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Dr. Steven Collins, DOM


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Steven Collins, a Doctor of Oriental Medicine, has been practicing Chinese medicine since 2001. Focusing on acupuncture, tui na, qi kung and other tools from the toolbox of Chinese medicine, he treats many complaints including pain of all sorts, fatigue and "sticky" diseases. Dr. Collins is well regarded in the medical community and by his patients.


Dr. Collins, began his medical studies in the mid-eighties. After graduating from the University of Central Florida with a degree in psychology, he became a paramedic. He worked in Las Vegas and in Florida for eight years prior to becoming the Director of Continuing Education for Emergency Medicine of Valencia College in Orlando. After becoming a Registered Nurse, Dr. Collins accepted the position of Education Director for Highlands Hospital in North Carolina. He worked in the areas of chemical dependency, psychology and emergency medicine.


In 1997, he pursued the study of Chinese medicine. Following his 2001 graduation from Northwestern Health Sciences University, one of the leading schools of Chinese medicine in the country, Dr. Collins was asked to join that faculty. He became board-certifed to practice and had a successful private practice in Oakdale, Minnesota before returning to practice in Florida. Dr. Collins' work has appeared in national publications and he has lectured across the country on a number of aspects of Chinese medicine including tui na and herb-drug interactions.


In addition to practicing Chinese medicine, Steve teaches Southern Chinese kung fu and in March of 2007 was inducted into the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame. He is an accomplished magician and performer and has been recognized as one of the top-10 magicians in the State of Florida.


While currently authoring a text on Dynamic Tui Na, he is completeing doctoral studies at the Atlantic Institute of Chinese Medicine.



Publications & 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