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Bio: Dr. Carrie

Hello and welcome! I’m Dr. Carrie, your guide and ally on the path to holistic health and well-being. Nestled in the heart of Dunedin, Florida, our clinic is a sanctuary where modern Western medicine meets the timeless wisdom of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

In my clinic, every patient is unique, and I cherish the stories and experiences they bring. My approach is rooted in empathy and understanding. I delve deep into the root causes of discomfort and illness, combining precision lab work and diagnostic testing with natural treatments to restore your body’s balance and vitality. It’s not just about quick fixes; it’s about nurturing your body and mind to achieve lasting wellness.

My toolkit is diverse: thorough evaluations of your medical history, integrative medical analysis, and a personalized blend of Traditional Chinese Medicine practices. The key to optimal health, I believe, is in the details – the minor dietary tweaks and lifestyle adjustments that can make a big difference.

Athletes hold a special place in my practice. Having worked with professional teams like the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Denver Broncos, Philadelphia Phillies, and Toronto Blue Jays, I bring a wealth of experience in sports medicine. Whether you’re an athlete striving for peak performance or staying active and injury-free, I’m here to support your goals with a deep understanding of sports and fitness’s physical and mental demands.

Having grown up in a family with an Army officer father, my life has been a mosaic of experiences from living all over the country. This unique upbringing instilled in me a deep appreciation for diverse cultures and perspectives, something that has profoundly influenced my approach to healthcare and wellness.

My academic journey began at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA, where I earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Kinesiology. This foundational education equipped me with a solid understanding of human biology, anatomy, and movement and ignited my passion for integrating traditional and modern healing practices.

I furthered this passion at the Graduate School of Integrative Medicine in Austin, TX, where I graduated with a Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. This program deepened my knowledge and skills in ancient healing practices, acupuncture, and herbal medicine, preparing me to blend them seamlessly with contemporary medical approaches. I obtained my national board certifications from the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) in Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine, Oriental Medicine, and Asian Bodywork Therapy (AOBTA Certified Tuina Practitioner).

Currently, I am on the path to expanding my expertise even further by pursuing a doctoral degree from the Pacific College of Health and Science. This program is particularly exciting as it leads to a Doctor of Acupuncture with a Chinese Herbal Medicine Specialization (DAcCHM). Its focus on Integrative Medicine aligns perfectly with my goal of incorporating Traditional Chinese Medicine into mainstream healthcare and wellness. This program is not just an academic pursuit; it represents my commitment to bridging the gap between different medical worlds, ensuring a holistic, inclusive approach to health and healing.

My passion for an active and pain-free lifestyle fuels my wellness journey. Having completed two 100-mile ultramarathons, several Pinellas Trail Challenges (46 miles!), and regularly running with the Dunedin run club, I understand firsthand the joys and challenges of maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle. My love for nature extends to birding and discovering the healing secrets of medicinal and herbal plants on my walks – a testament to my belief in nature’s power to heal and rejuvenate.

At home, I’m a book lover, veracious reader, and audiobook connoisseur! I share my Dunedin home with my spouse David, two delightful dogs, and a mischievous cat.

Join me at The Wellness Tree, where your journey to health and wellness is not just a goal but a shared adventure. Let’s explore the path to your best self – together.

Carrie. J. Graves, DAcCHM (Candidate), Dipl. Ac. & C.H., L.Ac, B.S., AOBTA-C.P.

  • Licensed Acupuncture Physician – Florida AP2799
  • Licensed Acupuncturist – Colorado ACU.0002615
  • Graduate of Louisiana State University – Bachelor of Science, Kinesiology
  • Graduate of The Graduate School of Integrative Medicine at Austin – MS in Oriental Medicine (over 3,000 hour intensive program)
  • Doctoral Candidate from The Pacific College of Health and Science – Doctor of Acupuncture with a Chinese Herbal Medicine Specialization
  • Nationally Certified by the National Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and holds Diplomate status in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology
  • Member of the American Association of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (AAAOM)
  • Member of Florida State Oriental Medical Association (FSOMA)
  • Member of Acupuncture Association of Colorado
  • Member of the American Organization for Bodywork Therapies of Asia (AOBTA)
  • First Responder CPR and AED certified since 2004


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

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