Holistic, alternative, complementary medicine and coaching
Wellness and well-being focused on your lifestyle.
Focused on mindset changes, we deliver practices that give you options: from meditation to medical marijuana. Empower your personal growth. Find your path with us.
Who is behind Empathic Practice?
Nearly 40 years of medical expertise and alternative health practices to help you achieve optimal mental and physical health and wellbeing.
The brain-child of an anesthesiologist and a creative director, Empathic Practice merges generations in a family-owned Leading Provider of Holistic Medicine in the Pensacola, FL area.
Empathic Practice was created because we believe you need options. You deserve care that is focused on listening to you and empowering your control over your health.
Our team combines experience in medical practice, alternative holistic health, functional Ayurveda, meditation, mindfulness, mental health and wellness. We want to help you developing soft skills for the hard times of life: developing creative thinking, connecting with your body, mind and soul.
A unique approach focuses on individualized treatment plans that can help you live in optimal health and well-being.
Do you ever feel like your life is chaotic and you’re being pulled in all directions with no control?
That can be a scary feeling.
We’re here to arm you with information, tools and support that will empower you to take control of your life.
This is your life, you deserve to live it to the fullest.
Bonnie McLean, OMD
Doctor of Oriental Medicine, Acupuncturist, and Author
Dr. Bonnie McLean is an OMD, Doctorate in Oriental Medicine 1986 and a Florida licensed Acupuncture Physician.
Dr. Bonnie received her Masters in Counseling from Pepperdine University in 1976 and a Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Duke University in 1967. Dr. Bonnie practiced nursing for 20 years and has now practiced acupuncture for 38 years.
What Dr. Bonnie brings to Empathic Practice
“I consider myself a practitioner of integrative medicine. I specialize in stress-related disorders (including trauma and PTSD), acute and chronic pain, immunity and longevity, habit control, allergies, and women’s health. My main modalities are acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. I also practice energy medicine, ie. Reiki and Pranic Healing, essential oils, flower essences, and homeopathy. I also provide health coaching.”
Awards and Accolades
- Holistic Healer of the Decade and Top Doctor of Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture 2019 awarded by IAOTP (International Association of Top Professionals)
- Member of Women in Medicine since 2014
- Best Alternative Medicine practitioner in Gulf Breeze 2020
Beyond the medication
In addition, Dr. Bonnie is a lecturer and author. Her latest publication is Integrative Medicine: The Return of the Soul to Healthcare.
She also has a chapter in a book called Crappy to Happy and one in Mayhem to Miracles both published by Sacred Stories Media.