy Kienitz
are dedicated to helping you achieve and maintain the dynamic state of
harmony and balance that is good health.