Carol McDermott, Acupuncture Physician with McDermott Wellness Center

Get to know Acupuncture Physician Dr. Carol McDermott, who serves patients in North Naples, Florida.

Dr. McDermott is Florida Licensed as an Acupuncture Physician (A.P.) and certified as a Doctor of Oriental Medicine (D.O.M). She is also a Primary Care Practitioner.

Dr. McDermott is certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine – NCCAOM. Established in 1982, NCCAOM is the only national organization that validates entry-level competency in the practice of acupuncture and Oriental medicine (AOM) through professional certification.

Dr. McDermott is the Co-Owner and Medical Director of McDermott Wellness Center, specializing in chronic pain relief, oncology support, and a patient-centered approach that promotes wellness and optimal disease treatment throughout the aging process. By fusing conventional and complementary healthcare approaches, along with relentless attention to the latest medical research, the Center is able to develop a customized plan to help individuals maximize their vitality and wellbeing utilizing Neuro-Acupuncture, Traditional Acupuncture, Trigger Point Therapy, Nutrition, and Stress Reduction Techniques.

Neuro acupuncture and traditional acupuncture care can help individuals not only achieve their wellness goals, but experience relief from any chronic pain issues through a safe, non-surgical, non-pharmaceutical approach. Pain relief and pain prevention are two of the reasons that neuro acupuncture and traditional acupuncture treatments have become so popular, both in Naples and around the world.

Before becoming an acupuncture physician, Dr. McDermott worked in the preventive health and wellness field for over twenty years, including 18 months at Dr. Andrew Weil’s Program of Integrative Medicine in Tucson, Arizona.

Dr. McDermott graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Midwest College of Oriental Medicine in Chicago, Illinois. She received advanced training at Guangzhou University Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Guangzhou, P.R. China.

Dr. McDermott is a member of the Florida State Oriental Medical Association (FSOMA) and the American Academy of Pain Management (AAPM).

Dr. McDermott has a wide breadth of experience and training in the mechanisms of chronic pain and illness. Since 2004, she has been studying and researching the underlying neurophysiological, neuroendocrinol, and immunological mechanisms of the acupuncture system in order to address the aspects involved in treating complex chronic pain, inflammation, fatigue, cognitive dysfunction and disease. She has also been studying functional medicine and nutrition, hoping to provide a more complete overview of the body and a roadmap for optimum relief.

Acupuncture is a form of alternative medicine in which thin needles are inserted into the body. It is a key component of traditional Chinese medicine. As a practicing acupuncture physician, Dr. McDermott is certified in biomedical acupuncture for pain management, in biomedical acupuncture for sports and trauma rehabilitation, and in acupuncture injection therapy. She provides caring, individualized treatment that enables patients to find relief from chronic pain. In doing so, she helps them to rediscover their health, wellness, and vitality.

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