Get ready to restore balance to your health…
Welcome to Sarasota Center for Acupuncture and Natural Medicine. Dr. Lauren Edwards is a board certified Acupuncture Physician and Doctor of Oriental Medicine, who is focused on making your health her priority. Working together with the patient, an individualized treatment plan is formulated to gain optimal wellness and restore balance to the body.
Acupuncture can benefit in the treatment of:
- Sleep Disorders
- Gastrointestinal Disorders
- Gynecological/Women’s Issues
- Immune System Challenges
- Circulatory Disorders
- Stress and Anxiety
- Weight Loss
- Respiratory Disorders
- Skin Conditions
- Sports Injuries
- Musculoskeletal and Neurological Disorders
Our Services include:
Traditional Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture are the foundations at our facility. Acupuncture induces a natural self-healing process by stimulating points that communicate with the body and restore balance. The benefits of Acupuncture are vast and can help to treat everything from physical pain to emotional distress, gastrointestinal disorders, gynecological issues, neuropathy, insomnia, and even cold or flu. There are relatively no negative side effects to Acupuncture and majority of patients will completely relax and fall asleep during treatments. After treatment, patients report feeling less stress, calm and balanced. Dr. Lauren Edwards offers complimentary consultations and is happy to answer any questions on how Acupuncture can help you.
Cupping is an ancient Oriental Medicine technique used for more than just pain relief and sore muscles. Recently, cupping gained recognition after the 2016 Summer Olympic Games, where athletes utilized cupping to alleviate discomfort and stiffness from excessive physical exertion. The athletes were using this therapy as cupping can help to relieve muscle tension, but also promotes circulation and blood flow. Cupping works by applying small glass suction cups to help pull the muscles and tissues up, releasing built up lactic acid and reducing pain. The area being treated may feel tight as the cups are applied, but patients report the sensation is enjoyable and relaxing. There are many benefits to cupping, the foremost being reduction in pain and increased range of motion.
In addition cupping has been used for years to aid in detoxification, support the immune system and open up the lungs in cases of respiratory restraint.
After cupping , some people will see circles on their back ranging in color from light pink to a darker purple, looking similar to that of a bruise. These are completely normal and expected. The cup marks will dissipate within a couple days and are not painful. After a cupping treatment a patient should feel less pain and more relaxed.
Appointments can be scheduled for cupping only. Treatments are usually scheduled in 30 minute blocks,which is enough time to go over health concerns or any questions you may have.
Chinese Herbal Remedies
Dr. Edwards utilizes Chinese herbology as an adjunct therapy in her practice. There are a variety of herbal prescriptions in tablet, powder or liquid form which can help . . . [Learn More]
Nutritional counseling is an integral part of every treatment as Dr. Edwards believes our diets directly impact our overall health. A variety of options are available for each patient, ranging from . . . [Learn More]
Acupuncture Point Injection Therapy
APIT is the injection of vitamins, herbs or homeopathic into Acupuncture points, trigger points, or muscles to help alleviate pain, boost the immune system or to help manage chronic . . . [Learn More]
Facial Rejuvenation and Cosmetic Acupuncture
Dr. Edwards specializes in mesotherapy and facial rejuvenation. The most up-to-date therapies are available to help increase collagen, reduce wrinkles, eliminate cellulite, and increase . . . [Learn More]
Detoxification and Cleansing for Weight Loss and Wellbeing
On occasion, we all need the opportunity to press that “restart” button. A simple detoxification cleanse may be the perfect opportunity to do so. Dr. Edwards uses whole food supplements and easy to . . . [Learn More]
Dr. Lauren Edwards works with patients from all over Sarasota, including the following areas:
Now accepting patients from Manatee County: Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch, Longboat Key, Lido Key, Anna Maria. Plus Sarasota County: Sarasota, Siesta Key, Osprey, Nokomis, North Port, Venice, South Venice