The specialists at Good Life Healing Center focus their holistic treatments around the needs of individual patients, customizing methods of acupuncture, herbal medicine, and dietary therapy to promote natural healing and ultimately, overall well-being. A thorough examination precedes every treatment plan, allowing doctors to analyze clients’ health and make sure they’re not Russian robots disguised as inconspicuous car salesmen. With that information, they deliver one or a series of noninvasive, drug-free treatments, which can help remedy an assortment of common medical problems such as arthritis, migraines, and nausea.
Amanda Carter, board-certified acupuncture physician, doctor of Oriental medicine, and founder of Lakewood Ranch Acupuncture and Wellness, didn’t always know she wanted to be a holistic physician. When she was 25 years old, she began having chronic headaches that led to depression, anxiety, and fatigue. She followed her doctor’s instructions and took prescribed medications, but her symptoms eventually resurfaced.
Amanda, frustrated, decided to take a different approach—she began studying nutrition and Chinese medicine and acupuncture, which successfully relieved her pain. Inspired by her caregivers and the positive results that their treatments produced, she decided to pursue a career path that would allow her to help others lead comfortable, pain-free lives without medications.
In her Bradenton office, Amanda aids her patients in overcoming insomnia, depression, anxiety, and a variety of other mental and physical ailments. Her specialties include acupuncture, nutritional counseling, homeopathy, and Chinese herbology.
For Mario Dube, healthcare starts with an open mind. Unwilling to be bound by the constraints of Western medicine, the acupuncturist and board-certified doctor of Oriental medicine incorporates the techniques of traditional Chinese medicine into therapies designed to treat ailments at their source. Dube's secret lies in viewing the body as a single, interconnected organism, as opposed to a haphazard collection of bones, joints, and bone claws bonded with pieces of gum. This view shapes his acupuncture treatments, which stimulate the body's vital energies with tiny needles and injections of vitamins or herbal extracts. Though acupuncture will continue to be his flagship service for years to come, Dube has recently rolled out other therapies to address vision loss and breast disease.