Vivianne Hipol Gantous LAc, RN, Dipl.OM, ACT grad

Vivianne’s purpose is to, “Ignite change in others by reminding them of their true gifts and purposes in this life.”  Today she chooses to do so through this practice.


Vivianne Hipol Gantous LAc., interprets medicine through two worlds. Over the last 11 years, she has created her own system of marrying Traditional Chinese Medicine, Bio-Energetics, the power of words, and her allopathic training as a Registered Nurse to deliver a unique plan of care for every patient.

She has found through her own health issues, combining these modalities creates an individual assessment system that gathers the essential answers to help patients heal effectively. Vivianne welcomes all patients and has great commitment to helping individuals and families in all stages.  

She has seen positive results in treating difficult cases that cannot be resolved with traditional allopathic/Western treatments.  Particularly, auto-immune diseases, symptoms not found conclusive using traditional lab work, food and environmental sensitivities, and those desiring more optimal health due to general insomnia, malaise, digestive and emotional issues.   

She has a special interest in parenthood and the family unit.  Particularly, helping new parents and their transition into parenthood, natural induction using Chinese Medicine, children, and helping the family as a whole.  Every member of a family is connected to the other.  Therefore, educating all members creates a more even and consistent outcome.

She is accredited by the State Board of California for Traditional Chinese Medicine as well as the National Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine as a Diplomat of Oriental Medicine.  

She received her nursing degree from Johns Hopkins University, and has worked as an RN in the fields of transplants and cardiothoracic telemetry at USC hospital in Los Angeles, Ca, and in oncology at St. John’s Hospital in Santa Monica, Ca.   She received her first exposure to Chinese Medicine while studying abroad at Fudan University in Shanghai, China.  

For the past five years, Vivianne has been the owner of Stillpoint Acupuncture in Virginia Beach.  Building upon this foundation, Vivianne has earned numerous continuing education certificates including, Advanced Clinical Training in Nutritional Response Testing, BioEnergetics, and continued classes with Kiiko Matsumoto and Jeffrey Yuen.