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Physician Opens New Integrative Wellness Clinic In Destin

Lori Poelstra, MD

Manifest Mind Body Medicine, a new Integrative Medicine and wellness clinic, has just opened in Destin. Medical Director Lori Poelstra, MD, says it’s the only such clinic on the Emerald Coast offering Ayurveda and integrative medicine counseling, Primordial Sound Meditation instruction, and other health and wellness services under the direction of a board-certified physician.

"Manifest integrates ancient, time-tested principles for health and well-being with the most up-to-date, evidence-based research and information," Poelstra says.

The new clinic is designed to offer the community a variety of alternative and complementary options to bring health and happiness to their lives, she explains. "Our philosophy for health and wellness is based on 5,000-year-old Indian Ayurvedic principles that focus on preventing and treating disease by caring for the whole person—body, mind and spirit. What’s very important and unique about our clinic is that we integrate these ancient principles with modern-day, evidence-based research to provide the most comprehensive advice and teachings."

Poelstra is a board-certified anesthesiologist and pain management physcian, Deepak Chopra Center for Wellbeing-certified instructor, and Ayurevdic Healing Institute-certified Vedic counselor. She is now accepting appointments for one-on-one Ayurveda, integrative medicine or Vedic counseling, and healing services such as acupuncture and quartz bowl vibrational sound chakra healing.

Manifest also offers a variety of educational workshops, such as Perfect Health: An Ayurvedic Lifestyle Program and Primordial Sound Meditation Instruction. Both these programs were developed by Dr. Deepak Chopra and the Chopra Center for Wellbeing.

Workshops start the beginning of April. Seating is limited to create an intimate and interactive learning environment.

Manifest Mind Body Medicine is located at 155 Crystal Beach Dr., Destin. For appointments, call the clinic at 850-974-9242. For more information, visit


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