Blending East & West for Optimal Healing

Chinese herbal medicine, acupuncture and nutrition guidance have comprised a holistic form of medical care that has been helping people for over 2000 years. The National Institutes of Health, the World Health Organization and the American Medical Association have begun to recognize and support the benefits of acupuncture and oriental medicine.

Research is showing that acupuncture alone is effective and can improve overall function and well being, with few side effects. It is a safe, painless and effective way to treat a wide variety of medical problems, including asthma, allergies, back and joint pain, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, diabetes, digestive/gastrointestinal complications, women’s health issues such as PMS and menopause, and emotional concerns such as depression, anxiety and addictions.

Patti Carey, L.Ac., is a licensed acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist with over 12 years experience. Prior to entering oriental medicine, Carey was a Navy nurse and a hospital administrator. Because of her background in western medicine, she has the unique ability to understand and treat western diseases by incorporating a complementary and alternative approach through the use of acupuncture and oriental medicine. Trained in techniques that allow her to administer acupuncture with or without needles, the specialized skill negates concerns of those fearful of needles.

Carey’s own health issues drove her to study oriental medicine and its applications. She holds a Master of Science degree in traditional oriental medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego and a Master of Science diploma in health care administration.

Because so many health issues are directly related to poor nutrition and digestive issues, she utilizes oriental medicine nutritional concepts to help re-establish a healthy digestive system, so the body can begin to heal itself. Carey specializes in treating nutrition and digestive disorders, acute and chronic pain management of headaches, stress, sports injuries, allergies, women’s health issues and emotional concerns dealing with depression and anxiety.

As a licensed diplomate in acupuncture and herbs with the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, she incorporates Chinese herbs, constitutional nutrition, cupping and energetic modalities in addressing her clients’ health needs. Carey’s experience as a licensed massage therapist, a second degree Reiki practitioner and an EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) practitioner, equips her with an additional selection of techniques in helping treat the root cause of the client’s health problem.

Carey’s vision is to partner with patients in an alternative and complementary approach to health and wellness beyond just symptom relief, so patients accomplish their own health and wellness goals of living healthier, pain free lives.

Patti Carey is the owner of Patti Carey, L.Ac., located at 2121 W. Spring Creek, Ste. 107, in Plano. For more information, call 972-704-3730 or visit

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