About Us

First Response Acupuncture is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose purpose is to affordably treat first responders with the use of acupuncture and eastern medicine. First Response Acupuncture provides mobile acupuncture services as well as having a physical office location.


Dr. Nikki E. Kelly DACM, AP is a Florida and National board-certified, licensed acupuncturist and herbalist who specializes in the treatment of PTS, emotional disorders, pain, insomnia, and the reduction of stress and anxiety in first responders. She uses acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine and, moxibustion therapy to safely and effectively get patients back to health and balance. She takes a multidisciplinary approach in treatments and utilizes Japanese meridian therapy which is a gentle yet effective style of acupuncture. Dr. Kelly also strongly believes in integrative medicine and will work closely with MDs, Chiropractors, therapists, and other specialists to comprehensively treat and eliminate pain and dysfunction after injury or Illness. Dr. Kelly initially discovered the benefits of Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine many years ago after sustaining a back injury on the job as a firefighter. She was treated with acupuncture and Chinese herbs and learned firsthand about the rapid pain relief and healing ability of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. After this positive experience, Dr. Kelly dedicated her learning to becoming a practitioner of Chinese medicine and educating others about this remarkable medical system. Dr. Kelly served for 8 years as a firefighter/EMT and is currently a full-time fire inspector/investigator with Brevard County Fire Rescue. She is also on the CISM team and has peer support training. Her passion is treating first responders.

  • Member of Florida State Oriental Medical Association

  • The Pacific College of Oriental Medicine San Diego

  • Florida State licensed acupuncturist

  • Acupuncture Injection Therapy Certified

  • Certified by The National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine