About Dr. Palmer

After numerous years with a successful Massage Therapy practice in upstate NY, I decided I wanted to be able to offer my clients more.  I wanted to add to my skill set and enhance my treatment options in order to offer additional benefits to the health and wellness of my patients.  I chose to pursue my dream of alternative medicine, acupuncture and herbal therapy.   I decided on sunny Sarasota to pursue my Masters Degree and become a Licensed Acupuncture Physician and Doctor of Oriental Medicine.   I have studied abroad at hospitals and private clinics in China, including the western medicine 301 Military Hospital in Beijing and the San Xi Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital in Tai Yuan.  Locally, I have worked with patients at Health South Rehabilitation Facility as well as at The Center for Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine. 

I specialize primarily in pain relief, and stress relief,  as well as preventative wellness.  I use a multi-faceted approach integrating Massage and Acupuncture.  I have extensive experience in body mechanics, massage, anatomy and myology, combined with my knowledge of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Internal Medicine, as well as modern American Medicine.  I can facilitate pain relief, healthier joints, increased circulation, improved range of motion, and quicker muscle recovery time.  Due to the Stress/Pain cycle all my treatments will include some form of relaxation technique,  which will help to facilitate the interruption of this cycle, to reduce the inflammatory effects stress has on ones mind and body." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldyI7mJG2EA


I strongly believe in holistic healthcare. I believe in utilizing any and all remedies available such as Acupuncture, Nutrition and Diet therapy, physical therapy, Herbal supplements, manual therapies, etc. to improve one's overall quality of living.  My goal is to offer you not only pain relief and improved physical health,  but to facilitate a more cohesive mind-body relationship and promote an overall sense of well-being. I will always work within your comfort level and integrate my treatments with any additional care you are receiving from other healthcare providers.  I am happy to make referrals to colleagues if I feel their specialties will better suit your needs.  My goal is truly your wellness.


I have been so blessed to choose this career.   I have such a passion for helping others alleviate pain and disharmony and improving their well-being.  I have had the honor of seeing many patients  become pain-free,  which is an amazing and humbling experience.  I look forward to helping you achieve your wellness goals also!  

 If you have ANY questions whatsoever do not hesitate to contact me  DrPalmerAcu@gmail.com