Nutritional Counseling 

Food is medicine and, in our experience, the most effective way to heal is from the inside out. That makes what we choose to put into our mouths on a daily basis the most important choice we can make. So many disorders of the stomach and intestines, not to mention autoimmune issues, stem from our diet. At the Sarasota Center for Acupuncture and Nutrition, every patient receives a nutritional plan that is specifically focused on their specific needs. From weight loss to gastroparesis, Dr. Captain can help you rediscover your wellness.


The Sarasota Center for Acupuncture and Nutrition uses only the highest quality pharmaceutical-grade supplements. This type of supplement is manufactured in a lab that is certified by the FDA, and these products are available only to licensed healthcare providers. 

Since the FDA does not regulate the supplement industry, care must be exercised to use products from reputable companies or licensed practitioners that carry only the best. Remember that the word or concept of “natural” does not mean it cannot harm you. All things used to excess can absolutely be harmful. That is why we aim to educate all patients in the area of supplementation. 

At the Sarasota Center for Acupuncture and Nutrition, our philosophy is one of "less is more unless you absolutely need more." We will use evidence-based study combined with a functional approach to create the ultimate experience for our patients. Supplements can include vitamins, minerals, nutrients, homeopathics, and both Chinese and Western herbs/botanicals.

Chinese Herbal Medicine

Chinese herbs are an essential part of treatment and, in many cases, are the crux in resolving the issue. Pharmaceutical-grade herbs are only available from a licensed physician and should be used as part of an overall treatment strategy. 

Chinese herbs come in various forms such as raw and patent. Raw formulas are the herbs in whole form and usually are boiled down into a tea for the patient’s use. Patent formulas are the same herbal formulas presented in pill format. Herbs are used to treat health challenges from pain to IBS.

The Sarasota Center for Acupuncture and Nutrition carries the following supplement lines:

  • Xymogen
  • Metagenics
  • Seroyal - Genestra
  • Heel
  • GUNA
  • Viatrexx
  • Douglas Labs
  • Designs for Health
  • Sun Ten 
  • Evergreen
  • Hevert
  • Kan Herbs
  • Neuroscience
  • Newton Labs
  • KPC

Contact us at 941.951.1119 today to get started on creating your personalized nutritional plan.

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2650 Bahia Vista St Suite 101
Sarasota, FL 34239
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