Dr. Machelle Perkins, Acupuncturist Naturopath

Dr. Machelle Perkins is a licensed Acupuncturist and Naturopath and established her practice in 1999.  She received a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of South Florida, a post graduate degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the Florida Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine and also a Medical Degree in Naturopathy from St. Luke’s University School of Medicine.

Machelle Perkins, Acupuncture and Naturopath in Seminole FL

Dr. Machelle Perkins, DOM Acupuncturist

Dr. Perkins is a board certified by the NCCAOM and the Florida Department of Health as a Doctor of Oriental Medicine. She has passed her National board exam in Naturopathy and previously had a license to practice Naturopathy in the District of Columbia and Idaho. There is currently no comparable license available in the State of Florida. She served on the medical board of the Cancer Wellness Institute from 2000-2004.

Dr. Perkins has lectured to The Society of Radiation Therapists on the benefits of Oriental Medicine for cancer patients. She has been interviewed on nationally broadcast Good Day New York and locally broadcast on Studio 10 where she discussed the benefits of Oriental Medicine. She treats a wide range of patients including celebrities and professional athletes.

Dr. Perkins promotes a natural approach when treating patients, especially in the fields of pain management, aesthetic enhancement and nutritional counseling.

Dr. Perkins is considered to be one of the leading acupuncturists in the state based on her success rate with her patients.  She has earned her reputation by incorporating cutting edge technology into her practice.

Certifications:

Acupuncture Injection Therapy (AIT)
Cold Laser Certification
ASAM – Aesthetic Mesotherapy

Westbrook University Homeopathy & Homotoxicology
Aesthetic Lipodissolve – The Non-Surgical Lipoplasty
Many years of numerious hours of extensive training in Holistic Medicine

 

Rusty Perkins

Rusty the Therapy Dog

Rusty is a young mini-labra doodle that has the disposition of a lab and the hypoallergenic properties of a poodle. He loves to play fetch and will always accept organic doggie treats. He also loves his new role as the “therapy dog” for all the patients. He is very well trained and knows that he is not allowed to bring toys in the treatment room. He has been trained to sit under a chair if the patient allows for him to join them during their treatment.  Also, if the patient would feel more comfortable, accommodations can be made for Rusty not to be in the office during their treatment.

Sam Gonzalez

Sam is the Front Office Receptionist who helps new and existing patients to feel welcomed here at NaturalMED Therapies. Even though she is a Dental Assistant by trade, she has always had a passion for working in Health Care while still maintaining a professional yet caring side of Customer Service. Whether you call on the phone or walk-in to the office, you will always be greeted with a warm smile because she has always believed that “A simple smile. That’s the start of opening your heart and being compassionate to others.” – Dalai Lama

 

Our Approach in combining Acupuncture and Naturopathy

At NaturalMED Therapies we are focused on a patient-centered approach to health and wellbeing. In contrast to other medical clinics or practices, at NaturalMED Therapies you will be our sole focus during your visit. You can expect Dr. Perkins and our staff to guide you through any questions and concerns you may have regarding your care.  We strive to provide excellent service through all phases of care.  Patient satisfaction with positive outcomes is the standard by which we measure our success. Our practice is unique because as an Acupuncturist and Naturopath, Dr. Perkins incorporates time tested ancient modalities such as Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine, while combining the latest cutting edge technologies.  This allows Dr. Perkins to provide a tailored approach to each patient. 

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Bob Johnson
Bob Johnson
12:30 09 Sep 20
Dr Michelle Perkins and her staff (Sam) are wonderful and caring people and really do a great job with my back pain. ... Dr Perkins does a complete job to help get rid of my chronic back pain. I had tried using the Veterans Administration and she is hands down much better and does a thorough job on my back to get rid of all my back pain. I highly recommend Dr Perkins!!:)read more
Anna Doll
Anna Doll
00:28 03 Jun 20
Dr. Perkins helped me manage and heal from several different health issues traditional doctors could not help me with.... After a car accident, I suffered from severe neck pain and anxiety (the two not entirely related). I also had terrible sinus problems, but doctors couldn't find anything I was allergic to. The acupuncture greatly eased the pain from my injury while I healed. The herbs she recommended for my sinus problems and anxiety have also healed my body. I no longer need any allergy medication besides a daily nasal rinse and no longer experience symptoms of anxiety. I will always be truly grateful for her help!read more
Elizabeth Wagner
Elizabeth Wagner
18:48 20 Apr 20
I had never tried acupuncture before and when I met Dr. Perkins she immediately put me at ease. She sincerely wanted to... do whatever she could to help me so she also recommended several supplements which have proven to assist with my issues. Thank you, Dr. Perkins!read more
Tasha Wilkerson
Tasha Wilkerson
15:56 15 Apr 20
Dr. Perkins is thorough and thoughtful in her approach. She was recommended by a friend who had also had it with... traditional doctors. Staff is super courteous and helpful as well. I highly recommend.read more
Donna Broome
Donna Broome
19:08 02 Apr 20
Dr. Perkins and her staff are some of the most caring and attentive people you will meet. I enjoy how well I feel under... their care, and if I have an issue, they are right there to help me through it. I am lucky to have found them.read more
Ann Philips
Ann Philips
02:47 16 Jan 20
I have been with Dr. Perkins since few years ago. The practitioner I was going to before, retired and I needed to find... a new one. I was skeptical at first with Dr. Perkins until the first consultation, tests and test results reading. She was very thorough and patient with my many questions. She let me borrow few books of hers to help me gain more knowledge and information about the topics I was interested about. Couple of friends that I referred to her were very satisfied as well. I love the office's relaxing atmosphere as well as Dr.Perkins demeanor.read more
Sarah Eldridge
Sarah Eldridge
21:17 20 Sep 19
So thankful I chose this place for acupuncture! I started here for my back and neck pain, but also have severe... digestion issues. I feel so bloated often, cannot digest easily, and have multiple problems along the lines of that. I thought I had many different things and changed my diet a lot, was eating incredibly healthy and nothing changed. Dr Perkins recommended a stool test which I sent out and I finally found out what I have!!! She took the steps to figure out exactly what I needed to do after the results came back. I am so excited to cure this bacteria that’s inside of me weakening my system.read more
Bambi Anderson-Ivers
Bambi Anderson-Ivers
16:41 18 Sep 19
I have had chronic and debilitating low back and bilateral hip pain for more than 2 decades. I did all of the regular... western medicine stuff. Xrays, injections, physical therapy, rest, stretch and the list goes on. My life changed the day I walked into Dr. Perkins office. The difference? She is a healer. She is so adept at acupuncture that I felt relief after the first treatment. My case required multiple sessions at first and now I have tapered to twice a month Before seeing her I could not walk a block or do every day activities without horrible pain. Now I walk 2 miles a day, engage in strength training and have started dancing! Dr. Perkins cares deeply for her patients and she believes in healing instead of masking. She listens to you with such compassion and gentleness and then gives you what you came for.read more
Darlene Brockway
Darlene Brockway
21:49 22 Aug 19
I've been treated by Machelle on and off for over 13 years for lower back pain, sciatic, arthritis and high blood... pressure. She's amazing, and I usually am pain free within 2-4 treatments. I've been to several acupuncture therapists, and always return to NaturalMed Therapies because she is the only one that has relieved the pain.... until the next time I do something strenuous that brings me back.read more
Eric Foecking
Eric Foecking
21:00 28 Jul 19
Dr. Perkins is a gifted practitioner who is completely focused on the well-being of her patients. Dr. Perkins is very... knowledgeable of treatment options and has a wealth of tests available to assist in determining the best treatment plan. Office time is focused exclusively on the patient and not shared with others.read more
Alison piyo
Alison piyo
23:15 24 Jul 19
I have been searching for someone as knowledgeable as Dr. Machelle for quite a long time. She has a vast knowledge... that I was quite impressed with.I would say, she is passionate, smart, helpful and not your typical acupuncture Physician. I highly reccomend her and pricing was right on point and worth every Penny. Im Thankful!read more
Alyssa Archiletti
Alyssa Archiletti
13:14 05 Jul 19
I’ve been going to Machelle for a few months now and every time I have a consultation or go over results, she is very... informative and explains things thoroughly. She dedicates extra time sometimes a few hours past our initial session to listen and address a solution for me. She’s very compassionate and patient and I would highly recommend her to anyone.read more
Janice Shick
Janice Shick
20:10 05 Apr 19
Dr. Perkins knows her stuff. She is also very compassionate. I have noticed improvement in how I've been feeling since... I started seeing her in Jan. I like that you can email her questions, very helpful.read more
JA HA
JA HA
17:09 29 Dec 18
An utterly amazing & gifted doctor! When I first went to Dr Perkins I could not stand for even 10 minutes without... excruciating pain. After *one* acupuncture treatment I found so much relief and increase of functionality that I am absolutely thrilled! In addition to drastic pain improvement she has identified genetic health condition and provided vitamins and supplements which have drastically improved energy and mood. She is very caring and compassionate and her staff is delightful to work with.read more
Art Nagle
Art Nagle
20:27 23 Jul 18
Machelle' has given me more from acupuncture and herbal supplements. That now I can understand and respect eastern... medicine. Throughout treatment's doc has helped me learn focus. I know have not had a cigarette in over a year. After smoking for 35years. Thank you! Living and feeling healthier. The pain of living in my body has become less difficult throughout this process. True understanding is enlighteningread more
Li-tai Rada
Li-tai Rada
02:04 12 Jul 18
Dr. Perkins has been excellent in healing my miserable sinus infections in very few days. She has prescribed the... perfect treatment to start the healing process felling relieved the very next day which in other occasions with different doctors would have taken more then a week. Dr. Perkins is very kind and very knowledgeable. I highly recommend her.read more
Liz Dalbo
Liz Dalbo
21:27 09 Jul 18
I’ve been going here for over 15 years...Dr Perkins is very knowledgeable; I trust her to do the right testing...... Spectra Cell labs is so much more informative than regular labs... and give the right advice to get me back on track. Whether it’s nutritional advice, acupuncture, Essential oils, Dr. Chi’s fingernail and tongue analysis, she can provide it all.... including pharmaceutical grade supplements. I highly recommend her.read more
C Fraser
C Fraser
19:33 28 Dec 17
Dr Perkins has been in business for 17+ years and established a well known practice. I and many friends have been... treated by her and rave about the health benefits. The office is very professional, relaxing and clean. Something that sets this practice apart is Dr Perkins spends an hour with each client and shows sincere compassion. She offers several different modalities not justAcupuncture. Also, she offers 2 different laser treatments and homepathic injections.She is very knowledgeable in spectracell lab testing and other diagnostic lab testing, this is unique from testing available from a regular MD. In addition, they are fully stocked with physician grade supplements for sale.read more
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2020-09-14T13:24:41+0000
I have had such a wonderful and enlightening experience here with Dr. Perkins and staff. I have had relief from... treating here and look forward to the next time. She is very professional, kind, knowledgeable and a joy.Thank you.ARread more
Patricia Bibb
Patricia Bibb
2020-05-17T16:00:03+0000
I recommend seeing her for differ reasons. I have been going here and seeing Machelle for a good while now. she has... helped me alot with my back, knees and shoulder that I was sure I was going to need surgery for but after treatments from Machelle I no longer do. I went to here recently and she was following all Dulles of disinfecting and going above all rules and regulations. oh.and the herbal medications that she recommended works great! I must say I was sceptical, but they did and are working!! Thank you for being there Machelle and staff Sam!!!read more
Theresa Zalepa
Theresa Zalepa
2019-11-01T00:47:27+0000
I was going to Doctor after Doctor trying to find help with my problems. Dr Perkins was my answer. I am living life... again and able to do the things I used to do. I am very grateful for Dr Perkins helpread more
Stacey Lynn
Stacey Lynn
2015-10-22T01:53:14+0000
Brandy Price
Brandy Price
2014-09-22T14:46:16+0000
Dr. Perkins has been treating me for various challenges since April 2014. I have seen dramatic improvement in menstrual... symptoms. In fact, I no longer experience cramping, bloating, acne, back ache or heavy, achy legs before or even during my cycle. Nothing short of amazing.At Dr. Perkins' recommendation I did the Micronutrient testing in July 2014, which revealed a B12 deficiency and the other b vitamin were at dramatically low levels. I have been struggling with symptoms of depression and fatigue for years. Within 2 days of following Dr. P's protocol I began to feel relief. I was in disbelief and sort of questioned how well I was feeling. A month later I am astonished at the high energy levels I have and my bright, sunny outlook on life has returned! I didn't realize how bad it was until I started to get better. Don't except your symptoms. See Dr. Perkins and get better! You can not put a price tag on your well being nor can you afford to be sick.read more
Eric Foecking
Eric Foecking
2013-12-15T14:16:18+0000
Exceptional care!
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Mary Roberti
Mary Roberti
2013-10-26T04:49:39+0000
I love to go to this office! I'm greeted bt Rusty the SuperDog and then led into a serene waiting room to await... Machelle Perkins. She has been treating me for over 5 years. Without her expertise in accupuncture and hilostic healing remedies I would not be able to walk and enjoy my life. She has been instrumental for my pain management issues, has helped me with my weight and takes care of me throught the year with herbs and remedies for colds, my allergies and supports my nutritional needs with supplements. I can highly recommend her and have sent several of my friends to her...,the best compliment I can give!read more
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2013-10-05T21:48:27+0000
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Dr. Perkins is a caring and compassionate medical practitioner. She is also very knowledgeable with a focus on prevention. It is a rare physician that...

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I have been a patient of Dr. Perkins for many years and I recommend her each time I have the opportunity to do so. She is thorough in her approach and does...

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Dr. Perkins has helped my family and myself overcome many medical issues (including keeping my colitis and my mother's asthma under control). She is alway...

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