Welcome to MAR Acupuncture St Petersburg, Florida
We are pleased to introduce you to MAR Acupuncture where we offer comprehensive care through traditional Chinese Maritime Acupuncture. As specialists in both preventative and remedial health, our primary focus is to facilitate a positive transformation and promulgate a sense of well-being in our patients.
Our qualified and experienced team
Our skilled and dedicated team of medical experts ensures that you receive quality care tailored uniquely for you. Headed by the internationally renowned Dr. Mara Kevan, DACM, L.Ac., Dipl.Ac., she acts as a skilled healthcare provider and a healthcare gatekeeper in the medical journey of her patients. Her expertise in acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine makes her a skilled clinician in an array of both allopathic and alternative medical practices. This collaboration ensures a comprehensive spectrum of knowledge that spans both Eastern and Western medical modalities. Not only does our team understand Western diagnoses and medications, but they also enjoy the ability to seamlessly communicate with your primary healthcare provider, working together as healthcare gatekeepers to guarantee a well-rounded, synergistic treatment process.
About MAR Acupuncture St Petersburg, Florida, Our Services
Dive into Our Thriving History
Explore the rich history of our establishment, which began more than a decade ago. Our founder, Dr. Mara Kevan, was inspired by the healing power of acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine. Her enthusiasm drove her to study extensively and achieve accreditation from renowned institutions both at home and abroad. Seeking to provide a holistic approach to healthcare in St Petersburg, Florida, she established MAR Acupuncture bringing along a strong team of dedicated practitioners who share her devotion to health and wellbeing. Today, MAR Acupuncture provides care for hundreds of residents in St Petersburg, giving them the chance to experience the healing powers of acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine.
Exploring our acupuncture and Chinese medicine services
From traditional needle-based acupuncture therapy to modern adaptations like Acupuncture Injection Therapy (APIT), our services encompass a wide variety of healthcare solutions. -Acupuncture: A 3,000-year-old practice wherein thin needles are inserted into the body, occasionally uplifted with moxa or electro-stimulation. The inclusion of moxibustion, also tagged as “moxa”, enriches the process. Moxa enhances circulation and achieves optimal system functioning, according to pertinent data, allowing you to relax comfortably for 20 to 30 minutes.
- Chinese Herbal Medicine: This 3,000-year practice uses more than 400 individual herbs and over 300 classical herbal formulas, customized to individual variations, often integrating the advantages of moxa. An integral part of this practice is qi gong, aiding in both breathing and corrective exercises.
- Bodywork: Techniques like Gua Sha, Fire cupping, Tui Na Massage, and occasionally, Moxa treatments, are designed to enhance circulation to muscles, offering tension and pain relief.
- Wellness Coaching: Provides tools such as nutritional supplements to manage your physical health and feelings, helping you thrive in modern times. Moxa can sometimes be part of the tools selected.
- Other services include Nutritional Counseling, Lifestyle Counseling, Kinesiology, Electroacupuncture, Homeopathy, Guided Meditation, and more. These services aim at holistically promoting your well-being and maintaining a healthy life.
The MAR Effect – Unlocking the Power of Acupuncture for St Petersburg
Known treatments for a variety of conditions
MAR Acupuncture offers treatment options for a vast array of conditions. These include more common ailments such as arthritis, sciatica, migraines, and muscle spasms – a condition significantly alleviated by acupuncture. Our methods also shine in the path of allergy elimination, offering relief to many sufferers. Issues we’ve successfully tackled extend to:
- Chronic and Acute Pain
- Hepatitis A
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Bacterial vaginosis
- HPV infection
- Trigeminal Neuralgia
Our holistic approach, which takes into account both physical and mental health, allows us to provide effective treatments for these conditions and many others. By integrating traditional Chinese treatments with modern medical concepts and techniques, we professionally handle even the most difficult cases. We bring together traditional Chinese treatments and modern medical concepts and techniques, working to handle complex cases with professional expertise.
Unique Techniques for Pain Management
At MAR Acupuncture, we employ unique and advanced techniques for pain management, ensuring comfort and mobility for our patients. Here are some approaches we follow:
- Acupuncture: Harnessing a history of success in treating any type of pain, we administer gentle and precise needling techniques. Our acupuncture service includes thoroughly exploring the patient’s history before the procedure.
- Herbal Apothecary: We offer custom herbal formulations for those seeking a natural method for pain relief.
- Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Modalities: Our services include cupping, moxibustion, tui’na massage, gua-sha manipulation, e-stimulation, and others, all tailored to the specific needs of each patient. Part of our process involves imaging the body’s meridians to guide treatment strategies.
- Non-invasive Medical Solutions: Combining the wisdom of acupuncture and other non-pharmaceutical solutions, we provide a complete treatment program aimed at eliminating neuropathic pain and numbness and increasing mobility.
In addition, we offer strategies and methodologies to help manage pain that stems from trigger points, myofascial pain, and joint range. All our techniques have been carefully developed through years of research and experience, including laboratory tests and imaging findings, to address and alleviate a variety of pain conditions.
An Insider’s Look at MAR Acupuncture
Experiencing is believing, and we would like you to get a glimpse of MAR Acupuncture’s high-quality service through our rich photo and video collection. You can view photos of our clinic creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Photos of our clinicians at work capture the dedication and care they put into each treatment. We also offer detailed videos outlining our various treatment procedures, showing you exactly what to expect when you step into our clinic. We believe that these media elements will provide a more in-depth understanding of our practice and demonstrate the quality of care we’re committed to providing.
What our clients say – Reviews
We pride ourselves on leaving a lasting impact on our patient’s lives. Endorsed by both the California Acupuncture Board and the Florida Acupuncture Board, it’s a pleasure making the acquaintance of new patients and investors in their health. Recognized for our professionalism in the field of MAR acupuncture, our true joy comes from the testimonials of our satisfied patients. According to our latest survey, 73% of patients reported they would definitely recommend our clinic to a friend or family member.
Here’s what our clients have to say:
- “Dr. Mara Kevan and her team are top-notch professionals. They’ve helped me manage my chronic back pain. As an authority in her field specifically endorsed by the Florida Acupuncture Board, I do not hesitate to recommend MAR Acupuncture! Our acquaintance proved vital to managing my health.” – Jessica M.
- “Just a few treatments gave me relief from persistent migraines. The knowledgeable staff, all actively licensed by the California Acupuncture Board, were understanding and dedicated throughout the process. I wholeheartedly recommend making the acquaintance of MAR Acupuncture to anyone dealing with health issues.” – Mark T.
- “Making the acquaintance of MAR Acupuncture has been a game-changer for me. Their personalized treatment plan, harmonizing the flow of Qi, has greatly improved my quality of life. I’m grateful for their services coming from a dedicated team well-recognized by acupuncture boards in California, Florida, and nationwide.” – Karen G.
- “Amazing clinic with thoughtful and dedicated staff. I’ve been attending their wellness coaching, and it’s made a massive difference in my life. Decide to make their acquaintance; you’ll be glad you did! Don’t just take my word for it, check them out yourself!” – Robert S.
Location & Hours
Our accessible location in St Petersburg, Florida
Our clinic is conveniently located at 111 2nd Ave NE St Petersburg FL 33701, enabling easy access for everyone in the city and from the surrounding areas. We’re more than just a healthcare facility, but a hub where we actively engage in community outreach, making our presence a vital part of the St. Petersburg community. Not only do we offer in-person support, but we’ve also embraced the digital age. Keeping pace with the needs of the residents of St.Pete & Tampa area, rest assured: we extend our healthcare and community outreach support to the digital platform. Reach out to us at [email protected] whenever you need. Situated in the heart of St Petersburg, our location is easily accessible by both public and private transportation. Whether you’re coming for a consultation or to join our community outreach initiative, coming from the north, south, east, or west, accessing our clinic or getting support via email shouldn’t be a problem. Check our location on Google Maps
Business hours that cater to your busy schedule
At MAR Acupuncture, we understand that our patients are dealing with a range of schedules. Hence, we have set our operating hours to cater to varying needs:
- Monday 8:00am – 4:00pm
- Tuesday: 8:00am – 12:00pm
- Wednesday: 8:00am – 12:00pm
- Thursday: 8:00am – 4:00pm
- Friday: 8:00am – 4:00pm
- Weekends: Closed
We recommend making an appointment to ensure your preferred slot is available. You can do so by calling us at (727) 677-8006.
FAQs- Clearing all doubts
Is Chinese Medicine safe?
Absolutely! Chinese Medicine, incorporating treatments like acupuncture and herbal medicine, with elements such as Qi Gong therapeutic exercises and the concept of breathing in its practices, has a long-standing reputation for safety and effectiveness. Notably, breathing, an integral part of these exercises, is celebrated for its contribution. Acupuncture, in particular, is recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as a safe and effective treatment for various health issues when performed by a well-trained practitioner.
Our team at MAR Acupuncture is led by Dr. Mara Kevan, who is an experienced professional who ensures treatments are performed correctly and safely. They have undergone rigorous training to meet the strict safety standards and are authorized to administer acupuncture, and Chinese Medicine treatments, and guide patients in whole food purification programs to boost their immune systems.
How often should I get acupuncture treatments?
The frequency of acupuncture treatments can vary widely from person to person, depending on their overall health condition, the nature and intensity of their symptoms, and their individual response to acupuncture. We may suggest more frequent acupuncture sessions — perhaps two to three times a week until the condition improves. These regular sessions are akin to a ‘purification’ for the body, similar to the way athletes cleanse their system through organic living or whole food purification programs to enhance their performance.
Chronic conditions may require regular weekly treatments over an extended time period, emulating the discipline and consistency seen in athletics. However, precisely determining the right frequency will require a detailed discussion with our acupuncturist, just as an athlete’s training program would differ based on individual needs.
During your first visit, our practitioner will conduct a thorough assessment of your health and discuss a personalized treatment plan, not unlike an athlete having a personal coach, tailored to your specific needs and goals. The role that athletics play in maintaining optimal health is undeniable, and it’s a philosophy we incorporate into our treatment approach.