Dear Community

For those of you who may not already know, Dr. Robert Kienitz passed away unexpectedly in June. After careful consideration of all options present after Robert’s passing, we have decided to close the Atlantic Acupuncture clinic. This decision comes with a feeling of sadness and loss, as I’m sure many of you also share. The decision was not taken lightly and I believe it to be the best path forward for Robert’s legacy and our community of patients and friends of traditional Chinese medicine.

Many of you have asked about Dr. Robert’s custom herbal formulas. I am pleased to announce that they will remain available in the online shop. Brain Food, Digestive Harmony, Peace and Sleep, Strength and Stamina, and more can be ordered with a low shipping rate of just $4.95 per order. Use the following link to start shopping:

For additional questions please contact Cindy at


For those of you who are looking for an acupuncturist I would like to formally introduce and recommend Robert’s patients to Ryan Padnuk AP, owner of NSEV Healing & Acupuncture in Vero Beach. To book a new patient consultation for acupuncture or to have any questions answered call Ryan at 772-532-4153 or visit

In the Summer of 2021 Robert began exchanging treatments with Ryan. They both shared a deep love for the fundamentals, core philosophies and healing potentials of Chinese medicine. Ryan particularly enjoyed Robert’s Tidal Balance Method, as he also shares a deep relationship with the rhythms of moon and ocean.

Ryan reached out to me after Robert’s passing, offering his condolences and open doors to come in for my own treatment. I decided to take him up on the offer and can say from direct experience, that receiving treatments from Ryan has been supportive and healing for me during this challenging time of unexpected transition.

Although I am saddened by these changes, and moving through the cycles of grief, I feel an opening into new possibilities. Chinese medicine is broad in it’s scope, well beyond acupuncture, and I am personally reconnecting with my rich history and deeply cultivated roots with the Chinese Healing Arts. In doing so, I look forward to offering 1 on 1 and group classes in Qi Gong, meditation and nutrition in the near future. I am grateful to feel and experience Robert’s presence with me as this path begins to illuminate. Please stay tuned as these offerings unfold.

Thank you for walking with me and extending your open hands and hearts! I look forward to being in touch soon!

And yes, Everything is going to be alright.

With love and gratitude,
Cindy Kienitz


Cindy Kienitz has trained in Chinese Internal Arts including Shaolin Kung Fu, Qigong, Chinese Yoga, and Tai Chi Chuan for over forty years. She has trained directly with Master Hua Ching Ni, Dr. Maoshing Ni and Master Kany Chin.

For seven years Cindy was the Director for The Center for Taoist Arts which she co founded in Atlanta, Georgia. The Center was one of the largest schools of its type on the East Coast. Cindy was also the head instructor of the Qigong/Yoga and Senior Tai Chi Program at the Sandestin Resort Health Club in Destin, Florida for five years.

Cindy has presented numerous classes and seminars on Chinese internal arts, meditation, stress reduction and wellness, Taoist nutrition and natural cooking. For information on classes or workshops Cindy can be contacted at: (772)-217-0929


In Memoriam

It is with great sorrow that we share the news of Dr. Robert Kienitz’s unexpected passing on June 23rd 2022. He loved his work and was blessed with trusting and loyal clients. The clinic is currently in a period of transition, but we want to affirm that his family has every intention of continuing to provide service to the community. That being said, the sudden nature of his passing presents many unknowns that must be navigated. As we have more updates we will continue to post them on this website.

Knowing he was held in such high regard by so many of his clients is of great comfort to his family. We ask you to continue the pursuit of best health and hope you all find peace in this transitory period, while remembering it is transitory. With time we will navigate these obstacles, and with the medicine that Doctor Robert studied throughout his life the community will again be healed. In his words… everything is going to be alright.

Be at peace

Photo of Dr Robert Kienitz, DTCM of Atlantic Acupuncture located in Vero Beach, FL
Robert Kienitz, DTCM

In his honor we have listed three causes Robert was especially passionate about.
Any donation will contribute to his lifelong pursuit of improving this world of ours.

The Nature Conservancy

World Central Kitchen

Playing for Change

7/6/22 Update: Dr. Kienitz’s proprietary formulas are available for purchase as well as the regular herbal remedies and herbs he offered, now through Cindy Kienitz. We would also like to remind the community of Dr. Robert’s DVDs and eBook, an additional source of his knowledge available on the store. For inquiries please contact 772-217-0929

The family has been overjoyed to see the outpouring of love and appreciation for Dr. Kienitz from the community. It is sincerely appreciated, and if you would like to share your kind words with the family we encourage you to do so at millennium cremation.