About Us

Acupuncturist & Naturopathic Doctor

Dr. Machelle Perkins established her practice in 1999. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of South Florida, a post graduate degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the Florida Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine and also a Medical Degree in Naturopathy from St. Luke’s University School of Medicine.

Dr. Machelle Perkins, DOM Acupuncturist

Dr. Machelle Perkins, DOM Acupuncturist

Dr. Perkins is a board certified by the NCCAOM and the Florida Department of Health as a Doctor of Oriental Medicine. She has passed her National board exam in Naturopathy and previously had a license to practice Naturopathy in the District of Columbia and Idaho. There is currently no comparable license available in the State of Florida. She served on the medical board of the Cancer Wellness Institute from 2000-2004.

Dr. Perkins has lectured to The Society of Radiation Therapists on the benefits of Oriental Medicine for cancer patients. She has been interviewed on Good Day New York where she discussed the benefits of Oriental Medicine. She treats a wide range of patients including professional athletes.

Dr. Perkins promotes a natural approach when treating patients, especially in the fields of pain management, aesthetic enhancement and nutritional counseling.

Dr. Perkins is considered to be one of the leading acupuncturists in the state based on her success rate with her patients.  She has earned her reputation but incorporating cutting edge technology into her practice.


Acupuncture Injection Therapy (AIT)
Cold Laser Certification
ASAM – Aesthetic Mesotherapy

Westbrook University Homeopathy & Homotoxicology
Aesthetic Lipodissolve – The Non-Surgical Lipoplasty
Many years of numerious hours of extensive training in Holistic Medicine

Rusty Perkins

Rusty the Therapy Dog

Rusty the Therapy Dog

Rusty is a young mini-labra doodle that has the disposition of a lab and the hypoallergenic properties of a poodle. He loves to play fetch and will always accept organic doggie treats. He also loves his new role as the “therapy dog” for all the patients. He is very well trained and knows that he is not allowed to bring toys in the treatment room. He has been trained to sit under a chair if the patient allows for him to join them during their treatment.  Also, if the patient would feel more comfortable, accommodations can be made for Rusty not to be in the office during their treatment.

Rosa Jaramillo, Office Manager

Rosa started working for Natural Med therapies as the Office manager and Biller after interning at the office in the summer of 2011. Rosa has received an associate’s degree from Everest University in medical insurance billing and coding.

She is presently in the process of getting her CPC license and expects to receive it this fall. Rosa is fluent in Spanish. She has been a Spanish translator for our patients that are not bilingual.

Mona Ido, M.A., Licensed Psychotherapist

My goal as a therapist is to empower you to grow into the best vision you have of yourself. I do this by teaching you what I call “Mind 101;” this involves two levels of treatment:

(1) Teaching you coping strategies, mindfulness, and helping you understand the relationship between triggers, thoughts, emotions, and behavior.

(2) Exploring underlying triggers that are driving your problem emotion and/or behavior. My style is direct, engaged, and intuitive. I promise you that you will know more about yourself than you ever knew.
Call or Email Mona Ido for a free consultation now – (727) 478-1742


Years in Practice: 10+ Years
School: Marshall University Graduate College
Year Graduated: 1999
License No. and State: MH7345 Florida