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About Marie Perkins

Dr. Marie Perkins, OTR/L, LMT, DOM, Dipl. Ac. is one of the most recognized practitioners in Palm Harbor as a “non-pharmaceutical” pain specialist. She is the founder of East West Healing Solutions and is dedicated to helping patients enjoy optimum health. Born and raised in Quebec City Canada, Dr. Perkins received her Bachelor Degree in Occupational Therapy from University Laval in 1993. Her passion led her to leave everything behind and immigrated to Florida in 1995. She proceeded with acquiring her Massage Therapy license from Bahkti Academy in 1999 and her Master’s Degree in Oriental Medicine from the Florida Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2004. Her goal for founding East West Healing Solutions was to be a pioneer in the community working at bridging the gap between Eastern and Western Medicine. She has established strong partnership with Medical Doctors, Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine, Orthopedic Surgeons, Neurologists, Pain Management Physicians, Doctors of Chiropractic, Rehabilitative Specialists, Athletic Directors, Coaches and Personal Injury Attorneys in the community proving not only that it can be done but also that a cohesive team approach is often the most efficient way to help a patient.. “Over the years I have continued to add to my knowledge in order to be able to help as many patients I possibly could. Most of the time, a joint effort from Western and Eastern Medicine is required to obtain optimal health. For that reason, patients should proactively seek a team of highly trained professionals in various fields, all working toward one common goal; the PATIENT’S best interest. Your health portfolio should be built with the same concepts as your financial portfolio; diversification is the key!, Dr. Marie Perkins tells her patients.” Aside from offering Traditional Acupuncture to Palm Harbor patients, her clinic also offers several other complementary treatments such as Herbal prescriptions, Cupping, Gua Sha, Moxibustion, Diathermia, Dry Aqua Massage, Cold Laser Therapy, Medical Massage and Postural Analysis among others. Dr. Perkins also develops customized, personal healing and health plans for each patient at East West Healing Solutions.

How Acupuncture May Be Able to Help Your Sports Injury

It’s summertime!  For many of us, that means we are traveling, exploring, more active, enjoying outdoor sports like swimming, water skiing, paddle boarding, kayaking and more!  With all of this extra activity, it can mean injuries may pop up more than expected; especially when we use muscle groups that are not commonly engaged. Prevention is [...]

By | 2017-09-01T17:29:12+00:00 July 11th, 2016|Acupuncture, Sports Injury, Wellness Studio, Yoga|0 Comments

Acupuncture and Post Operative Pain Management Tip Sheet

Acupuncture and Post Operative Pain Management Tip Sheet No one likes surgery.  The anxiety leading up to the procedure, the procedure itself and the recovery time post-op is incredibly stressful to the body…not to mention pain management after the fact. Good news!  Acupuncture can help both before for the surgery and post-op and Dr. Marie [...]

By | 2017-08-31T19:34:59+00:00 June 6th, 2016|Acupuncture|0 Comments

Top Tips to Help YOU Manage Arthritis Discomfort

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By | 2017-09-05T13:16:12+00:00 May 2nd, 2016|Acupuncture, Arthritis, Massage|0 Comments

April Is Stress Awareness Month! 22 Strategies to Help you Combat STRESS!

April Is Stress Awareness Month! 22 Strategies to Help you Combat STRESS! Everyone feels and experiences stress at one time or another and at one level or another. We have learned over the years that excessive stress is a huge detriment to our health and our bodies. In order to help spread the word and [...]

By | 2017-09-01T13:27:22+00:00 April 4th, 2016|Acupuncture, Essential Oils, Massage, Wellness Studio|0 Comments

Understanding Chronic Pain and Success Strategies To Help Promote Relief

A staggering 100 million Americans or 1 in 5 people suffer from chronic pain on a daily basis!   Understanding and Defining Chronic Pain Chronic pain is defined as pain lasting longer than 3 months and pain which does not respond to treatment.  The pain can be caused from various different issues such as: arthritis, [...]

By | 2017-09-05T13:19:39+00:00 March 7th, 2016|Acupuncture, Blog, Essential Oils, Pain, Wellness Studio|0 Comments

Back and Neck Pain – Discovering Relief

Trauma, muscle tension, bulging discs and spinal stenosis can all play their part in contributing to back pain. If you have ever experienced back and neck pain, you know how excruciating and debilitating it can be. Even the simplest tasks can seem impossible. When you experience neck and back pain, you need relief and it [...]

By | 2017-09-01T13:38:07+00:00 January 4th, 2016|Acupuncture, Pain, Sports Injury, Wellness Studio|0 Comments

9 of the Most Powerful Life Changing Gifts YOU Can Give Yourself This Holiday Season!

9 of the Most Powerful Life Changing Gifts YOU Can Give Yourself This Holiday Season! How often do you really celebrate you?  This year, create a new tradition that is all about YOU!  Many people have a hard time celebrating themselves and giving themselves gifts.  This year, understand that giving to yourself is the best [...]

How Acupuncture Can Help with Breast Cancer Symptoms

October 1 officially marked the start of an annual campaign used to create awareness about breast cancer.  This annual campaign runs the entire month of October and features many events and activities used to raise awareness about: Early detection Warning signs Fundraisers Treatments Scientific advancements Support Cancer treatments can be extremely harsh and the side [...]

By | 2017-09-01T17:27:36+00:00 October 5th, 2015|Acupuncture|0 Comments