As a Primary Care Practitioner in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, I have sat with and listened to hundreds of patients over the years. What comes up over and over is a common theme.
Patients are tired of the Western Medical System and the practice of medicine overall. This is some of what I have heard.
You are tired of feeling you are not being heard.
You are tired of waiting rooms.
You are tired of waiting 3 hours for a 15 minutes appointment.
You are tired of rushed doctor visits where you don’t get all of your questions answered?
You are tired of just trying to get an appointment.
Tired of never knowing WHY you are sick.
Tired of not knowing WHAT you can do about it.
You are NOT ALONE
Are You Ready for the Best Medical Experience You’ll Ever Have
Finally, get the real answers (and solutions) to why you don't feel well.
Zero office waiting.
Actual responses to emails, texts, and phone calls directly from Dr. B.
Sit down, relax, and bring your questions to all of your medical symptoms.
Imagine having all your current medications explained, and their possible side effects, and be armed with the most up-to-date information so you can make informed decisions.
What would it feel like to have possible alternatives that could help get you off of a synthetic pharmaceutical roller coaster?
Stop the merry-go-round of running from practitioner to practitioner trying to resolve your issues without getting to the true root causes.
Actually address and fix the problems leading to disease.
Style of Medicine?
BECOME A PATIENT
ACUPUNCTURE & FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE
During the initial intake, we are going to deep-dive into your medical history and utilize in-depth, Functional Medicine questionnaires that cover areas such as food, environment, stress level, supplements, and even comprehensive laboratory tests (blood, urine, stool, and saliva testing) if warranted. I will then combine this with an equally detailed Chinese medical diagnosis to formulate the best treatment plan.
After the initial evaluation, a trial course of Acupuncture is recommended. This usually consists of four to six visits during a three or four-week period. If the patient is experiencing acute or even chronic pain, I personally expect to have a 20 to 30% reduction in pain after the first treatment. How long this reduced pain lasts varies from patient to patient and depends on the patient’s overall health and various other cofactors. Acupuncture has a cumulative effect, with each treatment building upon the last.
Treatment can include Acupuncture, Cupping, Gua Sha, and Tui Na (Acupressure Massage). Although each treatment, as well as, each patient is unique, not every treatment will include all modalities listed above.
1-hour session to evaluate patient progress, refill prescriptions and continue herbal therapy and nutritional guidance. For patients receiving acupuncture, this will be included within the context of return acupuncture appointments.
Herbal medicine from China has been used consistently for over 3000 years. Each herbal formula is personally crafted to complement your treatment plan and custom-fit your detailed medical diagnosis.
As a classically trained Master Chinese Herbalist, Dr. B prepares classic and customized herbal formulations for acute and chronic medical symptoms. Customized herbal formulas are then ordered through an online pharmacy and get shipped to your house within a few days.
Nutrigenetics/nutrigenomics, the study of the relationship between gene expression and nutrition, proposes that disease can be prevented and reversed by drastically altering the nutritional environment. ( Mutch DM, Wahli W, Williamson G.)
Nutritional Therapy uses food to prevent and reverse diseases that plague most western societies: diabetes, obesity, heart disease, arthritis, and depression. In order for food to be therapeutic, it must be nutrient-dense, measured in part by the nutrients and anti-nutrients, contained in consumed foods.
Dr. B knows that there is no one best diet for everybody. There are no absolutes when it comes to our food, during the initial intake we go over some of the best options for what best serves you and your needs.
YOU GOT QUESTIONS?
I HAVE ANSWERS
Navigating the world of medicine can be a challenge. Trying to do it when you're not feeling your best is even harder.
When I am not talking about Chinese or Functional medicine with my patients I'm chatting it up with people I meet out and about. I would love to spend 15 minutes with you and give you an idea of what to expect and even let you know if natural medicine is a good fit for you.
To schedule, a free consultation just fill out the form and I will be in contact with you within 24-48 business hours.
Meet The Doctor
Nationally Board Certified Primary Care Physician in the State of Florida
Chinese Medical Doctor
Master Chinese Herbalist
Functional Medical Practioner
— N, B.
"Dr. Brian is genuine, truly passionate & knowledgeable about his work, and eager to work with his patients & explain the process each step of the way."
My name is Brian Caswell or Dr. B and I hope to help people like you.
PRIMARY CARE PRACTIONER
I am a nationally board-certified primary care practitioner practicing in the state of Florida as an Acupuncture Physician (AP or DOM), and a proud St. Petersburg native.
I graduated with a Masters of Science in Classical Chinese Medicine and Herbal Medicine from Daoist Traditions College of Chinese Medicine in Asheville, NC, as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Tennessee.
Over the last decade, I have worked with countless numbers of patients through some of their best and worst of times. I work with every patient to create an individualized comprehensive plan that encompasses Classical Chinese Medicine and Functional Medicine. This can include acupuncture, lifestyle, diet, nutrition, genetic research, environmental stressors, herbal, and neutraceutical supplementation, and other modalities to help in restoring, or discovering for the first time, optimal health and wellness.
The lineage from which I studied under and continue to honor is my mentor Master Yuen, an 88th generation Daoist priest from the Jade Purity School, Lao Tzu sect, and a 26th generation priest of the Complete Reality School, Dragon Gate sect.
My goal and my passion, are to combine this ancient wisdom and lineage of Classical Chinese medicine and fuse it with the most up-to-date Functional medical practices of the modern age.
When I am not in the clinic. I find my comfort in nature and good food, woodworking, and refurbishing old stuff found in the craziest of places. I am a father as well as a partner to a very hardworking lady, who is a mother first and a dedicated nurse second. I am striving this year to read actual fiction novels for fun as well as pausing more to appreciate and be gracious for what I do have.
I look forward to working with you and learning your story.