About Maplebrook

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Our Philosophy

As a Veteran Owned and operated business, we take a special interest in treating PTSD, Anxiety and Depression. We are trained in Hospital rehabilitation through the residency program offered at Health South Rehabilitation Hospital in Sarasota, FL. focused on Knee, Hip and Shoulder repair/replacement, stroke and traumatic brain injury. This includes extensive studies in the combination of both Eastern and Western medicine.

The Acupuncturist also has a background in the Military as a Nuclear, Biological and Chemical warfare instructor, previously a professor at East West College of Natural Medicine in Sarasota, FL.

Maplebrook Acupuncture Clinic is a springboard to educate the community concerning alternative therapies in healthcare as well as overall wellness. As a clinic we bring self-awareness to those wanting to take back their responsibility of maintaining optimum health. In doing so, we work with each individual patient to find the root of the pathology and correct it. At Maplebrook, one of our missions is to educate others as to when and what treatment method will best suit the patient in their time of need, while co-managing each patient with their primary care physician. We work as a team with other healthcare professionals to get the best results possible, as fast as possible.

About Our Clinic

Most US acupuncturists treat patients on tables in individual cubicles. This is not traditional in Asia, where acupuncture usually occurs in an open community setting. In our clinic we focus on using “distal” points (below the knee and elbow, and on the head and neck) so that patients can remain fully clothed during treatment. Community acupuncture clinics primarily use recliners rather than treatment tables, which many patients find more relaxing.


We use recliners in a large, quiet, soothing space. Treating patients in a community setting has many benefits. For example, it’s easy for friends and family members to come in for treatment together. What is more, the style of acupuncture we practice allows patients to keep their needles in as long as they choose. Though the minimum treatment time is 45 minutes, our community acupuncture setting allows people to stay as long as they would like, sometimes up to 3 hours. Some people fall asleep, and awaken feeling surprisingly refreshed. Most people learn after a few treatments when they feel “done.”


For those that prefer or require an acupuncture treatment that takes place in a private setting, we also offer individual acupuncture sessions. To learn more about Individual Acupuncture, click here.

Our Pricing

Most US acupuncturists also see only one patient per hour and charge $160 to $350 per treatment. Our community acupuncture model, the traditional approach in Asia, allows us to see multiple patients an hour. That way, we can make acupuncture affordable and still make a living ourselves. All of that said, we still spend time a good deal of time talking with each patient, going over individual medical records, and asking relevant questions. Our diagnostic skills are extremely refined and help us decide how to treat you as an individual. Our charges are based on a sliding scale ($50 – $90) per treatment. You decide what you can afford.


Help us spread the word. Let your friends, family, and coworkers know about us! Feel free to take plenty of cards and flyers at your next visit to help us get the word out about our affordable acupuncture clinic. Let them know there are alternatives out there!

Follow-up Community Appointments — $50-$90

(You decide what you can afford)


Follow-up Private Appointments — $135


New Patient Appointment (30-min consult & 60-min acupuncture)— $155

Our Acupuncture Physician

Meet Dr. DeWayne Baugus

DeWayne Baugus AP, DOM, LMT is a graduate of East West College of Natural Medicine in Sarasota, Florida, where he received his Bachelor of Professional Health Sciences and his Master of Science in Oriental Medicine. DeWayne is a Licensed Acupuncture Physician in the state of Florida as well as a licensed Massage Therapist (LMT). He has been practicing since 2006, over 14 years. During this time, Dr. Baugus has administered over 23,000 individual acupuncture and over 6000 massage therapy treatments.

He created a talk show focusing on alternative and Integrative medicine on the Gulf coast of Florida while maintaining integrative practices with both Physical Therapy and Chiropractic offices. Helping the educational community system as a board member of the Education Oversight Committee at the college where he taught.

Dr. Baugus is also a US Army Combat Veteran, where he studied training, psychology and development for the government. He was tasked to develop the training system that all soldiers now have to complete before deploying overseas. DeWayne is also a part of the St. Clair Butterfly Foundation helping children overcome Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and abusive homes. DeWayne was awarded the East West College of Oriental Medicine Founders Award and maintained his position as class President for the duration of his time in medical school. Upon graduation of medical school, DeWayne was hired as Student Services, Admissions as well as the College Education Oversight Committee while he maintained his own medical clinic.


DeWayne has a special set of skills in working with psychological disorders such as depression, aggression and PTSD. DeWayne started the first Alternative Medicine talk show in Sarasota, Florida focusing on alternative therapies with numerous guest Physicians, discussing how Acupuncture and complimentary medicine integrates with western Medical Doctors bridging both disciplines for better healthcare for the community.