Meet Our People

Our Physicians

Our professional team of Acupuncture Physicians is committed to delivering outstanding acupuncture in a family-friendly environment and a comfortable and relaxed healing space.

Dr. Amanda Carter Acupuncture Physician

Amanda Carter

Owner and Founder

Doctor of Oriental Medicine

Dr. Courtney Spafford

Courtney Spafford

Acupuncture Physician

Doctor of Oriental Medicine

Adrianne Smith

Acupuncture Physician

Doctor of Oriental Medicine

Dr. Amanda Carter, Dr. Courtney Spafford,and Dr. Adrianne Smith’s passion for acupuncture, Chinese herbals, holistic nutrition, and supplements along with their enthusiasm for learning about health and wellness makes them more sensitive to each patient’s individual needs.

Our acupuncture clinic proudly serves patients from Sarasota, Bradenton, Parrish, Lakewood Ranch, and surrounding areas.

We Want to Help You Experience Optimum Health.

  • Are you seeking relief from chronic pain or a longstanding emotional health issue?
  • Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired?
  • Are you ready to restore your health to what it once was naturally, effectively, and without side effects?

Our Mission

Our mission at Lakewood Ranch Acupuncture and Wellness is to empower others to achieve greater health with integrity, compassion, support, education and inspiration to help them to maintain their health in a harmonious and balanced way.

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News & Tips

Read the latest acupuncture news and useful tips about health and wellness written by our therapists.

Why Dairy is Scary – Six Reasons to Avoid It

Upon being born, some human babies are immediately provided with a powdered milk replacement that contains cow’s milk. After the first year, many pediatricians advise switching infants solely to cow’s milk. Throughout childhood, pediatricians tout the benefits of drinking plenty of milk. It is even offered as the drink of choice in American schools. Due…


Why Dry Needling is NOT Really Acupuncture

Not Quite The Same. There is much debate concerning the relation of dry needling and acupuncture. While they do share some superficial similarities—the use of thin needles inserted into the body—the two disciplines are actually quite different. In order to understand the distinction, it is important to define each discipline, their respective educational and licensing…


Besides Pain, What Can Acupuncture Treat?

Almost everyone has heard of acupuncture, but most people think that it mainly provides pain relief. Acupuncture physicians actually do much more than relieving the physical discomforts that patients experience. A highly efficient method for managing chronic conditions, acupuncture enhances the body’s ability to achieve natural solutions to vexing problems that Western medicine simply cannot…