Steven Collins, DAOM (c), DOM, Licensed Acupuncturist

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About Dr. Collins

Dr. Steven Collins has been practicing as a Doctor of Oriental Medicine since 2001, and has made quite a niche for himself among his peers and patients. He has garnered extensive experience and understanding of both Eastern and Western schools of medical practice over the years.

He incorporates the best of both European as well as oriental medicine to heal his patients holistically, which is perhaps the hallmark of his professional ethos.

Before practicing Chinese medicine, he was a paramedic, an RN, and the director of education at Highlands Hospital in North Carolina as well as the director of continuing education for Valencia College in Florida.

Thereafter, Dr. Collins moved to Minnesota to pursue his Masters of Acupuncture from one of the leading schools of Chinese medicine in the country, Northwestern Health Sciences University. After graduating in 2001, he was invited to serve on the faculty of the said institution where he developed the curricula and taught Western Medicine, Pharmacology and Ethics to Oriental Medicine students.

On receiving his board certification, Dr. Collins made his foray into private practice which flourished for a decade before he decided to move back to Florida.  Thereafter, he served as faculty as well as attending physician at the East-West College of Natural Medicine, while running a successful private practice.

Dr. Collins is particularly adept at acupuncture, tui na, qi kung and uses these and other tools from the toolbox of Chinese medicine for treating diverse complaints including pain of all sorts, fatigue and “sticky” diseases.

He has lectured and been published both locally and nationally, addressing diverse aspects of Chinese medicine including tui na, advanced needling, herb-drug interaction, effective acupuncture techniques and patient communication.

In 2007, Steven was inducted into the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame. Dr. Collins received his Doctorate in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine at the ATOM in Ft. Lauderdale.


Areas of Expertise

  • Internal medicine
  • Tui na
  • Pain relief


Professional Highlights

  • Primary care physician treating a wide variety of complaints at Sun City Health & Wellness Center – Ruskin, FL
  • Served as the Clinical supervisor on the Faculty of East-West College of Natural Medicine – Sarasota, FL
  • Worked as a Primary practitioner at an established clinic that goes by the name of Qi Wellness Center – Miami, FL
  • Ran an individual practice by the name of Oriental Medicine & Bodywork which included both general Chinese medicine and cosmetic acupuncture with emphasis on Tui Na  – Oakdale, MN
  • Chinese Medicine Intern at Northwestern Health Sciences University – Bloomington, MN
  • Served on the board of the Acupuncture Advisory Council of the Minnesota State Board of Medical Practice



  • AP 2901 – Florida Acupuncture Physician


Publications and Presentations

  • “Choosing the three (or fewer) best points to treat any given pattern” presented at the 15th International Conference on Holistic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, July, 2016
  • “Pathophysiology”, chapter author, Emergency Medical Response, J & K Grafft, ed., 2011
  • “Why Our Profession Needs the Title of “Doctor”, Acupuncture Today, April, 2010
  • “Drugs, Herbs & Supplements,” Body-Mind-Life Expo, 2009
  • “Introduction to Tui Na,” American Holistic Nurses Association National Conference, 2008
  • “Acupuncture: Effective Treatment,” Twin Cities Essential Wellness, Jan. 2008 other neurological developmental disorders.
  • “Chinese Dietary Therapy,” Twin Cities Essential Wellness, Jan. 2007
  • “Enhancing Communication,” Acupuncture Today, April 2007
  • “Dry Needling: A Novel Technique,” Acupuncture Today, Feb. 2006
  • “Tui Na/Dry Needling,” AOMA/Alliance National Conference, 2006
  • “Three-Needle Therapy,” The Meridian, Oct. 2004



  • Doctor in Acupuncture Atlantic Institute of Chinese Medicine October 2018
  • Masters of Acupuncture, Northwestern Health Sciences University July 2001
  • Associate of Science in Nursing in Nursing Valencia Community College 1993
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology University of Central Florida 1983