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Dr. Sofia Linares is the founder and Chief practitioner of Lina East Acupuncture. With a passion for helping others, Sofia is dedicated to providing the highest quality care to her patients. She hopes to encourage people to try new things, such as acupuncture, and to teach patients about preventative medicine, helping them to take back their health. Dr. Linares was raised in Tampa, Florida by first and second generation parents who held a unique multi-cultural household that exposed her to both western and natural medicine from a young age. With her innate love for plants and alchemy, she developed a passion for holistic health which encouraged in her enrolling in Chinese Medicine at East West College of Natural Medicine. She completed her clinical internships working in a pulmonary & internal medicine practice as well as a sports medicine clinic. Here she gathered further knowledge on patient care and clinical applications of acupuncture in a private practice setting. Since then Dr. Linares has been working in Tampa, treating a variety of disorders and ailments and further mastering her craft. She has also completed post graduate training in psychology and sexual health. Dr. Linares uses a combination of acupuncturecuppingherbal medicine and nutritional supplements to give you an individualized program that will help you on your path to health and wellness. 

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Dr. Sofia Linares L.Ac is Lina-East's founder and primary Acupuncturist centrally located in Tampa, Florida. Dr. Linares is a Nationally Board-Certified Licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist certified by the National Commission for Certification of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). Dr. Linares attended East West College of Natural Medicine, graduating Summa Cum Laude. She is also an alumnus of the University of Southern Florida. During her studies, Sofia acquired vast knowledge about the human body's inner workings, public health, psychology, medical anthropology, and various methods to promote long-term health and wellness. Dr. Linares aims to generate a sense of trust and community with her patients by transforming their state of health through compassionate communication, patient education, and dedicated care. In addition, she strives to educate the community on preventative health measures and provide affordable and reliable health care to her patients, thus empowering them to take back control of their health


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