Dr. Carrie J. Graves, DOM, AP

We are offering comprehensive wellness treatments to the Clearwater community as well as the greater Tampa Bay area.  

Dr. Carrie works with patients to find the root cause of their discomfort or illness, combining the accurate and detailed DNA and blood testing of Western medicine with natural modalities that restore function to the body. She believes in more than just the “Band-Aid” approach of relieving symptoms. While it is true that she is skilled in pain relief, she prefers to heal the root cause of illness and help you achieve your ideal feeling of wellness, so that you can get on with your life.

Dr. Carrie incorporates several proven modalities to assess and treat patients, including a thorough evaluation of past medical histories, complete integrative medical analysis, comprehensive treatment in coordination with Traditional Chinese Medicine, and most importantly: dietary and lifestyle adjustment to achieve optimal health.

In addition to Primary Care, Dr. Carrie has a specific interest in helping athletes and other active people obtain their peak performance levels in training and competition. She holds a degree in sports medicine and is an active member of the CrossFit and marathon communities. Understanding the challenges of physical activity, she works closely with athletes to analyze and treat recurring injuries and bio-mechanical issues.


Modalities

Primary Health Care Provider • AcupunctureElectro-AcupunctureTraditional Chinese Herbs & SupplementsFire & Flash CuppingTuina – Chinese Body Work • Kinesiotaping • Dietary & Nutritional Counseling • Specialty Labwork • DNA Testing and Personalized Genomic Consultations

Conditions Treated

Back Pain • Neck Pain • Headache • Anxiety • Depression • Insomnia • High Blood Pressure • Quitting Smoking • Withdrawls • PTSD • Painful Periods • Weight Loss • Addiction • Stress • Sciatica • Digestive Issues • Eczema • Acne • Arthritis • Neuralgia • Sciatica • Back Pain • Bursitis • Tendonitis • Stiff Neck • Bell’s Palsy  • Trigeminal Neuralgia • Headache • Migraine • Acute and Chronic Pain Management • Anxiety • Depression • Stress • Insomnia • Addiction • Genito-Urinary and Reproductive • Impotence • Infertility  • Premenstrual Syndrome • Vaginitis • Menopause • Irregular Periods and Cramps • Morning Sickness

Auricular Acupuncture

Traditional Chinese Medicine is a medical system that dates back nearly 4,000 years. Auricular acupuncture was first mentioned around 500 B.C. in the Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Internal Medicine, which is the equivalent of the Bible for TCM practitioners. However, the method in which auricular acupuncture is practiced today

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Why am I so cold?

Everyone feels cold sometimes, but some people are perpetually chilled to a point where it interferes with their lives.

From a Traditional Chinese Medicine perspective, there are two different kinds of cold in the body: full cold and empty cold. Full cold refers to a condition where

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The Bladder in Chinese Medicine

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, the bladder is one of the six yang organs, paired with one of the six yin organs. The yin organs store vital substances (such as Qi, blood, yin, and yang), whereas the yang organs are more active and have a function of constantly filling and emptying.

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