Dr. Deanine Picciano AP, LMT is an Acupuncture Physician, Doctor of Oriental Medicine, healer, herbalist, homeopath, educator and body worker with 30 years of experience in practice.
Dr. Deanine has a private practice in Sarasota, Florida with an emphasis on women & children’s health and healing the whole person.
As a physician, she is committed to empowering her patients with an integrative model of care and a true connection to their healing capacity.
She has worked closely with birthing centers providing care for women during pregnancy and birth. Dr. Deanine was a former faculty member at the East West College of Natural Medicine, Florida College of Natural Health and Sarasota School of Massage Therapy. She served on the advisory board for the Florida College of Natural Health, was a contributing educator for The Rosemary Birthing Home childbirth education class for expecting family’s, ICAN (The International Cesarean Awareness Network), The Heritage School of Midwifery and is a presenter for the FSMTA (Florida State Massage therapy Association). As a physician, she is committed to empowering her patients with an integrative model of care.
Dr. Deanine began her study at the University of South Florida with a focus on marine biology. Inspired by the science of living things, she expanded her study to physical therapy and exercise science. She was introduced to massage therapy, bodywork and acupuncture and was inspired to study alternative healing after an injury. She became a licensed massage therapist in 1994, an acupuncture physician in 1997 and Yoga Instructor in 2020. Dr. Deanine has been dedicated to studying healing traditions from all over the world including herbology, classical homeopathy, applied kinesiology, detoxification and nutrition, functional medicine, qi gong and CranioSacral Therapy thru the Upledger Institute. Dr. Deanine is a professionally trained and qualified practitioner of The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Massage therapy. She is trained in CranioSacral therapy levels 1 & 2, CranioSacral for Pediatrics and SomatoEmotional Release 1 & 2.
Dr. Deanine has contributed to the field of health education and curriculum development since 1997 and was formerly an instructor of Anatomy and Physiology, massage, herbs, and acupuncture at the Sarasota School of Massage, Florida College of Natural Health and the East West College of Natural Medicine in Sarasota. Dr. Deanine is the founder of Integrative Touch Seminars, a professional continuing education provider founded in 2001 and endorsed by the NCBTMB, state of Florida and the boards of Acupuncture and Massage Therapy. She has trained practitioners from all over the world and from diverse health care disciplines such as midwives, Physical Therapist’s and Psychologists in integrative healing and bodywork. Her in house trainings have been sought after by leading spas and resorts, including the Ritz Carlton, The Spa at Riverview-New Smyrna Beach Florida, and Handling Your Health Rehab Center in Nassau Bahamas, the Florida Hospital in Orlando and The Breakers Resort in West Palm Beach. She currently teaches Integrative Pregnancy Massage a certification program for massage therapists and allied healthcare practitioners, Meridian Fascial Cupping, Meridian Energy Flow Shiatsu, The Feminine Reconnection, Homeopathy for Healing, Cycle Mapping and more.
Dr. Deanine is a mother of 2 amazing young men who love being outdoors and in the water. She is committed to leaving the world a better place, and has the vision and intention of connecting each person she treats to their heart, inner physician and ability to heal -opening the door to living an empowered, connected, and inspired life. She is passionate about her faith, plant medicine, Shamanisim and healing.
She is available for in-person and virtual health visits, talks, retreats and in-house trainings.