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Natural Awakenings Sarasota / Manatee / Charlotte

Dr. Deborah Scandin and Dr. Luo Announce New Partnership

Dr. Luo is pleased to announce that Dr. Deborah Scandin has joined her practice. Dr. Deborah Scandin has over 25 years of combined experience in Acupuncture, Respiratory Therapy and Neuromuscular Massage. Dr. Luo taught  Dr. Scandin, and now both practitioners are excited to partner together in the Sarasota community. 

Dr. Scandin’s journey began in Connecticut at Sacred Heart University School of Respiratory Therapy. Upon graduation, she worked at Yale New Haven Hospital's trauma center, focusing on respiratory therapy, trauma and emergencies in the hospital. Her career then moved to Sarasota, where she studied Massage Therapy and completed advanced certifications in neuromuscular therapy (NMT), including a certificate in gross anatomy dissection, at the University of South Florida.  

In 2004, Dr. Scandin graduated with her Master’s Degree from East West College of Natural Medicine. She opened a private practice to focus on respiratory disorders, acute and chronic pain and general wellness.  

Dr. Scandin one of the few Acupuncturists in town who is also an expert in treating myofascial trigger points, muscular dysfunctions and injuries. This unique combination of acupuncture, NMT and injection has proven to decrease acute and chronic pain and inflammation anywhere in the body. One of her greatest passions is helping others to live an optimal life, without pain and suffering.   

Location: 3293 Fruitville Rd., Suites 103 & 104, Sarasota. For more information, call 941-955-8882 or visit 


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