Toni Eatros, MS, Dipl.Ac., AP
Hello. I am so happy that you are here and are thinking about exploring all of the wonderful benefits that acupuncture, traditional Chinese medicine, herbs, and other natural therapies have to offer. I am amazed daily at the wonderful healing that occurs when these modalities are used. I would be extremely honored to gently guide you through the world of acupuncture and natural medicine in SW Florida.
Let me introduce myself. I am Toni Eatros, Acupuncture Physician licensed and practicing in Naples, Florida since 2009. I am a solo practitioner and I rent two treatment rooms out of Dr Nevius’ office in the Galleria Shoppes at Vanderbilt on the NW corner of Airport-Pulling Road and Vanderbilt Beach Road.
I attended Lely High School here in Naples. My undergraduate studies were completed at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. I earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Liberal Studies with heavy focus on the physical and biological sciences. Business Administration and Health Science were my minor degrees. While at UCF, I worked for many years for the Student Wellness Advocate Team. I had many roles in this organization that included performing health assessments and giving recommendations to improve health to my fellow students. I participated in organizing and running many 5K races and other health fairs and special events.
After graduating from UCF in 1997, I moved out to Seattle, Washington to attend Bastyr University, the leading naturopathic college in the US at the time. I enrolled in the naturopathic medicine program where I completed the basic science portion of this program. As a part of this program, I studied all of the major natural modalities including botanical medicine, physical medicine, massage, homeopathy, ayurveda, and of course acupuncture. This is when I fell in love with acupuncture. I took as many acupuncture classes that would count toward my naturopathic physician degree. Once I met my limit, I knew I needed to know more about this ancient therapy.
At this point I decided to enroll in the acupuncture program in the evenings. As you can imagine, two years of intense medical classes from 8am – 8 pm Monday through Friday and working part-time at a health food store on the weekends took its toll on my body. I had to decide which program I was going to complete and which program I was going to discontinue. This was an extremely difficult decision as I had completed 75% of the naturopathic physician program. In the end, I decided to choose the acupuncture program. One of the main reasons for this is that almost every patient that comes in for treatment leaves feeling better than they did when they arrived. I love naturopathic medicine, but I felt that many patients left those visits feeling completely overwhelmed and feeling like they have to change every part of their lives to achieve their health care goals.
The great news is, I am able to utilize ALL of my naturopathic knowledge and treatments as an Acupuncture Physician in the state of Florida. I prescribe a variety of herbs, homeopathic remedies, bach flower remedies, vitamin, minerals and other nutritional supplements. I make lifestyle and dietary suggestions. Click here to see all of the services that I perform at Acupuncture & Natural Health Solutions.
At Bastyr University, I earned a Master’s of Science degree in Acupuncture in 2001. I have also completed the requirements necessary to become a nationally, board certified diplomate of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine according to the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). In addition to traditional Chinese medicine I also received training in Japanese style acupuncture from NIAOM (Northwest Institute of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine), in Seattle, Washington.
After graduation, I practiced acupuncture and ran all of the internal operations for Northwest Natural Medicine. In 2009, I decided to move back to SW Florida to be closer to my family. I am the proud mother of a wonderful son and I work hard to balance work and home life as I know these precious years will pass way too quickly.
My intensive medical school and science training sets me apart from many other acupuncturists. I understand disease processes from both Western and Eastern perspectives and can easily discuss your health concerns with your mainstream medical providers. I can also help you understand your illness and concerns and explain what options other than pharmaceuticals and surgery may be available. I am knowledgeable about most types of health care issues, disease processes, and treatment methods. I believe in integrated health care and think that health care practitioners should speak to one another about their patient’s health care needs. This increased communication between providers will make for more comprehensive treatment approach and better quality care for you.
Over the years of completing my annual continuing education requirements, I was fortunate to study with Dr Tan. He taught me the balance method style of acupuncture. This particular style of acupuncture has transformed my practice. Results are seen within minutes of the beginning of treatment. The balance method effectively treats all pain conditions, digestive disorders, depression, anxiety, gynecological disorders and many other disorders. Please be sure to go to the conditions treated page for a more comprehensive list of conditions successfully treated with acupuncture in naples.
I also discovered the wonderful world of Auricular Medicine during my continuing education pursuits. Dr Li-Chun Huang has developed Auricular Medicine into a stand alone medical system, separate from all other modalities. Using a machine, dubbed the “Chinese MRI”, and by looking at and feeling your ears, I am able to diagnose and treat over 500 symptoms and 200 disease processes in the body without using high tech, expensive imaging, blood tests or even one acupuncture needle. My practice has, again, transformed as a direct result of implementing Auricular Medicine into my treatment plans.
I have a fascination of all ancient healing therapies that have withstood the test of time. Acupuncture is over 3000 years old and is spreading like wildfire through the United States and the world. In addition to acupuncture, I have also studied in the 3500 year direct lineage of King Salomon through the Canadian Modern Mystery School. As a certified Life Activation Practitioner and second-step initiate, I use a variety of energetic healing techniques including crystal healings, aura healings, life activations, and full energy balancing sessions to help others attain their spiritual empowerment.
Contributing to our veterans is important to me, therefore, I happily work with local veterans that have a referral and authorization from their primary VA doctor. There is no out of pocket expense for those that qualify. I encourage all veterans to get a referral and come in for treatment. Acupuncture heals the physical body, as well as the emotional body. It increases general feelings of well-being and increases your ability to manage incoming stressors.
Stress management is key to good health so I strive to provide a pleasant and relaxing treatment atmosphere with dim lighting and soft music, where you can relax without interruption. Almost everyone leaves the treatment feeling lighter, more relaxed, more in balance, and with fewer symptoms.
I have many tools in my toolbox, so if you do not want to treat your condition with pharmaceuticals or surgery, or if you have tried acupuncture before without results, I highly encourage you to come in and see what results can be achieved with my custom, comprehensive treatment approach.