Emily Armstrong, DOM
Emily Armstrong is a 2015 graduate of East West College of Natural Medicine in Sarasota, FL. Prior to completing her Masters of Oriental Medicine, she studied Chinese herbalism for two years, and interned extensively with Bob Linde, AP, RH in St. Petersburg, FL. She has completed further specialized study in using Gua Sha for both acute and chronic conditions. Emily practices Traditional Chinese Medicine, utilizing Acupuncture, Herbal Therapies, and Moxibustion along with Fire Cupping and Gua Sha body work.
I firmly believe that healing is a partnership between the practitioner and patient and strive to meet my patients wherever they are on their individual journey.
No two patients are alike and everything in your body is interconnected. I encourage my patients to take part in their own healing. I have conviction that the root of most modern disease is diet or lifestyle related and teach my patients to use food and meditative techniques to mitigate whatever life is throwing at them, I believe food is medicine or poison and that our diet is how we both heal and harm ourselves, Herbal prescriptions and nutritional supplementation are also utilized when deemed necessary.
I have a particular interest in the treatment and recovery of physical injuries and pain of any sort. Acupuncture is absolutely incredible with pain of ANY kind from ANYTHING, be it injury or intervertebral disk issues, bone degeneration, arthritis, inflammation, stenosis, neuropathy, etc...I can go on! Women's Health, menstrual and menopausal issues are also of particular focus in my work. I really enjoy having a general practice and working with a wide population of patients on any and all health concerns they have.
Personally, I have resided in St. Petersburg, FL for over 14 years. My partner and I are fortunate enough to live in the wonderful Old Southeast neighborhood where we spoil an old dog, two cats and an innumerable number of fish and frogs. An avid outdoors person, I love stand-up paddle boarding and kayaking and enjoy doing just about anything in the woods, mountains, beaches or lakes that this world has to offer. Yoga has been life altering for me and I have completed a 10 day Vipassana Meditation course that was truly transformational. I think everyone should go fly a kite on occasion, get a glimpse of totality at least once this lifetime and love each other.