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CasaShanti Emporium Group Acupuncture Clinic

The benefits of the regularly scheduled group acupuncture clinic at CasaShanti Emporium, in Fort Myers, are far-reaching. On Mondays at 6 p.m. they offer affordable healthcare by Doctor of Oriental Medicine Tenelle Wilson, an acupuncture physician experienced in this centuries-old aspect of Traditional Chinese Medicine. The subject of studies on evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine, acupuncture has been recognized for more than its potential in treating chronic pain. The tiny, hair-like needles that penetrate the skin at specific points on the body have proven to be a serious possibility for improving and maintaining overall health.

Acupuncture regulates the parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous systems. “The well-rounded treatment I use at the group clinic is beneficial for everyone. It has been used for post-traumatic stress syndrome by Acupuncturists Without Borders and has a strong effect on insomnia, anxiety and depression,” says Wilson.

The clinic is non-diagnostic. “The needles need to stay in for a minimum of 20 minutes for the full effect. Some individuals stay and relax for the full hour. For others that can feel when the treatment is complete can raise their hand, I will remove the needles so they can leave. The key factor is that acupuncture is a process with cumulative results. Consistent weekly visits are best for optimal results,” says Wilson, who notes that in her private practice, she requires an initial intake appointment before diagnosis and treatment for specific health issues. That is not part of her clinic at CasaShanti.

This unique, one-hour group acupuncture clinic in Lee County might be considered a community service for Fort Myers residents. With today’s out-of-pocket costs for one-on-one acupuncture treatments varying from $125 to $195, the $30 charge per session for CasaShanti Emporium’s acupuncture clinic is most reasonably priced. Preregistration through Eventbrite is preferred, but not necessary. Treatments can be paid in cash or by credit card. 

CasaShanti Emporium is located at 2052 Cottage St,. in Ft. Myers. For more information, call 239-208-9872 or visit