Dr. Carter is absolutely THE best! I had tried other acupuncturist in the past with little to no improvement. I decided to give it another try. I’m sure glad I did. She really listens and treats you with kindness and the upmost respect. I have went from excruciating pain from Sciatica to often weeks of no pain. I didn’t think this was even possible after dealing with it for so many years. I have disc problems and a twisted sacrum that aggravated the sciatic nerve. Three years ago when I first started seeing her, I had chronic migraines even though I was taking a daily prescription and then had to give myself an additional injection when a migraine came on. Although I still take the daily prescription, it is half of the dosage, and I have literally only had 3 migraines in 2 years and that was when the barometric pressure changed rapidly. No more injections. Although I’m still in denial :), I am quickly approaching the age of the “M” word. I also just recently became an empty nester, and I know if it weren’t for my regular acupuncture, my calmness, lack of mood swings, and lack of anxiety about these major life changes wouldn’t be so. I highly recommend Lakewood Ranch Acupuncture and Wellness.

- Angela Williams


Dr. Amanda Carter is extremely professional, yet shows kindness and compassion at every turn of my treatment. Since beginning receiving acupuncture with Dr. Carter, I have been relieved of so many different ailments! My energy is so much greater; my extreme anxiety is almost non existent; chronic migraines have disappeared, and I have an overall sense of peace and well-being. I only wish that I found Dr.Carter sooner, but know now that treatment from her will be an integral part of my life. I cannot recommend her and her practice enough!! Coming to Dr. Carter was the best medical decision I have ever made!

- Margaret Pascuzzi

I have been suffering with migraines for five years now and desperately sought acupuncture because the meds I was taking were no longer working. Dr. Carter has helped me immensely. Not only do I not have migraines anymore, but I sleep better and have noticed a total reduction in stress. I would recommend her to anyone with pain or stress issues.

- Emily Newman

I’ve been a Neuromuscular Massage Therapist for almost 10 years and my hands have been through a lot of wear and tear. I developed a horrible pain in my right hand that I couldn’t fix myself and it forced me to take time off. After only 1 treatment with Dr. Carter, my pain diminished by 80%. I can honestly say that if it weren’t for Dr. Carter’s knowledge and skill, I’d have to end my massage career. Thank you so much for getting rid of my pain and back to work.

- Neil Holmes

I’m beyond happy with Dr. Amanda Carter! I’m so glad that I found her. I wouldn’t go to anyone else. She’s very knowledgeable and educates her patients and she really pinpoints what needs to be the focus for that particular session. Her acupuncture treatments have helped decrease my stress level immensely. Her office is very soothing and every session I’ve had has really “calmed me down” and she always has my “shamans” music ready for me! I feel completely relaxed when I leave. I highly recommend Dr. Carter.

- Kristeen Ezell


Dr. Dean is wonderful.  My son went in to get treated for back pain and came out feeling great.  He does a treatment on him called Chinese cupping.  My son loves how he feels afterwards.  It treats back and neck pain, stiff muscles, anxiety, and fatigue.  I have notice a huge change in his personality and energy.  Thank you Dr. Dean

- Gisela Lopez

All you need to do is see the difference. Except in Dr. Carter’s and Dr. Dean’s Office you’ll also feel the difference.   The knowledge base that these two Doctors have allows them to diagnose and treat the myriad of disorders from Sleep disturbances to Chronic pain.  They are constantly learning and applying   the best of techniques to each patient in the most caring environment. Acupuncture has been a part of the worlds best medicine for over a thousand  of years. This alternative medicine has stood the test of time because it works.  Dr. Carter and Dr Dean are the best and you will never feel better.

- Joel Terry Alford

From the moment I walked in I knew this was going to be a good experience. The office has a very relaxing atmosphere. Dr. Carter sat and talked with me to determine my needs, she didn’t make any assumptions but let me tell her in my own way what I was experiencing with my health. Her treatment was gentle and painless. I almost napped during my treatment. After my first treatment, I began sleeping better and now am sleeping fully through the night. I’ve been back to see Dr. Carter regularly for other issues and maintenance and couldn’t recommend a more caring, understanding and gentle doctor.

- Susan Howard

I came to Dr. Carter about a year ago because I was having trouble staying asleep. I would often wake up around 3 AM and unable to fall back. I had tried seeing my regular Dr. who simply prescribed pills, when I ran out of pills the problem returned. After just a few treatments with Dr. Carter I was sleeping through the night and I couldn’t be happier. My biggest issue now is that I am sleeping so well I don’t want to get up 🙂

- Bob MacDonald


Dr. Carter helped me go from sleeping one hour a night to seven plus hours after three visits. I can’t thank her enough.

- Ryan Stoyles

Dr Carter is highly knowledgeable in her field and a true professional. Always a pleasure to work with.

- Adam Thompson