Eastern Medicine | Acupuncture
Qigong is a complete system of health care that recognizes the root causes of symptoms or disease, and treats the client as a whole. Practiced as an excellent adjunct to Western medicine, Chinese medicine may successfully treat people with conditions which Western medicine finds resistant or ambiguous conditions.
30 min | $65
30 min | $65
Acupuncture seeks to regulate the flow of Chi and blood within the body by either inserting fine, sterile needles at certain acupoints or warming certain acupoints using various methods. Chinese herbal medicines may be prescribed internally or applied externally.
As an important component of Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture treats the full range of acute and chronic, traumatic, infectious and internally generated illness. Acupuncture is an excellent and effective choice for chronic diseases, all kinds of pain symptoms, muscle dysfunction, endocrine disorders, neurotic and mental diseases. Acupuncture also helps improve the immune system and build up body health.
Typically, acupuncture needles are fine and flexible. They are no bigger around that a human hair or a piece of fine thread. Deftly inserted into an acupoint by a skilled acupuncturist, the slender needle produces little or no sensation. It might best be described as resembling a mosquito bite. When the needle makes contact with Chi (the energy), most patients experience a slight tingling sensation. First-time patients are usually amazed at how comfortable they are during treatment.
Initial Acupuncture with Consultation | 90 mins $150
Acupuncture Follow-up | 60 mins $100
Spa Acupuncture | $65
Cosmetic Facial Acupuncture | Series of 9 $855
Steve Collins, DAOM
Steven Collins, DAOM, has been practicing Chinese medicine since 2001. Focusing on acupuncture, tui na, qi kung and other tools from the toolbox of Chinese medicine, he treats many complaints including pain of all sorts, fatigue and “sticky” diseases. His primary practice principle is that any given presentation can be treated with a minimum number of needles. Steven is well regarded in the medical community and by his patients. He began his medical studies in the mid-eighties. After graduating from the University of Central Florida with a degree in psychology, he became a paramedic. He worked in Las Vegas and in Florida for eight years prior to becoming the Director of Continuing Education for Emergency Medicine of Valencia College in Orlando. After becoming a Registered Nurse, Steven accepted the position of Education Director for Highlands Hospital in North Carolina. He worked in the areas of chemical dependency, psychology and emergency medicine.
In 1997, he pursued the study of Chinese medicine. Following his 2001 graduation from Northwestern Health Sciences University, one of the leading schools of Chinese medicine in the country, Steven was asked to join that faculty. He became board-certified to practice and had a successful private practice in Oakdale, Minnesota, before returning to practice in Florida. He was faculty, clinical supervisor and attending physician at East-West College of Natural Medicine in Sarasota before returning to private practice. In October of 2018, he received his Doctorate in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (the academic equivalent to a PhD) from ATOM in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Steven's work has appeared in national publications and he has lectured across the country on a number of aspects of Chinese medicine including tui na and herb-drug interactions. He is currently authoring a text on enhancing communication between health care professionals and their patients or colleagues.
In addition to practicing Chinese medicine, Steven teaches Southern Chinese kung fu and in March of 2007 was inducted into the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame. He is an accomplished magician and performer and has been recognized as one of the top-10 magicians in the state of Florida. Steven can be reached at email@example.com.