Brief Guide to Oriental Medicine

Do you suffer from chronic pain? Are you going through cancer treatment? Suffer from headaches or migraines? Interested in a different approach to your healthcare? Considering oriental medicine in Clearwater, Florida? At Dawn Potter Acupuncture we proudly offer a range of oriental medicine for our patients. Oriental medicine has been used throughout history and various studies have found it to be effective in treating a wide range of ailments.

Chinese herbal medicine

About Oriental Medicine

Oriental medicine has been used over thousands of years, evolving as time has gone on. Oriental medicine practitioners use a wide range of body and mind practices (such as acupuncture, Chinese herbs, manual therapies, nutrition, and more) to address a wide range of health ailments and diseases.


Acupuncture is a form of oriental medicine that uses fine, sterile, one-time-use needles that are inserted into specific points around the body. Doing so regulates the flow of energy in the body, allowing the mind and body to re-balance and heal.

Nutrition Guidance

We’ve all heard “you are what you eat” and it couldn’t’ be more true. Nutritional guidance is another form of oriental medicine that focuses on the diet of a patient. When it comes to nutrition, having a healthy diet can provide the energy and nourishment your body needs to sustain and heal itself. Dawn Potter will work with you on your dietary needs to ensure your body has what it needs to function best.

Chinese Herbal Medicine

Traditional Chinese herbal medicine has been around for thousands of years and utilizes substances derived from mineral, animal, and even plant sources. These herbs can come in the form of tea, soup, extracts, tablets, lotions, creams, and more.

Manual Therapies

Manual therapies are another form of oriental medicine that can be used to heal the body. These therapies include massage, cupping, gua sha and moxabustion. These therapies improve circulation and can speed up healing.

Schedule Oriental Medicine in Clearwater Today

Ready to schedule Clearwater oriental medicine? Contact Dawn Potter Acupuncture today, we’d be delighted to provide a consultation and get you added to our schedule for an appointment.

The Benefits of Acupuncture Treatment

Have you been considering acupuncture treatment in Clearwater, Florida? Want to know the benefits before you begin? We completely understand. Acupuncture has been used for many many years to address a wide range of health complications. Various studies have been done around the world that support the notion that acupuncture can be used to address a range of ailments and conditions. Today we’re discussing acupuncture, what it is and how it can benefit your overall well being.

About Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a form of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) that has been practiced for thousands of years. Acupuncture is based on the premise that a blockage in the flow of the life energy of the body, or “qi,” can lead to health issues and ailments. 

During acupuncture treatment, an acupuncturist inserts tiny needles to acupuncture points throughout the body. This is done to promote relaxation, stimulate healing and restore the flow of qi in the body.

Uses of Acupuncture

Acupuncture can be a wonderful treatment option for a wide range of conditions, including but not limited to:

  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Infertility
  • Insomnia
  • Headaches
  • Migraines
  • Nausea
  • Sciatica
  • Sinus Congestion
  • Stress
  • Tinnitus
  • Weight Loss

The Benefits of Acupuncture

When performed safely by a trained professional, acupuncture can have various benefits, including the fact it has very few side effects, can be combined with other treatment options and can help patients for whom medication may not be suitable or where other treatment options have failed.

Starting Acupuncture Treatment

Interested in starting acupuncture treatment in Clearwater, Florida? We recommend scheduling a consultation with Dawn Potter Acupuncture, from there we can learn about your health history and determine the best treatment options possible for you at our practice in Clearwater.

Schedule Acupuncture in Clearwater Today

Ready to schedule your appointment with Dawn Potter Acupuncture in Clearwater? Reach out today, we would be delighted to get you added to our schedule for an appointment.

Open for Acupuncture Again!

Hello! I hope you are doing well during this unprecedented time.

Though the office was closed for 7 weeks to in-person treatments, during the Coronavirus lockdown, I am now starting my 3rd week back to seeing patients.

In this post, I’d like to share some changes that I’ve made to the office, as safety precautions against the spread of Covid-19. I want you to know what to expect when you come for treatment, and how I am committed to keeping you as safe as possible.

Acupuncture for Asthma

Are you aware that 7.7 percent of adults and 8.4 percent of children suffer from asthma? That is about 25 million Americans and asthma is still on the rise, becoming more common. Today we’re discussing asthma and how acupuncture treatment in Clearwater can help. If you have questions or would like to schedule a consultation, please contact Dawn Potter Acupuncture.

Is Acupoint Injection Therapy in Clearwater Right For You?

Do you suffer from chronic pain issues? Interested in improving your general health in a more natural way? Want to improve your immune system and prevent disease? At Dawn Potter Acupuncture we are proud to offer acupuncture point injection therapy in Clearwater, Florida for those in need. Today, we’re discussing Acupuncture Point Injection Therapy and how it can improve your day-to-day life.