Acupuncture New Port Richey

Acupuncture and the health care industry in New Port Richey

Acupuncture flourishes here in New Port Richey, because the top employers are in the health care industry, such as: hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and Hospice. Chronic pain is the major complaint among most of these residents, and acupuncture is well known for reducing pain without taking drugs or as a complimentary therapy. Acupuncture helps relieve painful joints, pain from an automobile accident, chemotherapy and surgery, to mention just a few.  Dr. Laura’s Acupuncture & Holistic Practice is just a few miles north of New Port Richey, so patients can easily travel to Hudson where her office is located. Many “snow birds” arrive in the New Port Richey during the winter, and they are able to continue their acupuncture treatments with Dr. Laura.

What do you know about New Port Richey?  It is a small suburban city, with a population of about 15,000, located in Pasco County. The Pithlachascotee River, flows through the middle of the city, and New Port Richey has a small beach, with all the other well-known beaches, such as Clearwater and St. Pete being very close. Most of the major attractions on both coasts, as well as, excellent shopping are easily accessible from New Port Richey.

One of the lesser known facts about New Port Richey is that in the early 1920s, it became a destination for Hollywood celebrities, musicians, playwrights, and famous golfers. Unfortunately, the Great Depression put an end to the “”Hollywood era” in New Port Richey.

Many patients choose acupuncture as an alternative to taking OTC (over the counter) medications, opiates or other prescriptions, because these medicines can have an adverse effect on the body, such as:  organ damage, constipation, rash, brain fog, and can possibly lead to a stroke or heart attack.

Acupuncture has been duly recognized by the WHO (World Health Organization) and NIH (National Institutes of Health) because of their reviews of positive results from many controlled studies.

Acupuncture can treat many conditions other than pain, such as:

  • Cardiovascular
  • Eye, Ear, Nose & Mouth
  • Gastrointestinal
  • Gynecological
  • Musculo-skeletal
  • Neurological
  • Psychological
  • Respiratory System
  • Other–Go to for a detailed list.


Laura Bertoncini is a nationally board certified (NCCAOM) Acupuncture Physician and Doctor of Oriental Medicine.  Call 352-340-7471 to schedule an acupuncture consultation and/or appointment.


Acupuncture Spring Hill

Importance of Acupuncture to residents of Spring Hill

Dr. Laura’s Acupuncture and Holistic Practice is located only a few miles south of Spring Hill, and is very important to the residents and vacationers in Spring Hill.  Vacationers and part-time residents are able to continue their acupuncture treatments in Spring Hill while here, and many of them have insurance that covers this alternative medical treatment.  We love acupuncture; Spring Hill residents agree.  Many Full-time residents who choose acupuncture over more invasive treatments or using dangerous medications can have their health needs met, as well.  Acupuncture treatments are probably best known for pain relief; however, acupuncture is successful for allergies, stress, insomnia, digestive issues, anxiety, circulation, menstrual disorders, erectile dysfunction, just to mention a few.

Where on earth is Spring Hill, Florida? That’s what most people exclaim when they hear the name of this small town.  It is located in Hernando County just north of the Tampa Bay Area.  Spring Hill has a population of approximately 99,000 and is basically a working class community with many small businesses.  Spring Hill is not located on the beach, per se; however, it has several beaches that are close by.  Pine Island Beach, which caters to families, is probably the most notable beach, located approximate 15 miles north.  Because there are many bayous and salt water marshes, the Spring Hill area is a great place for canoeing, kayaking, hiking, birdwatching and observing other abundant native wildlife.

This area is popular with Canadians, senior citizens and others from the Northern USA who come for vacation and to spend the winter, thus escaping, ice, snow and frigid weather. There are many resorts, hotels and vacation homes for rent.  It is easy to travel to all the Orlando attractions, as well as, the Tampa Bay Area attractions, such as:  Tampa Aquarium, Busch Gardens, and of course, all the gorgeous beaches.

When choosing an acupuncture physician, be sure to choose one that is experienced, board certified and has excellent referrals.  In the state of Florida, a licensed acupuncture physician can also be your primary care physician. Laura Bertoncini, Acupuncture Physician, Doctor of Oriental Medicine meets all of these requirements.