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Dr. Keiko ensures quality treatments, making sure the patients concerns are resolved to the best of her ability. To ensure the patients’ needs are met follow-up treatments are available.


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Practitioner Profile

Dr. Keiko is a licensed, board certified Doctor of Oriental medicine (Acupuncture Physician). She earned her Master of Science degree in Oriental Medicine from East West College of Natural Medicine in Sarasota, FL. She has two Bachelor degrees, one in Asian Philosophy and one in Professional Health Science.

Dr. Keiko’s journey towards natural medicine began in her childhood. Since She was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan, Dr. Keiko and her family used traditional herbal medicine such as Kampo and Moxibustion, as well as eating a nutritious and balanced diet for their health and well- being. This foundational approach influenced her career path an adult.

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Balance, Yin and Yang

Dr. Keiko believes that every patient has the innate ability to cure themselves and that acupuncture and herbal medicine can aid in achieving optimum health. The primary focus of her treatments is to restore systemic balance and achieve overall well-being.




Cupping/Gua Sha
Cupping/Gua Sha

Cupping/Gua Sha

Advanced Holistic Skin Care Revitalization
Advanced Holistic Skin Care Revitalization

Advanced Holistic Skin Care Revitalization

Moxibustion Cosmetic Acupuncture
Moxibustion Cosmetic Acupuncture


"Dr. Keiko Dodson is amazing! she is the real deal acupuncturists. Dr Keiko has provided me with amazing results in weight loss, reduction in neck pain, with additional motion with my neck. She was so able to address reducing the shakiness within my hands which is wonderful! Not to mention just all around improving calmness."

John K, Sarasota, FL

"Dr. Keiko is absolutely AMAZING!!!! I have been dealing with a long term health issue that I truly thought would never get resolved. As a teenager, I developed acne and was sent to dermatologists over the years. I then in turn developed a severe candida infection from over prescribed use of antibiotics. Then from there SIBO (small intestinal bacteria overgrowth) and leaky gut. I would get in terrible gut pain after I ate, especially wheat products and refined sugars. I modified my diet but even then, I still had issues. Dr. Keiko Dodson has completely cured me from this, and I no longer have acne and NO MORE GUT PAIN!! I eat whatever I want now without problems. I had been to nutritionists and other acupuncturists in the past, but to no avail. Dr. Keiko is highly educated in her field and the most compassionate health care provider I have ever been in contact with. She goes the extra, extra, extra mile. Her services are affordable and I cannot express my gratitude to her enough! She literally has changed my life for the better! I have recommended her to all my family and friends, and they too couldn't agree more. Whatever your ailment, go see Dr. Keiko, I promise you... you won't regret it."

Laurel D, Sarasota, FL

"I can not say enough good things about Keiko. I have been dealing with pain on my right side from hip to toe for more than 4 years due to a compressed bulging disc. I have seen 5 chiropractors 1 pain management doctor several massage people 1 acupuncturist a cupping person, I have spent thousands of dollars over the years with ZERO relief. With Keiko I had relief the first visit. I have now had 4 visits and the name of her business could not be any more accurate. Life does await after working with her. I only wish I had found her long ago. I lost a lot of living over the years. God Bless her. Don't hesitate she is the one."

Bernice T, Sarasota, FL

"If you are looking for both a skillful and caring environment you have come to the right place. Dr. Jeff and Dr. Keiko with their combined expertise in Functional Chiropractic and Chinese Medicine addresses the “whole” person including their mind, body and spirit. Dr. Jeff’s ability to assess diagnostic tests such as MRI’s, CT’s and X-rays and then formulate a treatment plan to suit your needs is unsurpassed. Dr. Keiko’s patient and relentless pursuit of the right combination of acupuncture and herbs necessary to improve presenting conditions is exceptional. Together they give you hope that you are on the right track to a healthier life. I highly recommend them!"

J. Leone, Sarasota, FL

"I see Keiko there for acupuncture. She is absolutely amazing! She practices both traditional Chinese medicine as well as Japanese style acupuncture. She is so incredibly attentive as well as remembering everything I've ever told her about my injuries. She listens to everything I have to say and she does everything she can to help alleviate the pain. I have had experience with traditional Chinese medicine acupuncture before and it was not a good one. She decided to use the Japanese style on me and it has been incredibly effective. The very first appointment she was able to alleviate pain. I absolutely recommend visiting her there! Trust me, you will not regret it!"

J. Mcvay, Sarasota, FL

"I have suffered with chronic neuropathy in my feet and legs for five years. This last two years it has become severe and unbearable at times. About a year ago, the numbness began to move up my legs to my knees which caused my legs to feet very heavy and cause me to trip often. In January of 2018, I began seeing Dr. Keiko. Dr. Keiko is knowledgeable, professional, educated, and caring. She is always determined to ease the pain and discover the root cause of the issues. The severity of the neuropathy in both my feet have become less painful and the numbness going up my legs have disappeared. My energy levels have increased and I have become more active, happier and healthier. My quality of life is at an all-time high and I am thanking Dr. Keiko for those improvements. No matter what your health concern is, lease give Dr. Keiko a call today and schedule a consultation and get started on your path to better health, les pain and a happier more active life style."

Jacklyn F, Sarasota, FL

"Dr. Keiko is the best acupuncturist I have ever been to. Over the years, I have seen acupuncturists who were very good (and one who was horrible) but Dr. Keiko stands out among the best. Not only does she have knowledge of Eastern medicines and expertise in the use of both Chinese and Japanese needles, she is also intuitive, gentle, and fully invested in bringing wellness and/or healing to her patients. I have a neurological condition that is accompanied by unpleasant, physical side effects; Dr. Keiko has been able to provide me with both relief and actual improvement. She has made a genuine difference in my life and I couldn't recommend her more."

Nikki S, Sarasota, FL

"Dr. Keiko Dodson offers the most effective and comprehensive facial I have ever received, and I have been to many spas and estheticians. Dr. Keiko combines acupuncture with Gua Sha and micro current, and uses natural, organic herbal and botanical products. I have never experienced such immediate results in skin radiance, fine line and pore size reduction. Her unique approach is not only relaxing and pampering but yields results! Truly amazing!"

Janice B, Sarasota, FL

"Dr. Keiko Dodson has given me several treatments and I have realized many benefits. After I receive her acupuncture treatment, my sleeping is much better and it gives me much relief with areas in my neck and back that I have stiff muscles. And her facials are truly wonderful ! She applies special Young Living Essential Oils for me and I very much enjoy the facial massage machine that gives me that refreshed and rejuvenated feeling ! My skin feels quite energized ! I am quite impressed with her strong passion for sharing the beneficial things for my well being.

I highly recommend her services!"

Laurie L, Sarasota,FL

"I had the opportunity to experience the Cosmetic Acupuncture and Facial with Gua-Sha by Dr. Keiko. I have had facials in the past but nothing like this, an ancient practice of skin rejuvenation with a modern flare. The treatments were very enjoyable and relaxing. Relaxing to the point that I fell asleep. The results were a glowing complexion, softening of fine lines and decreased muscle tightness. Thank you!"

Cheryl D, Sarasota, FL

Integrity, Flexible, Simplicity, Humility


Welcome to Life Awaits Acupuncture. Dr. Keiko believes that the primary focus of an acupuncture treatment is to restore balance and awaken body’s natural homeostasis.

Dr. Keiko’s journey towards natural medicine began in her childhood. Since she was Born and raised in Tokyo, Japan, her family used traditional herbal medicine such as Kanpo and moxibustion as well as eating a nutritious and balanced diet for their health and well-being. She utilizes modern technology, traditional Japanese style of acupuncture and Traditional Chinese medicine which makes her treatment unique and effective. Life Awaits Acupuncture and Hudson Chiropractic Office give you availability of both chiropractic care and acupuncture treatments.