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Our Doctors in Pinellas County

Jeff McConnell
Acupuncture Physician AP2231
Licensed Massage Therapist MA9200


Our Doctor Jeff McConnell is a Board Certified, licensed acupuncture physician who is dedicated to assisting his patients in achieving and maintaining their optimal health and wellbeing, of body, mind, and spirit. He is also a licensed massage therapist with 20 years of experience. At his clinic he offers a variety of modalities from both East and West. Among these are acupuncture, massage therapy, assisted stretching, Shiatsu, Reiki, and Chinese cupping. Homeopathic remedies, medicinal herbs, and detoxification formulas are also used. Programs are available to help break addictions and to promote homeostasis and wellbeing.

Upon graduating from the Suncoast School of Massage Therapy in Tampa, Florida in 1988, Dr. Jeff went to work at Aaron Mattes’ rehabilitation center in Sarasota, Fl. Mr. Mattes is well known for using active isolated stretching techniques as a key part of rehabilitation as well as to assist in enhancing athletic performance. The training and experienced gained working with Aaron, led to a teaching position for Jeff back at the Suncoast School. He was fortunate to have the opportunity to teach there from the end of 1988 until May of 2008 when the school closed. For the first 14 years, Dr. Jeff taught students about active isolated stretching. In the  remaining half a dozen years at Suncoast, Dr. Jeff taught the Asian studies classes, and the energetic approach to healing such as Shiatsu and Reiki, to help prepare the students to take and pass the State Board exam.

Dr. Jeff attended the East West College of Natural Medicine in Sarasota, Florida. In December of 2005, he graduated with a Masters’ Degree in Oriental Medicine and a Bachelor Degree in Health Sciences. With successful completion of his exams, Dr. Jeff was Board Certified as an Acupuncture Physician. In January of 2006, he traveled to Beijing, China for advanced training in Traditional Chinese Medicine at China’s top army hospital.

Since 1996, Dr. Jeff has been a continuing education provider.

State of Florida – Continuing Education Provider Number: 50-10126

NCBTMB – Continuing Education Provider Number:  312997

Hands for Healing/Needles of Light, Inc. is owned by Dr. Jeff McConnell.
He currently practices acupuncture and massage therapy at three clinics within Hillsborough and Pinellas County. Please click here to find a clinic location closest to you: http://handsforhealing.com/get-directions/

Florida Board of Nursing – CE Broker Number: 50-10126
Florida Board of Massage – CE Broker Number: 50-10126
Alabama Board of Massage
NCBTMB – Continuing Education Provider Number:  312997

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Clinic Phone: 727 823-9000
Email: jeff@handsforhealing.com

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