Kasie Carlson, DOM, AP, MSOM

East West College of Natural Medicine, B.S., Natural Medicine;
Masters, Oriental Medicine
Clinical Externship Health South Rehabilitation
Columbia College Chicago, Bachelor of Arts, Musical Theater
Certified Doula and Fertility Specialist

“An acupuncture treatment from Kasie is different than any acupuncture that you may have experienced before. Kasie is an intuitive healer and she allows her intuition to guide her treatments.  You can feel her healing energy from the moment she begins your treatment. Kasie is a true healer. “

Kasie Carlson’s health care philosophy is one of personal responsibility of her patients and of herself. Kasie believes in patients being advocates for their own healthcare and attempts to inspire her patients to take control of themselves. Kasie’s commitment to Acupuncture and Natural Medicine is exemplified in her own personal healthcare and that of her children, combined with her clinical practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).

Kasie is the owner of Calm Community Acupuncture, Inc in Safety Harbor, Florida. She works full time as a practitioner of TCM. Growing up in Michigan, she was never exposed to Natural Medicine in any form and moving to California was her first exposure to TCM. After just one Acupuncture treatment, she wanted to learn more, began to research this ancient healing art and soon left her acting career in California and starting studying Traditional Chinese Medicine at the East West College of Natural Medicine in Sarasota, Florida. As a graduate student, Kasie focused her clinical specializations in gynecological disorders, infertility, and anxiety/depression, she learned quickly how effective acupuncture and herbal medicine can be in combating these syndromes. She studied directly under Dr. Shan Liang, an MD in China with over 25 years of experience in Traditional Chinese Medicine.


Kasie has supplemented her training in Traditional Chinese Medicine with extensive training in Labor and Delivery, becoming a Doula certified by DONA and trained by Candy Mueller, the Bay area’s premiere Doula trainer. Kasie has attended numerous births and is always on call to help new Moms with nursing, lactation assistance, and post partum depression. Her nutritional knowledge is extensive. Having 3 children of her own has provided her with unparalleled abilities to understand and treat the youngest of patients, including babies! Yes, you can do acupuncture on babies! Kasie’s referrals in the community cannot be measured by numbers, in fact, it’s safe to say that she is treating more patients in the Tampa Bay area than many acupuncturists combined.

Kasie has provided speeches on Multiple Sclerosis, she has spoken directly to many of the local support groups, as well as speaking for fibromyalgia awareness week. She treats numerous patients suffering with ALS and has directly addressed the ALS support groups in the Bay Area. Kasie was asked to address the women of the Tampa Bay Community, through Morton Plant Mease’s Month of the Woman, where she was able to articulate the many ways that women can take charge of their health, naturally. She is also part of the team that is the virtual gastric band for weight loss program! Kasie provides the nutritional counseling and of course, prescribes Chinese herbal formulas and does the acupuncture for the program.

What are all those letters?

AP is for Acupuncture Physician

MSOM is for Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine

CD (DONA) is Certified Doula (labor coach) with DONA International

Melonie Burgess, Acupuncture Physician DOM
Master of Science, Oriental Medicine

Melonie is a Florida Licensed Acupuncture Physician. She completed both her acupuncture and herbal certifications from the NCCAOM. She received her Bachelors of Science in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the University of Arizona. 

Melonie has always been interested in medicine and helping people. She was certified as an EMT after college. Her interest in Chinese Medicine came when she visited a close friend who was attending Acupuncture school in New Mexico. She began to understand that there are many ways to heal the body, and too many times Western medicine relies on pharmaceuticals. This led to her pursuit of an education in Traditional Chinese Medicine. She graduated from the East West College of Natural Medicine in 2003.  

Melonie had the opportunity to practice with her close friend, in her own clinic, after graduation. She moved to Roanoke, Virginia, where she lived and practiced for 3 years. She met her future husband, and classmate, at East West College and they were married in 2006. They relocated back to Sarasota, Florida, where they started Sarasota Community Acupuncture in 2008. This came shortly after having their child in May of 2008. She and her husband sold their practice, and their house, in 2017 and decided to travel the United States with their son for a year. 

She recently moved to the Palm Harbor area and is excited about working with her friend, and former classmate, Kasie Carlson. Melonie has been a long time practitioner of, and advocate for, community style acupuncture. She has both her Birth and Postpartum Doula training, and also specializes in treating pregnancy and birth preparation.