China and other Asian countries have practiced acupuncture for thousands of years. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, the human body is balanced by two conflicting forces called yin and yang. In an imbalanced state, yin the dark, cold, and negative force, and yang the light, warm, and positive force blocks vital energy (qi or chi) from passing through meridians (passageways) in the body and is the cause of disease. Hair-thin, metallic needles are placed in points on the body, which clears the blockage to release the natural flow of chi.

Dr. Machelle Perkins is a nationally and Florida state board certified Doctor of Oriental Medicine with more than 20 years experience practicing acupuncture.   Acupuncture can offer natural pain relief, treatment of illnesses, and even emotional-management.


Acupuncture can treat 90 percent of all illnesses. With approximately 2,000 points on the body, acupuncture has the potential to treatment numerous conditions. 

Acupuncture needles can stimulate the Qi by the hands or with electrical stimulation. Dr. Perkins provides a one-hour electrical stimulation treatment and waves moxa over the needles to warm them. The vapors and warming effect stimulates blood flow and Qi.

What acupuncture therapy can do for you

Where there is pain, there is prevention. Acupuncture is a quick and effective solution, which in conjunction with positive lifestyle changes, can prevent you from getting major unnecessary surgeries.  If you are considering alternative medicine, this is a great treatment that can treat the following conditions and more:

  • General pain relief
  • Pain from sports
  • Back, neck, shoulder pain
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Foot pain
  • Wrist pain
  • Leg pain
  • Pregnancy
  • Infertility
  • Allergies
  • Smoking
  • Menstrual cramps

Research has shown that acupuncture is the most common treatment for back pain, followed by neck pain and headaches.

A safe and pain-free alternative

The FDA requires that needles be sterile, safe, and marked for individual use. You get a new packaged set of needles and your treatment site is sterilized with alcohol. Acupuncture tolerance is different for everyone, but people generally do not feel pain during the treatment. Patients often feel relaxed or energized.

What kind of results can I expect from a treatment?

At Natural MED Therapies, 99 percent of patients who walk in with a headache or migraine experience relief from acupuncture. Dr. Perkins evaluates a patient’s lifestyle and medical history to find out the cause of the headache or migraine. With a series of treatments involving herbs and acupuncture, you can experience total relief within a few weeks to a month.

Rarely do people walk, sit, or lay down properly, which over time can cause chronic pain. Prior to studying acupuncture and naturopathic medicine, Dr. Perkins also suffered from chronic back pain. It was only through acupuncture and massage she became pain-free.  This experience gives Dr. Perkins a first-hand experience of pain that many patients are experiencing today.  Once you have a treatment with her, you will understand her compassion and desire to help you.