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Balance Your Life and Health with Acupuncture Oriental Medicine

You have found the acupuncturist that can help you. At Natural MED Therapies in Largo, FL, Dr. Machelle Perkins, a national and Florida state board certified Doctor of Oriental Medicine with more than 14 years experience, offers natural pain relief, illness, and emotional-management acupuncture treatments.

Acupuncture can treat 90 percent of all illnesses. With approximately 2,000 acupuncture points on the body, pain and illness stand no chance for triumph over your health. Natural Med Therapies has helped patients throughout Pinellas and Hillsborough counties and beyond, including Tampa, New Port Richey, Sarasota, Dunedin, Pinellas Park, Belleair, and Indian Rocks Beach. Call us now at (727) 541-2211 to make your appointment to get your health back on track.

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 lifestyle changes for the better, can prevent you from getting major, unnecessary surgeries. Dr. Perkins, a licensed acupuncture physician, treats patients for a variety of pains and illnesses with acupuncture. If you are considering alternative medicine, our acupuncture treatments can heal 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
  • Fertility and Infertility
  • Allergies
  • Smoking
  • Menstrual cramps

Your licensed acupuncture physician in Tampa Bay (including Pinellas County)

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

She offers acupuncture solutions to patients throughout Tampa Bay (including Pinellas County) and beyond, including Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Sarasota, Largo, Dunedin, Pinellas Park, Belleair, Seminole, and Indian Rocks Beach.

Acupuncture is a safe and pain-free alternative

The FDA requires that acupuncture 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.

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 acupuncture needles are placed in points on the body, which clears the blockage to release the natural flow of chi.

What kind of results can I expect from an acupuncture 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. Before she studied acupuncture and naturopathic medicine, Dr. Perkins, suffered from chronic back pain. It was only through acupuncture and massage she became pain-free. Once you have a treatment with her, you will understand her compassion and desire to help you. Research shows that the most common acupuncture treatment is for back pain, followed by neck pain and headaches.

Testimonials from our acupuncture patients

"Dr. Perkins was a savior when I was pregnant. I was unable to take pain pills for a chronic back injury and she was able to provide pain relief for me the entire pregnancy with acupuncture. I continued to see her and now take little pain medication ... a definite recommendation." - Teri, Clearwater

"Dr. Machelle Perkins has changed my life. I suffered chronic head, jaw, and neck pain for years, but through her treatments, I have become a new person. She is a dedicated physician, warm, caring, who works to keep body and mind well…. I am extremely dedicated to her and enjoy such wonderful results in my health." - Peggy, Acupuncture patient, Redington Beach

"Immediate relief! I had severe back pain; she helped me with an acupuncture treatment. I was fearful of the needles, but she took her time, which allowed me to relax."- St. Petersburg

"After 8 days of having a migraine, I received one acupuncture treatment and was given herbs. Within 24 hours the migraine was gone. It has been two weeks since I have had a migraine. I am still taking the herbs and I haven't finished my treatment plan. I am very pleased with the results." - Sandra, New Port Richey

"Machelle's education and technique in acupuncture as well as her insight with natural methods of healing is amazing. You will be pleased with choosing Natural Med Therapies." - Joseph, Redington Beach

"Two years and one month ago today, I was in such pain and agony that a friend of mine had to drive me to my appointment with Dr. Perkins. I had been in pain for a long time due to several automobile accidents and arthritis was setting in. I had been referred to Dr. Perkins by my daughter. After trying many other medical treatments, including chiropractors and massage therapists, I still had no relief with the pain. The orthopedic surgeon told me that no surgery would relieve my pain. "Live with it," were his words. So, with the help of injections, acupuncture, and laser treatments, today I exercise, play with my three-year-old grandson daily with minimal pain. I also work 20 hours a week which I could never do before the treatments. I am now on a maintenance plan that is doing wonders for my outlook on life, being 65 years old and going strong." - Sharon, Seminole