Eldridge McCormick MD, Amorcita Dougherty A.R.N.P. , 

Panyada Sachs DOM, Jan Kummer DOM, Amy Shea DOM,  Michael C. Siler DOM, Joshua St. Esprit L.M.T. , Erin Neal L.M.T. and Ling Ying Zhao L.M.T. , Daline Dudley MEd., M.S.W., LCSW along with Sarah Baker T.D.I.C. providing Family Healthcare, Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine, Five Element Acupuncture, therapeutic massage and QiGong to Sun City Center, Kings Point, Ruskin, Parrish, Southshore Falls, Valencia Lakes, Apollo Beach and Wimauma Florida 

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What Is Integrative Medicine?

“Mainstream” medical practice is based on knowledge of disease and specializes in the use of drugs and surgery to treat acute and chronic disease. “Complimentary” medicine focuses on the identification of factors that promote health and recognizes the ability of the body to heal itself given the proper environment to do so by removing obstacles to health. Solidly grounded in scientific theory and practice, alternative medical treatments minimize the use of drugs and surgery and focus on prevention, nutritional therapy, herbal medicine, acupuncture, homeopathy, lifestyle and diet modifications, and a variety of other treatments intended to aid restoration of function.

Too often, patients feel they must choose between mainstream and  Complimentary medical approaches. Being trained and experienced in both approaches allows our medical staff to carefully choose therapies from these diverse approaches that are best suited for an individual. “Integrative Medicine” combines the most promising therapies from a wide variety of healthcare practices and philosophies that provide access to what we feel are the safest and most effective medical interventions.


Acupuncture has been cited by the World Health Organization to treat 43 conditions including:

Addiction-alcohol, drug, smoking Facial palsy/tics
Bell’s Palsy
Anxiety Fatigue Reproductive problems
Arthritis Fertility Rhinitis
Asthma Fibromyalgia Sciatica
Bronchitis Gingivitis Seasonal Affective Disorder
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Headache (SAD)
Chronic Fatigue Hiccups Shoulder pain
Colitis Incontinence Sinusitis
Common Cold Indigestion Sleep problems
Constipation IBS Sore throat
Dental Pain Low back pain Stress
Depression Menopause Tennis Elbow
Diarrhea Menstrual problems Tonsillitis
Digestive trouble Migraine Trigeminal Neuralgia
Dizziness Morning Sickness Urinary tract infection
Dysentery Nausea Vomiting
Emotional problems Pain Wrist pain
Eye problems PMS

National Institutes of Health Conference (NIH) found Acupuncture

* Effective for adult post-operative and chemotherapy nausea and vomiting; a reasonable option for post-operative myofascial and low back pain; should be a part of a comprehensive program for asthma, addiction and smoking cessation.
* Has substantially lower incidence of adverse effects than many drugs or accepted medical procedures used for the same conditions.
* The data in support of acupuncture are as strong as for many accepted Western medical therapies.

Clinical Research (NIH) demonstrates that Acupuncture

* Stimulates bone regrowth
* Regulates blood pressure
* Increases red and white blood cell count

Stimulates production of pain modulating endorphins and enkephalins;

The Body Electric by Robert Becker, MD;
The Vital Meridian by Alan Bensoussian

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