Professional Practitioners


Megan J. Durgan, LMT, MMP

As Founder and Director of Operations of Embracing Life Through Love, Inc., it is an honor to share my knowledge, compassion, dedication and experience with our community. In our world of increasing complex health care, it is the commitment of this foundation to bring together the best of Western medical knowledge and the most advanced techniques of Integrative Medicine to increase the quality and results of treatment. It is our goal to provide the patients and families medical and support services that would otherwise be medically or financially unavailable in the existing home health care system while maintaining a vibrant quality of life.

Our team utilizes a collaborative care model that brings together the strengths and support of multiple expertise, skills, and resources which establishes an individual plan of care for each patient based on what goals, roles, and responsibilities are needed for their unique needs. Our dedicated team shares the philosophy to provide the best of all therapeutic modalities in a safe, effective, and respectful manner, with the intent to nurture and enhance the quality of life for each patient. We do not claim to cure and/or heal any patient from disease and/or illness but do embrace the quality of life they do have and provide the space in which love abounds and hope reside.

In my wonderful thirteen plus years’ experience as a healthcare professional, I am most grateful and honored to be able to share my passion and services through Embracing Life Through Love, Inc., knowing it takes a TEAM to build the reality of a dream. Through all of our unique skills, gifts and talents, we give a special meaning to the name Embracing Life Through Love.

With grace and gratitude,
Megan J. Durgan, LMT, MMP

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Kasie Carlson, DOM, AP, MSOM
Masters in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

Kasie Carlson’s health care philosophy is one of personal responsibility of her patients and of herself. Kasie believes in patients being advocates for their own healthcare and attempts to inspire her patients to take control of themselves. Kasie’s commitment to Acupuncture and Natural Medicine is exemplified in her own personal healthcare and that of her children, combined with her clinical practice of TCM.

Kasie is the owner of Calm Community Acupuncture, Inc, including one location in Tampa and another in Safety Harbor, FL. She also practices Acupuncture at Novus Medical Detox and specializes in natural modalities for alcohol and drug detoxification. Kasie works full time as a practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Growing up in Michigan, she was never exposed to Natural Medicine in any form and moving to California was her first exposure to TCM. After just one Acupuncture treatment, she wanted to learn more, began to research this ancient healing art and soon left her acting career in California and starting studying Traditional Chinese Medicine at the East West College of Natural Medicine in Sarasota, FL. As a graduate student, Kasie focused her clinical specializations in gynecological disorders, infertility, and anxiety/depression; she learned quickly how effective acupuncture and herbal medicine can be in combating these syndromes. She studied directly under Dr. Shan Liang, an MD in China with over 25 years of experience in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Kasie has supplemented her training in Traditional Chinese Medicine with extensive training in Labor and Delivery, becoming a Doula certified by DONA and trained by Candy Mueller, the Bay area’s premiere Doula trainer. Kasie has attended numerous births and is always on call to help new Moms with nursing, lactation assistance, and post-partum depression. Her nutritional knowledge is extensive. Having 3 children of her own has provided her with unparalleled abilities to understand and treat the youngest of patients, including babies! Yes, you can do acupuncture on babies! Kasie’s referrals in the community cannot be measured by numbers; in fact, it’s safe to say that she is treating more patients in the Tampa Bay area than many acupuncturists combined.

Kasie has provided speeches on Multiple Sclerosis; she has spoken directly to many of the local support groups, as well as speaking for fibromyalgia awareness week. She treats numerous patients suffering with ALS and has directly addressed the ALS support groups in the Bay Area. Kasie was asked to address the women of the Tampa Bay Community, through Morton Plant Mease’s Month of the Woman, where she was able to articulate the many ways that women can take charge of their health, naturally.

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Chris Waltein

Christopher Waltein HHC

Certified Holistic Health Coach & Reiki Master

As founder of, Christopher’s goal is to inspire people worldwide to live their healthiest lives, by educating and sharing knowledge about food, exercise, psychology, and spirituality. He is a Certified Holistic Health Coach and his specialty is in providing custom health solutions for individuals, families, and businesses. He is also a Reiki Master practitioner and loves to share this Japanese technique of for relaxation and spiritual/energetic connection. These talents help him live his passion in assisting others to find their purpose through living inspired and healthy lives. He works closely with businesses and organizations that have dedicated themselves to helping others to have a better quality of life. To learn more about Chris you can visit his website or contact him personally at [email protected]   

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